Dismiss Notice
Extreme Beer Fest:Los Angeles

Join us December 9th in Los Angeles for the ultimate throwdown of craft beer creativity!

Learn more...
Dismiss Notice
Introducing: Project Extreme Brewing (a Dogfish Head + BeerAdvocate project)

IPA (India Pale Ale) | Southern Tier Brewing Company

Your Rating: None

Want it   Got it 
IPA (India Pale Ale)IPA (India Pale Ale)
BA SCORE
3.83/5
Very Good
2,593 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
Ranking:
#11,733
Reviews:
962
Ratings:
2,593
pDev:
11.23%
Bros Score:
3.89
 
 
Wants:
58
Gots:
479
Trade:
1
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Alström Bros
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Ratings: 2,593 |  Reviews: 962
Photo of GratefulBeerGuy
3.33/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle poured into a classic imperial pint glass

A totally clear burnt gold color. Medium sized , smooth and relaxed white foam cover. Slow dissipation.

A very musky, herbal and earthy hop funk pops out of the nose to start. Light tropical fruity edge, citric fruit and sharp, tangy fresh herbs are a nice effect underneath.

An interesting mix of sharp, tangy and fruity hops. Earthy, spicy and tangy fruit hops go a long way, mixed with a light, crisp side of amber barley malt backbone that holds it all down for balance.

A very rich but crisp mouthfeel, medium bodied, malty and slughtly slick with a dry, earthy finish. The malt certainly plays a big role in the body and mouthfeel.

Overall, a pretty standard and acceptable IPA. This one will live in the shadows of the vast primordial forest that is known as the IPA style dominance of the current beer market. A nice beginner IPA that has only slight hop complexity compared to some of the , and especially the new wave, New England Style IPA's that have achieved a high level of complexity and charm.

 1,071 characters

Photo of dbl_delta
3.84/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap at an Outback Steakhouse (out of despperation, given the alternatives). Poured a decently attractive deep amber with a nice off-white head that reduced to a thin cap rather rapidly. Initial impression was pine and citrus, with bready malt attempting to balance. Mouthfeel was middle-of-the-road medium, as was carbonation. Finish was slightly bitter, with the aforementioned notes of pine, citrus, and bread persisting. Overall, not terribly objectionable but not something that I would seek out. Unless there weren't any alternatives.

 548 characters

Photo of polloenfuego
3.52/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Look is golden clear with a small head which breaks quickly. Some spotty lacing. Smell is grainy malts with a minimal amount of hops. Taste is soapy and with piney coming on the back end. Feel is medium with medium carbonation. Soapy aftertaste isn't pleasant.

I will assume this was an old sample. It was not the most pleasant IPA I have had.

 345 characters

Photo of Gaddabble
4.04/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Qwest_35
3.17/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of wmcgar01
3.43/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of gobuccos
4.04/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Itsbob21
3.21/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of irate_alien
4.04/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of adam36
4.25/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of brittanylicious
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of heysuz
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SpaethJam
3.6/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Nace4
3.98/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of StormAles
4.08/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of a77cj7
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of EMV
3.59/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a Dogfish tulip

L: Nearly clear golden orange pour. 2 fingers of foamy white head leave a great ring of lacing.

S: Light grains... a little cracker mixed with citrus and pine. Subtle but nice mild nose.

T/F: Follows the nose... light grains for a relatively light malt backbone. Hop profile mixed between grapefruit and citrus rind, mild evergreen, spice and mint. Light in body... finish is more citrus rind and a bit of orange. Reasonable bitterness. Hides the ABV.

O: A solid IPA. Nothing crazy exciting or one of Southern Tiers best, but very drinkable.

 607 characters

Photo of EGavenus
3.96/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Lone_Freighter
4.24/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

It poured a deep cloudy orange and gave the same color body. A beautiful half inch white head forms and lasts for a good minute before gently dieing into the body. Nice ringy foamy spider web lacing speckles the sides and clings to the pint glass. The smell has strong tones of pine, citrus and hops. There are some slight malts coming out as the beer warms. The taste takes the previously mentioned smells and gives more of a earthiness to it. I like it. The palate is about a medium and feels great on the tongue. Overall, this is an excellent choice of an American IPA. I didn’t think I would like this one as much.

 620 characters

Photo of MacMalt
3.79/5  rDev -1%
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.

 683 characters

Photo of Hoptometrist
3.26/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of drstalker
4.05/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of CHigby2K6
3.94/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cambabeer
3.85/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of deansellers
4.35/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
IPA (India Pale Ale) from Southern Tier Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.83 out of 5 with 2,593 ratings
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.