2XIPA | Southern Tier Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

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

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Added by mcallister on 04-28-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
4,530
Reviews:
1,068
Avg:
4.01
pDev:
11.22%
 
 
Wants:
147
Gots:
1,148
For Trade:
3
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Ratings: 4,530 |  Reviews: 1,068
Photo of Crentist
3.81/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

I'm not getting a lot of complexity from the nose of this beer. IPA citrus and slight malt background. Decent run through of flavors here. Initial sweetness , citrus burst , flavor fight with the malt towards the end. Good beer. Great 8.2 % beer here.

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Photo of smaddock
3.82/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Steve_Studnuts
3.95/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.25/5  rDev -19%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Almost 100% transparent golden blonde color, with a stable frothy 2 finger head. Roughly 5% haze.

Conflicting aromas of both bright citrus, and then stale dry toffee malts. Sweet corn. Some almost Belgian-like spicy yeast happening here too. Like a Belgian Pale Ale.

Some pretty huge toffee malt going on here, with fresh citrus and onion. It finishes off with some pine and peppermint. A lot of sickly sweet junk going on in here too.

Feel is resinous, sticky, plummy....again with the Belgian qualities.

Overall, yeah a bit too over the top for me, but I can see how hop heads would enjoy this. Lots to ponder here from the toffee to the citrus to the peppermint.

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Photo of Jolivio
4.54/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Wow! 2XIPA has a good amount of fruity tones coming through initially, but then balancing themselves out as the beer goes down. The after-flavor is very nicely done, and not too powerful in the piney resin flavor profile, which is a plus for me. Definitely a recommend for someone that appreciates the "characteristic" IPA; nothing too drastic, but very friendly to most.

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Photo of travelguy
3.8/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Chizzlethespeez
3.55/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sisterofba
4.06/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of White_Whiskey
3.55/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Dukies222001
3.62/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 16 oz can into pint glass. Lighter than expected appearance with nice head. Nothing special about the smell typical IPA. Could taste the citrus hops coming through but not enough. Liked the feel best of this brew had a velvety finish that stayed on your toungue. Slightly above average DIPA for me. Nothing special

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Photo of rkarimi
3.92/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of MI_beerdrinker
4.06/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MattMorin
3.5/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of j_d_b
3.74/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

16oz can into tulip. head is composed of large bubble cells that quickly dissipate.

basically completely transparent, golden orange/dark yellow

smell is sort of earthy hop and malt. clean smell. not citrusy

sticky mouthfeel. medium/low carbonation overall, with very small bubbles that are not too numerous but if you swallow fast you can feel the light carbonation, which is nice. feel is the best part of this beer

pretty strong malt for an DIPA brings in some caramely sweetness. sticky hop taste without strong citrus. not an extremely complex flavor, and more malt than I expected or wanted.

not super drinkable and not exciting enough of a flavor to make up for that, but good for the resinous, more malty style DIPA that it is.

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Photo of bowzer4birdie
3.77/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of oilcan01
4.09/5  rDev +2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of duvel1979
3.25/5  rDev -19%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jahbless
3.24/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Gwald70
3.84/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Jjmj51
3.96/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of wexmary
4.43/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Looks like an ordinary blonde beer, a commonplace lager. No big deal. But appearance is nothing for a beer. Wonderful floral bouquet. Taste starts with citrus while pine is in background. But that taste lasts a long time. I love double and imperial IPAs and this is simply one of the very best. Stay away if you do not want a big, albeit not too complex IPA.

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2XIPA from Southern Tier Brewing Company
4.01 out of 5 based on 4,530 ratings.
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