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RATINGS: 1373   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
puzzl (3239) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 10, 2005
Poured a nice orange with a great lacing head. Taste is very hoppy, lots of grapefruit and citrus, though not very complex. Bitterness is nice, not overwhelming, still good. Aroma was pretty much non-existant, but still a nice beer overall.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 6, 2005
Beautiful, translucent reddish-copper with an oily, icy surface for the head. Aroma revels in honeysuckle rose, pine bitterness, English toffee, nougats, maple vats and vanilla. Amaretto, watermelon and bitterness initially manifest as the flavor’s predominant profile on the uptake by chafing the tongue. Sweetening honey and herbal supplements turn up by way of rosemary, saffron and lavender, and help to spawn new nuances with each sip. Some spicy hops linger. Medium-to-light body with somewhat of a wishy-washy feel on the palate. Finishes with light cherry syrup and amaretto liquor avec bitterness. Nice, sweet, modest rendition. Thanks for the bottle, tpkenned!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pailhead (4416) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - SEP 5, 2005
Bottle: Courtesy of Shadey via trade. Very nice aroma of apricots and grapefruit hoppiness. Pours a transparent amber (a tad more towards orange than amber) with some very fine sediment and an off-white head with a slight yellow tinge. Real sweet and citrusy up front. Orange and caramel with a nice citrus and grapefruit hop finish. Slight acidity is noticeable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SpudClampDawg (1029) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - SEP 2, 2005
Soft, fluffy white head is a nice counter to the prickly mouthfeel. Interesting hop nose combines the usual citrus notes with some welcomed dry hopped spiciness. More piney hops in the body, which are a nice departure from the NW hops I am so used to. The finish isn’t overly bitter, but lemony and smooth. Good all around.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BennyTicklez (621) - USA - AUG 31, 2005
Pours bright deep orange with a small off white head. Big earthy fruit hop aroma. Taste is bitter with fruitiness and some earth tones as well. Bitterness lingers forever. Nice malt too. An awesome IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
NVBeer232 (467) - Reno, Nevada, USA - AUG 24, 2005
(thanks to Jah Noth for this bottle!!!) Slighty hazy copper color with a creamy white head. Wow, this has a really nice resiny aroma!! Nice malty notes, too. Chewy body with nice carbonation. Lots of hop resin and citrus flavors with a malty backbone. Very nice IPA! Thanks Dan!!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
brentfeesh (1207) - Gadsden, Alabama, USA - AUG 22, 2005
I’ve got Santa (7/05) to thank for this one! Great looking brew. Hazy amber (more towards orange) with wispy lacing. Crisp citrus and light pine hops greet your nose. Very aromatic and pleasing. Taste was a nice blend of earthy spice hops and some lime citrus hops to cap it off. Hint of caramel malt – faintly. Very drinkable. A nice IPA to get for Christmas in July!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Ron (2348) - Rochester, New York, USA - AUG 10, 2005
Had this at the Flour City Brew Fest. I guess it’s a good IPA cause it has way too many hops for my taste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jcr (2112) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - AUG 9, 2005
UPDATED: SEP 25, 2005 Draft. Nice blend of hops and malt. Copper color. Aroma is grapefruit and citrus. Flavor is strong on grapefruit and oranges but with a background of sweet malts. Very tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 8, 2005
Deep rich copper color with two fingers of beige bubbles. Heavy grapefruit aromas with only a touch of caramel malt and hint of amaretto. Lots of citrus qualities come out in the first sip.Fairly simple malt flavors with a touch of toffee and caramel. While I like my IPAs a touch more malty, this does have a decent balance. Lightly woody and slightly nutty finish. Quite drinkable. Thanks Santa.

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