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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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-golden color with a medium white head with some decent lacing

S-citrus and slight floral scent with hints of bread

T-citrus and pine with a solid hoppy bitterness

F-medium body with moderate carbonation and smooth feel

O-a solid IPA with decent balance

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

pours out a hazed copperish colour with a thinnish head reducing to a little lace. toffee malt aroma...some citric hop overtones to balance. malt driven taste...more toffee and some caramel layers strongly intermingled with a dose of grapefruit rind and lemony puckerness. it has a honey on bread sort character to it too. it has the malt profile to stand up to a good dose of hoppiness...bordering on cloyingly sweet. a bit of spicy alcohol wafts in and out on the tongue and belly. full bodied with an oily slick, sticky sweet mouthfeel. back end bitterness valiantly beats back the almost wet cardboard like malt oil slick. lots of residual sweetness abounds. drinkability is ok...definitely a mouthfull.

overall the difference between this IPA and others can be summed as thus: "there is no debt so surely met as wet to dry, and dry to wet." meaning more than the weather...one IPA can be malt meager and dry as hell and incredible with its bitterness...or...it can be malt driven with an incredible residual sweetness with a hop bitterness that can hardly keep up. this is the latter. either way this should be tried.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A – Apricot body. Low retention and lace on a white head.

S – Orange and the sweeter side of grapefruit. Fresh cut grass deep in the nose. Delicious, but a bit light for the style.

T – Honey with a sturdy foundation of bitter thyme-like hops, and undertones of fresh bread. The finish dries out a bit and ends with bitter grapefruit and a touch of sweet booze.

M – Full for the style. Super smooth with a mellow, lingering finish. Carbonation is a touch low.

O – A delicious, well balanced IPA

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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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