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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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Silphium (3173) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Crit (3357) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 26, 2004
Cloudy amber,lasting beige head.Grapefruit hop nose.A hint of malt at start, then all grapefruit hops with a long finish. Decent body and good Belgian lace. Speaking of one who lives in the area of great northwest IPAs, this one isn't too bad at all. Thanks to Cap Flu for this.As it warms, the malt comes out

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
StarryTripper (2) - USA - FEB 14, 2004 does not count
Pours a translucent copper colour with an off-white head lacing the side of the glass with very fine bubbles. The initial smell is of citrus, agitating the glass slightly elicits a hint of pine. Most of the citrus smell does not make it through to the flavor, rather it is dominated by the pine. A refreshing beer that I could easily sit and enjoy several of.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jercraigs (7921) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 5, 2004
UPDATED: AUG 10, 2007 August 2007. Bottle. Orange amber body with a small off-white head. Very nice hoppy aroma, moderate resin and light leafy hop notes. (7+) Flavour is surprisingly well balanced, with lots of hops (moderate resin, and piney notes) but not overly bitter. Mild caramel in the finish and aftertaste. Very light citrus, bitterness grows as it warms up. Flavour is more on the simple side than I remember, but pleasantly so. (7+) Average to medium palate. 7/3/7/3/16 - 3.6 <P>Feb 2004. Comes out of the bottle a clear amber colour, with a bit of an off white head. The bit of hops and foresty aroma is not as big as I had hoped for. Nicely bitter flavour at the start finishes with lots of oily hoppiness. An enjoyable beer but lacking a certain something, maybe a bit more malt in the body and more hoppiness in the aroma would take this from good to great. 7/3/7/3/13 - 3.3

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Wheatsheaf (104) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 31, 2004
Bottle. A lovely reddish-orange ale with a piney, herbal, and grassy hop aroma. Medium body delivers waves of flavors: piney and citrusy hoppiness, a hit of sweeter malt in the middle, and another grapefruity burst of hops that leads into a long, moderately astringent finish. Very nice balance between the big malt backbone and the robust hop character. A well-made and enjoyable beer that is worth sampling.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
hershiser2 (1228) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JAN 29, 2004
UPDATED: MAY 16, 2008 Price paid: $6.99/6-pack (12 oz bottles) BEAUTIFUL burnt orange/ or orange/amber, witha nice fluffy orange/tan head. This beer smells f-ing good... not just good, but f-ing good. Nice, sweet floral/fruit scent perfectly compliements the beauty of the color. It makes me want to eat peaches and apricots, and oooh yum. Jeez, this beer is just getting better and better! (Iím reviewing as Iím sampling it). FANTASTIC bittersweet flavor, with peach and grapefruit in there, with a nice bitter bite to finish it off. Does it get better than this?? Wow... I am really really impressed with this beer. And I only have to drive a few hours to get it. A+

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DYCSoccer17 (3329) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 21, 2004
UPDATED: APR 19, 2005 Pours a transparent copper with a small quickly dissipating 1.0 cm white head. Nose is slightly floral and citrus. Slight maltiness in the nose. Start is somewhat mild and smooth , only to get hop hop hoppier as it goes along. Finish has a bitterness that is not all too unpleasant. A solid brew. (6/3/7/4/13)----- ton of pine is in the aroma and smell gorgeous. Nice hop notes with a amber/copper color and a nice light tan head and lacing. Mildly sweet to start, with malty balance with piney floral hops to finish. Very well balanced, and I canít believe how much I underrated one of the great Eastern IPAs the first time. Extremely enjpyable!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BBB63 (6083) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JAN 10, 2004
Copper hues with large frothy white head and excellent lacing. The aroma hints of piney and aromatic hops, grapefruit, apple, lemon, toasted malts, and touch of caramel. The taste is bitter but not as aggressive I would have figured, good balance with malts. Bittering and slightly earthy on the finish. The mouthfeel is crisp and provides a bite upon the finish. Another impressive brew from the brewery. A must try if in upper New York.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JAN 8, 2004
Pours a deep copper with a thick puffy, well-lacnig off-white head. Richly hopped and sweet caramel malty aroma. Good hop presence throughout well balanced with a rich caramel toffee sweetness. Finishes crisp and bittersweet, almost candy-like, a very nice IPA. Thanks frielock!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bmanLS (134) - Gibsonia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 8, 2004
Good IPA, cloudy amber color with a strong hops bite. Nice brew to have around the house.


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