TheKegergator (241) - California, USA - JUL 6, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Medium dark amber with a decent head. Smell is great, all hops. Taste is very smooth, crisp hops. Nice little bitter aftertaste. Solid ala round brew. Thanks for this one beagle.
HopBackDoc (474) - Hatboro, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 6, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Damn good IPA. Nice grassy hops in the nose with a dark amber color. Flavor had a good malt backbone with sweet caramel and a great hop finish. Good blend of hop flavors -- bitter and earthy/grassy. A must have for IPA fans.
a10555 (125) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - JUL 4, 2007
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
What a surprise. I had no anticipation of this beer being good, but a friend likes their porter so I thought I’d try. Wonderful beer, tastes very smooth for an IPA. Hoppy, with a great finish. Not too bitter, but bitter enough to stand out. Will definitely buy this again.
jSehnert (3) - New York, USA - JUL 2, 2007 does not count
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Great hop nose, flavor and very well balanced. Best ’hops in a bottle’ available.
HighGravity (926) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 1, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A well balanced IPA that is quenching and dry. The hops are juicy and just right for the beers gravity. The malt builds a nice backbone for the overall structure of the beer. At 6.5% it is still highly drinkable, but it will kick your butt if not paying attention. A great example of an American style IPA.
anders37 (22720) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 1, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ Oliver Twist, Stockholm. Pours a clear amber color with a white head. Sweet malty hoppy aroma with grapefruit hints. Sweet malty and hoppy flavor with hints of grapefruit. Sweet malty hoppy finish with some bitterness in the aftertaste.
bbp182 (255) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 30, 2007
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
emobassfoo (178) - Webster, New York, USA - JUN 29, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
AllAboutStout (605) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 27, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
BREWMUSKCLES (2548) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 27, 2007
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.