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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Photo of rangerred
3.61/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a clear darkish gold with a half finger white head that fades away rather quickly. Just a few splotches of foam left on top of the beer with a couple wisps of lacing.

Aroma of pine, some overripe citrus, and a little dankness. There is also a little caramel sneaking through that I can pick up. The aroma is quite weak overall and unimpressive.

The taste is also quite underwhelming. There is a lot of dankness along with overripe citrus, very similar to the aroma, and equally as weak. The hop flavors are really quite fleeting and are gone midway through the sip. Overripe citrus is present with a little light citrus lingering on faintly. Bitterness is only moderate but does do well hiding the alcohol. Mouthfeel is full with a slightly sticky finish.

Overall, I was a little disappointed by this brew. The hops are just way too weak and this was only a couple months past the bottling date. Boost the hop flavor and this beer would be worlds better.

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Photo of DoomVM
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of Wortman1998
4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

Photo of GoldHorde
2.9/5  rDev -27.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Before I wrote this review - I double checked the other reviews to make sure I was rating the same beer. My review here is NOT so much about the performance of this beer as the perceptions of the other reviewers. I am convinced the others who rated this beer do NOT know what a Double IPA is OR perhaps they have not had a good/great one. I am willing to be ravaged here - if you slay me wrong.

After all, it was labeled as a 2X-IPA. Maybe it spoiled in the bottle BUT this beer falls CLEARLY into the Belgian Ale category. It's sour notes have no place in the IPA category - everything about it screams "Belgian Ale!". As I did take a Silver Medal in competition against 400+ others in the Belgian Ale style - I should be allowed a sharp opinion here.

I would give this beer a MUCH HIGHER rating if it were listed as a Belgian Ale. However, I purchased it because I am a hophead - preferring strong snorts of IPA's and 2xIPA's.

AROMA: Sour musk.
HEAD: One finger fading.
FLAVOR: Sour malt and heavy malty aftertaste

Absolutely nothing wrong with this beer - if you are after a great Belgian Ale.

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Photo of Crash_the_Dog
4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of vcoggins
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of JaredM
3.98/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Super clear, golden straw yellow color. Almost looks like a macro. Good carbonation. Doesn't look like a lot of double IPAs and I'm a bit turned off the look.

S: Dank, citrus hop smell with a bit of pine going on. Smells a lot better than it looks.

T: Tastes just like it smells. More of the pine comes through on the taste rather than the smell. Has a syrupy quality from the hop resins and the sweetness from the malt comes in near the end but it's ultimately capped off with hop bitterness. Pretty refreshing though can start to get some of the booziness after a few sips.

M: Medium bodied. I could see this getting more syrupy as it warms up. I'm drinking it straight out of the fridge.

O: Was bottled on 3/7/13 so pretty fresh. I'll be honest, I don't like this nearly as much as their regular IPA. I would pick up the IPA over the 2XIPA if they were next to each other. I'd also note that this would probably be best not as your first beer of the night but maybe your 2nd or 3rd.

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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of BCash
4.25/5  rDev +6%

Photo of scantonio
4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

Photo of TeamMathis
3.9/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Appearance: Clear. Looks like apple juice.
Smell: Grapefruit.
Taste: Liquid, carbonated grapefruit.
Mouthfeel: Carbonated.

Both the smell and the taste are refreshing. It is quite carbonated. The hops are not overly bitter, but provide a carbonated, grapefruit experience. This is a very good IPA, but really a lot less hoppy/bitter than most double IPAs. It's more of a good American IPA than a double. I would probably get this again for a hot, summer day...or to introduce someone to American IPAs.

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Photo of randysandals
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of goldenM13
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of Casey3236
4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of rypkr
3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of vidguy17
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of HopChef44
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of cmuir24
4.25/5  rDev +6%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +6%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

2XIPA from Southern Tier Brewing Company
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