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
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#3,623
Reviews:
106
Ratings:
409
pDev:
8.66%
Bros Score:
3.89
 
 
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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

Photo of MeIquiades
4.31/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AyatollahGold
3/5  rDev -25.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Dmbphoenix
3.85/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JimKal
3.5/5  rDev -13.4%
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 +2%
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 -0.5%
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%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of brentk56
3.82/5  rDev -5.4%
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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2XSMaSH Double India Pale Ale from Southern Tier Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.04 out of 5 with 409 ratings