IPA (India Pale Ale) | Southern Tier Brewing Company

BA SCORE
87
very good
2,586 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:
2,586
Reviews:
959
Avg:
3.89
pDev:
11.31%
 
 
Wants:
58
Gots:
475
For Trade:
1
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Photo of Itsbob21
3.21/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of irate_alien
4.04/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of adam36
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

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

Photo of SpaethJam
3.6/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Nace4
3.98/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of StormAles
4.08/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of a77cj7
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of EMV
3.59/5  rDev -7.7%
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.

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Photo of EGavenus
3.96/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Lone_Freighter
4.24/5  rDev +9%
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.

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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

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

Photo of Lochnessmonster
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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IPA (India Pale Ale) from Southern Tier Brewing Company
3.89 out of 5 based on 2,586 ratings.
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