stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 11, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle sampled. Pours orange/amber with a small beige head. Aroma of caramel malts, citrus, and pine. the flavor is sweet caramel malts, and load of hoppy bitterness.
xav33 (313) - Midland, MI, Michigan, USA - JUL 7, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Southern Tier IPA
12 oz bottle
Recent brewing, enjoyed 07/07
Moderate pour in a mug.
Poured a clear amber with a moderate fizzy white somewhat diminishing head.
Smelt of moderate green hops, spruce and grass.
Taste was upfront moderate bitter green hops and light sweet caramel malt followed by more of the same, althought the bitter hops are a bit more accented, on a moderate to long finish.
Palate was light to medium bodied, lively carbonated, slightly oily and moderately astringent.
Overall, a very good IPA that is up to par. Pleasant and drinkable.
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 (23355) - 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.