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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3.88/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle, bottled on 08/01/12, and poured into a plastic cup...

A - Pours a hazy golden yellow color, with 1 finger of white head that dissipates rather quickly.

S - Earthy hop aroma. Pineapples and maybe a little hint of grapefruit as well

T/M - The taste reveals more of a bitter hop than a citrus hop. Nice caramel malt backbone. Very smooth and drinkable. Nice resinous aftertaste that I look for in a good IPA. Medium mouthfeel, good carbonation.

O - I don't think I've had a bad Southern Tier brew, and this is no exception. The more I sip this one, and let it warm up, the more I like it.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Amber-tinged sunshine with a creamy white head that fades to clumps and eagerly rimming crust that leaves big sheets. Nose is lots of pale citrus and melon with angel food cake underneath.
Saltines, peach melba and maybe some peanut, then hops hit with big grapefruit, both white and pink, and some nettle.
Saltwater taffy finish and intense waves of lingering bitterness. Light to medium, soft, creamy but crisp.

Another odd case (Victory and Speakeasy also come to mind) of the DIPA in a range being paler and lighter than the IPA. IBUs are pronounced but there's a lightness of touch that makes this far more drinkable than its "little" brother. Top shelf everyday DIPA that justifies 3T's reputation.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

It's a pretty honey amber, with a decent head. Minimal retention and no lacing.

The nose is somewhat citric, but with a floral backdrop. Somewhat weak.

The beer transitions from a primary hop infusion mellowing to a golden honey as it warms.

Good carbonation level and compliments itself extremely well. Approaching one of my favourites in the style.

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

A- deep gold in color, high clarity. Medium head that quickly went down. Medium heavy lacing

S- lime, citrus, floral aroma with some malt

T- a nicely rounded malt and hop balance. Not overwhelming

M- low carbonation. Smooth

Overall, a decent ipa.

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

On the nose I get some nice citrus lime, orange, papaya, and a touch of pine sap.

Golden yellow in color and perfectly clear with a nice crisp white head that unfortunately falls into the beer rather quickly, but leave some pretty lacing in it's wake.

2xIPA is biscuity with layers of juicy hop profiles on top of it. Lime, tangerine, and tamarind are all flavors I pick up here. It has body on the lighter side of medium and medium carbonation to match. Bitterness is firm, but not overbearing and long lasting as well. Quite tasty, this is a nice staple year-round to have.

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2XIPA from Southern Tier Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.02 out of 5 with 4,619 ratings