Southern Tier Brewing Company

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Southern Tier Brewing Company
New York, United States
Imperial IPA
Ranked #1,824
Ranked #9,948
4.02 | pDev: 11.19%
Apr 29, 2023
Apr 28, 2010
Notes: Double IPA with citrusy hops. Leaves a lingering bitterness with just the right balance of malts to disguise the extra gravity.

IBU: 80
Hops: CTZ, Cascade, Citra, Simcoe, Centennial.
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Rated: 4.1 by BuddyZ from Pennsylvania

Apr 29, 2023
Rated: 4.29 by TimDixon1964 from Maryland

Apr 22, 2023
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Reviewed by ReverendSoup from Massachusetts

3.96/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4
Rich and coppery in color, 2-finger head. Great lacing; made a little heart shape in the pint glass, which is completely coincidential and your mileage may vary, but still a nice little moment for me. Smells citrusy-pineappley. The flavor is hop-forward and floral, with strong pine notes. I've noticed a lot of popular IIPAs going in a very malty direction that I am not personally a big fan of. This does not do that; up to you whether that's a good thing. Unremarkable mouthfeel. Medium bodied and very carbonated.

I'm happy as a clam. A definite favorite for me from an otherwise "Eh, But Drinkable" variety pack, and very good in its own right.
Apr 02, 2023
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Reviewed by GrumpyGas from Illinois

4.08/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
12oz can dated "best by 02/28/23" poured into a pint glass shows a cloudy, gold body and boasts a proud 2" head of lovely white fluffy bubbles that leaves a solid drape of lacing on the glass from top to bottom.

Aromas of grapefruit and pine resin match the flavor, which also includes a strong biscuit malt. A bitter residue remains behind.

Feel is full, well carbonated being just short of sharp, and not quite sticky.

Overall a classic double.
Mar 18, 2023
Rated: 4 by BombayDingleMonkey from Pennsylvania

Mar 15, 2023
Rated: 3 by oneeye from Pennsylvania

Mar 04, 2023
Rated: 4 by Monkeyknife from Missouri

Feb 01, 2023
Rated: 4 by thoglund from New York

Jan 15, 2023
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Reviewed by DrOfGolf from Delaware

4.04/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
The color is strong copper and translucent with a very little off-white head. The smell is hoppy and inviting. The taste is of hops and something with citrus.
Dec 21, 2022
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Reviewed by bigdeuce from Pennsylvania

4.23/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
This is one outstanding brew! Pours a 3 finger head with lacing all the way down the glass. Scents of pine and grapefruit on the nose. Very smooth and not overly bitter for the style. Extremely drinkable and dangerous at 8.2% ABV. Bitterness does not linger on the back of your tongue. Very nice effort by Southern Tier.
Dec 21, 2022
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Reviewed by Drinking_Mantis from Pennsylvania

3.36/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5
Smells great, looks good, feels great. not my favorite double ipa. the ABV comes through too strong on this one and the alcohol overpowers the hops/floral/citrus/pine. dogfish 90min, great lakes chillwave, double dale's are all preferable over this.
Nov 30, 2022
Rated: 4.02 by Brianito from Tennessee

Nov 23, 2022
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Reviewed by RoyalT from Michigan

2.28/5  rDev -43.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2
Appearance – This poured a clear, nearly bright orange with a strong white head that laced beautifully.

Smell – The orange rind is huge at the nose along with some tame grapefruit and light bubble gum.

Taste – I get more of the tutti fruity bubble gum at the taste along with some light watermelon. No grain to speak of.

Mouthfeel – This is lighter than medium-bodied and flat with no drying.

Drinkability – When I first had this several months ago it was so off from what everyone else was writing that I figured I had a bad batch and decided not to review it. But now here we are again and I think that I just don’t see eye to eye with many of the other reviewers. This has some interesting hop notes but generally was flat for the style, lacked balance, and was one of the worst DIPAs I’ve ever had.
Nov 21, 2022
Rated: 3.77 by stanale from Illinois

Nov 12, 2022
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Rated by wyldrozez from Pennsylvania

4.32/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
A very nice example of an IPA! This is one of my go to beers. It's wonderful off the tap and a great addition in your fridge!
Oct 09, 2022
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Rated by NCSapiens from Indiana

4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Totally reasonable imperial IPA to have with dinner. Nothing special but not bad either.
Aug 09, 2022
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Reviewed by whynot44 from Missouri

4.04/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Clear light amber color with a decent and lasting foamy white head, some nice lacing.
The aroma is grapefruit, pine and hints of caramel.
The taste is also grapefruit and pine resin followed by light caramel malt. The finish is somewhat dry with lingering pine and a hint of alcohol.
The body is medium, smooth, good carbonation.
Altogether this a modest but fairly well balanced and tasty brew. An excellent imperial IPA.
Jul 10, 2022
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Rated by OldGrover from Michigan

3.84/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Drank from a can a PNC Park. Hard to give a fair evaluation. Love to find a can to take home and pour to a pub glass.
Jun 08, 2022
Rated: 2.97 by selekt0r

Jun 02, 2022
Rated: 3.79 by Mac_Cheesin from Maryland

May 13, 2022
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Reviewed by md3kcn from North Carolina

2.92/5  rDev -27.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2
Purchased as part of a 15-can variety pack from Sam's Club for $16.89. Poured into a nonic pint glass.

L - Burnt orange with a slight haze. A one-finger off-white head pours with it; disappears rather quick. Lacing isn't too terrible.
S - Candied grapefruit peel, pine resin, and some grassiness. Citron presence is strong, but hidden behind the pine. A bit of ethanol on the nose.
T - While I am aware of the citron and grapefruit presence, the bitter pine tar flavors are a bit overwhelming here. Definitely on the bitter side of things - with a side of earthy wheat.
F - Medium-full in body, with low carbonation. Ethanol burn becomes more intense towards the end of the glass. Filling.
O - An unfortunately average DIPA. While I fully understand the angle here, the intense bitterness isn't justified here. The citrus notes that were supposed to be the star here was covered up by a surge of pine and ethanol - especially towards the end. I'll be completely honest - I won't be getting this one again. For those hop bomb lovers out there, even this may be too much for you. It's worth a try, though.
May 08, 2022
Rated: 2.79 by Fedorable

May 06, 2022
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Reviewed by malrubius from Vermont

4.56/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
19.2 ounce can. Bright CLEAR beautiful copper with lasting rocky head and lace. Orange mango aroma with a hint of honey and pine. Medium sweet grainy honey and not too peachy fruity. Medium citrus bitterness and some pine to clean everything up. Nice carbo medium-heavy body. Fucking excellent.
Apr 21, 2022
Rated: 4 by Burgy from Minnesota

Apr 11, 2022
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Reviewed by KT3418 from Colorado

3.54/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
And with the final one from the mix pack (I saved the flagship for last) these are way too sweet. IPA shouldn't remind me of candy. The ABV isn't that high either. These are a complete miss for me unsurprisingly. They're not bad or undrinkable but yeah.
Feb 25, 2022
Rated: 4 by BigMac59 from Texas

Feb 22, 2022
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Reviewed by MrOH from Malta

3.34/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3
Clear gold with a white head, great retention, rings of lace
Grapefruit and tangerine aroma
Grapefruit and pine flavor, a bit of alcohol, long bitter finish
Medium bodied with appropriate carbonation, a little hot
Too much alcohol for a 8.2% beer
Feb 18, 2022
Rated: 4.08 by ScottyB515 from Ohio

Feb 02, 2022
Rated: 3.68 by bankboy66 from New Jersey

Jan 15, 2022
Rated: 3.93 by TonyStarks2231 from New York

Jan 14, 2022
Rated: 3.56 by hotwired from New Jersey

Dec 18, 2021
Rated: 4.19 by TheItalianStallion from New York

Dec 17, 2021
Rated: 4 by CreekyJarls from New Jersey

Nov 20, 2021
Rated: 3.99 by TrojanRB from Texas

Nov 06, 2021
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Reviewed by chum_husk from Minnesota

2.7/5  rDev -32.8%
look: 5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5
12oz can with a big smudged date on the bottom

Looks like a movie beer, very slight cloudiness with a nice cap of foam that sticks around. At least it isn't riding the hazy train, I'm going off the rails with these hazy grain (IPAs). Smells like earth, pine and caramel malts. Drinks a little slick and feels higher than the 8.2% listed, but a well-balanced IPA nonetheless; read: malt forward to most. Grapefruit rind, fresh grass, fresh grass that costs $20 a gram (also known as WEED, DOOD), and also a pine tart finish

It's good but nothing worth seeking out. As far as hops, the bill here could pass as a pale ale or even a lager... I imagine they are cutting costs and hoping no one notices. Maybe some will like a pale ale that happens to be 8.2% - I think it's kinda lame
Oct 24, 2021
Rated: 4.13 by LesDewitt4beer from Minnesota

Oct 15, 2021
Rated: 3.88 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois

Sep 27, 2021
Rated: 4.17 by Calabash from Pennsylvania

Sep 25, 2021
Rated: 3.5 by blackcloud from Alaska

Sep 16, 2021
Rated: 3.77 by Mooslerfitness from Ohio

Aug 25, 2021
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