IPA (India Pale Ale) | Southern Tier Brewing Company

IPA (India Pale Ale)IPA (India Pale Ale)
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IPA (India Pale Ale)IPA (India Pale Ale)

Brewed by:
Southern Tier Brewing Company
New York, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.30%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by John on 03-24-2003

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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3/5  rDev -21.7%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +11%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of Alkey
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured clear copper color with a finger of off white head. Smells slightly sweet brown sugar, grapefruit, bit of pineapple. Taste and feel is a bit thin and sweet at first then comes the hops, decent bitterness, slightly dry, tropical fruits, soft carbonation. Overall a tasty easy to drink sessionable IPA.

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.08/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a golden color with a good head that fades to some lacing.

A: Aroma of pine and some citrus upfront with a bit of grain and malt in the background.

T: taste of pine and bit of citrus first with a mild malt sweetness and fresh grain. Nice bitterness and a clean finish.

F: Medium body, nice crispness. very well balanced. No trace of the 7.3% ABV.

O: Good IPA that does not overpower you. Really hit the spot. Well worth checking out.

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4.75/5  rDev +24%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +11%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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3.9/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This pours a medium amber with an orange hue and an off-white head with lasting retention.

There is citrus and floral hops aroma with a malty sweetness in the background. Herbaceous maybe grass character to the hops as well as a with some alcohol noted. It's not an in your face but it's good.

A medium-high citrus and resinous hops flavor with a medium-high bitterness and a moderate malt support. There is a lingering bitterness after the medium-dry finish.

This is a lively medium bodied brew with a moderate amount of carbonation.

A solid American IPA featuring American hops flavor with a over a good bitterness. I'll usually reach for a more aromatic IPA with intense bitterness but sometimes an easier drinking version like this one is a welcome change every now an then.

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +11%

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4.18/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - A rich, thick, root beer float-like head. A throbbing geyser of receding harvest orange suds. Springy carbonation keeps the head alive for quite some time. The beer is a delicious, watery, autumn orange hue. The foam clumps like whipped cream as the head disappears into the sea of hop-filled goodness.

Smell - Alive with the appearance. The aroma of distinct hops pelted my senses as I popped the cap off and set the bottle back on the table. Delightfully bitter to the nose hairs. A lightly roasted and complex malt background masked with caramel and faint toffee. A pleasing, seducing aroma.

Taste - A unique collection of hops collides with a complex and signature malt profile. The beer is near tasteless when it hits your tongue, but upon being swallowed, releases an onslaught of grainy and natural flavors. The hops are humble in strength and rely more on their individual unique characteristics to give a story to this IPA. A light note of pink grapefruit accompanies the modest bitterness. The malt lingers with you in the aftertaste, leaving you satisfied until you take another drink.

Mouthfeel and Overall - A bit too watery and tame for me in the end, but still a terrific offering. This IPA is very smooth, and leaves a bit to be desired in terms of a bite to the taste-buds. Instead, Southern Tier IPA relies on their advertised and well-put-together collaboration of various types of hops and malts. For being a shiver over seven percent alcohol, this IPA goes easy on your palate. Each drink is clear, crisp; rejuvenating. Easily sessionable, but the ABV could sneak up on you if you get carried away. A well-put together brew and an outstanding competitor in the vastly growing IPA category.

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4.1/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Consumed March 28th, 2012. Poured into a standard pint glass. Beer has a "born on" date of January 24th, 2012.

Beer is a very clear medium gold. A moderate pour elicits a one-finger off-white head. Meringue-like and composed of bubbles of varying sizes. Slight stickiness on the sides of the glass.

Very aromatic: citrus (grapefruit and lemon) and a grassy note.

Flavor is hop-forward: grapefruit and pine start things off. Sadly, there is almost no malt flavor: just a dash of caramel. Significant but not out-of-control grapefruit rind bitterness on the finish.

On the tongue, the beer is tingly and prickly. Medium bodied.

A very credible IPA. Compares well to beers of the caliber of Firestone's Union Jack.

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IPA (India Pale Ale) from Southern Tier Brewing Company
Beer rating: 70.3% out of 100 with 2,588 ratings
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