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RATINGS: 1484   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. IPAs 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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3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Turboninja (685) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 20, 2016
[email protected], from Constantinos, Cleveland, USA. Medium bit sweet parfymic/artificial aroma of overaged mango. Golden color with medium/small white head and clear liquid. Medium slightly sweetnsour taste of overaged mango and malts, some citrus. Unbalanced. Medium taste spectrum and long hoppy bitter aftertaste. Medium/light body with medium carbonation. Overall, fresh with basic, even bit organic American nuances. Frighteningly good for drinking, but not so good for tasting.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DavoleBomb (1867) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 18, 2016
Poured into a perfect pint. 3.5 A: Mildly hazed orange brown color. Two fingers of frothy beige head. Retention is good and one finger of interrupted lacing is left. 3.5 S: Piney, floral, and citrusy hops. Candied oranges, papaya, and mango. A touch of breadiness and caramel malt sweetness. Pleasant, but fairly mellow compared to more recent releases. 3.75 T: Like the nose, this isnt an in your face hop bomb. Rather, its just a finely crafted IPA of yesteryear. Again a big floral hit with piney undertones. Citrus fruits mentioned above. Bready yeastiness, caramel malts with a pleasant toastiness. Very nice. 3.75 M: Heavier medium body. Its not quite chewy, but the yeastiness adds something to the body. Good moderate carbonation. Moderately creamy and super smooth. 3.75 D: Good beer, easy to drink. I will always remember this fondly as I believe my first purchase of a case of craft beer was the ST mixed case. ★ 949 characters DavoleBomb, Sep 10, 2015

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
gerbewa (253) - - JAN 10, 2016
Good aroma but mild. Taste is very interesting. You can tell it has been brewed with several makes. Hop flavor comes through. Grassy taste but in a good way. Little boozy. Good solid ipa

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Sirmixsomewhat (266) - Paoli, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 10, 2015
Im not particularly compelled to go back and try it again, but my experience was that it was very bitter and didnt have much to it outside of its hop profile, which was strong for the sake of being strong.

2.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Krej (223) - USA - DEC 3, 2015
So I got this as a part of a self made beer advent calendar and let me sat this is interesting. Not good interesting like some of the other ones I had... Interesting like it smells like a mojito and tastes like gin. Good thing I only got one...

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ahuth (452) - Illinois, USA - NOV 24, 2015
Bottled. Nice clear cooper. Has a light body which is nice. However I feel the hops bitter taste is quite disappointing. Not a bold taste.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MaltOne (339) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 8, 2015
Pours orange tinged light amber, slightly hazy. Aroma has slightly resny with notable malt. Flavor starts resiny with a big malt finish. Has a pleasing deep dank character. The hops / malt, bitter / sweet, are nicely balanced, though the malt finish is unusually strong for an IPA, more like a 2X IPA. This is really good.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
johnnymusky (983) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 3, 2015
Tons of hops in this one...nose is very nice....taste is on point....another solid southern tier brew.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
CharmCityCrab (244) - Maryland, USA - OCT 3, 2015
Aroma is a *little* muted, but still has enough of that fresh foresty smell to it. Taste is bitter and dry, mouth feel a bit like hard liquor with just a little bit of industrial cleaner. Texture also has some pine needles with syrup (None of the syrup in the taste, though). Boozy. This does not go down easy. Honestly, I love IPAs, and I love double IPAs when I get a chance to get them (Cant afford the doubles, generally), so its not just that this is amped up a little that bothers me- and there are plenty of hops in there, so its not suffering from the number one problem with less than perfect IPAs- hop deficiency. Something about the taste profile is just a little weird. Maybe the lack of a bottled on or sell by date is part of the reason why- but if you dont put a date on the bottle, Im rating what I taste. The "its out of code" excuse only works if I can verify that it is in fact out of code, otherwise, Im rating what I might wind up with the next time since I have no way of telling whats what. I usually wont buy anything thats not dated in some way, but this was a real good sale and I needed to save money and wanted the tick. Its also possible that one of their four hop varieties (Which four are unspecified on the bottle) is sort of a rogue hop that I dont care for. But its still not a bad beer. Just an average one. Almost burns the lips like a rough wind.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tfontana (859) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 26, 2015
Bottle from Downtown Discount Beverage, Dover, NH. Aroma is bread and yeast (a little bit like wert), slight fruity hops. Appearance is hazy orange yellow with greenish tinge. Trace sparkle and small white head that dissipates quickly, and mild lacing. Taste is combination of sweet, bitter and sour, (sort of a 50-25-25% split) much like the aroma. Palate is medium bodied with average texture and average carbonation (slight zing to tip and sides of the tongue). Finish is wet and fairly long with mild bitterness. Overall, a nice combination of aromas and tastes but suffers a little by bordering on the unfinished side. Above average appearance and palate but not without faults.


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