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RATINGS: 1398   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
IMtheOptimator (1161) - Bethel, Connecticut, USA - OCT 5, 2005
Poured a clear effervescent dark amber with a tall semi-creamy off-white head. Clean piney and grassy hop aroma. Taste is light and clean, with piney hops predominating with a touch of sticky malt. Not too big or overwhelming... just refreshing. Nicely done; an easy-drinking anytime IPA.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (14380) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 26, 2005
At Akkurat
Beautiful copper color; creamy head. Very nice hoppy aroma, a bit fuity, resinous. Medium malty body, strong hoppiness, quite resinous, ends long, with some caramel.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopdog (8848) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 25, 2005
Bottle acquired in trade with SpringsLicker (thanks!). Poured a dark amber color with a small sized off white head. As soon as I poured this, I was hit with a juicy orange aroma that turned to mainly pine. Tastes of pine, oranges, and caramel Nice medium bitter to lightly sweet balance.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
miketrum (18) - NAUGATUCK, Connecticut, USA - SEP 22, 2005
Very hoppy and delicious. Piney hop smell...great aroma. One of the best IPA’s I have had.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2351) - California, USA - SEP 14, 2005
Pours an orangish amber body, slightly hazy, almost no head. Huge grapefruit hop aroma. Caramel in flavoring, but not a lot. Much more fruity. Not as syrupy at the end as I prefer, but this was a great IPA. Went down smooth and too fast.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
puzzl (3249) - 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.

3.7
   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!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pailhead (4741) - 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.

3.9
   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.

4.1
   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.


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