2XIPA | Southern Tier Brewing Company

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

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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
4,567
Reviews:
1,073
Avg:
4.01
pDev:
11.22%
 
 
Wants:
152
Gots:
1,162
For Trade:
4
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Ratings: 4,567 |  Reviews: 1,073
Photo of Lingenbrau
4.29/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a beautiful clear yellow to amber with a fluffy white head that laces very well. Smells of pine and citrus with a hint of sweet and simple crackery malt and even a touch of honey. Smells like my kind of DIPA. Taste follows with a bit more sweetness than expected l, making this an almost perfectly balanced double IPA. Lots of pine, and a lot of the sweet flavor seemingly coming from the citrus of the hops. As I've said, exceptionally well balanced, medium carbonation, and would never have guessed it weighs in at 8.2%. Overall, this is an outstanding DIPA, and would gladly have it as a constant in my fridge. Cheers!

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Photo of Maestro0708
4.24/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle dated 9/13/16 poured into a snifter.

8.2% ABV, 80 IBU

I bought a six pack of this DIPA on a recent trip without checking the bottling date. Southern Tier's freshness guide gives 2XIPA a six month shelf life. The first of the sixer was consumed one day before the six month mark. The rest were consumed after with no change detected.

This double IPA pours a crystal clear deep honey/gold color with a small white head. Retention and lacing are both decent.

A very aromatic beer, 2XIPA gives notes of citrus, along with floral scents, tropical mango, pineapple, and some pine.

Taste follows the nose with big citrus up front, a solid malt backbone and good hop bitterness. Alcohol is masked delightfully.

Mouth feel is medium bodied, crisp, with higher carbonation. Easy drinking for a higher ABV brew.

Overall, this is a top notch DIPA, holding strong at 6+ months. I'd love to snag more of this fresh!

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Photo of nasty15108
4.43/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a chilled 12oz bottle into a goblet.
L - Poured a slightly hazy copper color. Limited head that quickly dissipated into a spotty lace.
S - A nice subdued citrus aroma.
T - Drinks extremely well for a 8%ABV. Citrus dominated, but crisp with good hop balance. Finishes off nicely with the tiniest bit of alcohol heat.
F - Slick and well balanced with out being overly cloying.
O - Top notch beer. Another homer from ST.

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Photo of Houlio_99
4.33/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of slhuggy
4.38/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JustinSparks
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ob512316
4.14/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Look: gold with a white head strong carbonation
Smell: pine, grapefruit
Taste: pine, grapefruit hybrid, a little hint of malt into the middle then the hops hit again at the end
Feel: the carbonation is strong on this beer
Overall: decent double ipa, tastes like it smells. Would I buy again, yes this is a solid double ipa, not a session ipa.

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Photo of Timcouch1
3.25/5  rDev -19%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Anthony785
3.89/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ppvora
3.27/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a chilled 12 oz. bottle into an ale glass.
Looks: Dark yellow, a bit of copper tinge to it, 1 finger of head which dissipates pretty quickly.
Aroma: Ripe fruit, pine, hops.
Taste: Hops all the way, some malt in the background, some biscuit. Hoppy flavor is straight and narrow, not much complexity here.
Mouthfeel: Hoppy bitterness in the back, not in a bad way.
Overall: A good IPA. Not clear why Southern Tier merged with Victory Brewing. I would've thought that their beers would complement each other, but this one is easily bettered by Victory's Hop Devil.

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Photo of haines710
4.35/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Have had bottled in the past but latest purchase at local grocery was pint can. Same price as 12 oz bottle so seemed like 4 oz for free!!

Poured hazy light Amber into a pint glass. I smell apricot. Taste is a little bitter and less fruity. I like this double IPA.

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Photo of Zekenyce
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RichieRich1812
4.04/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Notninja
3.62/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Timtac
3.74/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BigTrent
3.98/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
3.83/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had a bottle that was a month and a half old. Pours a nice amber color with a small head. Not much hops on the nose which is surprising somewhat. Some soap on the nose. Taste is not very bitter and overall balanced.

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Photo of HermitDan
3.78/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Benl7217
3.86/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of AGawinski
4.46/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Mdodge8837
3.85/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tlmader
4.04/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Adam1993
4.4/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GeorgiaBeerMoose
4.14/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of gphelps70
3.69/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

2XIPA from Southern Tier Brewing Company
4.01 out of 5 based on 4,567 ratings.
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