Live | Southern Tier Brewing Company

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88
very good
1,522 Ratings
THE BROS
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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:
1,522
Reviews:
250
Avg:
3.92
pDev:
10.46%
 
 
Wants:
36
Gots:
364
For Trade:
2
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,522 |  Reviews: 250
Photo of outdoor7or24
3.73/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of zekeman17
3.52/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of archero
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of q33jeff
3.56/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

**
03/30/2014
This is my 3rd live over the last 2 week’s or so, but have not sat and rated until now. Aroma Is hops, pine, oak, floral notes. Look is medium yellow, medium white head, lacing lasting well into drinking. Taste is vegetable, hops, slightly salty aftertaste. Feel is lively and crisp. Not bad.

I feel this is better than the Southern tier Gemini. Though Gemini seems to get more praise.
**

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Photo of jrfehon33
3.79/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of corywalston
4.09/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of SonOfKyuss
3.58/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Oakley
3.82/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AmitC
3.69/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GratefulBeerGuy
4.15/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

An orange gold color with "live" bits and bubbles swirling around. A tight, rather dense white foam crown dissipates very slow. Lace all day.
Sweet tropical fruits pop out with big whaffs from the Citra hops. Citra has been a favorite hop for a few years now. Sour yeast and light honey malt round out the aroma.
The feel very light, jazzy and crispy, juicy finish.
The flavor is amazingly clean and crisp with a wonderful hop bite. Spicy, tropical fruit and crisp earthy tones round out the flavor spectrum. The yeast provides a very LIVE flavor and feel, crisp wheat, crisp malt and the Citra goes from all fruity in the nose to earthy and spicy on the tongue.
A deep but refreshing effect, very potent depth but amazinly easy to steady quoff.

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Photo of MKrauss
4.41/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of barneysdad
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HamdenHector
3.49/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: crystal clear; medium gold in color; less than a 1 finger white head that receded to a thin collar; no lacing;

S: tropical fruit - mostly pineapple grapefruit;

T: pineapple and grapefruit from start to finish; restrained at first, then comes on stronger and fades quickly on the finish; mild to moderate bitterness at the end;

M: medium bodied; moderate carbonation;

O: enjoyable; refreshing;

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Photo of parkwood
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of George2744
4.27/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TedStrosser
3.78/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JimbodoBeer
4.4/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of NeckBeijing
4.64/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Extremely drinkable, yet remains extremely flavorful and hoppy. This beer is light and drinkable and great for the summertime. I have noticed this beer becoming less available in the local area near the brewery, hope they don't phase this out and continue to push the lesser beer of Tangier. Regardless, this a major go-to for me and always a solid choice.

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Photo of mjurney
4.04/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Appearance:
Dark gold color, hazy. Lots of bubbles streaming. Thick rocky head.

Aroma:
Tons of citrus hops, orange, pineapple, sweet malts, very crisp.

Taste/Finish/Body:
Hop forward, citrus, bitter orange, pineapple, a little resiny. Sweet malt background. Finish is very crisp and tangy. Light bodied, crisp, refreshing, slight oily, dry, highly drinkable.

Overall:
It's very good American Pale Ale.

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Photo of 322wingedfoot
3.52/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of drpimento
3.53/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Not a bad APA, but nothing really distinctive. Bittersweet, hoppy, soft palate. pleasant. But as I said, not a standout. I'd have it again if it was the best choice.

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Photo of dsa7783
3.78/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Verona Inn. Pours a straw-colored, slightly hazy amber yellow hue. Minimal head. Pleasant nuances of pine and citrus predominate. Mouthfeel slick. Strong citrus flavor with moderate hops present. A solid, sessionable brew.

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Photo of RBorsato
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JayKay412
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Gkruszewski
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Live from Southern Tier Brewing Company
3.92 out of 5 based on 1,522 ratings.
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