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RATINGS: 1456   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   EST. CALORIES: 219   ABV: 7.3%
IPA stands for India Pale Ale and ours is an American version of the classic style. IPAís 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bogdi1 (32) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 23, 2005
Slightly hazy amber color with an off-white head that dissipates before you notice there was one. Aroma, hmm... First a thought itís all about the hops but then realized itís not about hops at all. Well, naturally hops are on the front but not in the west coast style. Thereís also some caramel and cookie-type of maltiness in the aroma and what strikes me most, tea. Buttery malts, some easy-going fruity hops and again, tea dominate the flavor. This is probably not a fresh bottle but I could have used a stronger malt backbone and more aggressive hops. I wasnít too impressed with this IPA

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Aubrey (3491) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - NOV 20, 2005
Amber-red. Orange juice nose. Really nice smell. Smooth, medium body was nice, too. Big pine ... but not your typical "pine," more of a name-brand-perfume pine. Curious note of something spicy or herbal. Malts had graham cracker, sweet cookies and earth. Hops were spicy, perfumy and piny. Balanced bitterness. Interesting beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - NOV 20, 2005
Brwtopia 11-12-05. Amber color with small off white head. Strong sticky hop nose. Taste was all hops. More of an americane IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Darkover (1528) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 13, 2005
Light amber color with a small beige head. Resinous hop aroma. Flavor of hops and buttery malt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ernest (6749) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 13, 2005
Head is initially small, frothy, off-white, mostly diminishing. Body is hazy medium amber. Aroma is moderately malty (caramel, cookie), moderately hoppy (apricot, flowers, resin), with a note of black tea. Flavor is moderately malty, moderately acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, moderately acidic, moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Surprisingly balanced and docile for an American IPA...guess itís because itís East Coast style. A little more malt in the mouth would be very welcomed, but itís fine as-is.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Crosling (1864) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 13, 2005
Extremely strange, yet pleasant hop and malt aroma, with hints of pine needles dripping with caramel. butter, apple and pear, human skin, as well as hints of corn husk, tea, apricots and pine. Orange copper color, with no head. Medium body. Tea-like hop character, with a variety of fruits, along with pine-like hops. Malt body is full of butter toffee and caramel flavors. Fairly nice and enjoyable beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 13, 2005
No head. Golden body. Spicy, big hop aroma. Spiciness almost reminds me of curry. Solid spicy hoppiness, complimented with prominent bitterness in the taste. Medium body. Well made stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
bigrond (1499) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 13, 2005
very very good IPA - strong hops flavor stronger hops finish - had this at brewtopia in manhattan

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Chucks66 (85) - Beachwood, Ohio, USA - NOV 10, 2005
Pours with a short head and a amber color. Mouthful tastes rather thin. Nice hop character, not an intro microbrew, but something a non-craft beer drinker should be able to handle, and a beer that experienced craft drinkers should enjoy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - NOV 10, 2005
bottle from PineyPower. Thanks Dean! Pours a deep amber color with a small off white head. Nose is thick and malty, lots of caramel. Taste is thin at first, then a big blast of hops and caramel spew out, followed by a bitterness and a dryness upon swallowing. Some light dry notes of citrus remain in the mouth.

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