IPA (India Pale Ale)
Southern Tier Brewing Company

IPA (India Pale Ale)IPA (India Pale Ale)
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Southern Tier Brewing Company
New York, United States
IPA - American
Ranked #2,775
Ranked #19,409
3.83 | pDev: 11.23%
Saturday at 01:48 AM
Mar 24, 2003
Very Good
IPA (India Pale Ale)IPA (India Pale Ale)
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3.68/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by b-ri11 from North Carolina

Definitely an old school west coast ipa and not that far off from a Dales Pale Ale. The malts are very pronounced with a crisp pine taste.

Saturday at 01:48 AM
3.48 by MjamesL from Pennsylvania on Nov 08, 2021
3.75 by Timmmmaaayyy from Pennsylvania on Aug 02, 2021
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3.92/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by RobertB412 from Pennsylvania

19.2 oz. can poured into a glass with a deep, clear golden color and quickly disappearing head, minimal lacing. Smells of citrus, pine, hint of malt. Taste follows aroma with pine, grapefruit, melon hops and slightly sweet malt. Medium bodied with good carbonation. Overall, a very good WC IPA.

Jul 26, 2021
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3.61/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by Sigmund from Norway

355 ml bottle, courtesy of Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. ABV not mentioned on the label. Deep golden colour, moderate white head. Nice aroma of fruity and piney American hops. Grapefruity, piney and resinous flavour. Fairly dry. Distinct bitterness, but relatively moderate for an American IPA.

May 01, 2021
3.65 by Critter6 from Pennsylvania on Apr 20, 2021
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by izraelc from New York

Pours a clear gold. Hoppy aroma. Mild bitter hop body. Finishes crisp. Not overly bitter. An average but solid IPA.

Mar 07, 2021
3.74 by Sinister from New York on Feb 21, 2021
3.66 by DVMin98 from North Carolina on Jan 11, 2021
3.75 by tbeer40 from New Jersey on Dec 29, 2020
3.87 by Hefsbeercaps from Ohio on Dec 06, 2020
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3.99/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by CDBeerDisappear from Ohio

Look: Copper colored, two finger head that dissipates to foam puddles, visible lacing, visible carbonation, fast rising bubbles.
Aroma: Malt hits me first then citrus and pine, like an old classic IPA
Taste: A touch of sweetness and a lot of bitterness.
Flavor: A really great old school IPA flavor profile, the malt comes through with its caramel, honey, biscuity flavor which is augmented by the classic grapefruit, and pine classic IPA hops.
Feel: Medium mouthfeel, soft carbonation, dry finish
Overall: It’s good to revisit old favorites. This is probably Southern Tier’s first IPA and the quality is confirmed by its continuing popularity. Goes down easy, refreshing.

Sep 18, 2020
3.73 by sherrymj from Ohio on Jun 29, 2020
4.25 by T66tah from Pennsylvania on May 10, 2020
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3.58/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by maxpower from Missouri

12 oz can pours a clear copper-orange color, Aroma's of citrus, melon and grapefruit. Very nice foamy clingy head. Juicy grapefruit-citrus flavors, medium bodied IPA with a nice rounded full mouthfeel. Very drinkable!

May 04, 2020
3.5 by Dduquette from Maryland on Mar 11, 2020
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1.18/5  rDev -69.2%
look: 4 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1
by Hammertimewithbob

I like the color of it, it's got a good head on it. Smells too sour. I don't like it at all. It tastes just like it smells. Sour. It don't even taste like a beer to me. Kind of leaves a sour taste in your mouth. It a'int something I would drink. Rather have my Bud Light. I wouldn't serve this to my cats. It's terrible. I wouldn't feed it to my worst enemy. I wouldn't even give it away to someone. If all beer tasted like this I'd quit drinking.

Feb 06, 2020
3.81 by Seal4676 from Michigan on Jan 04, 2020
3.75 by Tbone2131 from Connecticut on Dec 14, 2019
3.75 by rare_bird from Michigan on Dec 03, 2019
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3.58/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by Crowheadhopper from New York

I have to remind myself this IS NOT a Vermont ipa. Nonetheless this is still a smooth session IPA that can lead into a hazier and happier vermont ipa ( c'mon now, we all know I'm talking about beer within a 50 mile radius of Burlington. Let's not even mention Hill Farmsteaf here!). Toasty smell and nice balance on the palate. I could use much more bitterness but I have to keep reminding myself what I'm drinking. A bit too sweet on the finish.

Nov 12, 2019
3.37 by Wellgoose12 from New York on Oct 24, 2019
3.75 by cp45 from New Jersey on Oct 12, 2019
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3.9/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by Profundobaso from New York

Look - poured into a pint glass. Dark gold in color, fully transparent, with a small but frothy head.
Smell - a nice balance of citrus, pine, and floral hops that is quite pleasant, with a bit of sweetness as well. Some malt presence as well.
Taste - a typical IPA, with nice forward hoppiness that is supported with a good malt backbone in the finish. Bitterness is not at all masked, creating a typical old school American IPA experience.
Feel - medium bodied, average carbonation, and solid on booze content at 7% ABV.
Overall - it doesn't stand out particularly, but this is an excellent go-to IPA. The flavors are balanced, the hops are showcased well, and it is exactly as advertised. What's there not to love?

Sep 29, 2019
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3.94/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by walser from New York

Very good ipa. Readily available in ny.

Jun 30, 2019
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by mothman from Minnesota

On tap at LGA.

White head. Lots of active carbonation. Bronze hued gold color.

Earthy, sticky, bitter, weedy. Classic ipa style. Floral. A bit of grapefruit citrus. Solid.

Jun 21, 2019
3.83 by emerge077 from Illinois on Jun 14, 2019
3.94 by wafers from New York on Jun 05, 2019
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4.25/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Caveworm from Ohio

IPA (India Pale Ale) | Southern Tier Brewing Company. Poured from the bottle into a pint glass, I see a three finger thick head, webbed lacing, and a deep amber body.

I smell "soft pretzel" malts and moderate amounts of hops, as one would expect.

Tastes like a rather non-bitter blend of the smell. Probably because this was brewed back in November and it is now May. Still getting that malt sweetness, however. And this is not to say the hop flavor is absent; it just has been muted over time I'd say.

Medium mouthfeel with mild carbonation.

Overall, IPA (India Pale Ale) | Southern Tier Brewing Company shall receive a 4.25

May 23, 2019
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2.99/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3
by hoppyhobby from Virginia

Didn’t get much smell. Would have expected more floral or piney tones from an IPA. Got an off taste and not the typical bitterness of an IPA. Didn’t see a born on or consume by date so may have gotten old bottle. Might have to revisit a fresher batch?

Apr 25, 2019
3.5 by C_Adams from Ohio on Apr 15, 2019
3.69 by btbcolo from Colorado on Apr 08, 2019
3.69 by StonewallSipper from Pennsylvania on Mar 06, 2019
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3.83/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75
by mikeinportc from New York

Clear amber, with moderate off-white head .

Smells of grapefruit, candied oranges, resinous pine, and biscuity malt.

Flavor is pine , grapefruit , dried orange peel, and bread crust. Significant , slap-you-upside-the-head bitterness throughout. Lingering grapefruit pith & bitterness , well past finish.

Feel is straight-down-the-middle, in all aspects : body, carbonation level, bubble size, sharpness/tingle . Lingering tingle, for 10 sec or so after finish.

Overall, a good, solid , old-school IPA. Now as ubiquitous in S.Tier NY/N. PA as Genny Cream used to be , it's a good fallback option, when nothing more exciting is available. It's not "Wow" , but worth revisiting occasionally, and never disappoints. Had it 100s of times, but somehow never reviewed. Tends to be forgotten, but shouldn't be.

Feb 24, 2019
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4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by nicholas2121 from Ohio

IPA (India Pale Ale) brewed by Southern Tier Brewing Company, with an ABV of 7.00% This IPA pours out of a 12oz glass bottle into a pint beer glass. The color is a nice deep golden amber color, with a nice white head. There is a nice amount of lacing to this brew, it sticks to the side of the glass well. The smell is rich with hop bitterness, mixed with earthy grains and malts. So far this brew has the look an smell of most IPA's on the market, not saying that is a bad thing. Now for the taste, it is Bold with flavors. You first pick up the hop bitterness bit at first, then a nice mix of earthy grains and malts. This brew definitely has the IPA punch to it. Lot of hop bitterness, if you are not a fan of hops this is not the brew for you. The body of IPA (India Pale Ale), is a Solid medium. There is nothing really overpowering about this brew, it has a super nice balance to it. This brew would go nice with dinner or any occasion. The mouth feel is Bold, Rich, Hoppy, Clean, Smooth, and Refreshing. Overall I am going to give Southern Tier IPA a soild 4 out of 5. I would definitely look this brew up again giving the opportunity to. Southern Tier Brewing Company, did a real nice job with this IPA.

Feb 22, 2019
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4.96/5  rDev +29.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5
by OsiyoStudio from New York

My favorite beer

Feb 20, 2019
3.75 by Nurt20 from Illinois on Jan 21, 2019
3.9 by Zaktcc from Maryland on Jan 17, 2019
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3.59/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by MrCruz23 from South Carolina

Just ok. Nada especial....

Dec 22, 2018
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4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Reggie_Dunlop from Pennsylvania

Distinctive and always good - a classic

Dec 15, 2018
IPA (India Pale Ale) from Southern Tier Brewing Company
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