2XIPA | Southern Tier Brewing Company

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Southern Tier Brewing Company
New York, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.20%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by mcallister on 04-28-2010

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Photo of BeerDawgs
4.09/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - A clear amber/copper color, with 1 finger of head, and a small amount of lace left on the glass

S - Huge hoppy aroma! A very nice mix of citrus and bitter hops. Strong whiff of alcohol. Definitely a DIPA

T - Huge hoppy Kick in the mouth. Very tasty! A very good balance between the citrus and bitterness. Nice bitter aftertaste.

M - Medium bodied, medium carbonation. Oily residue left in the mouth.

O - An excellent DIPA. Can never go wrong with this one. Well done

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Photo of ksimons
4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of bbadger
4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of SerialTicker
4.35/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottled 4/4/13 and poured into a shaker pint on 5/23/13. $2.19 bottle.

Appearance: Looks like a Miller Lite -- CRYSTAL clear yellow color. An aggressive pour gave me almost a fist full of white, fluffy and soapy head, but it ultimately went down to and stayed at about two. Ridiculously nice lacing.

Smell: Floral, spicy, earthy, delicious. Very West Coast-esque.

Taste/feel: Like the smell. Surprisingly, there's actually quite a bit of body to this. While I'd expect that from the style, this poured looking rather thin. A good bit of sweet, hoppy, resinous flavors on the front, and a super tasty bready flavor from the malt on the finish. There's also a slight grainy flavor during some sips that I'm not much used to in IIPAs, but I enjoy it. Well balanced, easy drinking, refreshing. Very "juicy" tasting, with just maybe a slight drying on the finish due to the bitterness. Excellent body, and perfect carbonation. One of the most easy-to-drink IIPAs that I've had... no alcohol in the aroma, taste, or feel. Tasty as all get out.

Smells great, tastes fantastic ... screams West Coast IIPA for me, and I think it tastes a bit like a sweeter Torpedo by Sierra Nevada, if I'm remembering that beer correctly. Mind is blown that this beer *only* has a 91 rating, because this is outstanding... everything about it is right. The appearance, the smell, the taste, the feel, and even the price, even though it's a bit more expensive than some other similar beers.


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Photo of chefhatt
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Wer34truh
4.18/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a hazy golden color with a modestly sized head. A delightful amount of visible carbonation as well.

Smells of citrusy hops, I get a bunch of lemon in particular. Quite sweet overall.

This is a deliciously subtle IPA. There is not a lot of bitterness to contrast the sweet citrus, but what is here is straightforward, drinkable, and most excellent. Mouthfeel is surprisingly light, with a very satisfying degree of carbonation.

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Photo of EnthusedAboutBeer
4.02/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of scotorum
4.18/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Poured from the 12 oz. bottle into a Lawson's stemmed tulip.

a: Translucent orange with a finger thick white head which receded to thick surface foam and dense lacing.

s: Citrus, leaning to orange.

t: Follows the nose somewhat with a heavy hop bite over a biscuit malt base, bitter finish.

m: Medium to full, great body and carbonation tingle.

o: A hefty DIPA, refreshing and enjoyable with plenty of citrusy hop bitterness.

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Photo of virinow
4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of Lantern
4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

Photo of cindyjeffsmith
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

appearance: quite light for DIPA, clear with some bubbles. Slight head and lacing.
smell: Stronger on the malt relative to the hops. Both present and pleasant if not especially outstanding.
taste: As the nose advertises.
mouthfeel: Medium body.
drinkability: Enjoy this as another good, not great brew.
3rd in my Southern Tier experience. A nice addition. My first 2 were outstanding (Mokah and Unearthly).

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Photo of Rihup
4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of Bdel34
4.25/5  rDev +6%

Photo of tclipse
4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of djtomain
3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

Photo of robebo44
4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of snowmageddon
4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of zotzot
3.96/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of brittanylicious
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jimmys
3.88/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle into tulip. reviewing side-by-side with southern tier 2XIPA. DOB 02/17/12.

A: clear. more of a bright, rich golden color than anything orange. head is super frothy, bright white, and starts with about a 3-finger head. retention is good as is the coating lacing.

S: certainly a sharp, acidic citrus note on the nose. piney. both bitter and sweet orange peel. rich hop aromas are very inviting.

T: there is a definitive maltyness behind all this bitterness. minor vanilla notes. sweet monkey bread. even with the grain, the hop flavor is still the main showcase. oranges, clementines. finish lingers with fresh orange juice.

M: carbonation is mild/average on a very medium, almost full, body.

D: similar to the IPA from these guys, the hop character isnt a slap in your face. pleasant for sure, but not what i would expect from a DIPA. if you really want hoppy from southern tier i would recommend their unearthly. and if you can get it, definitely their gemini.

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Photo of MattSweatshirt
4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of timmy2b
4.25/5  rDev +6%

Photo of TrickkyGangsta
4.75/5  rDev +18.5%

Photo of kingcrowing
4.06/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a Duvel tulip.

Pours a light clear wheaty golden with a nice one finger white head that quickly fades to some light laxing and a small rim of foam. Nose is fantastic! Fresh and floral but still fairly sweet and malty.

Taste is really pretty good! It's one of the most well balanced IIPAs I've ever had I think, it's got a very nice hoppiness to it but it's still very malty and rich. A bit of caramel and citrus make for a delightful beer. It's somewhat similar to Gemini but more well balanced I think. Mouthfeel is sharp and full, a good amount of carbonation, quite easy drinking.

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Photo of chrispoint
3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

2XIPA from Southern Tier Brewing Company
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