IPA (India Pale Ale) | Southern Tier Brewing Company

IPA (India Pale Ale)IPA (India Pale Ale)
BA SCORE
70.3%
Liked This Beer
3.83 w/ 2,588 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
Ranking:
#10,797
Reviews:
959
Ratings:
2,588
Liked:
1,820
Avg:
3.83/5
pDev:
11.23%
Alströms:
3.89
 
 
Wants:
58
Gots:
477
Trade:
1
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 2,588 |  Reviews: 959
Photo of Kurzman
3.9/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Lochnessmonster
3.67/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of zotzot
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HorseheadsHopHead
3.36/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

L: Clear copper, with some rising bubbles; a thin, creamy, eggshell white head, that leaves decent lacing.

S: Lots of red and yellow grapefruit, pine needles, and some caramel.

T: Very heavy malt presence. Lots of caramel and toasted biscuit. There's a bit of juicy red grapefruit flesh, grapefruit peel with oils and bitterness, then a bit of fennel and almost black pepper-like spice near the finish, and then it ends with sticky, sappy pine resin. Lingers forever of sticky pine and caramel malt sweetness.

F: Medium-bodied, feels full in the mouth, nice carbonation. A bit too sappy and sweet, though.

O: A typical West Coast style IPA. It's not bad for what it is.

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Photo of AJmon13
3.54/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of PJCarnell
3.74/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bearshawks85
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AGawinski
4.55/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of xungmound98
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jerseyislandbeer
3.85/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of corywalston
4.37/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Oakley
3.93/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Hayley_86
3.25/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mikr
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ajdemma
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 2ellas
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 322wingedfoot
3.94/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of duvel1979
2.75/5  rDev -28.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Zzavela
3.96/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of woodychandler
4.44/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Another day at The CANQuest (tm) as I CANtinue to winnow through the backlog. As a self-described, self-avowed hophead, AIPAs are my favorite style, closely followed by DIPAs and when I CAN get several in during a sitting, so much the better! I have known these guys since their inception & I love that they have made the leap to CANs. I am looking forward to this one.

From the CAN: "Why The hell Not?"

I know why the ale not! Sometimes, a gentle Glug will result in greater clarity than when I employ an inverted Glug, both following the Crack! Doing so in this case worked out about as well as could be hoped for. I ended up with a finger of dense, foamy, tawny head with great retention as a cap above the beer itself. Color was Amber to Deep Amber/Light Copper (SRM = > 9, < 13) with NE-quality clarity & loads of tiny CO2 bubbles in evidence. A poor man's lava lamp, to be sure. Nose smelled strongly of grapefruit, but underlain with pine needles. Mmmm. Mouthfeel was medium to full, not quite creamy, but really big for the style. The taste ran the gamut from pine & citrus to an anise-like flavor to a light biscuity breadiness. I like when an AIPA runs towards unbalanced, although I know that not everyone agrees. This flirted with those margins, but it never really fell into that trap, if that is how you think of it. It bothers me when malts get in the way of the hops as in those Cascadian/Black IPAs, but here, the malts were CANplimentary to the hops and allowed them to shine while still remaining noticeable. Finish was dry, as it should be. It was interesting that I felt that pine was prevalent in the mouth & on the tongue, but grapefruit/citrus was what lingered on and after the swallow. Definitely worthy of cooler space CANsideration!

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Photo of Andnkuhn
3.77/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HogHeadJones
2.49/5  rDev -35%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

A: Golden-orange pour with modest head and very little lacing
S: Sweet and alcoholic
T: Strong alcohol taste even though I have had beers with much higher ABV mask it better. Citrus, pine and an off-flavor, lingering metallic taste that doesn't quit.
M: Moderate carbonation
O: I enjoy many of Southern Tier's beers and I am a huge fan of IPAs, but this one is a total bust for me. They should reformulate this one and give it another try because this one isn't cuttin' it.

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Photo of Gawz
4.33/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of billysdad
3/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Interesting beer. Would like to try it fresh. Neighbor in my distributorship with Stone. From an area of the country, I never knew existed till my son's college baseball season - who knew part of New York was Southern Tier. Hints of goodness overshadowed by dustiness, age. Too bad not all breweries prominently display bottled by date. I end up sticking with the higher volume, faster moving beers, just for freshness.

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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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