The Psychic Laser | Southern Tier Brewing Company

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3.97/5
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29 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Double / 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:
#13,524
Reviews:
10
Ratings:
29
pDev:
5.54%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
9
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Ratings: 29 |  Reviews: 10
Photo of TreyIsWilson
3.84/5  rDev -3.3%
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 +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of schoolboy
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%
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 -9.1%
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 +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Jsalz21
3.93/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mule420
4.52/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Yancey82
3.83/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lukass
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of flgimp
3.84/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Nice taste. Seemed a little flat.

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Photo of cjohns73
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DruC4
3.93/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mikeinportc
4.08/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Moderately hazy orange-gold, with creamy-white head and lacing.

Smells of peach pie filling, coriander, clove, and a hint of not-quite-ripe banana.

Flavor is mango/peach/hint-of-lemon, a light spicy melange (black pepper, coriander, allspice) , with drying light bitterness on the finish .

Dances lightly across the palate, with very fine carbonation tingle, without seeming watery. Some initial creaminess from the head.

Overall I like it. Not an everyday thing, but I would be appreciative if S. Tier repeated this. I'm glad I didn't review this on the first can. It has improved with age. This last can, 4-5 weeks later, is better than the first.

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Photo of Gkruszewski
3.69/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

Been a while since I've had a "Belgian" IPA And probably would have passed on this four pack if I even noticed that before picking this up in a store bereft of fresh hoppy options. There was a short time when I (and seemingly, others) embraced the style, but those days seem past and not many are even attempting to brew it. Nonetheless this brew reveals depth and complexity and harmonious flavors, particularly with patience, a few servings, and a slightly higher temp that allows all the nuances to emerge.

Terrific appearance with a huge frothy white head and solid retention; aroma is probably my favorite aspect, with a mosaic forward mango and papaya vibe undercut by dankness and then lurking in there stirring the pot, the crisp peppery saison yeast. Feel is medium bodied and spritely but not overly carbonated, flavor is tasty and solid but with just a touch of that conflicted thing resulting from the Saison yeast - American IPA mash up. In the end I opened my mind back up to Belgian Ipas and to ST in general and I have to say, this is a really enjoyable libation.

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Photo of Samlover55
3.45/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

16oz can into Libbey Tulip
Canned on 4/23/18
L- pours a dark burnt orange with thin white head
S- melon pineapple pine
T- malt melon yeast with alcohol burn
F- light-bodied, low carb, strong alcohol bite
Overall not much too say about this one except artwork is super cool

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Photo of meatyard
3.63/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Dpotter1991
4.09/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of billbeers
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PaulSlazinger
4.09/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Wheels2532
4.16/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Wizzle32
3.98/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of hozersr
3.98/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of SawDog505
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

[IMG] Poured slowly into a 16 oz IPA glass canned on 3/16/18 it looks like. Pours a slightly cloudy yellow with a 2 plus finger sticky white head that leaves thin wisps of lace as it slowly settles into a layer of bubbles. 4

Smell is tangerine, clove, apricot, pine, hard candy, and grapefruit rind. 4

Taste follows spicy clove, tangerine, apricot, pine resin, and ripe grapefruit. 4

Mouthfeel is good size, plenty of life, maybe a tad dry, and at 8.5% ABV pretty easy drinking. 4

Overall this is a very nice brew, along the lines of Raging Bitch. I would definetly drink this again. Thanks @jzeilinger for this one. 4

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Photo of superspak
4.1/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

16 ounce can into tulip glass, canned on 4/24/2018. Pours moderately hazy/cloudy deep golden amber/light orange color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense and rocky off white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big tangerine, grapefruit, lemon, peach, pear, pineapple, apricot, passion fruit, papaya, mango, melon, guava, berry, citrus peel/zest, wheat, cracker, and white bread; with lighter notes of banana, bubblegum, peppercorn, clove, pine, herbal, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of citrus/fruity/tropical hops, fruity/spicy yeast, and moderate pale/wheat malt notes; with strength. Taste of big tangerine, grapefruit, lemon, peach, pear, pineapple, apricot, passion fruit, papaya, mango, melon, guava, berry, citrus peel/zest, wheat, cracker, and white bread; with lighter notes of banana, bubblegum, peppercorn, clove, pine, herbal, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness. Light pine, citrus peel, herbal, grassy bitterness; and peppery yeast spiciness on the finish. Lingering notes of tangerine, grapefruit, lemon, peach, pear, pineapple, apricot, passion fruit, papaya, mango, melon, guava, berry, citrus peel/zest, wheat, cracker, white bread, light banana/bubblegum, pepper, clove, pine, herbal, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Awesome complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/tropical hops, fruity/spicy yeast, and moderate pale/wheat malt flavors; with an awesome malt/bitter/spiciness balance, and zero astringent flavors after the finish. Light-moderate increasing dryness from bitter/spiciness. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth and moderately bready/grainy/sticky balanced mouthfeel that is great. Mildly increasing warmth of 8.5% after the finish. Overall this is an awesome Belgian DIPA! All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/tropical hops, fruity/spicy yeast, and moderate pale/wheat malt flavors; very smooth and dangerously easy to drink for the ABV; with the mellowly bitter/spicy/drying finish, never aggressive. Awesome balance between juicy/light dank hops and yeast complexity; nice solid malt backbone, with minimal residual sweetness. Loved this hop profile as expected. A really enjoyable offering, and spot on style example. Wish more Americanized Belgian IPAs were readily available these days.

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The Psychic Laser from Southern Tier Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.97 out of 5 with 29 ratings