Vanilla Whipp
Southern Tier Brewing Company

Vanilla WhippVanilla Whipp
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From:
Southern Tier Brewing Company
 
New York, United States
Style:
American IPA
ABV:
6.5%
Score:
92
Avg:
4.16 | pDev: 8.41%
Reviews:
21
Ratings:
44
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jun 15, 2021
Added:
Mar 26, 2020
Wants:
  2
Gots:
  3
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Reviewed by zeff80 from Missouri

3.99/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
On draft. Poured a cloudy, golden yellow color with a small, off-white head of bubbly foam. It left sticky sheets of lace on the glass. It smelled of vanilla, orange, pineapple and sweet toasted caramel. Nice vanilla and cream taste with tropical fruit and some toffee sweetness.
Jun 15, 2021
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Reviewed by deadonhisfeet from Kentucky

3.81/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
MIlkshake IPA brewed with Citra, Mosaic, Amarillo, and Azacca hops with milk sugar and vanilla added. Poured from a can into a Mash Cult pub glass. The pour is hazy (not super-hazy) and sports a very thin 1/2-finger head of off-white foam. Not very well-attenuated. Definitely smells like a good milkshake IPA. I get soft notes of citrus fruit, a little pine, and some creamy vanilla.

Medium-light body with a soft feel and a pleasant flavor. Mild graininess up front and a subtle bitterness throughout offset by faint flavors of creamy vanilla and milky sweetness. I would like to taste the hops just a bit more and the vanilla just a bit less, but other than that it is darn drinkable. Southern Tier did a great job here. They nailed the soft feel courtesy of oats on the mashbill. An excellent example of the style, but I still prefer to buy these from one of the local breweries around me that really kill it with this kind of beer (like Streetside, Braxton Labs, Sonder, and Listermann). I'd like to see Southern Tier continue to release this. Perhaps even some fruited variants (mango and orange julius variants should be no-brainers).
Nov 30, 2020
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Reviewed by dd53grif from Michigan

4.16/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Pours a pale yellow color with a minimal head that disappears quickly. Aroma is sweer, vanilla and fruit. Taste is also sweet, very good flavor. Good mouth feel. An enjoyable beer.
Oct 02, 2020
 
Rated: 4.15 by Curt3 from Ohio

Aug 08, 2020
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Rated by DrDemento456 from Pennsylvania

4.2/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Great tasting IPA bold vanilla tones and tons of orange blossom honey. Slightly hoppy but mostly sweet and easy drinking. Not bad!
Aug 01, 2020
 
Rated: 4.25 by generallee from Virginia

Jul 30, 2020
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Reviewed by Jlabs from New York

4.3/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Poured in to a pint glass from a can dated 3/2020

Color is a honey orange with white foam

Smell is a nice head of vanilla bean and orange ..very creamsicleish

Taste is sweet vanilla mixed in with blossom honey and light mandarin

Carbonation is medium

Mouthfeel was semi thick

For a 4 month old canned ipa, this was very good..would love to try again..but fresher
Jul 26, 2020
 
Rated: 4.75 by MonkeyPilates from Minnesota

Jul 18, 2020
 
Rated: 3.86 by DaveCash from New York

Jul 13, 2020
 
Rated: 4.1 by Calraven from Michigan

Jul 05, 2020
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Reviewed by Treyliff from West Virginia

4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
16oz can poured into a tulip

A- pours a slightly hazy pale yellow color with a one-finger foamy white head that has good retention

S- bold vanilla cream aroma up front, followed by fruity hop notes of grapefruit, melon, tangerine, guava & mango. Milk sugars close it out

T- creamy sweet vanilla up front is quickly followed by a blast of juicy hops; tangerine, grapefruit, green melon. Mid-palate gives some mint-like notes, as well as milk sugars. The finish gives more sweet vanilla, with citrusy hops on the linger

M- medium body with medium carbonation leads to a foamy mouthfeel that continues into a sweet finish

O- plenty of vanilla up front, complimented by an array of citrusy hops
Jul 03, 2020
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Reviewed by WildernessMonk from Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Southern Tier hit this one out of the park! Smooth, creamy, vanilla-y, orangey goodness. Wish this was a year round offering. A great representation of a Milkshake IPA!
Jul 02, 2020
 
Rated: 4 by Patches826 from Massachusetts

Jul 02, 2020
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Reviewed by dkoehler42 from New York

2.98/5  rDev -28.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3
Southern Tier Vanilla Whipp is a "milkshake IPA". I originally picked it up thinking it was a vanilla porter or stout. After the disappointment wore off, I decided to give it a go, despite not being a fan of lactose brews. It pours a juicy yellowish color, with a white head. The aroma smells of citrus, with hints of sweetness. The flavor is similar to the smell. The mouthfeel has an off taste towards the back the tongue.

This isn't the worst beer I've had, but it's not a vanilla porter.
Jun 28, 2020
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Reviewed by kcdrummer from Missouri

3.65/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.25
This one was so close to being good. It has a lot of good characteristics that fit a really juicy Northeast IPA but they went a little overboard on the vanilla which ruined it for me. Southern Tier is solid but this was a slight miss.
Jun 07, 2020
 
Rated: 3.96 by ItsBeer4Me from Pennsylvania

Jun 02, 2020
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Reviewed by LifesAnesthesia from Virginia

4.54/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
L - Pale, hazy, milky yellow with a fluffy white head that sticks around leaving behind a good amount of lacing
S - Sweet, sugary milk and vanilla along with some piney hops and tropical fruits
T - Follows the nose - sweet, sugary milk up front followed by sweet vanilla with some piney, bitter hops mixed with tropical fruit notes - pineapple and mango
F - Medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Soft and smooth
O - A very solid NEIPA. On the sweeter side, but it really holds up to some of the more well known NEIPAs out there
May 29, 2020
 
Rated: 3.78 by curlybird from Pennsylvania

May 17, 2020
 
Rated: 4 by trickynicky from Maryland

May 16, 2020
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Reviewed by MoMaMe from Maryland

4.34/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
This is the first milkshake IPA I’ve ever tried and I am pleasantly surprised. I didn’t think I’d like them and have been avoiding them, but I, glad I picked this one up.

Pours a hazy, pale honey color with little head that dissipates quickly and leaves no lacing.
Smell reminds me of an orange creamsicle... vanilla and citrus, but neither overpowering the other. The citrus smell is light and pleasant with a warm musk of vanilla.

Taste is balanced and smooth. There’s a slight tingle of carbonation that gives way to the smoothness and creaminess that’s follows with a balanced citrus and vanilla flavors.
Other more complex notes of apricot emerge and an ever so mild sweetness that is clean and not sticky.
Definitely juicy and balanced. Would definitely recommend this one.
May 09, 2020
Vanilla Whipp from Southern Tier Brewing Company
Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 44 ratings