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RATINGS: 1444   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.


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DocLock (8331) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 3, 2004
My label is "fancier" than the pictured label. I bought this case at Shangy’s yesterday. Copper colored, with a minimal, rapidly fading head. HUGE aroma of hops, pine, resin, subtle apricots. Tastes extremely hoppy, with some citrus and a lot of pine, resin, some apricot, and a hoppy, piney, acidic finish. This one is hoppier than some double IPAs I’ve had! I bought this case because it was around 20 bucks for a 4-beer variety package. I did not know nor expect that it would be this good. Bravo to Southern Tier. I can’t wait to try their other styles. A bona fide, knock your socks off, hall-of-fame IPA.

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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Suttree (5379) - 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!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
obxdude10 (2102) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 7, 2004
Very good IPA, amber color, a bit hazy appearance, decent off-white head that laced around the glass nicely, very hoppy nose with some notes of pine & sweet malt, great malt backbone in the body, very well-balanced, hoppy flavors with notes of pine, biscuit & yeast, smooth & very drinkable, both a hoppy & malty finish with a dry & resiny aftertaste

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - NOV 4, 2004
Poured hazy amber with nice rocky white head that faded quickly, leaving a well laced glass...aroma is all hops with pine and floral almost buring the nose...taste is incredibly hoppy...pine, pepper and citrus...rough sticky mouthfeel in the finish...

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gorbalev (2989) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 23, 2004
Buffalo Brewfest 04. Dark yellow pour. Citrus hops in aroma. A nice balance between maltiness and hops in taste with a crisp mouthfeel. Very good, and an impressive showing from this brewery at the fest.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Prostman (1077) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 4, 2004
This was a great IPA. I had this on tap while waiting to buy some beer at Sam the Beer Man in Binghamton. I have to say, if you see this beer, buy it and enjoy.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (5215) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 19, 2004
UPDATED: SEP 1, 2008 This brewer is growing on me. I had this beer when it first came out but had not had a chance to get back and rate it until now. Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle the beer poured a hazy copper-bronze color with a small tan head. The aroma was strong and had lots of flowery hops. The flavor was mildly sweet, had some light malt and was mostly dominated by strong flowery and grapefruity hops. The hops really coat the tongue and linger on the aftertaste. Very Nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 28, 2004
Clear sparkling ambers and dark coppers, creamy off white head. Rich nose of pine, spruce, grapefruit zest, and buttery caramel. Flavor matches the aroma with all balancing out very nicely in the end. Full bodied, creamy and smooth, soft carbonation, citric hoppy finish. A session IPA that does well to incorporate east coast and west coast style. Good stuff.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JonR888710 (999) - Cochabamba, BOLIVIA - OCT 21, 2004
Very perculiar looking IPA. Dark color with amber and tinges of orange and ruby. Head is nice, off-white/grey color. Doesn’t hang around long but the lacing does. Smells really good, sweet pine and passion fruits.Taste is very dry and hoppy, pine cones and needles. Ending becomes sweet with peachy notes. Hardly any alcohol in taste. Very good beer from a small brewery.


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