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Live Bottle Conditioned Pale Ale | Southern Tier Brewing Company

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Live Bottle Conditioned Pale AleLive Bottle Conditioned Pale Ale
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3.89/5
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1,535 Ratings
Live Bottle Conditioned Pale AleLive Bottle Conditioned Pale Ale
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:
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Added by rab53 on 10-30-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#7,563
Reviews:
253
Ratings:
1,535
pDev:
10.54%
Bros Score:
3.66
 
 
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38
Gots:
369
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,535 |  Reviews: 253
Photo of berkshire413
3.5/5  rDev -10%

Photo of Boca-X
3.93/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Pokal glass, a beautiful golden hew, cloudy but not chunky. Lots of tiny, little bubbles. No head but that was do to the fact I decanted it very slowly from bottle to glass, leaving an 1/8 of an inch of sediment in the bottom of the bottle. I rarely do this but Southern Tier's website suggested it, they brew this beer, I listened.

Floral hoppyness on the nose. First sip, light on the mouth, perfect carbonation, very balanced hop, orange peel, a hint of lemon, somewhat dry but very smooth. Very little lacing as I continue my consumption.

A very easy drinking APA, smooth, BALANCED, hoppy, liquid gold. Would easily buy again, cheers!

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Photo of SavageHopHead
4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

Photo of Ozzie1111
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of JCarey
3.83/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured in to a snifter glass with a slight tulip shape.

Very subtle hop aroma and smell, pleasantly surprising how much the malt comes out in the nose. I would have to agree with ST and say it was a light copper, almost golden or blonde. Very clear, slightly carbonated, not undercarb'd. A fair bit of sediment settled in the glass. ST says there is a hop dominated flavor, which I don't get. The taste feels very balanced to me for a Pale Ale, the finish is where I get the most hop bitterness. It's slightly sweet, but very well rounded with the malts and hops. A lot of citrus and pine, slightly fruity. Mouthfeel is light, and with a 5.5 ABV very much drinkable and feels session worthy.

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Photo of BigOldOaf
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Lelampp
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of mletten
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Gambrinus1184
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of mattmarka1
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of grumpygerman
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of FHSPSU67
4.75/5  rDev +22.1%

Photo of puboflyons
3.67/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

From the 12. fl.oz. bottle. Sampled on January 14, 2014.

The pour is a slightly cloudy golden yellow-orange tone with a white fizzy head that is short lasting.

The aroma has a nice toasted malt character with a fruity, floral sort of hop character. Also earthy. Smells fairly fresh.

The body is light to medium.

The taste is more sweet than many IPA's but there is a kind of juicy watermelon note on it as well, which I did not expect. The fruity character tends to take it all over. Moderate bitter finale.

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Photo of BennyThon
4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

Photo of gr8zehaman
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of mrskunk
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of jtoledo04
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of ryan1788a5
4.1/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

A: Golden in color and hazy. Big, energetic, and bubbly white head. Retention is awesome and lacing is clumpy and aggressively sticky.

S: Raw leafy hops, pithy, tropical fruit aromas of mango, blood orange, and sugary white grapefruit. A little bit yeasty. Suggestions of a crackery malt base, hints of toast.

T: Raw leafy hop power. Bitterness is formidable. Tobacco. Bitter white grapefruit. More subtle hints of tangerine and mango. Yeasty. Crackery malt base lets the hops dominate. Very dry finish leaves all the raking and bitter hop power to linger.

M: Medium bodied. Lots of raw, raking hop astringency. Carbonation seems to accentuate the hop oils. A lightly creamy malt base is glossed over as the hop oils muscle in on the feel.

O: A very raw and powerful hop-centric pale ale that uses Citra quite obviously as its focal point. A little bit of rough yeast character adds to the raw feel of it too. More of a 'Shock and Awe' approach from Southern Tier, as they normally make very clean and focused beers. It's punishing in a good way, if you're a hop head and you like that sort of thing. It draws some comparisons to Zombie Dust in the way it wields the citra hop. A great buy at its price point and availability, and the concert ticket marketing really works for it. Great concept, great execution.

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Photo of ONUMello
3.77/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle dated 7/9/13 poured into a pint glass
A: Hazy orangeish yellow with a one-finger head
S: Lots of florals, hops, a bit of light malt
T: Like the nose: tons and tons of florals, some pine/citrus hops, light malt
M: Medium-bodied, crisp
O: I'd love to try this even fresher but it's nice as is

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Photo of TeamMathis
4.16/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Light orange. Small lace remained.
Smell: Grapefruit and citrus.
Taste: Citrus and grapefruit.

Delicious. The smell and taste is perfect; exactly what I love about hoppy beers: the grapefruit and citrus. Through and through, that's the theme, and it doesn't disappoint. The taste seems more akin to the IPA than just the Pale Ale. I wouldn't hesitate to get this again.

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Photo of rwshelton2
4.31/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of shoretaxi
4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

Photo of beerdudetj
5/5  rDev +28.5%

Photo of atlbravsrno1
3/5  rDev -22.9%

Photo of vette2006c5r
4.5/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Live pours a cloudy bronze color with a large lacing head. There is a fruity and floral aroma; nice and hoppy. The taste has a bold hoppy flavor, nothing else to take away from the hops. Very full flavors and strong body. Overall its a very enjoyable and tasty beer. Good hop flavors.

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Live Bottle Conditioned Pale Ale from Southern Tier Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.89 out of 5 with 1,535 ratings
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