Live Bottle Conditioned Pale Ale | Southern Tier Brewing Company

BA SCORE
88
very good
1,530 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good
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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:
No notes at this time.

Added by rab53 on 10-30-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,530
Reviews:
253
Avg:
3.93
pDev:
10.43%
 
 
Wants:
37
Gots:
368
For Trade:
2
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +20.9%

Photo of puboflyons
3.67/5  rDev -6.6%
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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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of ryan1788a5
4.1/5  rDev +4.3%
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 -4.1%
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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4.16/5  rDev +5.9%
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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4.31/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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5/5  rDev +27.2%

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3/5  rDev -23.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%
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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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

Live Bottle Conditioned Pale Ale from Southern Tier Brewing Company
3.93 out of 5 based on 1,530 ratings.
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