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Southern Tier Hoppe

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Serve in Snifter, Tulip

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RATINGS: 695   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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We craft this much like a sculptor who uses only a hammer and chisel to shape stone into a masterpiece. Hoppe is spawned of these few essentials: barley, wheat, hops, yeast and water. This limited palette is an exercise in minimalism, with refined elements which are deliberately selected. This simple combination creates a golden shimmering brew infused with delicate aromas. The artful nature of this beer is exposed with the first taste. As the malt and hops created a composition of flavors, and elegant finish leaves an impression that your tastes will not soon forget. Don’t be deceived by th innocence of Hoppe. Please enjoy in moderation.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
UDBeernut (1478) - Near Buffalo, New York, USA - FEB 29, 2012
poured into snifter a: light straw color, little head that reduces into lacing. Not much corbonation to speak of. s: a nice floral hop aroma t: malty buiscut front with slight hop bitterness on the finish, Alchohol is present and nicely warming. m&d: An interesting beer, full bodied with light carbonation

1.6
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Cunningham (4016) - Halden, NORWAY - FEB 25, 2012
Bottle at Håndverkerstuene in Oslo, Norway. Lovely hazy yellow colour with a white head. Alcohol are very rich, disturbing and unpleasant in both aroma and flavour.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheGB (480) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JAN 22, 2012
Pours a light amber with a thin 1/4" head. Light aroma of floral hops. Medium bodied, with a smooth palate of hops, lychee fruit and some citrus. Well balance, but not all that interesting.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
OmegaX (1156) - Florida, USA - JAN 4, 2012
Bottle into snifter. Pour is golden orange with a fluffy white head. Nose is like orange cream soda and a sweet vanilla and caramel. Very floral and aromatic citrus hops. Nice. Taste is similar with a nice bitter finish. Very smooth vanilla undertones bring out and accent the citrusy hops. Good stuff yet again from Southern Tier.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Niko100 (1837) - Illinois, USA - JAN 2, 2012
Nice golden color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of floral/fruit hops, citrus, & spice. Flavor of slight sweet malt, spicy hops, citrus, and some caramel; Finish is slightly bitter; Nicely balanced; Overall, more of a strong pale ale - but very enjoyable.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ESBob (334) - Indiana, USA - DEC 18, 2011
Bomber. Pours a hazy orange with yellowish hues. Frothy off white head. Aroma is sweet citrus, caramel? with some hop bitterness for good measure. Taste is sweet, bready, slight vanilla and citrus notes. Mouthy on the tongue. Good extra IPA!!!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mansquito (3106) - Nueva York, New York, USA - DEC 4, 2011
Whole Foods, P St, DC bomber ($7): Pours a golden colour with a white head. Aroma is rather malty, and pretty hoppy; much like an IIPA for the most part. Taste is a little bit sweet. The hops are somewhat bitter, but leave surprisingly little aftertaste. Some astringency. There is another taste there that I can’t quite place. Pretty good, but nothing excessively innovative or unique.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
abemorsten (2491) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - NOV 26, 2011
Shared 650 ml bottle at Melkebaren, Sandnes. Clear, deep golden with a creamy, light brown head. Fruity, malty, hoppy, floral nose. Sweet, bitter flavors with notes of hops, malts, alcohol, spruce and pine. Full body. Smooth and light syrupy. Light alco warmth. Dry tongue.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cfrancis (2154) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 25, 2011
Pours a slightly cloudy light golden yellow with a thin frothy white top. Aroma is a pleasant pine hops and sweet malts. Taste is a great balance of sweet malt backbone and piney, slightly resinous hops. Nice beer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - NOV 22, 2011
22 oz bottle. Hazy amber/orange with a small off white head. Aroma of caramel, fresh sweet citrus, bread dough and some alcohol. Flavor is sweet caramel malt mixed with a firm hop bitterness that keeps the beer somewhat balanced, light alcohol warmth. Medium body with mild carbonation and a sticky mouth feel. Nice beer, lots of sweet malt and fresh hops, seems like an IIPA.


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