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RATINGS: 1451   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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PilsnerPeter (3029) - Flushing, New York, USA - AUG 19, 2006
Pours golden with white head. Lemony citrus scent. Candy like malt backed by a flowery/lemony hop.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Aurelius (4634) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 17, 2006
Bad label, bad cap. Brownish amber, thin lacy head. An interesting aroma - at first very loud hops, then settling out to a pleasant caramel. Herbal tones, medium-light sweetness, med heavy bittering, caramel, a bit of roastiness. Medium body. A grassy, malty finish. Pretty good. Definite NY craftbrew specimen.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - AUG 16, 2006
A nice example of an IPA that just doesn’t see the light of day on the West Coast. Aroma is very malt forward with a nice citrus aroma with floral bits hiding around. Appearance a nice bright amber color. Flavors are very nicely balanced, with the hops being grapefruity and grassy (perhaps Amarillo and Saaz?) and lightly floral. Nice beer!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SHIG (3914) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - AUG 14, 2006
Pours a brown amber with creamy off white head. Sweet rich spicy aroma opens your sences. Sour dry tastes finishes rich and deep sweet malt flavor.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sirsirus (60) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 13, 2006
A surprising winner. Initially very similar to Harpoon IPA however this has a nice touch added onto the finish. It has some lastingness as well on the finish.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
WhiteSoxFan (152) - USA - AUG 10, 2006
12 oz. bottle from Shoreline. Drank on 7/27/06. Clear, copper in color. Small 1 cm. off-white / yellowish head. Drops quickly. Some foam hangs around, good lacing. Aroma - big, sweet and fruity aroma. Some sweet malt, but mostly big, fruity hops. Flavor - High bitterness up front. Fairly well balanced on the tongue with some underlying malty sweetness, and a big malt backbone. Some different, hard to describe hop flavors after the swallow and in the finish - a little citrus, lots of fruitiness, almost some candy-like sweetness. Palate - Solid medium, big malt backbone. Good amt. of carb. Overall - A good beer, but pretty sweet and fruity. Don’t know if I could drink more than one at a time. Enjoyable, but just a little off of the hop flavors that make up my favorite IPA’s. I like the solid malt backbone.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
xproudfoot (750) - Paleolithic, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 9, 2006
Bot. Good orange citrus sweet aroma. Pretty, clea amber beer with tight offwhite head. Unsweetened bitter grapefruit flavor. Palate has a tinge of the metallic, good puckery bitter finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
snowden719 (130) - USA - AUG 3, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 14, 2006 Pours copper with a small white head that dissipated quickly. Aroma is strong caramel maltiness, medium hop aroma. Hops are mostly citrus, small amount of pine. Flavor is domoinated by caramel maltiness with some buttery esthers. finish is decently long and dominated by pine and citrus hops.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thebaldwizard (1205) - Ohio, USA - AUG 3, 2006
This IPA is very, very good--and I can’t wait to get my hands on more. The pour is a light golden color with an off-white head. The smell is terrific--plenty of citrus and pine hops. You can tell from the first whiff that this is going to be en enjoyable brew. The taste is a great balance of hops and malt. The level of bitterness is almost perfect--and is kept in check by the great caramel malt backbone.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
linc33 (184) - Albany, New York, USA - JUL 26, 2006
UPDATED: JUL 30, 2006 On tap at Olde Dublin Inn, Clifton Park NY. Good IPA colouring but a shade more amber than copper. A good representation of IPA, but with an over-bitter finish. Proud to call it a NY State beer.


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