Blueberry Whirl
Southern Tier Brewing Company

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From:
Southern Tier Brewing Company
 
New York, United States
Style:
American IPA
Ranked #3,065
ABV:
6.5%
Score:
85
Ranked #22,037
Avg:
3.74 | pDev: 16.04%
Reviews:
7
Ratings:
20
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jun 03, 2022
Added:
Oct 02, 2021
Wants:
  0
Gots:
  3
SCORE
85
Very Good
Blueberry WhirlBlueberry Whirl
Notes: Barley, oats, and milk sugar boil and twirl together with fruity, tropical hops only to mingle and cool with - of course - more hops. The mixture is then conditioned and finished with blueberry and vanilla. Enjoy a bursting aroma, a creamy mouthfeel and rich notes of citrus and blueberry.
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Rated: 3.65 by XsoldoutX from Pennsylvania

Jun 03, 2022
 
Rated: 4.25 by MonkeyPilates from Minnesota

Apr 24, 2022
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Reviewed by whynot44 from Missouri

3.69/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Very hazy/cloudy amber color with some weird blue-green highlights and a respectable foamy white head that subsides rather quickly but does manage some decent lacing.
The aroma is a bit like a blueberry muffin with a grain/bread background and notes of vanilla and citrus.
The taste is liquid blueberry muffin, definite blueberry, with a somewhat bready background, vanilla, caramel and citrus and some vague pineapple and mango notes.
The body is medium and creamy smooth with good carbonation.
Altogether this is an interesting and enjoyable brew but falls a bit short of expectations for me.
Apr 23, 2022
 
Rated: 3.74 by dd53grif from Michigan

Mar 28, 2022
 
Rated: 3.83 by blissfulNemo from Michigan

Mar 28, 2022
 
Rated: 3.9 by Thanatosbat777 from Georgia

Mar 27, 2022
 
Rated: 3.64 by norinco from Ohio

Feb 12, 2022
 
Rated: 3.64 by Newtobeet345 from Georgia

Feb 07, 2022
 
Rated: 3.97 by Zigzach from Florida

Jan 26, 2022
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Reviewed by TheBigBoy from Pennsylvania

2.83/5  rDev -24.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75
not a fan of milkshakes and the blueberry add just took this to a place where I could not enjoy. The vanilla and sweetness come thru fairly strong so if this not your genre avoid.
Dec 25, 2021
 
Rated: 4 by tdm168 from Pennsylvania

Dec 23, 2021
 
Rated: 4.16 by MjamesL from Pennsylvania

Dec 21, 2021
 
Rated: 4 by DrDemento456 from Pennsylvania

Dec 04, 2021
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Reviewed by buschbeer from Ohio

4.09/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
1 PINT can
Served in stemless wine glass

This beer pours a dirty beige color. It is hazy and topped with an inch of tan head.

Blueberry muffin with a little vanilla aroma. Underlying citrus and tropical notes from the hops.

Blueberry flavor up front. Some vanilla through the middle. I do get citrus and tropical fruit from the hops.

Medium bodied with a creamy mouthfeel

Not as sweet as the "Whipped" IPAs. I like the fact that the hops come out more in this beer and are not overpowered by sweetness.
Nov 28, 2021
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Reviewed by EMV from Pennsylvania

3.72/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Poured from a 16 oz can into a Dogfish Head tulip

L: Dirty golden pink pour with 2 fingers of fizzy white head. Falls fast... reasonable head of lacing.

S: Blueberries and cream. Vanilla and fruit. Quite good.

T.F: Grains and blueberry up front. Not much after that... a little vanilla and lactose.. more subdued blueberry. Not a whole lot of hops. Medium to light bodied and well carbonated.

O: A very average milkshake IPA. Smells good... but the flavor falls kind of flat. Not bad, but nothing to really recommend a 2nd.
Nov 17, 2021
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Rated by wac9 from Pennsylvania

4.18/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Very good
Nov 14, 2021
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Reviewed by izraelc from New York

4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours a cloudy pale orange. Light foam. Hoppy blueberry aroma. Big floral hop body. Light blueberry and vanilla. Slight bitter finish. Thick and juicy. Doesn't taste artificial. Smooth. Better than expected.
Nov 12, 2021
 
Rated: 3.67 by Nitty703 from Virginia

Oct 31, 2021
 
Rated: 3.49 by burtclaws

Oct 23, 2021
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Reviewed by tigg924 from Massachusetts

3.95/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Pours hazy, purplish gold in color with one quarter inch head. Taste is big blueberries and vanilla with light citrus. Medium light body, slightly bitter, moderate carbonation. Interesting but straightforward blueberry beer. Not bad, nothing I need more than a four pack of.
Oct 20, 2021
 
Rated: 1 by 1971bernat from Virginia

Oct 18, 2021
 
Rated: 4 by Taenim from New Jersey

Oct 17, 2021
 
Rated: 4.01 by Knapp85 from Pennsylvania

Oct 17, 2021
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Reviewed by JohnniEMc from Pennsylvania

3.59/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25
Few brewers do flavor infused beers as well as Southern Tier. Let's give it a whirl and taste what this is about. Starting off, a full pint can is cracked open. Already, there's plenty of blueberry for the nose. The pour into a clear Imperial pint glass reveals a pretty orange-amber colored liquid, with very little head and lacing. The smell, after it's poured out, is still of blueberry, but it's muddled by the lactose incumbent in a milkshake IPA. Unfortunately, that aspect also muddles the taste and mouthfeel. The lactose diminishes the blueberry and that's a big disappointment after being teased by the aroma. The effort must be appreciated, but this one, rare for Southern Tier, falls way short.
Oct 08, 2021
 
Rated: 4 by PaleAleWalt from New York

Oct 06, 2021
 
Rated: 4.09 by DVMin98 from North Carolina

Oct 03, 2021
 
Rated: 3.81 by edthehead from New York

Oct 02, 2021
Blueberry Whirl from Southern Tier Brewing Company
Beer rating: 85 out of 100 with 27 ratings