IPA (India Pale Ale) | Southern Tier Brewing Company

BA SCORE
87
very good
2,574 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:
2,574
Reviews:
957
Avg:
3.89
pDev:
11.31%
 
 
Wants:
58
Gots:
471
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 2,574 |  Reviews: 957
Photo of Squire123
3.84/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of stevoj
4.01/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A mild, pleasant bitterness from this IPA, not as strong as others I’ve tasted. Slightly hazy golden color with mild carbonation, and a thin skin of a head. For me IPAs are tricky, as sometimes the bitterness is overwhelming, but this one was just about right.

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Photo of edthehead
3.31/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of PaperWizard
4.34/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of robebo44
4.19/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Rock_Glenn
3.88/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Being local and one of my first IPA's this one is the bar to which I measure all other IPA's. It's above average without a doubt, but after many years of drinking this it just doesn't seem to measure up to all the other finely crafted IPA's flooding the market.

On tap at The Club On Silver Lake,
Pours a very good head, 1/2" - 3/4" that retains itself well, lots of lacing. Smells of hops, not overwhelmingly. Tastes rather plain, mostly bitter.

Poured from a bottle, the hops are close to simcoe and chinook, but very clean smelling/tasting.

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Photo of ErikFort
3.91/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of bobtaylor0414
4.18/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BLZR
3.94/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ER527
3.47/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DubC14
4.15/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mooredmb2011
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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

Photo of cubbyZilla
3.92/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jdra
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of beergoot
3.77/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Sharp, clear, golden body; thick, sticky, white head. Fruity, floral hop aroma; grain sweetness. Bread-like grain flavor with a somewhat metallic hop bitterness; watermelon. Medium-heavy body; smooth; sweet overall but with a dry finish.

A very respectable IPA that does a decent job of balancing cereal grain flavors with a wide range of hop aromas and tastes.

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Photo of HotDogBikeRide
4.31/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a single 12oz bottle with no dating, poured into a tall rounded off glass with a thinned out base. Good smell out the bottle, nice laid back colorful hop profile kind of like a Dogfish but a little less malty. Dark golden moderate carbonated beer and a foamy, bubbly head. Taste is refreshing and has a decent profile, a little grainy, along with hops that you've seen before, but worth a revisit. Semi-dry finish leaves you feeling almost the same after the beer is finished. Too bad I'm out.

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

Photo of mojohawk21
4.35/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of EnthusedAboutBeer
3.54/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Chackman151
3.68/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dankenstein716
3.85/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TLWalsh
4.06/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in tall pilsner glass, a deep orange honey tone with foamy white head. Plenty of rich floral citrus aroma, lots of lacing in the glass as I drank it down. Has a grassy and lemony flavor, notes of grapefruit and a malty but tart dry finish. Mouthfeel is thin to medium, modest carbonation. Leaves a somewhat bitter aftertaste, went well with my meal.

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Photo of EmptyPockets
3.78/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

This beer probably doesn't get much attention out of the Northeast area, but it's a clear "go to" IPA for me. I never seek it out.....looking for new or "better" ales. But the combination of high availability and extreme freshness (I've been able to procure lots only a week old, and never less than 3.5 weeks) makes it a top fall back beer. In fact, I'd rather have a 2 week old ST IPA than a 3.5 month old Sculpin. If you REALLY drink IPAs....it's all about freshness. And if you live in WNY.......the freshest IPA you're gonna get is this. Not world class.......but a solid session ale

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IPA (India Pale Ale) from Southern Tier Brewing Company
3.89 out of 5 based on 2,574 ratings.
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