2XSMASH | Southern Tier Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.10%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
STBC's Single Malt And Single Hop Double IPA features one variety of hop: big, juicy Mosaic Hops and one type of malt: Special Pale Malt. It's amazing how complex the flavor of just one type of hop and one type of malt can be...

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#6,774
Reviews:
120
Ratings:
444
pDev:
8.42%
 
 
Wants:
19
Gots:
141
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 444 |  Reviews: 120
Photo of Carmack
3.5/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of zeff80
3.92/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

64oz growler. Poured out a clear, golden amber color with a small, tan head of foam. It smelled of roast malt, toffee and piney hops. Very malty tasting with toffee and a subtle piney hop bite.

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Photo of MoMaMe
4.02/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I was pleasantly surprised by this one.

Pours a clear, light honey with heavy foam that dissapates relatively quickly and leaves a nice lacing on the glass.

Smell: notes of citrus, apricot, papaya, guava, and pine
Taste: juicy, citrus, apricot, slightly tropical, with a nice long, bitter, piney finish that lingers on the palate... almost earthy in nature, which balances the fruits nicely. Malt is not very noticeable at all, and gives ever just the right amount of sweetness to balance. Also, while heavier on the alcohol, it’s not that noticeable in the beer, which is surprising.
Feel: good carbonation, but not overwhelming, fairly smooth, juicy, and very drinkable.

I was pleasantly surprised by this beer. The mosaic hops are very noticeable, but have a complexity all their own and give a nice character to this beer. Definitely worth a try. I will probably pick up another pack again as I did enjoy this one.

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Photo of Dkloubec
3.59/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of bebg835
4.01/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of jhlosito75
4.02/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of trekbiker3000
4.14/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A very drinkable double ipa. Smooth texture with medium carbonation. At 8.2% abv you would expect some alcohol burn, but I don’t get any of it. The bitterness is there but not overpowering. Southern Tier makes great beers.

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Photo of CTHomer
3.58/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: crystal clear; deep gold in color; 1 finger off white head that receded to a wispy cap; very nice lacing;

S: not especially aromatic; orange and pineapple;

T: herbal for a moment, then earthy to the middle; a little floral and orange toward the end; finish and aftertaste have some pineapple; mild bitterness at the end;

M: medium bodied; moderate carbonation; moderately dry finish;

O: good, but not memorable;

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Photo of Jackwack
5/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of TheItalianStallion
3.92/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of secondtooth
3.6/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Clean copper, with a nice khaki head and limited lace.

Aroma: Citrus and floral hops.

Taste: Thick and rich, with tons of fruity hops, tropical and citrus. Slight alcohol bite/warmth. A bold and delicious double IPA.

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Photo of coopdog1000
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of jjamadorphd
3.9/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

One of my favorite brewers and when there's a variety pack, I can't help myself from trying what they gots...

A rustic colored brew, it pours little foam and dissipates very quickly. The smell of this was very citrusy - oranges, tangerines, grapefruit notes were strong to my nose and blended well with the hoppy backgound. It was a bit carbonated but it did tamp down as it warmed, medium-bodied and it was easy going down. The taste is what you would expect from an imperial IPA - full frontal assault of hops and for this one the 8.1% ABV was well hidden underneath, not a huge fan of this instance but still good, still solid. I found this to be another good offering and I intend to age one of the two I have remaining to see how it does after sitting a while.

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Photo of Ricochet
3.68/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

L: Light amber, small carb, small head, small lace
S: Fruity, mostly orange.
F: Slightly bitter, watery wash, no foam. Smooth drinker.
T: Raisin, grapefruit with orange, malt is bigger in the back than others I've had recently. Peppery at the end.
O: Because I've had the two best DIPAs I've rated very recent, this one may suffer a bit from being great, not really great. This one will make anyone happy.

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Photo of daliandragon
4.18/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I have been meaning to try more Southern Tier beers so it made sense to try their mixed fifteen pack. Ths has nice balance from the outset. Although full of flavor, this keepsthe bitterness and alcohol to the background. I have to kind of dissent from the label: the simplicity and easy drinkability is the essence here, not some escoteric complexity. This is an excellent, quaffable DIPA that tastes and goes down like a single IPA. More please.

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Photo of Bierliebhaber3
3.94/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of KeyWestGator
3.77/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ronl12
3.77/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Semi cloudy golden yellow look. Light tropical nose mostly orange. Taste follows with nice little grapefruite bite at end. Easy to drink, Overall very nice DIPA, would drink again.

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Photo of msscott1973
4.18/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of user785335
3.94/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Rubezahl
4.14/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

I'm a bit biased toward Mosaic hops and 2XSMASH did not disappoint. A great example of a DIPA; a think the balance of the hops and single malt is well done.

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2XSMASH from Southern Tier Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.04 out of 5 with 444 ratings