Live | Southern Tier Brewing Company

BA SCORE
88
very good
1,523 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Southern Tier Brewing Company
New York, United States
southerntierbrewing.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by rab53 on 10-30-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,523
Reviews:
250
Avg:
3.92
pDev:
10.46%
 
 
Wants:
36
Gots:
364
For Trade:
2
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1.25/5  rDev -68.1%

Photo of Beejis60
1.66/5  rDev -57.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

I want to state that I've had this on tap at Southern Tier about 6 months ago and thought it was incredible. By far their best beer ever. However, THIS review is based on the newly released 6 pack bottles.

A- Same as on draft. Clear, yellow, thin, etc.
S- decent. Very very very faint hop profile. To me, it seemed the aroma changed, granted, before drinking.
T- I had to say out loud WTF. It's a complete 180 as what it was on tap at the brewpub. ZERO citrus. I mean, ZERO citrus. ZERO hops. Overcarbonated, extremely watery. Reminded me a lot of miller light. I'm very upset about this.
M- As aforementioned; overcarbonated (burning tongue and nose) and very very thin and watery.
O- Terrible. I hope they just changed their formula for this because I don't believe my tastes have changed. I was extremely excited to see this at the store a few days ago and now, I'm extremely pissed. The bottle has a DOB of 2/25 too so it couldn't have gone off. I drank a whole 6er over the past few days before making this review to confirm that it was THIS bad, and unfortunately, it is. I sent out a few bombers to friends about a month or two ago and they said it was also very good, so again, I certainly hope this was just a badly-packaged 6er...

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2/5  rDev -49%

Photo of djre4orm
2/5  rDev -49%

Photo of rmcnamee
2/5  rDev -49%

Photo of WraythOsu
2.25/5  rDev -42.6%

Photo of mpalestino
2.25/5  rDev -42.6%

Photo of richkrull
2.5/5  rDev -36.2%

Photo of dparker7
2.5/5  rDev -36.2%

Photo of brpendergast85
2.5/5  rDev -36.2%

Photo of clfrost
2.5/5  rDev -36.2%

Photo of StaveHooks
2.5/5  rDev -36.2%

Photo of Sabtos
2.52/5  rDev -35.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of fx20736
2.54/5  rDev -35.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

From Southern Tier's 'Pack O Pales mixed 12 pack. Poured into a Duvel tulip at fridge temp.

Look: Hazy peach. Thin white head.

Smell: light eucalyptus/ cat pee

Taste: onion

Feel: a little flat

Overall: the sum is not good but it's not as bad as I describe

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2.68/5  rDev -31.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

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2.75/5  rDev -29.8%

Photo of mscudder
2.75/5  rDev -29.8%

Photo of JonAdams
2.75/5  rDev -29.8%

Photo of CreightonSM
2.75/5  rDev -29.8%

Photo of Pgibbore
2.8/5  rDev -28.6%

Photo of Crownie
2.82/5  rDev -28.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2.5

Had it on draft... Live beasts didn't seem to impart much

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Photo of KWolf
2.9/5  rDev -26%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Seanecy
2.92/5  rDev -25.5%

Photo of macpfb03
2.93/5  rDev -25.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of Adam7m
2.99/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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