2XSMaSH Double India Pale Ale | Southern Tier Brewing Company

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2XSMaSH Double India Pale Ale2XSMaSH Double India Pale Ale
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4.04/5
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2XSMaSH Double India Pale Ale2XSMaSH Double India Pale Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Southern Tier Brewing Company
New York, United States
stbcbeer.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.10%

Availability: Spring

Notes / Commercial Description:
2XSMaSH is the newest in our line of Single Malt and Single Hop India Pale Ales brewed with Mosaic hops and Special pale malt. Even simplified to one variety of hop and one type of malt, it is amazing how complex the flavor is. Mosaic hops are known for their luxurious tropical citrus notes like passionfruit and work absolutely brilliantly with the richness of Special Pale malt.

Added by superspak on 11-08-2015

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,743
Reviews:
110
Ratings:
418
pDev:
8.66%
Bros Score:
3.89
 
 
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Photo of BdM
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Cunny123
4.28/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mike22ne
4.1/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of haines710
3.54/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

I love mosaic hops and DIPAs but this beer didn’t really do it for me. After reading closer i are single malt and this beer is a little too malty and boozy for my taste. Poured a cloudy amber from a 12 oz can. Malt smell is predominant. First taste was pretty good but did not improve. Alcohol became more pronounced as it warmed. I can feel the warmth. A little disappointing.

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Photo of wisegreensoul
3.61/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of opierce
4.24/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Piney and peppery, with an undercurrent of citrus. This one of the more easy drinking Imperials I've had. My only critique is possible too much alcohol in the after taste.

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Photo of 1000lbgrizzly
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy copper body with a fizzy white head. The nose is an equal balance between pine resin and caramel malt, with an underlying strength of the alcohol within. The flavor is also an equal mix between the two, but the potency of it and clashing nature of the flavors make it taste somewhat chemically. Despite that, I have to give credit to the good balance between these strong flavors; put together, they suggest other, more exotic and unexpected avenues, such as red berries. There is moderate bitterness and a sneaky sweetness that offsets the protagonist. It has a full feeling to it, verging on syrupy, but with effervescence to save the day.
A heavy-hitting straightforward brew. Lots of pine, lots of malt, lots of booze, lots of fun.

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Photo of digitalflood
4.12/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Act25
4.06/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Discovered single hop / single malt giant - King Gambrinus (6.66% ABV) from Shelter Island NY Craft last night, now this 2x Smash (8.1%) from other side of Empire State - Southern Tier. Wonderful wood-shop stuff.
a) Dark amber, clear, shellac like pour with long-lasting 2 finger head and awash in lace.
s) Too faint compared to the ample flavor. Sawdust, honey, cedar, pine, fresh sawn wood with its sap.
t) More heartwood, very woody, tree nut, juniper flavor profile, tempered by honey, molasses, and a bittering, clean up of pine bitters. Aromatic.
f) Nice tongue feel due to the oily stickage.
o) The perfume of wood from root to earth to heart, sap, bark, flowers, decay, and derivatives. In a lovely DIPA. Try 24.

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Photo of jhasler0
4.27/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

I love this beer, but has a strong taste that masks its ABV so its best to start off with it and drink it slowly.

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Photo of DavetotheB
3.8/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of doctortobogggan
4.42/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Yum. Great SMaSH. Mosaic hops primary taste/aroma is grapefruit. Tastes pink and orange.

Bought at room temp 1 month post-DOB.

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Photo of lovindahops
3.68/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jwat
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Profundobaso
3.81/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Look - poured from a 12 oz can. Amber golden in color. Solid two finger head with moderate lacing.
Smell - strong hoppy scent of citrus and pine. additional tropical flavors as well, along the lines of passion fruit, pineapple, and mangoes.
Taste - a very hop forward beer, as suggested by the smell. Quite complex, with hoppiness dominating and a trace of malt flavor in the end. the beer doesn't finish with the slight sweetness/creaminess as I've tasted with similar styles: the bitterness sort of just goes away eventually, and there's not much flavor that lingers behind.
Feel - medium-bodied, with average carbonation. On the higher end for ABV at 8.1%, and alcohol is masked pretty well (at least while the beer is cold).
Overall - despite being single malt and single hop, this is a fairly complex DIPA that is packed with flavor. In fact, non-hopheads might also find this beer enjoyable given its high ABV and drinkability. However, the finish is slightly unsatisfying for me, which is why I lowered my marks slightly. A very good beer nonetheless!

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Photo of Jwale73
3.7/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz. bottle served in a tulip. Pours a lovely burnished copper with a mostly translucent clarity and a frothy, quarter inch, cream-colored head the clusters around the shoulders as it dissipates. Subtle nose - some citrus and piney notes as well as a hint of toasted malts. Taste consistent with nose; albeit more assertive then suggested by the nose. Mouthfeel is light-medium in body with a light oiliness to the texture and a mild, consistent carbonation that leaves the merest prickle on the tongue between quaffs. Overall, a classic example of the style; however, I don't get a Mosaic hops presence.

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Photo of maxbarto
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CanConPhilly
3.69/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

2xSmash - Southern Tier
DIPA - 8.1% abv

L - massive, billowing head atop a translucent orange body.

S - pine, citrus, booze. Traditional ipa smell.

T - piney start. Some citrus mixed in but mostly pine. Caramel malt. Very sweet and moderately boozy. Moderate bitterness.

F - medium body and feel.

O - Very traditional. Not really tasting the mosaic influence here. Perhaps its old, but there’s no date on the can.

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Photo of BabaBeer
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ned57
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Branlott42
3.97/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WoodButcher
3.89/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a can. Appearance is light orange/amber, slightly cloudy. Moderate head with coarse and fine bubbles, prolonged lacing with light head retention well into drinking.

Smell is limited, bready, mild hops, and alcohol.

Taste is more pronounced but similar to smell. Bready malt biscuit, strong presence of alcohol, perhaps more than would be expected at 8% ABV. Not as much hop presence as expected. Alcohol and bitterness on the tongue remains.

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Photo of pharmer
4.1/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of allentownpaguy
3.94/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of hophugger
3.6/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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2XSMaSH Double India Pale Ale from Southern Tier Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.04 out of 5 with 418 ratings