IPA (India Pale Ale) | Southern Tier Brewing Company

BA SCORE
87
very good
2,574 Ratings
IPA (India Pale Ale)IPA (India Pale Ale)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Southern Tier Brewing Company
New York, United States
southerntierbrewing.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.30%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by John on 03-24-2003

BEER STATS
Ratings:
2,574
Reviews:
957
Avg:
3.89
pDev:
11.31%
 
 
Wants:
58
Gots:
471
For Trade:
0
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Photo of MacMalt
3.79/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I had this on draught in a tavern. Served in a Southern Tier pint glass. It pours a clear, bright gold with two fingers of frothy, egg-white head and lots of lacing. The smell was somewhat muted: grapefruit and pine; not much hop on the nose. The taste was pretty much as I anticipated: citrus, pine, and moderately bitter hops over a solid base of malt. Nothing really stood out. It has a nice crisp mouth feel with pleasant carbonation and is easy to drink with its 7.3% ABV. Overall, it's a competently crafted IPA that touches all the bases. It paired well with pizza. It's a solid, dependable IPA. I would drink it with a meal out but it won't be part of my rotation at home.

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Photo of Hoptometrist
3.26/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of drstalker
4.05/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of CHigby2K6
3.94/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cambabeer
3.85/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of deansellers
4.35/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of danlovaa
4.53/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of cuy50
3.14/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of NyBeerBro
4.44/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Southern Tier puts out an awesome IPA. Aroma is bursting with hops and the taste that follows isn't far behind with excellent hop malt balance. Way to go Southern Tier you made my day.

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Photo of DaveCash
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of nater919
3.97/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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3.9/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.67/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.36/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

L: Clear copper, with some rising bubbles; a thin, creamy, eggshell white head, that leaves decent lacing.

S: Lots of red and yellow grapefruit, pine needles, and some caramel.

T: Very heavy malt presence. Lots of caramel and toasted biscuit. There's a bit of juicy red grapefruit flesh, grapefruit peel with oils and bitterness, then a bit of fennel and almost black pepper-like spice near the finish, and then it ends with sticky, sappy pine resin. Lingers forever of sticky pine and caramel malt sweetness.

F: Medium-bodied, feels full in the mouth, nice carbonation. A bit too sappy and sweet, though.

O: A typical West Coast style IPA. It's not bad for what it is.

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Photo of AJmon13
3.54/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of nstygles
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PJCarnell
3.74/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bearshawks85
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AGawinski
4.55/5  rDev +17%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of xungmound98
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jerseyislandbeer
3.85/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of corywalston
4.37/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Hayley_86
3.25/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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IPA (India Pale Ale) from Southern Tier Brewing Company
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