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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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of Cresant
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this 12 oz. brown bottle in a Sam Adams glass No date on the bottle. The clear body was light gold. The tall frothy head was off white and left sticky rings of lace.

The smell was oranges nestled in a bed of pine cones.

The taste was like orange marmalade. The sweet malts were not too heavy and the hops were crispy/leafy/organic. Jolly Ranchers candy. Oily hops coat the mouth and linger on. There are enough caramel-like malts to keep it interesting. Very drinkable and well hidden alcohol. One of my favorite Southern Tier beers.

The mouthfeel was medium bodied. Solid carbonation.

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Photo of sneaks2210
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -19.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of ms11781
3.81/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewed on 11/06/2010. 16oz poured into a pint glass at the Union Brewhouse in Weymouth, MA.

Pours a clear, golden orange color with a minimal head (typical for the establishment).

Nose is extremely hoppy, yet balanced at the same time. Fruity, citrus and grapefruit stand out, along with some floral hops. A nice malt sweetness balances out the good dose of hops.

Taste follows the nose with a bit of piny hops and some bitterness that weren't in the nose. Grapefruit, citrus and lemon notes are matched with a caramel malt backbone. Finishes a bit dry with a piny bitterness that lingers a bit, but not too long.

Lively carbonation goes with a medium body to produce a nice crisp mouthfeel. Very clean with a slight lingering bitterness.

This beer is highly drinkable. It's the first time I've had an 8.2% ABV DIPA served in a 16oz pint (I suspect it was an honest mistake but the bartender, I didn't realize the ABV was so high until the review right now or I would have spoken up) and it left me wanting more. Had the draft list not been so good that night I definitely would have opted for another.

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4.18/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Poured from the 12 oz. bottle into a Lawson's stemmed tulip.

a: Translucent orange with a finger thick white head which receded to thick surface foam and dense lacing.

s: Citrus, leaning to orange.

t: Follows the nose somewhat with a heavy hop bite over a biscuit malt base, bitter finish.

m: Medium to full, great body and carbonation tingle.

o: A hefty DIPA, refreshing and enjoyable with plenty of citrusy hop bitterness.

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4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I got this from bauermj in recent BIF. It pours honey gold with a sticky little white head. Lots of pineapple and grapefruit on the nose. The taste follows the nose, with a real bitter lingering finish. The beer has a sticky mouth feel and is full/medium in body. A solid overall DIPA.

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Photo of teromous
3.08/5  rDev -23.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A: It's crystal clear with a nice medium amber color. The head is pretty minimal and it looks pretty light on carbonation.

S: It has a bit of citrus and a little pine in the hop character. I can smell the malt a bit. It's a pretty mellow scent though, and really not what I expected from a 2XIPA...it should have 2x the scent!

T: It's pretty mellow. I honestly can't believe this is 8.2%abv...it's amazing how well they can hide it in this light bodied beer. The hop bitterness is pretty low...seems more in line with a standard IPA. There isn't much hop character other than standard bitterness.

M: The mouthfeel is played back a bit too much. This is probably the carbonation because it doesn't have enough *zing* to it. The bitterness is nice. Overall it's about average for an IPA...

O: Overall it's a good beer. I really like it as an IPA and I guess you could call it imperial by the alcohol volume. I would have liked more hop aroma and some non-bittering hop flavor. I didn't get the citrus hop flavor I smelled. I would drink it again, mostly because it's one of the few ST IPAs that I can get in a regular sized bottle...and it has a decent price tag. It's not my favorite of their IPAs though.

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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4.16/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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5/5  rDev +24.1%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.04/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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

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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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3.92/5  rDev -2.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -19.4%

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4.07/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a nonic.

Appearance: Pours a fairly clear light amber color with about two fingers worth of head. Retention is poor, but lacing is amazing. Much more transparent and "light"-looking than is typical for the style.

Smell: Hops, grapefruit, pine, and biscuity malts. Not quite a hop-bomb, but still smells great. Not as strong as the usual DIPA aroma-wise.

Taste: Pretty reserved for the style. This is the archetypical hops/pine/grapefruit, followed up by biscuit malts. Nothing done poorly, nothing done exceptionally. Just a good brew that probably tastes closer to a normal IPA than a DIPA. Hell, Southern Tier's "Pale" just might be hoppier than this, unless my memory is deceiving me.

Mouthfeel: Smooth and medium bodied.

Drinkability: Hides it's ABV very well, this is extremely drinkable.

This isn't nearly as strong as any of the other DIPAs I've had flavor wise, but it's still an excellent beer.

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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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