IPA (India Pale Ale) | Southern Tier Brewing Company

BA SCORE
87
very good
2,581 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:
2,581
Reviews:
959
Avg:
3.89
pDev:
11.31%
 
 
Wants:
58
Gots:
474
For Trade:
0
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5/5  rDev +28.5%

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5/5  rDev +28.5%

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5/5  rDev +28.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Consistently good IPA. I find myself stocking it in greater quantities and drinking it more frequently than the competing IPA's that I keep on hand. One of my absolute favorites. I'm happy to say it seems to be growing in broad distribution in Central New York. Distinct happy taste and smell. Fresh consistent taste.

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5/5  rDev +28.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Another excellent find while traveling between Michigan and New York. I found this in Erie, PA at one of their "six-pack" stores.

Appearance - Very orangy color, but clear. Moderate head that rapidly dissipates but yields persistent lacing.

Smell - Definitely an IPA. Hoppy with obvious citrus and flowery aroma.

Taste - Lotsa hops with just enough malt. Yummy!

Drinkability - I'm considering another road-trip to fetch some more. It's good enough that it should probably be enjoyed by itself - no food or anything else to interfere with the experience.

Update 2010-12-31 (from 2004-06-30 original review): This has been available in my area for the last few months and I truly enjoy it even after a six year hiatus. I've updated the taste, smell, and appearance to 5.0 from 4.5.

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5/5  rDev +28.5%

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5/5  rDev +28.5%

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5/5  rDev +28.5%

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5/5  rDev +28.5%

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5/5  rDev +28.5%

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5/5  rDev +28.5%

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5/5  rDev +28.5%

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4.99/5  rDev +28.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Classic, well ballanced IPA from ST

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4.97/5  rDev +27.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I discovered this god send of a beer in orchard park on the wknd of a buffalo bills game(21oct06). it was my first real IPA & i fell in love w/ the style & the hops. anyway it tasted like i was grazing in a field,... but in a good way. sooo good!!! i would drink this one till my liver failed

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4.92/5  rDev +26.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I've been hooked on this from the first. Currently, my #1. Even the green labeled bottle is beautiful to me.
Appearance is cloudy amber/copper. Medium head dissipates quickly but lacing lasts throughout.
Aroma is floral with hops and malt present.
Taste is strong of hops - grapefruit is more than present and it finishes with hints of pine. Not overly bitter at alll.
Mouthfeel is smooth throughout and finishes smooth - carbonation is not overbearing at all.
As I said before - I love this beer. The price and availability of Southern Tier products in my area make this one a great session brew.

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4.92/5  rDev +26.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

On tap @ MacGregor's - Rochester (Gregory St.). New brewery, new beer, brought to us by a familiar name in the biz, Phin DeMinck (formerly of Ellicottville and Goose Island). Though they're brewing a mild and a porter too, the IPA was the only one I had time to try. Clear copper color, shaded toward ruby. The nose consists of pungeant hops and biscuity malt. The first taste welcomes you with smack of oily hop with a precise balance and interplay of malts. Bitterness is ever present but is held in check by a big grapefruity, tangerine hop flavor. Moderate carbonation. The combination creates an incredibly smooth mouthfeel and a scary ease of drinkability (does that make sense?). Very solid brew. A beer that could satisfy with one or two...or several. This is everything an IPA should be. Well done.

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IPA (India Pale Ale) from Southern Tier Brewing Company
3.89 out of 5 based on 2,581 ratings.
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