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RATINGS: 1451   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.


4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Papillon (382) - Sudbury, Ontario, CANADA - APR 24, 2009
UPDATED: APR 26, 2009 355 mL Bottle. The label states 6, not 6.5 octane as stated in this RB listing. Deep gold body with a frothy slightly off-white head that settles to a thin but tenacious rocky layer that laces the sides beautifully and leaves a "set of foam ribs" down the sides of the glass with every sip. Resiny hops dominate the intense aroma with notes of pine, grass, grapefruit rind, and floral. Flavor! What a slap in the tongue! Hops, hops, hops, oh... what shall we celebrate with this one? A hoppy birthday? Well mine is not until July but I have this beer marked to have instead of a birthday cake. The intense hops do make way for the rich sweet malt and crystal malt that express right away after the swallow with fruity hints and a note of grapefruit. Intense yet not complicated. The hop bitter expresses in the aftertaste and then lingers in the finish in an astringent way that... get me another one, now! This beer rocks and rolls! Hey you brewers down there the other side of Lake Erie: you can make some top-notch beer and you’ve proven it with this one. Southern Tier, I’ve been to your website and I look forward to sampling more of your excellent beers. Keep up the great work :D

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Hammy78 (860) - Dundas, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 14, 2011
UPDATED: MAR 7, 2011 330ml bottle sample purchased at the LCBO. Pours a golden yellow with amazing carbonation, and a nice pillowy white head. and decent lacing. Aroma is of hops and it is strong. Taste is also of hops, but also of citrus. Just amazing.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Twentys (41) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - OCT 9, 2005
Had on tap at Benchwarmer’s in Ithaca, NY. Smells/tastes of super citrus, harshly & deliciously bitter. A mouthfull of a beer. Great lacing.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
yesyouam (1016) - Fairport, New York, USA - JAN 8, 2008
Southern Tier IPA is a hazy sienna ale with a small white head with oily bubbles. It leaves good lacing. The aroma is very fresh. It smells like wort being boiled. It’s mostly citrusy centennial hops with sweet caramel underneath. Medium-full bodied and velvety smooth, it leaves the tongue smooth and cleanly. It has a nice piney flavor. It is citrusy and resiny, grassy and a little sweet. The bitterness is strong and in balance with everything else. The aftertaste is faint and of citrus peel and evergreen trees. This is a great example of an American IPA.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Uglyradio (791) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - AUG 1, 2009
Golden orange pour...Big floral hop aroma...Medium body, smooth...Nice hop flavor...Good malt balance...Long hop finish with no bitterness...Lovely

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bejaaamin (115) - London, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 3, 2009
What in the hell? This is fucking amazing! Who in the hell do these folk think they are? Obviously i have never had to many good IPA’s, but this is fucking incredible! It poured out a golden orange, light yellow head. Smellt of grass, sweet bread dough, marijuana, and tasted just the same! The balance was perfect, it went down so well. Cheers to a well crafted beer!

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
unclemattie (4356) - Georgia, USA - MAY 10, 2010
Finally Southern Tier hits Georgia.
Tap @ TacoMac, Alpharetta. Dark orange color, White head. Sticky, sticky. Aroma of huge citrus hops. Nice caramels, and sticky. Flavor is a heavy bodied, sweet and sticky malt. Toasted caramels. All hidden beneath a nicely hopped bitterness. Lots of grapefruit, pine, and oily hops. A very huge IPA. Absolutely lovely. Drinker’s beware: Do not have two of these on a completely empty stomach. It hit me hard. Very yummy, 40oz of yummy. and heavy. YUM, this is my new favorite IPA.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
davidm (1978) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - SEP 24, 2010
Bottle 330ml. Exceptional IPA. Aromas of grass, caramel, honey, and nuts. Taste starts sweet, with bitterness taking over for a very long finish. Palate is almost creamy, with a medium body. Amber, with a frothy white head.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Evolutionary (370) - Ohio, USA - AUG 9, 2013
Nitro tap at mellow mushroom. Pours thick and great head that lasts forever. Nose is pure hop and a bit of sweetness. Smooth as butter with the nitro and 7.3% to boot. Near perfect blend of hop bitterness and citrus sweetness. Nitro does well here. ---Rated via my mouth

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
beachboy12 (5) - East Aurora, New York, USA - OCT 14, 2013 does not count
This is my current favorite IPA. A wonderful citrus/pine aroma greets you before the hop attack. Not overly bitter, but it lets you know it’s an IPA in no uncertain terms. Smooth finish and pairs well with spicy foods.


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