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IPA (India Pale Ale) | Southern Tier Brewing Company

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IPA (India Pale Ale)IPA (India Pale Ale)
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3.83/5
Very Good
2,593 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:
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Added by John on 03-24-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#11,764
Reviews:
962
Ratings:
2,593
pDev:
11.23%
Bros Score:
3.89
 
 
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
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 +4.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +11%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +11%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +11%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
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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3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

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3.82/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

This was presented as a nitro tap, but it seems to be very lacking in nitro upon looking at it. A shirt white head of micro bubbles sits atop a gold clear beer. Nose starts with herbal hop notes paired with lemon and grassy notes. Some bready grains present as well. Taste is smooth with moderate bitterness, some pine notes, and a touch of caramel. Mouthfeel is smooth and creamy which I'm sure the nitro has influenced. Overall, I like the texture of the nitro IPA , but it seems that some of the aromatics are sacrificed.

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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

Poured into a tulip, this is a bright light golden colour, with nice soapy film and lace, really clear with a lot of visible carbonation action. 4

S – a full kick of pine, eucalyptus, resiny hops, a bit nutty, honey, some light malt character maybe but this is all piney hop forward and so mouthwatering. 4

T – a bitter pine start, pine needles, with a hint of caramel, a dry nuttiness, and a really smooth pine transition showing some rough grapefruit edges and orange, lots of hop character and more fruits move in with pear, pineapple, ending with a biscuit and bitter dryness. Mellow floral hops with a bracing resiny finish. Long lingering aftertaste. 4

M – actually quite balanced with a refreshing bite to it, the hoppy opening is a touch hot but works well as more malt comes in. Really sessionable and a good feel for a strong IPA, lots of carbonation but not too noticeable. 3.75

A classic east coast style IPA with a really dominant pine/resin/sappy character. Some citrus as well but its rough and tart, I like this overall, some malt to it as well to balance the body out. Definitely a nice IPA, but it didn’t strike me as far and way superior to a number of other really tasty ipas, and it could be kicked up and made more interesting. A tasty treat from southern tier. 3.75

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IPA (India Pale Ale) from Southern Tier Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.83 out of 5 with 2,593 ratings
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