IPA (India Pale Ale) | Southern Tier Brewing Company

very good
2,570 Ratings
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:
No notes at this time.

Added by John on 03-24-2003

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Photo of redfox405
4/5  rDev +2.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

Photo of Dools9
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Been on an IPA tear lately, here goes nothin...

A: Pours a nice golden copper, very clear, lots of carbonation, with a finger of white head that retains nicely. Plenty of sticky lacing left.

S: I get mostly pine resin, earthy, floral hops. Maybe just a bit of citrus rind.

T: Bitter citrus hops, some piney notes. A touch of caramel malt sweetness. Maybe some fruity notes on the finish.

M: Smooth, medium bodied. Crisp carbonation, sticky oily hop finish on the mouth.

O: A solid IPA here from ST. Balanced, flavorful, and worth a try.

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Photo of Zachtheporter
3.5/5  rDev -10%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of WorldOfBeerCraft
3.5/5  rDev -10%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of Shaw
3.32/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a light golden color with a bright white head that quickly reduces to a thin layer of foam.

Nice aroma of grassy, citrus hops. There's also a bit of biscuit aroma mixed in too.

The flavor is hoppy and bitter, with a sulfurous, vegetable flavor and cereal notes. Tastes more like a home brew than what I would expect a pro IPA to taste like.

The body isn't watery.

Overall I'm not impressed. There are many better examples of the style out there. No point to try this one.

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Photo of mrasskicktastic
3.8/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Clear golden brew with about two fingers of frothy white head. Copious amounts of lacing.

S - Fresh citrus: grapefruit mostly, but hints of tangerine, lemon and pomelo as well. A bit of white pepper and lilies as well.

T - Taste is less hopped than the aroma suggests - mild citrus, biscuits, and a pepperiness akin to rye. Aftertaste is a light floral and a faint biscuit - very slight pithy bitterness.

M - Thin, smooth, refreshing.

D - All around, this one is pretty good. It isn't amazing, bit it is certainly solid. There is nothing unpleasant about it and a lot of good. I wish that the taste had a stronger delivery of hops. I'll probably have this one again.

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of Duff27
3.45/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Short whore head on a orange body. Good head retention and lacing.

Juicy citrus with a touch of pine.

Citrus at the forefront, astringent bitterness on the tail end. Hops overpower malt backbone. Would guess around 6.5%abv.

Medium mouthfeel, below average carbonation it seems.

I really enjoyed the nose on this one, after that it was pretty unremarkable. Worth a try perhaps but not worth seeking out or buying for that matter.

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3/5  rDev -22.9%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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3/5  rDev -22.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -10%

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3/5  rDev -22.9%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of NForr
4.47/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Golden, almost copper color, orange highlights. Translucent. Nice lacing. Small one finger head.

Smells of earthy, floral hops. Light malt, lots of citrus - can almost smell the imminent bitterness to come. Some fruit, apple and strawberry. Some sweetness.
I taste a fruity, complex malt which ends in a grapefruity bitter punch to the tongue. Medium body. Great beer.

One of, if not my favourite style of beer and the Americans know how to do it right. Just too bad I have to go to Ontario to get this particular one.

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IPA (India Pale Ale) from Southern Tier Brewing Company
3.89 out of 5 based on 2,570 ratings.
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