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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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:
#3,318
Reviews:
103
Ratings:
398
pDev:
8.64%
Bros Score:
3.89
 
 
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Ratings: 398 |  Reviews: 103
Photo of Branlott42
3.97/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WoodButcher
3.89/5  rDev -4%
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 +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of allentownpaguy
3.94/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of hophugger
3.6/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MeIquiades
4.31/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AyatollahGold
3/5  rDev -25.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Dmbphoenix
3.85/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JimKal
3.5/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Picked this up as part of a Southern tier mixed 15 pack. It didn't appeal to me in so many ways. At 8.1 % ABV it is stronger than the beers I tend to like. More of a malty boozy taste than I like. Darkish yellow, nice head, nice lacing. Taste is such an individual thing. Others seem to like it but I won't be repeating this one.

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Photo of Pencible
4.12/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A: This poured a hazy gold with a little off white head.
S: It smelled like fresh grapefruit with some papaya and apricot.
T: It tasted like pithy grapefruit and bitter lemon zest, with some sweet papaya and apricot. It had a clean bitter aftertaste with some alcohol warming.
M: It was oily with moderate carbonation. Nice full body.
D: This was a nice imperial IPA with nicely balanced tropical and citrus scent and taste. Amazing they got all that out of only one type of hops. The body was decent and the finish was a bit hot, so it was better to sip. Not quite top tier but very enjoyable.

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Photo of NastyNorseman
4.02/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This was a nice one. Lots of zesty citrus to compliment the hop punch with rich yeast flavor. A double but not overly alcoholy. The head shot up nicely but all but disappeared rapidly. Feel improved the longer I took between drinks which was a nice surprise. Medium-bodied.

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Photo of rolltide8425
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of VAbrookiechaser
4.12/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of brentk56
3.82/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: All of these Southern Tier hop forward beers seem to pour in the same way - a huge, sticky head covering a slightly hazy liquid, in this case, pure amber colored; great retention and lacing

Smell: Candied tropical fruit tones, with passion fruit, orange pith and pineapple; crusty bread in the malt bill

Taste: Crusty Irish soda bread brings a sweet tone to underpin the hops, with the pineapple being joined by passion fruit and orange pith, in the middle; hints of balsa and sweet onion merge in the slightly boozy finish

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate to high carbonation

Overall: Not bad, but a bit too boozy and sweet for my palate, with some harsh flavors in the finish

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Photo of VABA
4.05/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A nice clear amber color with a generous head and nice lacing. Nice citrus and hops hints. The taste follows the nose with hops with citrus hints. A light bodied smooth DIPA with a decent flavor and a good amount of carbonation. Well done and nicely balanced DIPA.

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Photo of SonOfKyuss
3.68/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Taphouse_Traveler
3.93/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of let8it8grow
3.92/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of EMV
3.94/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a Dogfish Head tulip

L: Nearly clear golden copper pour. 2 fingers of foamy white head leave a great rim of lacing.

S: Citrus and pine mingled with grainy malts.

T/F: Lightly toasted malt backbone... moderate hop bitterness... citrus and passionfruit... light resin and pine. A bit floral. Medium in body... well carbonated. Finish is bittersweet and more malt than hops.

O: A solid malt forward DIPA... well balanced with good flavor. Has an old-school feel to it, which can be nice with all of the juice bombs coming out nowadays. Easy drinking and dangerous with the ABV.

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Photo of tone77
3.56/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz. can, and yes, that can came courtesy of the mighty woodychandler. Has a beige/orange color with a 1 inch head. Smell is of light pine, some malts. Taste is pine, some resin, malts are present, considerable bitterness. Feels medium/full bodied in the mouth and overall is decent, but I was expecting more.

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Photo of Brian1357
4.21/5  rDev +4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of OriginalWayOut
4.77/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Chipotle
3.77/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gajo74
4.23/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a bright orange amber color that is somehow both cloudy and clear at the same time. A big foam head recedes to a creamy looking film and sudsy looking lacing that adorns the glass.
Complex yet subdued aroma profile, bold and bright, but not overly strong or pungent. On the fruity side there are berries, freshly squeezed orange juice, and papaya. On the herbal side there is grass and hay. This is topped off by a big caramelized malt aroma.
In the mouth it is, plump and juicy with a chewy malt texture and a hoppy finish that has a bold and restrained bitterness. Flavors of caramel, grapefruit, orange and berries and papaya add a malt sweetness, tropical fruit and citrus zest. Yet the earthy hops adds a grassy and resin bitterness that balances things out. The mosaic hops are showcased with their balance of fruity and herbal presence. However, the malt fullness is just as prominent and interplays nicely with the hops.
Medium bodied to full with a gentle carbonation. I really like this concept of single Hop and single malt that nevertheless produce complex textures and flavors. I was truly impressed by this tasty DIPA!

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Photo of drummerdwzp
3.95/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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2XSMaSH Double India Pale Ale from Southern Tier Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.05 out of 5 with 398 ratings