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RATINGS: 1404   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   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.


2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
hopslovin (194) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - NOV 3, 2006
Orange-Amber pour. Thin white head with minimal lace. Not as much hop presence as I would like like in an IPA. Nice mouth feel with lingering bitter finish.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Braudog (5741) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - OCT 26, 2006
Poured a dark copper with the barest fizzle of a head. Very perfumey, soapy aroma ... and it delivers in the first swallow, delivering almost a detergent-like flourish. The more you drink, it turns into more of a flower-hoppiness.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
decaturstevo (5015) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - OCT 25, 2006
A 12oz bottle. An orange amber pour with lite head and a sticky slight lace. An aroma of big hops and sweet malt. A flavor that is balanced the way I like it. The malt is there but the hops grab it by the ass quickly and show whos boss. A really good beer that continues to impress as the bottle goes down.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sandyneck (5) - Berne, New York, USA - OCT 24, 2006 does not count
Nice beer. A bit too carbonated though. Excellent Flavor. Citrus and a hint of pine. Wonderful aroma. A top IPA.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hophead75 (2008) - Largo, Florida, USA - OCT 22, 2006
brewtopia 10/21/06, Resinous fresh hop aroma. Taste is fresh hops, some malt, good bitterness throughout the taste, decent IPA.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
ElBorracho (472) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 20, 2006
Bottle. Standard IPA look with a copper/orange body and a white foamy head. The hop profile was very bland for an IPA with a musty basement attribute that was not pleasant. There was a "stale" feel to this all around.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
phiconners (149) - Massachusetts, USA - OCT 18, 2006
Strong hops and malt flavor, more than most IPAs. Definitely a bold flavor, which I normally like, but I found that I enjoyed it a little less the more I drank. Not bad by any means, maybe not the best overall flavor for me though.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cornfield (5482) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - OCT 12, 2006
This started out nice, a clear amber body with a substantive off-white head. A sweet caramel aroma was capped by a healthy dose of the PNW, a solid grapefruit, zest of orange, and pine bitterness. The flavor begins with caramel and toffee, pursued by the hops, and then... Oddly a layer of dust invaded my drink, leaving a mustiness in the back of my mouth. Mis-handled bottle, perhaps? One to try again.

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3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - OCT 11, 2006
12 oz. bottle via trade with shadey - Pours a clear amber color with a good size off white head. A good looking beer. Lots of nice lacing. Has a nice citrus, pine hop aroma. Flavor is mostly hops, just like the aroma. Medium to full body. The only thing holding this beer back is the lack of malt balance. Still this is a very tasty beer. This would make a sweet session beer. Thanks Shane.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RAYBOY01 (2012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 10, 2006
Thank you muchly, El_Borracho, for this sample... Aroma seems inviting, with strong promises of citrus, mainly orange zest, and pine resin. The pour was attractive and lured me in with it’s deep amber color and rich rocky off-white head. The initial flavor was a pronounced sweet malt bottom, followed instantly by the PNW hopping....and the requisite citrus and pine assault. But a strange bitter mustiness crept in to crash the IPA party...followed by a slight dishwater soapiness which cast it’s murky and moldy pall on the initial lupilin luxeriousness that I had such high hopes on longingly lingering upon so lovingly........


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