The Psychic Laser | Southern Tier Brewing Company

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3.81/5
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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): 8.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by superspak on 02-01-2018

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
16
Ratings:
46
pDev:
11.29%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
13
Trade:
0
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Photo of DBosco
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Suds
3.71/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

It is hard not to judge this brewery’s beers against on another. They have so many world class brews that set a high standard. This one, although still solid, doesn’t meet the bar that the other amazing brews have set. It is a hazy, straw colored beer with a white head. The aroma is citrus and spice, melon and some hop notes. Fainter than I would have liked. The taste is balanced, a bit warming, and really kind of uninteresting. The body is full and hefty, just okay...it doesn’t stand apart from other strong beers.

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Photo of bcuz7
2.98/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of haines710
3.44/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Was excited to try this but overall disappointing. Smells and tastes like cloves. This is a dank and murky hazy beer. Nice lacing and decent head when poured from 16 oz can. Drinking it slowly and it’s not getting much better. For me there are a lot better DIPA options. Glad I only picked up two cans at the supermarket.

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Photo of Nephilium
3.93/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Huge orange and tropical fruit aroma, pours an almost opaque orange with a white head. The flavor starts with a touch of malt sweetness, the dancing between pineapple, mango, orange, and papaya, leaving a mild bitter finish. Full body, and a rich mouthfeel make this a beer to savor. This is one fine Double NEIPA.

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Photo of DaveCash
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tedho21
3.59/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NeroFiddled
4.06/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Southern Tier Brewing Company "The Psychic Laser"
One pint can; the production dating is skewed but it looks like it reads "DOB 04/24/2018 FL 48:00"
$4.99 @ Total Wine & More, Cherry Hill, NJ

Notes via stream of consciousness: Nice label. It's poured a cloudy golden-orange body beneath a three finger thick head of off-white. It looks like a hefeweizen. The aroma is hoppy with fruit and spice and earth and pine. I was initially thinking the spice and earthiness was from hops but I've just now realized that they've used a saison yeast for this one. I'm getting tropical fruits, berries, and I think, some clove-like phenolics as well. On to the flavor... similar. The tropical hops don't come through quite as strong as the aroma suggested they might, and the saison yeast is definitely clear, giving more character than I thought it would. It doesn't seem that bitter but I hesitate to guess at it as there's a lot of malt there to disguise it. It's not sweet though, and it finishes dry with a little bit of acidity and plenty of soft spice and earthiness. I wish I could make out more of the fruitiness but I can only say mango, pineapple, soft tangerine, apple, and sweet red berries. The pine is very mild, which is good because it balances nicely with the fruity hops and might be too much with the earthiness and spice from the yeast. Medium in body and crisp. Quite drinkable. The lacing could be better but the head retention was pretty good to begin with. Overall pretty nice I'd say.

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Photo of blissfulNemo
3.79/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Act25
3.81/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Newly canned. Not up to Usual STBC standards. Odd one. Trying too hard? Newly canned.
a) AS ALWAYS, a looker where white head lasts and laces over a golden hazed, translucent body.
s) Straight ahead pineapple and dank.
t) Flawed by an over-dank, frat floor finish? As a trusted BA expert wrote: "little bit of an off flavor that I can't quite peg." Agree.
f) Thin for a DIPA of this size.
o) why do we need another dank, cantankerous DIPA like this one?

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Photo of TheSussman
4/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Red5StandingBy
1.78/5  rDev -53.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of Jamison85
4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ONUMello
3.73/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

16oz can poured into a can glass, no apparent date
A: Hazy orange with a one-finger head
S: Hoppy - lots of pine & citrus zest but with Belgian malts/yeasts there adding complexity
T: Really a step down from the nose. The Belgian malts/yeasts are up front but the hops are very hidden
T: Medium-bodied, a bit bitter/malty but again not much to write home about
O: A Belgian/Pale Ale blend as described. Not bad at all just nothing that stands out about either half

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Photo of AC-Mivsek
3.07/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BlueKurenai
3/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of oberon
4.06/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TreyIsWilson
3.84/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - Pours a hazy golden orange with a two finger foamy white head. Good amount of soapy lacing.

S - Aroma is pineapple, tangerine, clove and piney hops.

T - The taste is pineapple, tangerine, lemon, bubblegum, white pepper and piney hops.

M - Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Soft mouthfeel with a crisp dry finish.

O - This is a decent DIPA. The flavors are more reminiscent of a Saison or Belgian ipa.

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Photo of Scottsbeer
4.23/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of schoolboy
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This is the Southern Tier I grew to love years ago. Experimental, unique, high quality.

It pours extremely cloudy, dirty yellow and with sinister looking fizz. The aroma is a hoppy, yeasty, malty combo that really is a cut above - unique and out there.

The taste is nicely balanced, if you will. It's bitter, but not overly so, boozy, grassy, fruity, yeasty, etc. All in the right amounts. It is a very complex bunch of tastes, and they work, mostly because they don't overextend themselves. A very satisfying burp. Yummy.

Highly recommended. I can't wait for these guys to open their pub in downtown Cleveland.

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Photo of gpasdf
3.61/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Meh. a lot of good qualities in smell, color, feel but i just dont think it bridges the saison/ipa or belgian ipa gap. Conflicted and confusing. definitely improves as it warms up. Maybe if you are looking to taste something diffrent from doulbe ipa class but certainly if you are wanting more of a classic double ipa. miror details- drank in ipa tulip, good initial head. decent lacing, cloudy golden yellow without major particulate

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Photo of entenduintransit
4.24/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Jsalz21
3.93/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mule420
4.52/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Yancey82
3.83/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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The Psychic Laser from Southern Tier Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.81 out of 5 with 46 ratings