Live | Southern Tier Brewing Company

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88
very good
1,529 Ratings
THE BROS
83
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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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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of MeganPhillips
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of mvanaskie13
3.99/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into a sam adams custom pint glass, color is copper, head is bright white, presenting at least 0.5 inch thick with fine bubbles and good lacing.

Smell is nice blend of pale malt, some light caramel and biscuit malts with solid hop freshness, noted scents include pine and citrus, mostly lemon.

Taste is also a nice blend of clean pale malt, lighter flavoring tastes like biscuit or toast, hops are citrus forward, lemon, light spice and some grassiness.

Mouthfeel is a bit sharp for a pale ale from the stronger hop presence, but not a take away.

Overall, a great tasting pale ale with some nice flavor features.

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of beerforpresident
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of philbe311
3.79/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A - Just a tad more than two fingers worth of clean crisp airy audibly fizzy bone white colored froth comprised of huge chunky bubbles... Really good retention ultimately gives way to a full even veil of moderately thick lacing... The color is a pale medium gold... A moderate bit of moderate paced medium sized carbonation bubbles some of which cling to the sides of the glass... Some lacing clings to the sides of the glass...

S - A real pleasant aroma... A grassy hop presence is at the forefront... There is also a subtle toasted malt presence... Simple straight-forward, but rather effective...

T - The earthy hop bite is again at the forefront... It never over powers, but it is constant throughout... A light metallic tinge lingers beneath the surface... This all sits a top of bready malts and toasted malts...

M - Medium bodied... Moderate carbonation... Clean and crisp... Just a touch of stickiness... The finish is ever so slightly dry... Spry and lively throughout...

D - A rather pedestrian American Pale Ale that has a tad more hop bite than most... Nothing remarkable nor nothing off putting... I absolutely love the label which is a collage of random used concert ticket stubs... A decent enough brew that I would gladly indulge again if provide the opportunity, but I'm not sure I would invest in a six-pack or case in the future...

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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of everlong353
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of sjones5045
3.45/5  rDev -12.2%

Pours a nice yellow with minimal head and lacing. The smell is unremarkable with a light hop smell if u try and find it. The taste is plain and really nothing good or bad in either direction. Not all that impressed. A very plain APA that I really have no desire to have again.

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Photo of freemanj
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of Cheshire_Crew_Al
3.91/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Disclosure - I am not typically a hop beer guy

Solid beer overall, very tasty. A decent gateway beer for those looking to introduce some more hops into their beer tasting without overwhelming themselves.

A: Golden colored, poured into a pint glass, mild lacing, foamy head about 1 cm fades quickly.

S: citrus-y hops, get a kick of something else in the background to offset the happiness - mild on the hops smell overall, but it's there

T/M: Very smooth, the hops lets you know it's there but doesn't take your palate hostage, for a non-hops guy, very good pick, has a smooth aftertaste with not too much dryness to obliterate your palate, the hops is delivered in such a way that you want more of it, very well done beer.

I would pick this up again, in comparison, not nearly as accomplished as Hop Devil that I've had recently but a very good find.

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of Martydyern
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of jnardone235
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

Live from Southern Tier Brewing Company
3.93 out of 5 based on 1,529 ratings.
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