Southern Tier Brewing Company

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Southern Tier Brewing Company
New York, United States
Imperial IPA
Ranked #2,347
Ranked #26,086
3.55 | pDev: 9.58%
May 08, 2023
Feb 24, 2022
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Rated: 3.53 by alexsergio from New York

May 08, 2023
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Reviewed by nblake5199 from North Carolina

3.7/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Purchased a 12 pack of multiple dipas from Souther Tier. I was excited to try this west coast dipa. This beer is average at best. Looks and smells fantastic but the happiness and taste isn't what I expected. I will finish the other two that came in the 12 pack but won't seek this beer out. This is your average ipa....cause it's not happy enough to be a dipa
Oct 23, 2022
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Reviewed by schoolboy from Ohio

3.79/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
I think I had one or more of these in a previous year. My son liked this one more than the others in the 2x sampler (I preferred the hazy and the original).

This one opens a pretty golden with fine head. It is nearly clear. The aroma is a hoppy and malty affair but not real strong. The taste is a bit dark (the lightest shade of dark) and boozy with plenty of malty taste coming through. I think it should be cleaner and fresher.

Recommended, but get the regular 2xIPA for a creamier taste or 2xHazy for a juicy taste. I prefer either of those and these ratings may be a little high.
Oct 11, 2022
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Reviewed by mvanaskie13 from Pennsylvania

3.37/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Poured into a grip shaped goblet: color is gold, head is off white and presents 1/2 finger thick, head then dissipates to thin top and ring along glass sides, some lacing.

Smell is odd with notes of burnt sugar, citrus, caramel, grapenut like malt note.

Taste is similar with citrus, pepper, earth, grapenut, light caramel - it just comes together oddly. I used to be excited/seek out ST IPAs and this one does disappoint.

Mouthfeel is low/moderate carbonation, low/moderate sweetness, moderate bitterness.

Overall - an odd tasting IPA, especially coming from ST.
Aug 25, 2022
Rated: 3.91 by jameswaldo from New York

Aug 13, 2022
Rated: 3.65 by RBorsato from Virginia

Aug 09, 2022
Rated: 3.5 by strengthdoc from Connecticut

Aug 05, 2022
Rated: 3.58 by jak from North Carolina

Jul 25, 2022
Rated: 3.71 by Danzifer from Ohio

Jul 06, 2022
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Reviewed by ZebulonXZogg from Illinois

3.37/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
Pours a foggy gold, decent white head, a bit of lacing. Aroma of citrus rind and some hops, taste follows but it seems "musty". Creamy mouthfeel excellent carbonation. One and done.
Jun 22, 2022
Rated: 3.68 by ScottyB515 from Ohio

Jun 13, 2022
Rated: 3.62 by BuxMontBeerLover from Pennsylvania

May 29, 2022
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Reviewed by RonaldTheriot from Louisiana

4.67/5  rDev +31.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
2XPerimental has a thick, egg-shell colored, creamy foam, with a translucent orange-gold appearance and heavy lacing. The aroma is of mint, white wheat bread, and some sort of fruit. The flavor is of spicy bread crust, a touch of mint, white wheat bread, and mild bitterness. 2XPerimental has a high-medium body and a drying finish.

May 28, 2022
Rated: 3.67 by guzzleacoldone from Ohio

May 28, 2022
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Reviewed by izraelc from New York

3.25/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
Pours a light ckear amber. Light foam. Hoppy aroma. Big hop body. Tastes a little muddled. Somewhat soapy. Slight bitter finish. A little tangy. Not really the best experiment. Better get back in the lab.
May 22, 2022
Rated: 3.5 by ssimpson89 from Illinois

Apr 29, 2022
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Rated by Captain69 from Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
hoppy ipa great beer to drink all day
Apr 21, 2022
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Reviewed by mikeinportc from New York

3.52/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5
BB date : 8/5/22. Let warm for fifteen minutes, before opening.

Barely-hazy orangey-gold, with two fingers of ivory head, that leaves thin streaks of lacing.

Smell is orange rind, initially somewhat sharp, becoming more marmalade-like as the head fades. Slight resiny pine and a touch of biscuity malt also become apparent as the head draws down.

Taste is also mostly orange, but not like the aroma. A bit difficult to describe, as I don't think I've ever encountered this exact taste. Mandarin, &/or blood orange, but past its prime, maybe even a after a partial freeze? Also some of the pine and malt present in the aroma, but more muted. Light orange rind bitterness lingers after.

Feel is medium , smooth, slightly creamy, with moderate, very fine carbonation, that give a little bite at finish.

Overall, this is odd, and a bit muddled. Looks good, feels good, taste is part weird, part missing . That said, it could grow on me, IF somebody gave it to me. ;) I won't be seeking it out again for myself. After having the first two colder, I'd definitely advise letting it warm up to 50F +/- , at least. This one is much better than the previous two. :) If I had rated it cold(ish) , it'd probably be ~ .50 lower.
Apr 19, 2022
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Reviewed by DavetotheB from Pennsylvania

3.05/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
From a 12oz can dated best by 8/5/22 into a pint glass.

Pours a translucent amber with about three fingers of white head. Decent retention, ok lacing.

Smells very lightly of citrus and a hint of pineapple.

Tastes are faint as well. Getting a hint of sweet citrus in the taste and a mixture of pine and alcohol.

Light, slightly sticky mouthfeel. Not much aftertaste. Low carbonation.

If the experiment was to make a boring beer, this was a success. It's drinkable, but not much going on here. Move along...
Apr 16, 2022
Rated: 3.69 by Burgy from Minnesota

Apr 14, 2022
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Reviewed by jzeilinger from Pennsylvania

3.36/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
A - Pours a medium to dark gold color with a billowy, rocky, white head and steady carbonation.

S - Aroma is light to the point of almost non-existent. Very delicate pineapple and citrus on the nose, not much more. Overall aroma is odd.

T - Light malt along with a weird citrus and a small amount of fruit rind pepper dankness.

M - Big medium body.

O - There's really no personality to this beer, will pass next time.
Apr 12, 2022
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Reviewed by Roguer from Connecticut

3.36/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5
Excellent head production, retention, and lacing. Crystal clear golden body.

Fairly mild aroma, with notes of lemon, honey, grass, resin, pepper, and a touch of dankness.

Semi-sweet on the palate, with a big dose of doughy white bread malts, honey, and a banana-like yeast expression. Not much in the way of hops, with notes of peach and coconut - and that's about it. Somehow drinks more like a BSPA than a WC IIPA, with moderate to low bitterness, as well.

This tastes OK, but it seems like a big stylistic miss. In fact, I think it tastes pretty decent, not entirely unlike a tropical drink you might enjoy on a cruise, but if you were expecting the bracing bitterness of a throwback IIPA, you will be profoundly disappointed.
Apr 10, 2022
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Reviewed by DrDemento456 from Pennsylvania

3.7/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
A bit conflicted on this one on one hand it was pretty balanced has a good hop bite and wasn't too bitter on the other hand it didn't really pack as much punch or flavor compared to the regular 2xIPA which is good but not really wowing anybody lately. Not bad but I wouldn't have it again
Apr 07, 2022
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Reviewed by MrOH from Malta

3.4/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
Clear gold, nice white head, great retention and lacing
Floral and citrus on the nose
Citrus and spice hop flavor, slight bready, sweet malt, bitter finish
Medium bodied, a little sticky, and appropriately carbonated
It's beer
Mar 24, 2022
Rated: 3.8 by Wizzle32 from Pennsylvania

Mar 23, 2022
Rated: 3.82 by hozersr from Pennsylvania

Mar 23, 2022
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Reviewed by teromous from Virginia

2.63/5  rDev -25.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3
From the bottom of the can: "BEST BY 08/05/22 LKW22034110623FL"

Appearance: The body of the beer is a nice copper color that trends a bit darker. It has good clarity with a mild opalescence. The head is large, white, and fluffy. It has good head retention and very nice lacing. It is a very good looking beer.

Aroma: Oddly there doesn't seem to be any aroma. Inhaling extremely deeply and covering the top of the glass only gives off a very, very, very light aroma of spearmint bubblegum. It is a very disappointing and almost completely nonexistent aroma.

Taste: Clove comes through at first, along with what tastes like juniper berries. Towards the center of the palate there is more juniper berry and a touch of mint. Slightly bitter mint in the aftertaste. The finish is more juniper and a touch of mint. The flavors in the beer feel out of place and disjointed.

Mouthfeel: It is an easy to drink beer with a body that rests on the upper side of light. The can states that this is "8.2% ALC BY VOL" and it does a phenomenal job of hiding that. It has a hop bitterness that is medium and trends on the lower side. It drinks noticeably well.

Overall: The can states that this is a "BOLD, DANK, NEW HOP FLAVOR" and that it is a "WEST COAST-STYLE DOUBLE IPA." The flavors taste a lot like juniper berry, mint, and a touch of clove which seems more like it would fit in a Christmas Ale than a West Coast IPA. It is an interesting enough beer that people might enjoy it just for the novelty of experiencing it, but I would never substitute this for an average West Coast IPA. I wouldn't buy it again but I wouldn't stop a person from trying it either.
Mar 21, 2022
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Reviewed by KT3418 from Colorado

3.14/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3
This doesn't taste bad but it's a sweet sugary rush kinda like when you bite down on the cream soda or Pina colada dum dum sucker. It's okay ill finish the can but mehhh
Feb 24, 2022
2XPerimental from Southern Tier Brewing Company
Beer rating: 82 out of 100 with 28 ratings