IPA (India Pale Ale) | Southern Tier Brewing Company

very good
2,567 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:
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Added by John on 03-24-2003

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4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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

A: Poured into a pint glass. Slightly hazy golden amber color with an off white head with disappointing retention.

S: Smells like tropical fruit, citrus and pine from the hops, with a caramel sweetness as well.

T: Sweetness at first with light caramel and tropical fruit flavors (pineapple & mango). Hoppiness intensifies with citrus (especially orange) and resiny pine flavors. Finish is very nice, a husky residual sweetness combines with the hops to form a pleasent aftertaste that lingers for quite a while.

M: Medium to full body with creamy carbonation. Seems a bit strange for an IPA, but it works in this case.

O: A very solid, flavorful IPA.

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3.92/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle served in an Anchor Steam pint glass.

Pours an orange-amber; about as orange as any beer I've seen lately. The off-white head is modest in dize but has decent retention and leaves some lacing. Has a noticeable amount of suspended sediment than eventually settles to the bottom of the glass.

Aroma: very fruity, with hints of earthy spiciness and caramel

Taste: fruity flavor, mainly but not exclusively citrus, with plenty of earthy spiciness and a moderate, piney hop hit mid-sip that carries intop the finish and beyond. Malt flavor is present but in the background. The bitterness of the sizable hop load is clearly tempered by the mix of 4 types of malts.

Medium-thin body with adequate carbonation.

O: a very enjoyable and unusally complex Amer. IPA. Recommended!

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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%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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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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3.5/5  rDev -10%

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3.5/5  rDev -10%

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3/5  rDev -22.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

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5/5  rDev +28.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

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3/5  rDev -22.9%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of gtermi
4.2/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: The beer pours a very nice clear copper gold with a thick head that quickly fades. The head leaves a lot of lace on the glass and only has a few bubbles on top of the beer.

S: There is a lot of sweet malt scents. There is also a nice bit of hops. This really is a nice smelling IPA.

T: Now this is a great IPA. I hate when you get an IPA and the malt is dominant, but in this beer, the hops are the powerful part of the beer. There is a little malt on the finish, but it is very nice and enjoyable. I am also getting some fruity flavors, such as an apple.

M: This beer is nothing special when it comes to mouth-feel. It is enjoyable, but like your typical IPA. It has a lot of crispness on the back of the throat and the tonuge. It also leaves a coating feeling all around the mouth.

O: This is a pretty good IPA. There are a lot of qualities of this beer and though there is room to improve, it is a nice beer.

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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

Purchased from LCBO in Ottawa. 6-pack.

For a "standard beer' this is pours a nice, light golden with a thick creamy head. Smell is sweet, floral and slightly piney. Very very nice warming smell.

Mouthfeel is medium body with a wonderfull matliness that coats your mouth. Taste is very very complex and very very enjoybable for a standard american IPA. Hoppy, piney, spicey with a nice peppercorn finish.

I just love this beer, one of my Go-to Beers along with both Steamwhistle and Propeller Bitter for my weekend beers.

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