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
American IPA
Ranked #2,634
Ranked #19,683
3.83 | pDev: 11.23%
May 25, 2023
Mar 24, 2003
Very Good
IPA (India Pale Ale)IPA (India Pale Ale)
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Reviewed by Ozzylizard from Pennsylvania

3.38/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
IPA from Southern Tier Brewing. 12 fl oz bottle from mixed 12-pack Franklin Beer, Franklin, PA, 09/05/23. Reviewed 25/05/23 (Review 3112). Note that I use DD/MM/YY protocol.
Label stamped “BESTBY 05/02/23”. Stored on room temperature pallet at store, $12 (Including tax)/12 pack. Stored at 34 degrees at home. Served at 44.2 degrees F in a hand washed and dried Jester King snifter. The final temperature was 51.8 degrees F.
Appearance – 4.
First pour – Gold (SRM 5), clear.
Body – Deep Gold (SRM 6), clear. Under direct light, same. When rear lite, translucent.
Head: Average (Maximum 3.5 cm, aggressive center pour), floral white, high density, quickly diminishing, reducing to a 0.4 – 0.6 cm crown and a rocky cap.
Lacing – Good. Wide band of tiny to small bubbles, slowly opening
Aroma – 3.5 – Weak grapefruit and pine. No malt, no yeast. No ethanol (7 % ABV as marked on the label).
Flavor – 3.25 – Begins slightly sweet with weak generic citrus – no distinguishable flavors. No pine, no malt, no yeast. No dimethylsulfide or diacetyl. No gastric warming. Ends slightly bitter and dry.
Palate – 3 – Medium; watery; lively carbonation.
Final impression and summation: 3.5 Looks good but taste and smell have fallen off. Still drinkable but not desirable.
May 25, 2023
Rated: 3.92 by BuddyZ from Pennsylvania

Apr 29, 2023
Rated: 4 by David19457 from New Jersey

Apr 21, 2023
Rated: 3.59 by TimDixon1964 from Maryland

Apr 19, 2023
Rated: 4 by GOBLIN from Ohio

Apr 19, 2023
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Reviewed by Luscious_Malfoy from Illinois

4.17/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
poured from a 12oz can (best by 6/6/23) into a narrow gauge willi becher pint glass. pours light, kind of foggy, amber with two fingers of dirty white foam. pretty nice lacing on this one. lots of pine on the nose as well as a slight malt presence. taste has pine from the nose as well as a citrus forward finish. medium-full mouthfeel with a smooth, malty finish. not a bad IPA at all.
Mar 27, 2023
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Reviewed by taxandbeerguy from Canada (ON)

3.77/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
19.2oz can served cold into a chalice. Best by July 13, 2023.

Appearance - Clear amber color with lots of bubbles and a finger and a half of frothy white head. Very good retention and nice bits of streaky lacing cling to the glass.

Smell - Some pine and something sweeter maybe passionfruit. A touch earthy and smoky too. Unusual and surprisingly muted.

Taste - A little piney, some orange and again, I'm getting passionfruit. Solid malt base forms the backbone. A little more earthy bitterness in the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied, dry finish and carbonation is on the lighter end.

Overall- Pretty solid if slightly untraditional WCIPA. Given I'm sure of the canning date of this, it's probably past it's peak freshness and on the downside, but doesn;t taste stale so there's that.
Mar 14, 2023
Rated: 4.69 by RmBuffalo from Arizona

Jan 20, 2023
Rated: 4.04 by Brianito from Tennessee

Nov 23, 2022
Rated: 4.31 by Hazey92 from New York

Nov 15, 2022
Rated: 3.04 by stanale from Illinois

Oct 30, 2022
Rated: 3.44 by RochefortChris from North Carolina

Oct 23, 2022
Rated: 3.75 by KT3418 from Colorado

Oct 11, 2022
Rated: 3.75 by DrewTheBrew from Ohio

Sep 25, 2022
Rated: 4.5 by Dalkri from Massachusetts

Sep 19, 2022
Rated: 3.75 by Tjb14 from Michigan

Aug 13, 2022
Rated: 3.84 by ScottyB515 from Ohio

Aug 01, 2022
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Rated by b-ri11 from North Carolina

3.68/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
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.
May 14, 2022
Rated: 3.48 by MjamesL from Pennsylvania

Nov 08, 2021
Rated: 3.75 by Timmmmaaayyy from Pennsylvania

Aug 02, 2021
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Reviewed by RobertB412 from Pennsylvania

3.92/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
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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Reviewed by Sigmund from Norway

3.61/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
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
Rated: 3.65 by Critter6 from Pennsylvania

Apr 20, 2021
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Rated by izraelc from New York

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Pours a clear gold. Hoppy aroma. Mild bitter hop body. Finishes crisp. Not overly bitter. An average but solid IPA.
Mar 07, 2021
Rated: 3.74 by Sinister from New York

Feb 21, 2021
Rated: 3.66 by DVMin98 from North Carolina

Jan 11, 2021
Rated: 3.75 by tbeer40 from New Jersey

Dec 29, 2020
Rated: 3.87 by Hefsbeercaps from Ohio

Dec 06, 2020
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Reviewed by CDBeerDisappear from Ohio

3.99/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
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
Rated: 3.73 by sherrymj from Ohio

Jun 29, 2020
Rated: 4.25 by T66tah from Pennsylvania

May 10, 2020
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Reviewed by maxpower from Missouri

3.58/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
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
Rated: 3.5 by Dduquette from Maryland

Mar 11, 2020
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Reviewed by Hammertimewithbob

1.18/5  rDev -69.2%
look: 4 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1
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
Rated: 3.81 by Seal4676 from Michigan

Jan 04, 2020
Rated: 3.75 by Tbone2131 from Connecticut

Dec 14, 2019
Rated: 3.75 by rare_bird from Michigan

Dec 03, 2019
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Reviewed by Crowheadhopper from New York

3.58/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
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
Rated: 3.37 by Wellgoose12 from New York

Oct 24, 2019
Rated: 3.75 by cp45 from New Jersey

Oct 12, 2019
IPA (India Pale Ale) from Southern Tier Brewing Company
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