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RATINGS: 1470   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   EST. CALORIES: 219   ABV: 7.3%
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IPA stands for India Pale Ale and ours is an American version of the classic style. IPA’s namesake lies in its colonial roots. British soldiers on their way to India dark a lot of beer, but found it would go stale on the long voyages. Meanwhile, brewers knew that by adding more hops, the beer would stay fresh. Voila! A new style was born and it is one we are proud to brew. Southern Tier IPA is a triple-hopped on its journey to your glass for a fully aromatic experience.


4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bbp182 (255) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 30, 2007
This is my first Southern Tier. I visited a Comfort Inn in Jamestown, NY and the mart across the street was selling it. I picked it up b/c I love IPAs. The bartender at the Comfort Inn told me about them. So, here goes my first taste of Southern Tier. Pours a nice orange. Little foam. Malty smell, bitter hop aroma. Piney bitter hop aroma. Here goes the taste. WOW, was not expecting this! That’s a good IPA! Piney, bitter, yet sweet and malty. Very delicious! A nice feel in your mouth, then the after taste is just wow! Very bitter! I like this, very good, well done Southern Tier.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
emobassfoo (178) - Webster, New York, USA - JUN 29, 2007
Looks great. Every beer I’ve had from Southern Tier tastes, looks, and smells ultra ultra fresh. This one is no exception. Smell is complex and fruity. I wish there was a rose or flower that smelled like this. Taste is really unique. It’s an IPA, hands down, but it just has tons of prickly flavors. Immediate after-taste is a little off, but hardly noticeable. Starts out smooth and creamy, then the palate does a 90 degree turn into a dry ass desert. Probably evidenced by the 6.5 ABV. Six pack for 7.49? Worth every penny.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AllAboutStout (605) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 27, 2007
This is a real easy drinker. Very smooth and tastes great. Golden in color on the pour with little head. Smell is slight hoppy. Taste is crisp, refreshing and nice. I could see going through a sixer of this with no problem. A solid, easily sessionable brew.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BREWMUSKCLES (2507) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 27, 2007
looks refreshingly good in the glass. moderately darkish and clear amber with a short foamy head. there certainly is a lot going on tastewise. all of the usual things that make an ipa nice and tasty. but for me nothing really stands out, except that there is a low malt profile. the word i keep thinking with this is moderate as in moderately...and then a bit better. and that is how i will speak to this rating. a nice safe ipa which is -moderately- refreshing. with a nice moderate carbonation and a pleasant m-----te bitterness. oh, and just a touch of quality allfruit sweetness.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alldaydrinker (559) - Norwood, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 24, 2007
Poured into pint glass with large foamy off white head and active carbonation. Amber colour. Aroma of grapefruit hops, hindering with a sweet candy like aroma. Initial taste is a mouthfull hits with several profiles. Grapefruit, caramel overlaying a nectar fruit. Finishing with a chewy malt body and bitter hops lasting on the palate. Long lasting head and good lacing of the glass. Great Ipa.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
shendrix (478) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 23, 2007
A good IPA, though I’ll never be a big fan of the genre. Pours prettily amber with a very light head. Tastes of honeysuckle mingling with grass and pine notes, as well as a soupcon of hardwood, with a warming alcohol and hops finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stine (1744) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 16, 2007
Clear rust orange pour. Very sweet and pleasant aroma of caramel and maple syrup - woody, resinous, with a hint of plastic. Muted citrus hop tones offer swift, darting accents to this chewy toffee malt body. These are bright rays of nectarine and peach sunshine. Finishes on a creamy wheat grass flourish, giving way to another appearance of soft bourbon like sweetness. Palate could use a bit more life, but eases the flavor qualities into harmony quite nicely. Refreshing, with a full character. Thanks Jason!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopson (635) - Williamsville, New York, USA - JUN 16, 2007
UPDATED: JUN 21, 2007 draft- huge centennial hop aroma. Wow. A great flavor that brings in the bitterness nicely. Citrus going on. A brewer that knows how to brew this style. Re-rate: not as nice out of the bottle. Less centennial hop presence, less interesting. (original rating: 6/16/2007)

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cking (1175) - North Canton, Ohio, USA - JUN 7, 2007
Rated 5/15/07: Nice looking dark copper color, almost has a light amber hue. Frothy white head and some very nice lacing along with a powerful carbonation. Mildly faint aroma of citrus and hops (at least faint for an IPA). Calm flavor with a noticeable orange citrus zest. The hops are tame for this style but have a wonderful evergreen flavor, rather resinous to boot. Very malty, the mouthfeel is lightly chewy. Well balanced with a good drinkability. Satisfied my craving and was mellow enough to enjoy more than one.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ghostmonkey (204) - budd lake, New Jersey, USA - MAY 30, 2007
bottle . . pours deep clear copper with a white head . . aroma is grassy, hops, citrus, tropical fruit, coconut, vanilla . . taste is hops, grapefruit, grassy . . has a bite to it . . bitter . . not bad


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