Southern Tier Brewing Company

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Southern Tier Brewing Company
New York, United States
IPA - New England
Ranked #2,648
Ranked #20,982
3.74 | pDev: 6.95%
May 10, 2022
Feb 24, 2022
Very Good
Notes: Southern Tier’s 2XHAZE is an absolute flavor bomb. Hazy golden orange, with a soft body and booming with tropical flavor, this Double IPA is smooth and beguiling. The supreme drinkability of 2X beers will have you in awe as you keep up with their daring 8.2% ABV. Now you too, have The 2X Factor.

2XHAZE is brewed to bold strength with an absurd amount of hops, three times a standard IPA, and then dry-hopped relentlessly on four different days. Now that’s the 2X Factor.
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4.03 by ScottyB515 from Ohio on May 10, 2022
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3.55/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
by DavetotheB from Pennsylvania

From a 12oz can dated best by 8/9/22 into a pint glass.

Pours a very hazy pale orangish yellow with about two fingers of white head. Ok retention, decent enough lacing.

Smell is all citrus. Oranges, tangerines, maybe a bit of grapefruit.

Taste is a little more dank. Citrus is in there, but also some pine and wet earth.

Little bit of and acidic hit in the mouthfeel. Highly carbonated. Medium-bodied.

This isn't bad, but it's nothing special. Folks must like it though. Saw it in 12 packs today. I'd stick with ST's IPA and DIPA before this.

May 07, 2022
4.1 by cindiwindi1025 from Michigan on Apr 30, 2022
3.96 by ssimpson89 from Illinois on Apr 24, 2022
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3.6/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by Captain69 from Illinois

nice hoppy ipa a all day drinking beer enjoy

Apr 22, 2022
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3.52/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by mvanaskie13 from Pennsylvania

Poured into a grip shaped goblet: color is straw gold, hazy but not dense looking, head is off white with fine to small bubbles, head presents 1 finger thick, then dissipates to a thin top, limited lacing.

Smell is candied citrus, pineapple (light), light biscuit, some pine, cattiness, light onion.

Taste is similar with candied fruit, citrus, pineapple, pine, biscuit, light onion, cattiness - somewhat base hazy ipa flavor which as a style is becoming tiresome. Not in my top 5 of ST IPAs.

Mouthfeel is low carbonation, moderate sweetness, fuller presence from the oat/wheat, lower bitterness that allows for fuller feel and lingering sweetness.

Overall this comes through as a base hazy ipa in presentation, aroma, and flavor - not a new spin on the 'hazy but not NE' sub-style. I would hop for a different hop profile, maltier presence or higher bitterness from ST but these seems to fill the hazy base for them.

Apr 19, 2022
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3.96/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by Roguer from Connecticut

Modest head production and retention. Body is indeed quite hazy, nearly opaque, but not the pulpy murk bomb of so many in the style.

Wonderfully hoppy aroma, with big notes of pine, candied orange, grapefruit, mango, and pineapple. Slightly weedy.

Extremely lively bite. Nice presentation for an 8.2% ABV IIPA, but lacking any pillowy softness you should expect from the style.

Very juicy on the palate, with the heavy semi-sweet malt base complementing the hops. Notes of mango, passionfruit, lemon drops, tangerine, white bread, cracker, and mild green herbs and dankness. Moderate bitterness.

Overall, this is the best hop-forward profile I've had from Southern Tier in a long time. It's not a world-class NE-style IIPA, but it's a very tasty beer overall.

Apr 16, 2022
4.06 by Burgy from Minnesota on Apr 11, 2022
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3.11/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75
by MrOH from Malta

Hazy orange, thin white head, good retention, spotty lace
Smells like mango and passionfruit
Passionfruit, mango, and cream of wheat, slightly astringent
Thin but fluffy, low carbonation
no thanks

Mar 24, 2022
3.56 by Wizzle32 from Pennsylvania on Mar 23, 2022
3.55 by hozersr from Pennsylvania on Mar 23, 2022
3.84 by DVMin98 from North Carolina on Mar 22, 2022
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3.45/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
by teromous from Virginia

From the bottom of the can: "BEST BY 08/09/22 LKW22038195634FL"

Appearance: The body is semi-transparent, allowing some fuzzy shadows through. It has a cloudy gold color to it with a white head. The head is short and fluffy with alright retention and some short slopes of lacing on the glass.

Aroma: It smelled of citrus as soon as it was poured. Getting closer to the glass there are notes of orange and grapefruit. It smells nice. A light bit of alcohol aroma is in the background.

Taste: Up front is a tangy bite of orange and grapefruit. As it passes to the middle of the tongue there is a very light peach flavor. Towards the middle of the tongue the flavors become very muted. There isn't a lot going on at the back of the tongue. A little bit of alcohol presence on the finish. There is also a bit of a sugary aftertaste around the mouth which is odd.

Mouthfeel: It is light bodied with a bit of hop bite and just a medium-low hop bitterness. It has a bit of an awkward drinkability due to some of the bite and the alcohol presence.

Overall: The beer as a whole is alright, but it only floats just above average when compared to a lot of the other attempts at a New England Style IPA. It has some nice citrus aromas and flavors but they feel a bit muted. This beer came in a mix-pack and that's really where it seems to work best. I could drink it again if it were mixed with other beers but it isn't something I would buy a six-pack of. It's worth trying but I wouldn't jump to recommend it.

Mar 21, 2022
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3.83/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by BB1313 from Ohio

Best by 8/24/22. 12oz can poured into a tulip.

Pours a hazy and murky yellowish golden; fluffy white head that fades leaving solid retention and lacing. It looks like your typical New England IPA.

The aromas have a nice blend of citrus, tropical and floral notes. Hints of cracker. Malts are there.

The flavors follow the nose. More citrus and tropical notes fighting each other. Lots of orange and pineapple leading the way. Some coconut in the mix. Subtle sweetness. Moderate to low bitterness. Malts do their thing. Finishes juicy. Alcohol goes unnoticed.

Mouthfeel is medium to full-bodied with active carbonation. It's sharp, fluffy and smooth.

This is a pretty solid New England IPA. Solid aromas and flavors. It has just about everything that you would look for in the style, more or less. Not bad at all.

Mar 19, 2022
3.88 by buzzedup from Pennsylvania on Mar 14, 2022
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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by KT3418 from Colorado

This one doesn't taste bad either but it seems kinda sweet in a candy way again. Decent flavor overall though. Good bit of mango/pineapple

Feb 24, 2022
2XHAZE from Southern Tier Brewing Company
Beer rating: 85 out of 100 with 17 ratings