Southern Tier Brewing Company

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Southern Tier Brewing Company
New York, United States
Imperial IPA
Ranked #2,222
Ranked #22,315
3.72 | pDev: 10.48%
May 08, 2023
Feb 23, 2022
Southern Tier’s 2XCITRUS blooms ripe with fresh-squeezed flavor. This Double IPA is both tangy and sweet making it totally refreshing. Brewed with brilliant synergy between juicy fruit and hops, masterfully mingling delicious flavors of hand-picked Simcoe hops with orange and grapefruit.
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Rated: 3.46 by alexsergio from New York

May 08, 2023
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Reviewed by CHickman from New York

3.84/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Pours cloudy dark orange color with a 2 finger thick white foamy head that faded slowly and left really good camouflage lacing. It smells like a red grapefruit sliced in half, dipped into fresh squeezed orange juice with lemon juice added in for additional zest. A trailing whiff of biscuit peeks through but this is basically all grapefruit in the nose.

Tastes like it smells with strong red grapefruit up front, then fresh squeezed orange juice, tangerine, lemon juice, yuzu, light pineapple, coriander, peppery spices and biscuit. It’s too bitter for me and one dimensional, but it hit the mark on what they attempted to do.
Nov 26, 2022
Rated: 3.82 by TheEpeeist from Maryland

Nov 02, 2022
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Reviewed by schoolboy from Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
This is the last of the 2x twelve pack I bought at the brewery. I may have tried this once before and it is just OK.

It pours yellow, translucent and with fine head. There is a bit of a deep hue in there underneath the yellow. The aroma is clean and citrus. The taste is bittered up by citrus in an otherwise mild tasting, easy drinking ale. It finishes pretty clean.

Recommended. I liked this the least of the 2x pack but I had tried all of them before. My son liked this one more than I did.
Oct 14, 2022
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Reviewed by mvanaskie13 from Pennsylvania

3.74/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Poured into a grip shaped, wide mouth goblet: color is gold, transparent, head is off white and presents 1/2 inch thick and dissipates to thin top, limited lacing on the glass sides.

Smell is citrus - orange and grapefruit, pith and juice, then hops with citric and herbal notes, pine undertone; malt is caramel and base malt.

Taste is similar with initial citrus heavy flavor and backing malt base: orange/grapefruit pith/juice, citric hops, earth and light pine.

Mouthfeel is moderate carbonation, moderate bitterness, moderate sweetness - citric bite lingering.

Overall a heavy citrus but not sweet/juicy citrus IPA - flavor seems somewhat artificial and a lingering bite on the tongue could be the acidic after effects.
Aug 29, 2022
Rated: 4.04 by Hefsbeercaps from Ohio

Aug 06, 2022
Rated: 3.75 by strengthdoc from Connecticut

Aug 04, 2022
Rated: 3.68 by jak from North Carolina

Jul 25, 2022
Rated: 3.95 by RBorsato from Virginia

Jul 23, 2022
Rated: 3.77 by DVMin98 from North Carolina

Jun 20, 2022
Rated: 4.05 by ScottyB515 from Ohio

Jun 13, 2022
Rated: 3.75 by bigred89 from Maryland

Jun 11, 2022
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Reviewed by 1009 from Massachusetts

2.52/5  rDev -32.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75
So I was at my cousins high school grad cookout this evening and was beyond delighted to see an array of Southern Tier IPAs chilling in the cooler. This one immediately caught my eye, but I think the can design and premise of the beer kinda out weigh the actual beverage. There’s too much going on here. This is such a big beer that it’s hard to decipher the flavors from one another. It wasn’t all that refreshing and honestly was hard to drink. Southern Tier is great. The other beers in the cooler were just a little better than this one and I was left disappointed.
Jun 08, 2022
Rated: 3.74 by guzzleacoldone from Ohio

Jun 04, 2022
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Reviewed by BuxMontBeerLover from Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
One of four beers in a Southern Tier IPA variety pack.

Pours a golden, orange color. Semi-opaque but not hazy. A foamy one-finger off-white head on the initial pour.

Aromas of orange peel and citrus.

A definite fruit forward IPA. Orange and grapefruit are the initial tastes followed by a slight bitterness. Very good IPA. Refreshing.

Medium carbonation.

Overall, a very good IPA. As the can states “Fruited Double IPA” is what this beer is. Very citrusy, orange dominates the flavor profile. A beer I’d seek out again…cheers!
May 28, 2022
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Reviewed by RonaldTheriot from Louisiana

4.73/5  rDev +27.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
2XCitrus has a medium, off-white head and a semi-clear, translucent, orange-gold, bubbly appearance, with some lacing. The aroma is an even amount of citrus and white bread crust. The flavor is similar, with moderate bitterness. 2XCitrus has a medium body and a dry-side finish.

May 26, 2022
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Reviewed by izraelc from New York

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Pours a clear orange. Thick foam. Sweet orange aroma. Big orange and hop body. Malt finish with a slight bitterness. Tastes like a wheat beer mixed with an IPA. Not bad but a bit unnecessary.
May 14, 2022
Rated: 3.87 by ssimpson89 from Illinois

Apr 23, 2022
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Rated by Captain69 from Illinois

3.79/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
another great ipa from this brewery - slitly citrus taste great beer
Apr 22, 2022
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Reviewed by Roguer from Connecticut

3.58/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3
Very good head production, retention, and lacing. Body is an orange gold hue and almost crystal clear - transparent, but with a bit of fine sediment out of suspension.

The added citrus is prominent on the nose, standing out above the hops. Orange, grapefruit, flowers, lemon, lime ... and that's about it. It's a wonderfully inviting albeit singularly-focused aroma.

Similar on the palate, although there's more presentation from the hops, malt, and even yeast. In addition to mandarin orange, ruby red grapefruit, lemon, and lime, there are notes of honey, honeysuckle, white bread, cracker, banana, mango, and a touch of bright herbs. The banana is a touch too strong, taking away from any expressed bitterness, to the detriment of the beer as a whole.
Apr 17, 2022
2XCitrus from Southern Tier Brewing Company
Beer rating: 85 out of 100 with 28 ratings