IPA (India Pale Ale) | Southern Tier Brewing Company

BA SCORE
87
very good
2,568 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:
2,568
Reviews:
956
Avg:
3.89
pDev:
11.31%
 
 
Wants:
58
Gots:
469
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 2,568 |  Reviews: 956
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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Photo of Walleybeer
4.24/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of JeffKowalek
3.25/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Cpmitchno1
3.54/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of torwart94
3.74/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jmaskell33
3.98/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

IPA (India Pale Ale) from Southern Tier Brewing Company
3.89 out of 5 based on 2,568 ratings.
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