jb (2226) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUN 27, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I thought the nose on this was big time grapefruit, in fact rather like grapefruit juice. Color was standard gold with a nice lacing pattern. Hops are present in the palate but toned down and softened by a nice maltiness. There is also a citrus presence in the palate. This is nice but not that complex, not one of the big bomb ingredient laden IIPA’s I’ve come to love.
fear025 (213) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - JUN 27, 2010
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma:The malt aroma of this beer is very strong, with the hops taking second place. The hops smell mildly of citrus.
Appearance:Pale golden color, with great head retention and good lacing.
Taste:On the foretaste, there are hops, and a good amount, but not quite as much as I expect in a DIPA. They all do taste good though, and as foretaste gives way to the midtaste, the hop complexity makes itself known more, peaking in the midtaste. The aftertaste is just a ramping down of the same, but it lingers pleasantly on the tongue. The malt flavors are rather subtle through the whole experience.
Palate:Very smooth body, easy to drink. Nicely carbonated.
Overall:I was expecting the hops to be more in your face, as many American brewers are doing these days, but instead, southern tier went in for a deeply complex, thoughtful brew. It’s one of the more sessionable DIPAs out there, as much as any DIPA can be sessionable.
iheartcraftbr (2) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 27, 2010 does not count
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A very solid DIPA from Southern Tier. Surprisingly west coast flavor from an east coast brewery.
yesyouam (1016) - Fairport, New York, USA - JUN 27, 2010
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Southern Tier 2XIPA is a dense, crystal clear golden ale with a dense and frothy yellowish white head that has outstanding retention and lacing. It has a sweet, floral aroma with notes of hay and oranges. It smells great. It’s pretty full bodied; smooth and foamy in the mouth. The finish is quite clean and dry. It has a nice, bold bitterness of pine resin and juniper. A peppery rumble follows. The aftertaste is long and bitter and gets a little soapy. There’s nothing incredibly stand-out here, but it’s a big, bold beer with no apparent faults.
bhensonb (11251) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 26, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Half Time. Pours brite gold with a foamy 5 finger off-white head. Aroma of lots of floral and citrus hops. Medium body with foamy carbonation. Flavor is very floral. A little caramel. Finish is very florally bitter. Citrus in the finish, but not too much. Extremely pleasing.
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 26, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Blind Pig Brewery. Pours golden amber with a white head. Floral hop aroma. Medium bodied with average carbonation, and slightly dry on the palate. Very pale malt backbone, with a sharp spicy and citrus rind bitterness. Dry and hoppy finish, with just a hint of medicinal notes. A bit overattenuated for my tastes, but decent.
sunevdj (3201) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - JUN 26, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Theis and Mette’s. Pours a clear golden with a white head. Dry with strong hoppy aromas of grapefruit. Also quite sweet with hints of residual sugars. Medium to full bodied. Medium carbonation. Long, very bitter finish.
faroeviking (10289) - FAROE ISLANDS - JUN 25, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fløska. Clear deep golden. Pleaant ripe fruity hoppy piney sweet aroma. Good mouthfeel.Pleasant fruity pine and peachy hoppy flavour. Citrus hoppy bitter finish, dry.
Pinball (10869) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 25, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
clear yellow, smooth white head.
powerfull flowery hoppy note, citrussy, nice.
flavor is hoppy, malty base, quite hoppy.
Plovmand (6514) - Helsinge, DENMARK - JUN 25, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Clear golden with a small white head. Lots of peach, citrus, light spice and caramel. The flavour is spicy hoppy with notes of peach, passion fruit and caramel. Dry and citric finish.