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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look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

A: Burnt orange in color with two fingers of off white head with little retention. Thick sticky lacing all the way around the glass.

S: A strong smell of pine and sweet malt. Subtle notes of orange and pineapple.

T: Bitter hops up front followed by everything that was in the smell. Really sweet and malty. There is some sort of disconnect where the hoppiness and sweetness don't balance each other out and are like two separate entities in the beer.

M: Light carbonation in a light body for a DIPA. It doesn't really stick to the mouth at all either.

O: It is is probably the lightest DIPA I've had. Truthfully, I liked the idea of the light mouthfeel because it is unique for a DIPA. It wouldn't be all that bad except that it lacks the overall taste of a big DIPA. Besides the ABV, this actually tastes like it is somewhere between a pale ale and a single IPA that is really sweet. I'm not likely going to be drinking this one again.

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look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle poured into Samuel Adam's Perfect Pint Glass
A- Pours a Slightly Hazy Golden/Yellow color,white one fingers width head, not a whole lot of lacing retention
S- Citrus, hops, a little malty sweetness, nothing spectacular
T- Similar to the nose, get some lemon and resinous pine too, nothing really jumps out
M- For a Double IPA, very crisp, dry and a little thin, but very drinkable for the style
It has the ABV of a Double IPA but reminded me more of a Single IPA, a nice beer decent price but nothing really wowed me other than the drinkability

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This brew poured with a one finger, thick off white head that shockingly dissipated really quickly and left no lacing on the glass. The body was a clear amber color with very light carbonation. The body was a clear amber color with very light carbonation. The nose on this brew was strong and absolutely lovely, marked with strong grapefruit and a bit of booze. The taste wasn’t quite as nice. The strong grapefruit that was in the nose didn’t come through as much in the taste. There was a definite bitterness to it, but was quickly followed up by a metallic flavor and some malt that really wasn’t in balance with the brew. The body was on the medium side and carbonation was very low. The finish was long and I just couldn’t get the nasty metallic taste out of my mouth. I have to say, given the nose, this beer was a big disappointment. I could go on and on listing the other brews of this style that were better. I wouldn’t have this again.

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2XIPA from Southern Tier Brewing Company
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