Southern Tier Brewing Company

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Southern Tier Brewing Company
New York, United States
American Pale Ale
4.03 | pDev: 11.17%
Oct 14, 2021
Apr 02, 2007
Notes: Imperial pale ale
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Rated: 4.05 by LesDewitt4beer from Minnesota

Oct 14, 2021
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Rated by OKCNittany from Oklahoma

4.2/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
from very old notes
Mar 22, 2018
Rated: 4 by heysuz from Indiana

Oct 30, 2017
Rated: 4 by brittanylicious from Indiana

Oct 29, 2017
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Reviewed by barczar from Kentucky

4.03/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Another 2011 that got away from me in the cellar, figured I'd open it at 5 years. Rating set to current average.

Aroma is caramelly, with notes of toffee and dates. There's a touch of sherry oxidation.

Flavor is lightly vegetal throughout. Fairly sweet, with a resiny, fairly bitter, dry finish. There's a hint of citrus that lingers. Not the malt bomb or oxidized mess I anticipated.
Sep 17, 2016
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Reviewed by rodbeermunch from Nevada

3.36/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
Chunky haze in a glowing yellow beer. Hit the grassy summertime lemonade notes in the aroma. Almost Sorachi like hop aromas. Undated bottle not on me or the shop. . .

Taste did smack with hops and alcohol. Biscuity malt, toasted, bitter hops. Wish there was more flavor to the hopping beyond that grassy lemon tree vibe.
Feb 24, 2016
Rated: 4.43 by jsh420 from Illinois

Oct 15, 2015
Rated: 4 by olradetbalder from Sweden

Nov 21, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by zestar from California

Aug 06, 2014
Rated: 4.25 by BuzzFee from Illinois

Jul 05, 2014
Rated: 4 by HoppyBastard1 from Pennsylvania

Jun 15, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by ArsMoriendiOU818 from Virginia

Jun 08, 2014
Rated: 4.25 by jaydoc from Kansas

Jan 23, 2014
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Reviewed by Jadjunk from Georgia

3.1/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
"The simplicity of Hoppe tests the skill and ability of the brewer to create something truly majestic. We craft this much like a sculptor who uses only a hammer and chisel to shape stone into a masterpiece. Hoppe is spawned of these few essentials: barley, wheat, hops, yeast and water. This limited palette is an exercise in minimalism, with refined elements that are deliberately selected. This simple combination creates a golden shimmering brew infused with delicate aromas. The artful nature of this beer is exposed with the first taste. As the malt and hops create a composition of flavors, an elegant finish leaves an impression that your tastes will not soon forget. Don't be deceived by the innocence of Hoppe. Please enjoy in moderation." Brewed in the style of an Imperial Pale Ale. In retirement for quite some time, this has become a big craft fan favorite and one of Southern Tier's most talked-about discontinued beers.

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle to a Southern Tier snifter. Served above 50º Fahrenheit.

(Appearance) Hoppe pours a whipped cream head of a golden-white consistency over a mildly hazy medium amber body. Carbonation is small and relaxed. Retention is above average, leaving light streaked lacing. 3.75

(Smell) Fruit hop aromas against a very potent grainy malt background. Aromas of biscuit, tannins and ethanol gain with the aroma. Aromatically, it's past its prime. 3

(Taste) Some herbaceous hop flavor prevails, but stands aside nothing enjoyable. Finishes with a peppery flat hop finish aside a grainy, faded malt body. Very harsh flavors on account of age, much like in the aroma. 3

(Mouthfeel) Mildly dry, slightly slick. Carbonation adds some froth and light crispness. Body is medium for the style, medium overall. Alcohol presence is high in its current status. 3

(Overall) I wouldn't buy any old bottles of this beer no matter what the price is. While Hoppe is regarded as an excellent beer by Southern Tier, there's not enough substance to keep it drinkable for long beyond fresh. I hope that Southern Tier pulls this beer out of retirement, perhaps to repackage in 4 packs. I hope to get the chance to re-review this beer one day soon. 3.25

Southern Tier Brewing Company's
Imperial Hoppe (Extra Pale Ale)
Jan 06, 2014
Rated: 4.25 by BillRoth from Maryland

Dec 15, 2013
Rated: 4.25 by jkd03c from Florida

Oct 23, 2013
Rated: 4 by hopkrid from Florida

Oct 14, 2013
Rated: 5 by athomasPSU from Massachusetts

Sep 18, 2013
Rated: 3.5 by crbnfbr from Kentucky

Aug 12, 2013
Rated: 4 by Hopheadjeffery from Illinois

Aug 01, 2013
Hoppe from Southern Tier Brewing Company
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 524 ratings