IPA (India Pale Ale) | Southern Tier Brewing Company

BA SCORE
87
very good
2,567 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:
2,567
Reviews:
956
Avg:
3.89
pDev:
11.31%
 
 
Wants:
58
Gots:
467
For Trade:
0
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Photo of gobseulmuhri
3.71/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

was a on a wine stretch for a bit and wanted a change of pace. of course i come back to beer. and lately for me, beer = ipa, and nothing else comes close, really....

DOB on bottle says 10/2/12, so I can count on the fact that it's decently fresh. Not ideal, but good enough.

Poured from a bottle into a BK brewery snifter. Poured a beautiful copper gold with a nice 1.5'' head. Decent retention, beautiful lacing.

On the nose, the aroma is mild. Grassy hops with a sufficient pinch of grapefruit/orange citrus. There's a good backing of malt - a 40/60 balance between hop/malt. I wish I drank this fresher maybe?

Taste reflects the nose. IMO, it's pretty balanced, leaning ever slightly toward the malty end. THere's a bit of hop resin in the end. It's beautifully crisp, refreshing, but still pleasantly bitter. Someone said in an earlier review that this is a pretty sessionable IPA, and I have to agree.

Mouthfeel is again balanced but on the crisp side. There's also some malt creaminess all ending with a resinous hop bitterness. Not the best, but plenty enjoyable nonetheless.

This isn't the best IPA out there, but for the price point and for a casual beer session, this foots the bill very nicely.

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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +22.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -10%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -10%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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3/5  rDev -22.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of BlackHaddock
3.7/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

355ml bottle form 'Beers of Europe' and poured into a Corsendonk badged stemmed tulip glass @ home on 2 Nov 2012 during a 'random beer tasting evening'.

The beer is a good golden looking brew with a full off-white/white head of large bubbles.

The nose and taste is a pleasant hop blend of bitterness and floral notes which combine together very well. Although hoppier than most IPA's we get in the UK this one wasn't 'in your face' and stupidly over hopped.

Easy drinking IPA I'd happily have again.

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3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

IPA (India Pale Ale) from Southern Tier Brewing Company
3.89 out of 5 based on 2,567 ratings.
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