IPA (India Pale Ale) | Southern Tier Brewing Company

BA SCORE
87
very good
2,573 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:
2,573
Reviews:
956
Avg:
3.89
pDev:
11.31%
 
 
Wants:
58
Gots:
470
For Trade:
0
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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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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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a pint glass and welcomed a lucid foam finger's worth on top; level carbonation, and a punch of hoppy complexity with the first sip. It probably matters that this was preceded by my downing a Heavy Seas' 3-hop IPA -- itself an admirable effort but falling short of Southern Tier's mellow-pressurized irresistibility. I can be overwhelmed by hops in some beers and others leave me wanting more but Southern tier finds enough balance for me to leave my former top-preferred SN IPA behind. This flavor wants to linger on the tongue same as the foam clings to the sides of the glass. If it were any sweeter I'd find myself craving more grass notes or wheaty compliance -- something to consider when choosing which occasions to introduce to friends not familiar with it. It has always done well from the tap at local dining spots where I find it regularly, but I'm glad to find it accessible for home consumption too.

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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

Pours a crystal clear golden yellow.

Slight pine, citrus peels, light biscuity sweetness.

Fresh grains, biscuity, citrus zest, and subtle grassy notes.

Light-bodied, medium carbonation, earthy and slightly citrusy.

Overall, I definitely enjoyed the double more than this, but it's still solid.

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IPA (India Pale Ale) from Southern Tier Brewing Company
3.89 out of 5 based on 2,573 ratings.
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