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RATINGS: 1388   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. 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 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jimmack34 (632) - Lancaster, Ohio, USA - OCT 21, 2008
Smells alot of cascade hops. Pours golden amber. Soft head. Tastes hoppy and earthy, very little malt taste. Warming as it goes down and piney aftertaste. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MoDog (927) - Griffith, Indiana, USA - OCT 21, 2008
Poured from a 12oz bottle and served in a shaker. This IPA poured a clear amber with a thin head of beige foam that slowly faded away. Some light lacing was left around the glass. The aroma included resiny pine cones, oranges, and a stong caramel note. Moderately sweet. Caramel and citrus were quickly swept away by a nice, lingering bite. The mouthfeel was medium-bodied and had light carbonation. Well made.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cloudstrife (54) - Rochester, New York, USA - OCT 24, 2008
12 oz bottle poured into glass. Hazy golden color with a bubbly white head that lasted throughout the glass. Aroma of hops (duh) piney and citrus possibly some wheat. Very easy to drink IPA, not too bitterly hoppy but has the taste that makes it an IPA. Nice long finish. Overall another hit from southern tier but not what I would expect from the company and a great style beer like the IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JK (4349) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - NOV 28, 2008
Gold color and an impressive, rocky head that lasts a long time. Well carbonated. Citrus hops are immediately apparent without even getting close to the glass. Lots of bread and crackers in the flavor with only moderate hops, but good nonetheless. I expected a more bitter, more powerful IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7817) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 9, 2008
Bottle thanks to ilovedarkbeer. Pours with a small off white head and a clear orange body. Good lacing. Aroma is citrus (orange) hops, and some caramel malt and a bit of honey. Taste is citrus hops and toffee. Lively carbonation and a water like mouthfeel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrnkMcDermott (2776) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - FEB 2, 2009
12 oz. bottle. Proper amberish IPA pour, head is a little thinner and paler than I expect for the style. Zesty wet hop smell that even my wife in the next room picked up. Taste definitely shows this ought to be an American Pale Ale. Plenty of piney hops, not as high on the citrus, but a good sticky effect on my lip. Good malt balance in caramel shades. One of the better "year-round" IPAs.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BlackForestCO (976) - Aurora, Colorado, USA - MAR 28, 2009
Bottle from j12601, thanks Jay. Poured a clear yellow-copper color with a 1/2 inch off-white head that faded to a thin layer. Aroma of moderately leafy hops with some pine, a light citrus fruitiness (some grapefruit, orange), light caramel, and a bit of graininess. Smooth, lightly tart entry with some lemon peel and a bit of grapefruit with some undertones of soft caramel malt that transitions into a moderately bitter, lightly leafy hoppiness with a light pine and a soft graininess in the finish. Moderate carbonation and decent mouthfeel. Overall, a solid IPA that is pretty drinkable. The light graininess detracts a bit but it isnít overly problematic.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dmac (3892) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - MAR 29, 2009
12 oz bottle thanks to msiano, thanks Mike. Pours a thin bodied orange amber with a soapy white head that leaves lace like Palmolive. Aroma of soap, fresh floral hops, honey topped bread, but I seem to be getting this in most beers lately. Flavors of floral hops, grainy breads and citrus rinds. Solid ber but nothing to knock the doors down over.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nqualls (1452) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 6, 2009

Source: 12 oz bottle purchased from Friar Tuckís in Bloomington.
Glass: Poured into my perfect pint glass.
Appearance: Hazy gold pour with a two finger white head.
Aroma: Very grassy. Hints of pine and citrus, but they do not dominate.
Flavor: Very grassy here as well. Solid IPA, but not my flavor profile.
Palate: Medium body with solid carbonation and a slightly watery mouthfeel.
Overall: Not the best IPA Iíve had. Donít care for the grassy ones.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KimJohansen (10349) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - JUN 8, 2009
Clear golden with a medium white head. Aroma had hops with pine with and grapefruits. Flavour had pine, grapefruits and hoppy notes.

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