2XIPA | Southern Tier Brewing Company

4,584 Ratings

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

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by mcallister on 04-28-2010

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Photo of thinwhiteduke
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of MattyG85
4.42/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 12 oz. bottle into a Sam Adams "Perfect Pint" glass.

Appearance: Pours a bright and clear pale golden orange with lots of rising bubbles. Big four finger creamy white head with very good retention. Leaves a lot of lacing around the glass.

Smell: Very hoppy and lively. Big burst of citrus hops upfront with hints of grapefruit, orange peel, mango, pineapple, and lemon. Solid hints of spicy pine resin and grassy hops. Solid malt background with good hints of bready biscuit, caramel, and toffee. Really solid aroma.

Taste: Like the smell, a very hop forward taste with a nice malt backbone. Big citrus hop esters with notes of grapefruit, mango, oranges, pineapple, and lemon. Some pine resin adds a nice spice. Hops are also grassy and floral. Solid malt presence in the background with good notes of biscuit, toffee, and caramel. Pretty good.

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with a moderate amount of carbonation. Juicy and slightly oily. Goes down pretty smooth for the style and the alcohol heat is minimized.

Overall: A really good Double IPA. Big hops with good esters and a nice malt balance. Great to have this year round when the hard to get Double IPA's are out of season.

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Photo of lemonlime311
4.47/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer is dynamite and all together excellent IPA. The smell is just right with notes of grapefruit,pine, and a whole host of hoppy goodness. Super crisp taste great long lasting after taste. I have been experimenting with other Double IPA and this one so far in definitely the winner. Even at $10.99 a 6pk this beer is a bargain.

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4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of JDizzle
4.23/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a beautiful orange copper that looks incredible.

S: Bam!!! Bready, malty,and most of all hoppy with grass, grapefruit, and pine.

T: A bunch of hops with a nice bready finish. Superb!! Blown away for the price of this one.

M: Solid with a medium balance and not too much bitterness on the finish.

Wow, this really competes with UnEarthly, which is not easy!

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of NickLigz
4.42/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served in a Pint Glass.

A: Nice dark gold, Pale honey color with about a 2 1/2 finger head, and mildly cloudy.

S: Clean Citus Aroma with floral hints.

T: In my opinion one of the easiest double's to drink. Very smooth, clean, and refreshing. Big tastes of Orange. Slightly grassy. Would not believe it was 8.2%ABV if it didn't say so on the label. This stuff can really creep up on ya if you're not careful!

M: The bubbles in this brew play such a big part releasing all the citrus & floral notes.

O: Southern Tier does it every time. This is probably my favorite brew from the guys at southern. I'll claim every now and then i've found a new "best i.p.a" until of course I go back and have another southern tier x2 IPA. Truly one of my favorites.

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

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2.5/5  rDev -38%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of hypoboxer
4.08/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served in a Pint Glass.

A: There was a pale honey color with tiny bubbles floating to the top of the glass. There was very little head on the pour.

S: Aside from what was in the bottle there was very little aroma to be found. But the beer makes it up in the...

T: There was a strong citrus flavor that was smooth to the tongue. After that, a crisp clean taste stays on your pallet.

M: The tiny bubbles of the ale really helps deliver the citrus taste of the excellent IPA.

O: I have really fallen in love with Southern Tier. I haven't had a beer from them that I didn't like. This has to be one of the best IPAs I've ever had. Between my migh score on the mouthfeel and taste I would recommend this to anyone who wants a fresh, crisp IPA.

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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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