IPA (India Pale Ale) | Southern Tier Brewing Company

BA SCORE
87
very good
2,568 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:
2,568
Reviews:
956
Avg:
3.89
pDev:
11.31%
 
 
Wants:
58
Gots:
469
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 2,568 |  Reviews: 956
Photo of ChrisPratz
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Nice transparent golden yellow with a fingers worth of head that remains nice and thick halfway thru the glass. Then turns into a thin veil of lace.

S: Nice floral hops aromas with a hint of citrus and pine. Malt is noticeable as well, but the main scent is of the hops.

T: Light malt sweetness and then the Hop bitterness comes thru. Not overly bitter and you can def. notice some grapefruit and rind in there and it is present in the aftertaste as well. Very well balanced.

M: Nice carbonation works well with the hops. Alcohol is noticeable but only slightly and it leaves a crisp clean and dry feeling.

O: Very well balanced brew with the maltyness and hops. Higher then normal ABV but its not noticeable until the end. Very good job here.

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Photo of Kunstman
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Jared2287
3.5/5  rDev -10%

Photo of stephenjmoore
3.97/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Pale amber body with a white head. Transparent with bubbles coming up from the bottom.

S- Piney hop aroma comes through along with a little bit of citrus and a hint of malt.

T- Hops come through very nicely along with some malt to balance it out.

M- Very smooth with a somewhat creamy finish. A little different than most IPAs, but refreshing nonetheless.

O- Very good, very drinkable IPA. Alcohol is hidden nicely.

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

The beer is served in a nonic pint glass with a 1/4" white head that recedes fairly soon.

The aromas include some citrus, some pine, and a bit of what seems almost floral.

The flavors, as expected from the nose, include the citrus and pine with lots of bitterness that is only slightly smoothed out by the malt sweetness. Everything finishes in the dry bitterness that still has hints of pine resin as it disappears.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied and fairly smooth with the light carbonation.

Overall this is a drinkable beer that I may have again but there's nothing really here that makes it stand out among IPAs.

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Photo of jrt1990
3/5  rDev -22.9%

Photo of K_Diggity
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of coldriver
3.55/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle pours a clear medium amber with rather quickly fading head. Some grassy hops and sweet malt aromas. This seems to be an east coast style IPA, more caramel malt than hops, but a decent balance and good tasting beer. Medium mouthfeel with wet finish. This is a decent IPA but not something I'd probably buy again.

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Photo of JohnNasso
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of mrsimm
3.5/5  rDev -10%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Bytemesis
3.5/5  rDev -10%

Photo of david18
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Following is a recent review of the draft version of this beer:

For a brewery that makes so many extreme beers and unique/odd recipes, it's nice to see a regular ipa coming from this brewery. What's especially nice is to see an ipa that is very good. Balance of hops and malt are perfect, flavor is great, aroma is very good. A great ipa from a very interesting brewery.

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I think the cask is even better than the draft with a great amount of hop aroma, character and flavor. Great if you can find it.

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Photo of matjack85
3.52/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I tried this at Cooper's Bar on Belmont in Chicago. 12oz brown bottle for $5.

The beer poured a clear medium gold color with a ½-finger white head that only lasted about 30 seconds before fading away. Lacing was good.

Citrus and pine hop smell.

Big grapefruit hop flavor, but with plenty of malty sweetness for balance.

Medium bodied with a smooth, almost creamy mouthfeel, with moderate carbonation.

A decent IPA, but no real WOW factor.

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Photo of ejh06752
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of Satchboogie
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of tln13
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of jazzyjeff13
3.62/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A 355ml bottle with no visible BB date. Purchased from a webshop.

Poured into a Duvel tulip. Bottle-conditioned. A hazy orange-amber colour with low carbonation. Yields a decent head of white foam that lasts for a couple of minutes before subsiding. Aroma of caramel malt and aromatic hops; notes of biscuits, yeast, citrus and a hint of pine.

Tastes of sweet malt with an aromatic hop character and a bitter finish. Notes of caramel malt, citrus, pine and yeast. A dry bitterness upon swallowing, with a faint hint of alcohol. Mouthfeel is smooth, spicy and tingly, but lacking in carbonation. Rather astringent. Aftertaste of bitter aromatic hops and caramel malt.

Pretty good, though not the best American IPA I've ever tried. The aromatic hops are rather non-descript, while the malt character is a bit overdone. However, the alcohol is well hidden - it's barely noticeable. Drinkable, but not mind-blowing. Worth sampling.

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Photo of jackrodgers77
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Mick-e-d
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Bike2work
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of yergermeister
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of EMPotter
2.75/5  rDev -29.3%

Photo of spitInTheOcean
4.13/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

gold with a slight shade of amber. clear. white moussey head. good retention.

big hop aroma. grass and pine mostly. some grapefruit and floral. no malt aroma.

sweet upfront. this gives way to grassy and piney hop flavors. and a nice bitterness. the bitterness in the end is not too huge, but it does linger. no alcohol flavor. no malt flavor, its sweetness can only be sensed in the beginning.

medium/full mouthfeel. smooth. soft.

overall this is nice. though i do wish i could taste the malts a little.

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Photo of mtlasley
3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

IPA (India Pale Ale) from Southern Tier Brewing Company
3.89 out of 5 based on 2,568 ratings.
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