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RATINGS: 1372   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 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Terminus (3146) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - JAN 10, 2005
bottle-thanks to Erway for bringing this one from NY. pours a nice amber/copper hue that looks similar to Hop Devil (which we made some comparisons too during this tasting). citric, toasty, green apples, peachy appricot aroma with a nice pineapple nostril kick to it. This beer is a little light on the palate, but the flavors are nice-toasty malts, peachy, resiny pineyness on the finish. Not a bad IPA that I could drink alot of.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 9, 2005
Soft, cream-colored head and clear copper body. Nose is of hop candy with some toasty butterscotch malts shining underneath. Hoppy pine and cheese flavor with a neutral malt presence. Not outstanding but definitely an enjoyable IPA.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrBeer (276) - Erie, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 5, 2005
A nice smooth IPA. I am starting to enjoy IPA’s a lot more now. This was a very refreshing beer that had a nice fruity hoppy taste to it. Had a pleasant aroma as well. Overall this was a nicely brewed IPA.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheBeerGenius (154) - Pittsburgh, PA, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 3, 2005
This is a very good fruity tasting beer if that is what you are looking for. It was light with a sweet taste. Personally I would like something with more substance.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DarkElf (3025) - La Jolla, California, USA - DEC 19, 2004
(12 oz bottle, obtained in trade with shadey, thanks Shane!) The unassuming label makes you think you’re just getting a basic IPA, but this is anything but! Big, balanced and exploding with flavor, this is an IPA with a robust and lightly toasty maltiness, lots of orange citrus and a moderately bitter hoppiness. Medium bodied, but with a wonderful, dense mouthfeel. Aromatic nose that is quite malty and balanced by a bright hoppiness. Dark amber color and fully cloudy in appearance, which masks the multitude of carbonation bubbles rising to the top. Creamy off-white head has solid retention and plenty of ringed lacing. An all-around excellent IPA.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - DEC 17, 2004
Poured an amber color with a medium sized off white head. Aroma of floral and piney hops and mildly fruity. Nice piney hop flavor that leaves a l very ong bitter finish. A little light on the malt but decent balance and nice to drink.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BearBrewer (86) - New York, east village, New York, USA - NOV 28, 2004
pretty average IPA, not terribly inspiring. Nice hop character, fairly well balanced and smooth. not my favorite ipa

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
5000 (6027) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - NOV 23, 2004
Bottle pours dark amber, small frothy white head, very attractive lacing, with very soft carbonation.   Fresh hop & pine on the nose.   Slight grapefruit as well.   Wow, the piney/hoppy aroma doesnt translate to any real strong bitterness whatsoever.   What I have is a smooth drinking, lightly hopped IPA, with a subtle malt backbone.   Very clean, and quite tasty.   WOW, nice hoppy flavor without ANY harsh bitterness.   Great Body, good mouthfeel.   Finishes with a subtle hop bite, lingering bitterness in a nice malty background.   Quite good this was!   Thanks goes out to jah noth for the trade!


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Suttree (4903) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 14, 2004
Cloudy orange, no head. Flowery, piney hop aroma. Woodsy, smoky hops, with a touch of honey, as well. Earthy, messy finish. Very nice beer. Thanks to Springslicker for this one!

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cornboy (424) - Eastampton, New Jersey, USA - NOV 12, 2004
Sometimes you get so used to everything being double or over the top, you get surprised by how good an everyday beer can be. I dont want to make this sound like a standard beer though. The hop aromas immediately hit the senses. One thing I really enjoy is when a beer with a wonderful nose matches in taste and this one comes through with flying colors. Very piney hoppy sensation, nice malt balance. Solid beer. I put this in front of my SNPA for drinkability in an IPA.


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