Live | Southern Tier Brewing Company

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88
very good
1,529 Ratings
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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:
1,529
Reviews:
253
Avg:
3.93
pDev:
10.43%
 
 
Wants:
37
Gots:
368
For Trade:
2
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Photo of deadonhisfeet
3.49/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a New Belgium snifter. Pours out a hazy apricot color with about a finger of off-white foam. Rather poor retention for a bottle-conditioned ale. The nose sports a nice grassy hop character with notes of lemon and grapefruit.

The beer has a light-medium body. Faint caramel-like malt notes up front are immediately overtaken by the taste of American hops. Lemon notes predominate and carry to a mild, dry finish. No diacetyl. Not much lingering flavor, but refreshing.

Overall, a nice refreshing pale ale, but not very memorable. I realize it's not an IPA, but a bit more depth and complexity would be nice. I feel it definitely needs a bit more malt presence.

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Photo of CWhite
3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

Photo of Audi4awrangler
3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

Photo of laituegonflable
3.91/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Sampled at Santora's Pizza in Amherst.

Pours a pale gold, with a foamy, dense white head that is just beautiful. Awesome retention with a thick film of lacing left behind. Pay attention: this is how a pale ale should look.

Tangy fruit on the nose, big citrus characters with passionfruit tang. Somewhat Southern hemisphere notes come through, pine and lychee with some spicy pine needle. Very enticing indeed.

Taste is a little subdued. Plenty of hop with lychee, pineapple and passion flavours. Lime and candied orange as well. Overall though a little lacking in malt. Nice hop notes but there just isn't all that much there.

Foamy feel, almost sudsy. Bit of fizz. OK for style.

Very nice pale, just wanting a little more oomph on the palate.

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Photo of AdamBear
4.46/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

A-cloudy gold with a thin white head

S-hoppy corn with a decent scent of grass. Good strength

T-comes in with a pretty bitter flavor of corny grains and citrus. Very crisp and light. Good matching after-taste.

M-crisp medium carbonation with good creamy finish. Perfect feel.

O-an extremely easy drinking pale ale. Definitely one that I recommend to others. I could get a case of this as long as it's fresh.

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Photo of Lantern
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of Mojo
4.05/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle -> Dogfish Head Glass

A - very hazy medium gold, small one finger head, good retention, and decent lacing.

S - citrus, orange peel, pine, bread, grass

T - brings the grapefruit up front, with a semi dry bitter finish.

M - very pleasing with decent thickness and good carbonation.

O - not quite as good as SNPA, but darn good. I wouldn't turn this one down if it comes my way again.

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Photo of Giggy
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of Hoptopher
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of tbeer40
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of Cynic-ale
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of mpalestino
2.25/5  rDev -42.7%

Photo of czillmer
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of mtalley999
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of RMoeNay
3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

Photo of bluejacket74
4.06/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

32 ounce growler from Blacklick Wine and Spirits. Served in a pint glass, the beer pours a clear dark gold color with about an inch frothy off-white head. Head retention and lacing are both good. The brew smells mostly like citrusy (grapefruit, tropical fruit) and pine hops, and some bready/wheat malt. It tastes like citrusy (grapefruit, citrus rind, mango) hops, pine hops, and bready malt. Taste doesn't seem to have as much kick as compared to the aroma. Mouthfeel/body is light/medium, it's a bit slick and coating, and has good carbonation. It's easy enough to drink! Really wouldn't have had a problem getting a regular size growler of this. It's a good pale ale, I liked it.

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Photo of Chris77McGrath
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of JandJMD
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of zonker17
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of fuzzcherry
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of freewill35
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of neckbracesub
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of Jonada
3.81/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Pours a golden yellow color with 2 fingers of a white soapy head (good retention and lacing). Some yeast poured out of the bottle producing a heavy lava lamp effect.

Smell: Grapefruit, orange, grass, some tropical fruit, slight malt sweetness.

Taste: Medium bitterness upfront which carries through to the finish. Flavors are bitter grapefruit, pine, herbal.

Mouthfeel: Light/medium bodied with medium carbonation. Super dry finish.

Overall: Pretty good and refreshing pale ale for a decent price. Worth picking up a 6 pack.

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Photo of BeerForMuscle
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of Rgalvin
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Live from Southern Tier Brewing Company
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