IPA (India Pale Ale) | Southern Tier Brewing Company

BA SCORE
87
very good
2,567 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:
2,567
Reviews:
956
Avg:
3.89
pDev:
11.31%
 
 
Wants:
58
Gots:
467
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 2,567 |  Reviews: 956
Photo of Andnkuhn
3.77/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HogHeadJones
2.49/5  rDev -36%
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 +11.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of billysdad
3/5  rDev -22.9%
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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Photo of belgianvan
3.93/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.67/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Back in the day before trubby juice ipas, this was one of the better east of the Mississippi ipas out there. Good clarity, dark gold, a white head that is compromised eventually by the hop oils. Aroma seemed like C hops and Simcoe.

Taste ample bitterness, but a dry malt toasted pale honey feel. Does have an earthen mouthfeel aspect that owes something to across the pond. Drinkable.

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Photo of Stephan16
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JustinPStewart
3.97/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Orny18
4.13/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of mrosenfeld32
3.92/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Eamonn-Cummings3
3.94/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz can into a Speiglau IPA glass.

Look is a light golden with amber highlights and a big frothy head.

Aroma is herbal bitter. Not much else.

Taste is herbal bitter balanced with sweet malt.

Not a bad IPA good to see in cans.

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Photo of ClePaul
2.8/5  rDev -28%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

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

Photo of Hockey_Fan
3.87/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

SOUTHERN TIER IPA 7/3/16

a: Translucent dark gold with a finger thick white head which receded to thick surface foam and fairly s\dense lacing.

s: Mild grapefruit

t; Follows the nose with moderate bitterness. Dry finish. Medium ABV well-concealed.

m: Medium, good body and carbonation tingle.

o: One of the better IPAs out there, although the emphasis on grapefruit flavor does get a tad unpleasantly bitter eventually for all but the most devoted hopheads.

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Photo of GregStoner
4.12/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mattlsull
4.64/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

IPA (India Pale Ale) from Southern Tier Brewing Company
3.89 out of 5 based on 2,567 ratings.
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