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RATINGS: 1400   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.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
LiamPatrick16 (124) - Montgomery, New York, USA - JUL 25, 2004
golden red body. smells hoppy no overpowering scents. initally very hoppy and tastefull. then taste changed to bitter.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
shadey (1886) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 17, 2004
UPDATED: MAY 17, 2005 The pour was a golden orange with a thick fluffy white head. No lacing. The aroma was all hops. The flavor was hops like an IPA should be. I haven’t had a bad beer yet from Southern Tier. RERATE: Bright color orange with a creamy thin white head. Nicely balanced aroma that has a great malt and hops mix. Nicely balanced all around. 7/4/8/4/17 RERATE: Clear amber orange with a thin white head. Very nice floral hop aroma. Big hop flavor with plenty of floral character. Very clean finish, not resiny. Crisp and refreshing.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
spkldhenlvr24 (517) - Newburgh/Buffalo, New York, USA - JUL 16, 2004
Good IPA. Light amber/orange appearance with a creamy white head. Aroma wasn’t too bold. Fruity, hops. Flavor was very akward at first. Tasted a lot like pine needles. Towards the end great hops, citrus flavor. Sorta changed half way through. Recommend to others.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Shadrach (176) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUN 30, 2004
On tap at Brewtopia ’04. Poured a clear orange yellow with a very strong grapefruit aroma. Taste was a very crisp clear medium grapefruit, with just the right amount of hoppiness. A nicely strong well done IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SpringsLicker (3127) - Tennessee, USA - JUN 24, 2004
Clear amber color with a large off white head. Nice, well balanced, malt/hop aroma. Well balanced and smooth with a nice bitter finish. Needs just a touch more body, but this is a well done IPA.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BuckNaked (1230) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUN 23, 2004
Bottle: I was quite surprised at how good this beer was. Although I shouldn’t be, as I’ve had their porter on tap and it was also great. Deep golden amber color with a large white head that lasts. Aroma has the citrus and pine notes I expected, along with some caramel and pepper. Tastes very fresh and crisp almost like off the tap, this 6 pack must be new. Starts off with a nice bitter hop bite (pine, citrus, earth), but there’s excellent balance in this beer with peppery spice and malt flavors (caramel, light fruit). Has a full, creamy body and a great bitter finish. I agree with Oakes that this brewery is going places.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopscotch (9101) - Indian River County, Florida, USA - JUN 22, 2004
On tap at David Copperfield's, NYC... Cloudy, orange ale with a large, frothy, white head. Lots of citrus and pine with lesser notes of caramel in the nose. The flavor mirrors the aroma. Fruity and slightly less-than-moderately bitter. Full-bodied with a creamy mouthfeel and mild carbonation. Lengthy, dry, citrusy finish. Very good beer!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zach8270 (3431) - Henrietta, New York, USA - JUN 5, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 10, 2008 [draft - 10th Annual PA Microbrewers Fest, Pennsylvania Brewing Co. - Pittsburgh, PA] Poured a deep gold color with a thick looking head. Good hoppy and peppery aroma. Taste was a decent balance of hops and malt with a nice peppery hop flavor throughout. Very good balance for an IPA.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
presario (4611) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 27, 2004
Rich copper beer with a thick creamy head and lacing. Strong citrus but not overpowering hop aroma. Good malt presence and body. Hop flavour from start to finish. A solid rendition.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (7959) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 25, 2004
On draught at Kaya in Pittsburgh. Pours a dark amber/orange color with a medium thin off-white head. Really nice lacing throughout the glass. Floral hops and citrus in the nose. Medium body with a nice bitter character. Flavors of hops, apricot, citrus and caramel abound. The finish is crisp with a nice hops bite. This is a nicely balanced IPA that doesn’t just dump a bunch of hops in and call it a day.


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