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RATINGS: 1404   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.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
mkobes (2140) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - APR 26, 2004
Nice hoppy IPA. Tap New York. Light amber in color. Nicely balanced beer. Citrusy aroma. Great.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - APR 26, 2004
TAP NY sample. Clear, medium-to-light amber. Clean, fresh fruity nose: apricots and cherries. Very orangy-citrusy in the mouth, nicely balanced; quite bitter without being overwhelming. Good caramel maltiness. Yummy.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - APR 25, 2004
Tap NY, Draft. This one has one of the best hop profiles that you are going to find in an IPA. You can actually taste the hop flowers to the point where it feels like the entire flowers are in your mouth. Fun beer.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sammy (8627) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 25, 2004
UPDATED: AUG 4, 2004 Nice bold citrus burst refreshing hoppy hop art. Bit long dry grass citrus aftertaste, bit of mouth pucker, which is fashionable. Some tangerine and grapefruit. Very Drinkable balanced winner. Will be looking out for this brewery. Noteable very nice fruity citrus floral aroma.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 11, 2004
From 120z. bottle. Hoppy, slightly malty aroma. Not very strong scent. Slightly cloudy copper color. Small tan head lasted for entire beer, leaving decent lacing. Hoppy flavor, but not too bitter. Not floral. Also slightly sweet. Easy to drink. A pretty good IPA.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
irishsnake (355) - Oakland, California, USA - APR 11, 2004
pours a very nice deep amber. aroma is hoppy, perhaps favoring cascade. flavors are balanced between hops and malt, although the malt flavors are a little too caramel-y. still, very clean with good balance and drinkability.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dolemike1 (1288) - Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 27, 2004
Hazy-orange, big white head, potent aroma of grapefruit, oak, ... Flavor is citrus, floral and generally bitter, finish has some light sweetness. Nice session beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lubiere (9999) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 23, 2004
Hazy red copper beer ith a nice frothy white head and a wonderful resinous hops aroma with oranges. Wow! Incredibly rich malt with a crisp finish which marry well the wonderful hopped taste reminiscent of fresh fields. Oranges mix with grapefruits in the mouth without being overbearing. Sweet malt comes out as beer becomes warmer. Very well balanced body. Goes well with a nice beef curry!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
happy4hops (376) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - MAR 19, 2004
UPDATED: MAR 29, 2004 Slightly juicy,earthy hop aroma w/some caramel malts up in there.Amber/Good head/lace.The taste is of slightly piney(lacking)hops and nice caramel malts.Smooth everyday drinking IPA/amber.Not all that far from say Hop devil these days.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Silphium (3167) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAR 6, 2004
UPDATED: APR 7, 2004 Pours clear copper with a thin off-white head. This IPA is of the pine variety, with an ozoney, piney aroma leading to a bitter pine flavor with the requisite malt sweetness. Southern Tier brews a good beer, but they don't seem to push boundaries or experiment. This is a solid IPA that I would purchase regularly if I lived in New York, but it offers nothing unique or original that would make it worth pursuing from outside the region. Thanks Dan (jah noth) for the bottle!

Update 4/7/04: I'm really coming to enjoy this IPA. Just tried another bottle back-to-back with a Bells Two-Hearted. The diversity within the IPA style is substantial. I'm picking up some tobacco and bubblegum in this bottle that I missed last time. Almost more of an English-style IPA.


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