Southern Tier Brewing Company

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Southern Tier Brewing Company
New York, United States
Imperial IPA
Ranked #2,008
Ranked #12,755
3.97 | pDev: 8.82%
Dec 28, 2021
Feb 25, 2016
Very Good
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Rated: 3.67 by DVMin98 from North Carolina

Dec 28, 2021
Rated: 3.74 by Dbot from Delaware

Dec 18, 2020
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Reviewed by jmdrpi from Pennsylvania

3.66/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
12 oz bottle

orange golden in color, white head. aroma is pithy citrus - orange, tangerine, grapefruit. taste is fairly fruity too - medium bitterness. medium bodied.
May 29, 2018
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Reviewed by WoodBrew from Ohio

2.99/5  rDev -24.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75
I bought a bottle of this off the single shelf at the Giant Eagle just down the street. It poured a clear golden with thin white head that is not leaving any lace. The scent and taste reminded my of orange flavored medicine tablets I took as a kid. Big alcohol presence as well. The mouthfeel was medium in body with good carbonation. Overall the bottle I got was bottled in June 2017...so almost 9 mos old....wasnt a great beer for me.
Feb 03, 2018
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Reviewed by mvanaskie13 from Pennsylvania

3.44/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
Picked up at wegmans, DOB on bottle noted as 6.12.17:

Poured into grip shaped goblet: color is gold, head is bright white with fine bubbles, head laces the glass sides, lingers with a top.

Smell is light citrus rind, i guess thats tangerine, hint of biscuit malt.

Taste is bit citrus rind bitterness that is a bit more bitter than i anticipated - maybe its the age of the brew that has caused some unwanted bitter rind dominant flavors. Flavor finishes with lighter malt and hint of grassy hops.

Mouthfeel is moderate with some carbonation and lingering bitter dryness.

Overall an add take on the fruited hoppy beer with a strong bitter citrus rind aroma and flavor.
Jan 13, 2018
Rated: 4.35 by BeerNDoggerel from Illinois

Dec 12, 2017
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Reviewed by Ozzylizard from Pennsylvania

3.77/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
$ 10.00 (Including tax)/six-pack of 12 oz bottles ($ 0.139/oz) at Franklin Beer, Franklin, PA.
DOB 06/16/17. Stored on the shelf at the store, in my 42 degree reefer at home. Served at 42 degrees in a hand washed and dried Jester King snifter.
Aroma – Initially, general citrus with some sourness. Rapidly fades.
Head – Just breaks into large (Maximum 4 cm, aggressive pour), off white, creamy with rocks, average retention, diminishing to a nine to ten mm frothy ring fed by effervescence. There is a mostly thin complete layer with a couple rocky islands.
Lacing – Excellent. Thick complete rings of almost exclusively tiny bubbles, connected by short columns.
Body – Orange, chill haze, effervescent.
Flavor – Begins with a slightly bitter general citrus flavor with the bitterness more like the white reticulum associated with citrus peel than from malt or hops. A bit of malt sneaks through, probably because of the age of this beer. No alcohol, no hops, no diacetyl.
Palate – Medium, watery, soft carbonation.

Impression: Actually pretty passable for a nearly five-month old DIPA. The citrus is more generic than tangerine, but that could be due to the age of the beer. In general, I have found the 2X series of beers from ST to be more flavorful and enjoyable than their regular beers, even if not better rated. Since this is rotating brew, I’ll try to snag some earlier next year. The price point is excellent.

Appearance 4, Aroma 3.75, Flavor 3.75, Palate 3.75, Overall 3.75.
Oct 24, 2017
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Reviewed by Act25 from New Jersey

3.66/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Not much to offer about this beer except steer clear.
(But I otherwise enjoy the brewer)
a) Body a orange-reddish golden pour... finishes flat, leaves no lace. (Fruit kills body)
s) Offers tangerine... sweet citrus and fruit, and little else.
t) Tangerine dominates the palate. sweet citrus... orange juice and too much fruit!
f) Fruit thins this to juice.
o) Can anyone make decent tangerine ale? So why bother? Pass.
Oct 21, 2017
Rated: 3.5 by razorsdescent from Pennsylvania

Oct 16, 2017
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Rated by Cindicameron from Virginia

4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Enjoyed it. Definitely citrusy.
Oct 15, 2017
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Rated by pathman from Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
9/30/17 bottle
Oct 01, 2017
Rated: 4.06 by rarigney from Washington

Sep 28, 2017
Rated: 3.93 by DMc8ride from California

Sep 26, 2017
Rated: 3.62 by Donkster46 from Washington

Sep 20, 2017
Rated: 4.06 by BeerAndFilm from Oregon

Sep 19, 2017
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Reviewed by tigg924 from Massachusetts

3.6/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Pours clear, gold in color with minimal head. Taste is earl grey tea with tangerine on the aftertaste. Medium heavy bodied, moderate carbonation and slightly bitter. Makes for a tasty and above average ipa...I prefer others but this is solid.
Sep 09, 2017
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Reviewed by EMV from Pennsylvania

3.81/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a Pint glass

L: Cleary golden pour... 2 fingers of foamy white head. Nice lacing.

S: Tangerine... sweet citrus and fruit.

T/F: Light grains and sweet without a lot of malt character. The tangerine overwhelms the palate, but not in a terrible way. Sweet citrus... orange juice with some underlying floral notes and pepper. Bitterness is present but hidden. Light in body... warming with a bittersweet finish. heavy on the citrus.

O: For a tangerine DIPA it's better than most. It's a little sweet but this works pretty well for this brew. Refreshing and definitely a summer beer.
Sep 05, 2017
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Rated by Bluerabbitbell from Pennsylvania

4.26/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Really digging double IPAs right now!
Sep 01, 2017
Rated: 4 by alexsergio from New York

Aug 25, 2017
Rated: 3.88 by GratefulNole from New York

Aug 15, 2017
Rated: 4.15 by TheEpeeist from Maryland

Aug 06, 2017
Rated: 4.14 by JoeLacy from Ohio

Aug 02, 2017
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Reviewed by NeroFiddled from Pennsylvania

4.15/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Southern Tier Brewing Co. "2XTangier"
12 fl. oz. brown glass bottle, "DOB 06/15/17" and sampled on 07/25/17
$2 @ Weis Market, Conshohocken, PA

Notes via stream of consciousness: Great looking glass of beer. It's a clear deep golden body beneath a rocky head of just slightly off-white foam. The aroma displays a distinct note of orange over a sweetish malt base with some additional light spiciness thrown in. The flavor follows, and I almost find a mintiness with the orange. I get the orange first, and then the mint with it, and then the sweetish bready malt and then back to the mint and a bit of herbs going into the finish. It's also solidly bitter, clearly showing you that it's a double IPA but not going to the point that it's too harsh and dry and you end up with that "bitter beer face" that Keystone Light used to advertise. I wonder what the hops are in here? It's interesting for sure, and certainly unique. What's the alcohol here? 8.1% ABV? Ayyyeee! I don't find any alcohol though except for perhaps a feeling of it in the finish. It doesn't stand out on its own. Medium bodied and crisp. Definitely worth trying if you're both a fan of fruit beers and double IPAs.
Jul 25, 2017
Rated: 3.83 by sisterofba from Maryland

Jul 24, 2017
Rated: 3.97 by The_Beer_Guru from New York

Jul 22, 2017
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Reviewed by Hopheadjeffery from Illinois

3.93/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Tasted in a Spiegelau IPA glass from a 12 oz bottle on July 19, 2017. Look is deep amber with a fluffy head and lingering lacing. Smell and taste is orange and bitter citrus with and a very nice balance of bitter hops and sweet malts. Feel is medium in body with a smooth finish.
Jul 20, 2017
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Rated by BulletsNBeers from Montana

5/5  rDev +25.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
This beer goes far beyond "very good." It is excellent. Was so happy to see 2XTANGIER in the store. Totally refreshing! LOVE SOUTHERN TIER!
Jul 15, 2017
Rated: 4.24 by Aewachiw from Maryland

Jul 01, 2017
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Reviewed by Lone_Freighter from Vermont

3.11/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
Bottle to tulip, the appearance was a burnt golden color with a little white foamy head that fell off at a decent pace. Light trickling lace. The aroma had some stale cracker-like malts playing with some grapefruit sweet to bitter hops. Some light hop spice. The flavor was moderately sweet through the blend of the prior mentioned aromas. Malty sort of aftertaste. Finish was a bit sticky. The palate was medium bodied with a fair sipping quality about it. Carbonation felt fine. ABV felt fine. Overall, not really a standout DIPA for me, perhaps do-able in a pinch.
Jun 22, 2017
Rated: 4.77 by CHigby2K6 from New York

Jun 01, 2017
Rated: 3.43 by Stofko1992 from Pennsylvania

May 31, 2017
Rated: 3.85 by Kurzman from Rhode Island

Apr 18, 2017
Rated: 3.75 by MidwestBA from Illinois

Apr 07, 2017
Rated: 3.83 by kjkinsey from Texas

Apr 01, 2017
Rated: 4 by probert from New York

Jan 09, 2017
Rated: 4 by pottergator from New York

Jan 07, 2017
Rated: 3.75 by BEER88 from North Carolina

Dec 30, 2016
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Reviewed by jzlyo from Iowa

3.65/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Aroma is bready malts, spices and mild tangerine. The flavor is tangerine, hops/hop resin, spices, bready malts and an alcoholic/bitter/very slightly sour finish. Old, so not completely objective, but still decent really.
Dec 29, 2016
Rated: 3.5 by thisXwar from New York

Dec 18, 2016
Rated: 3.48 by bmjivi221 from Virginia

Dec 07, 2016
2XTangier from Southern Tier Brewing Company
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 128 ratings