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RATINGS: 1486   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61/5   EST. CALORIES: 219   ABV: 7.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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4.2
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 2, 2005
Pours amber with a foamy finger’s length lasting head. Smells of meadows, hay, grapefruit, oranges, and flowers. Tastes bitter with some minor caramel notes, pepper and floral notes. Lasting, nice carbonated mouthfeel.

3.8
JFURYCAT (1078) - East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 28, 2005
I got the bottle at Halftime Beverage which seems to have a great selection of this company’s beers. It had a biting hoppy aroma and after the first sip, I thought that this beer is up there with Dogfish 90 minute and Victory’s HopDevil. But what keeps it from going over the top IMHO is its wetter finish and the bitter ends I tasted throughout the beer. Its tasty but a bit on the harsh side (yes I know IPAs have bitterness and love this style). It was a bit coppery in the finish as well. I’m ready to hunt down the other S. Tier beers down now.

3.9
GregClow (3402) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 24, 2005
Bottle - thanks rudolf. Ruddy and slightly hazy orange-amber colour with a small head. Big aroma of pine & spruce, orange zest, and some fruity malts in the background. Flavour is initially milder than I expected based on the aroma, with caramel and nuts off the top, but the finish has a long, lingering hop finish, with some peppery notes. A really nice session IPA - at least it would be if I had more than one bottle and could make a session of it!

3
MrWalker (926) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 15, 2005
Keg @ Oliver Twist, Stockholm. 10 May 2005
Bronze coloured. Weak head. Malt sweetness from munchener malts I would guess. Slightly papery. Oxidized? Nice burps from pine woods...

3.3
JohnC (3008) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - MAY 14, 2005
Clear orange color, very mild carbonation (poured nearly flat), this IPA has a moderately hoppy flavor. This is a good session drinking beer, not an over the top IPA

3.5
ante (3373) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 13, 2005
(draughrt at Oliver Twist, Stockholm) Reddish orange. Clean floral hop aroma with nofes of apricots and peaches. Sweet and floral flavour of yellow fruits. Clean sweet and spicy aftertaste.

3.4
rlgk (18850) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 12, 2005
Amber/ornage color, no head. Quite mild fruity, hoppy aroma. I had Victory Hop Devil before this one, and maybe thats why I found this IPA a little weak.

3.5
roder60 (1289) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 9, 2005
Pours a red amber color with a quickly dissapating white fizzy head. Aroma is hoppy and floral, with a good balance of sweet malts as well. Flavor is dominated by hops with a pretty dry aftertaste. Overall, a pretty decent IPA.

3.7
WesBeerGuy (62) - Rocky Hill, Connecticut, USA - MAY 9, 2005
Clear orangy color, white head. Hoppy nose with citrus notes. Medium body with strong hops flavor. Nice and bitter, a little grapefruity, nicely balanced by a little malt, but not much. The palate is the real pleaser, with lingering dry bitterness. At my original first tasting, I was pretty unimpressed, but now I’m on my last bottle, and it’s grown on me. Quite a tasty IPA, and light enough to enjoy several bottles of.

3.8
AustinMilbarge (681) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 9, 2005
Iced tea brown, a little bit light ruby. Slightly hazy. Moderate carbonation. Slightly off white head. Quickly diminishing. Vinous, sweet, marginally metallic aroma. The flavor and body aren’t nearly as bitter as the nose would suggest, which is somewhat dissapointing. Malt isn’t very chewy. Overall, a well-crafted IPA.


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