2XIPA | Southern Tier Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
4.03/5
4,584 Ratings
2XIPA2XIPA
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by mcallister on 04-28-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,966
Reviews:
1,075
Ratings:
4,584
pDev:
11.17%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
153
Gots:
1,169
Trade:
4
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Photo of Dillinger
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of baldy00
3.5/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From a bottle, not too bitter or distinctly hoppy for a big IPA. Balanced comes to mind.

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Photo of polloenfuego
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Quick: Look is clear gold with a nice thumb of head. Some decent lacing as well. Smell is floral, with traces of pine and citrus floating in as well. Surprised at how mild the nose is. Taste brings the hops a little more forward, but the malts are there. Nice bitter finish. The feel is medium with medium carbonation.

A nice double IPA. I wish the bottle I had was a little fresher, but that is only a minor complaint.

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4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DanEasley
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tfsimpkins
5/5  rDev +24.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of RickStalzer
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of aclockworkchris
4.61/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MakeBeerGreatAgain
3.63/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of HabaJohn
3.15/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of thampel09
3.19/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ChiKate
3.91/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of cbuzz24
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of wmcgar01
4.01/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of gobuccos
4.46/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Bluerabbitbell
4.18/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Excellent

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Photo of Blackrobe
4.04/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerTastesNice
4.07/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 4

Strong and hoppy IPA. Tough to drink more than 2 in one sitting.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Southern Tier Brewing Co. "2XIPA"
12 fl. oz. brown glass bottle, "DOB 06/02/17" and sampled on 08/14/17
$2 @ Giant, State College, PA

Notes via stream of consciousness: Slightly hazy deep golden body beneath a finger-thick head of creamy white foam. It appears to have good head retention and lacing. The aroma is surprisingly floral, but also piney and mildly citrusy. Medium-bodied and gently crisp then smooth across the palate. The flavor delivers grainy and perhaps slightly toasty malt with the aforementioned hops, some extra citrus, and a bit of an herbal side as well. It's boldly bitter, balanced, and dry in the finish. The alcohol makes it's presence known, as it should for a double IPA, especially in the lingering finish but it never presents itself directly before that. Is it a little strong, a little too much? For 8.2% ABV maybe given the strong bitterness but it's a toss up... it's certainly not "hot" and in general I think it's OK, overall it works within the whole. I'm thinking right now that it's not my favorite 2X beer from Southern Tier, but that's foolish, this review is only about this beer. So how do I like it? Is it on for the style? It's OK in my book, I've had better double IPAs, and yet it fits the style quite well. It's just missing some of those magical components that I can't describe.

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Photo of BeerBucks
3.59/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Philcassella
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Elneely88
4.05/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of petrusek23
3.84/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hackattack
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GravityKills
4.1/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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2XIPA from Southern Tier Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.03 out of 5 with 4,584 ratings
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