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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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

Photo of Scotchboy
3.87/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle from Breforia, born on 1/12/12, poured into a Sam Adams Perfect Pint.

A: Very clear pale color, high carbonation, fluffy one finger head, decent lace.

S: Fruits and sweeter malt, light grainy breadyness, hints of honey, bitter, light sweeter fruits, dried pineapple and some pine needles.

T: Follows the nose, malts and citric hops, bitter orange, piney dry finish, biscuity dry malt presence, relatively clean hop finish.

MF: Light to medium body, refreshing.

O: Not my favorite flavor profile, and the hops don't shine as much as I would like. Still decent.

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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Photo of TheMultiYeast
4.17/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

DOB: 12/08/12

Pours a slightly hazy gold with a quickly fading head. Patchy lacing along glass.

Smell has lots of fresh, dank hop aromas. Citrus sweetness and piney resin. Well balanced with some caramel malt complementing tropical juiciness.

Taste goes straight into sugary, floral hops. Pine is dominant balanced with malt. Bitterness comes on pretty strong but not unpleasant.

Pretty easy to drink for a DIPA. Crisp with mellow carbonation. Nice dry finish. Good beer to bring in the Spring season.

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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +18.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of Doughbodyboy
4.23/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

this beer pours a clear golden with a very slight amber hint to it. the head lingers for quite some time and is not quite perfectly white. the taste is very one sided. hops on hops. it sarts off pretty citrusy and grassy with a lasting hop biterness. this is right up my alley. the feel is very refreshing and makes this double IPA very drinkable. overall i like this for its better drinkabilty than other double IPAs and its fresh taste

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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of Zachtheporter
3.43/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Once again another great long review I typed up only to have beer advocate log me out and so when I went and hit the review button I had it all erased! I definitely need to remember to start saving before I submit my reviews.

Poured from a bottle into a Duvel snifter

A- A rich golden honey yellow. Has a thick white head that forms after being poured and lingers for a bit before dissolving down into a thin layer at the top of the beer and leaving behind a thick ring of bubbles around the edges of the glass. A very murky looking beer. Only lets a bit of light through.

S- This is a very citrusy/earthy smelling double IPA. Hops dominate the aroma. It kicks off with a very sweet scent that has a bit of caramelyness to it. The sweetness lingers for a bit before morphing into a very noticeably bitter finish. The finishing scent smells very strongly of grapefruit with notes of pine, resin, and grass.

T- Starts off tasting very sweet and malty which definitely caught me a bit off guard. It is a bit caramely and vaguely reminds me of brown sugar. The ending however is very bitter and citrusy. The finish contains strong citruis and grapefruit notes as well as hints of pine and lemon. The bitterness almost makes you want to pucker a bit and left my tongue pressing up against the roof of my mouth after every sip.

M- Has a very light mouth feel to it and a syrupy-ness about it that I would describe as being a bit malty. The carbonation is not very noticeable until right at the end of each sip which is when it really hits you, but even then it isn't incredibly intense.

O- A very solid double IPA. I really liked the maltyness and sweetness to it and I would love to try some other double IPAs that share the same quality. However I did not care for the finish. It was too bitter and earthy for me, however that wont stop me from finishing it. Not my favorite double IPA but definitely not the worst.

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2XIPA from Southern Tier Brewing Company
4.01 out of 5 based on 4,534 ratings.
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