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RATINGS: 1448   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61/5   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.

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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 (Can’t afford the doubles, generally), so it’s not just that this is amped up a little that bothers me- and there are plenty of hops in there, so it’s 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 don’t put a date on the bottle, I’m rating what I taste. The "it’s out of code" excuse only works if I can verify that it is in fact out of code, otherwise, I’m rating what I might wind up with the next time since I have no way of telling what’s what. I usually won’t buy anything that’s not dated in some way, but this was a real good sale and I needed to save money and wanted the tick. It’s also possible that one of their four hop varieties (Which four are unspecified on the bottle) is sort of a rogue hop that I don’t care for. But it’s still not a bad beer. Just an average one. Almost burns the lips like a rough wind.

3.5
tfontana (1002) - 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.

5
Bjorhaus (1) - - JUL 20, 2015 does not count
Good stuff. Very nice. I like it. Very good beer and tastes good. Drinkable and good!+

4
Erikh04 (153) - - JUL 7, 2015
12 ounce bottle with mike at camp. Very good ipa. Not to hoppy of an aftertaste which suits me fine. Will definitely get this one again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
cagou007 (1181) - FRANCE - JUL 6, 2015
Pours clear amber with medium white head. Nose is aromas are toasted malts, pine resin, some citrus. Average carbonation, oily texture. Long dry bitter finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
sinfull (1675) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUL 5, 2015
Amber/orange color ; medium-sized , off-white head. Aroma of pine , caramel malt, grapefruit. Balanced malty , juicy taste with pleasant hoppy bitterness.

3.4
Christpuncher (3135) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 1, 2015
Pine and hop bomb here. Smells boozy and malty. Had a bottle pour at home. Pours gold with a thin tab head. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
BierMeHoos (603) - Maryland, USA - JUN 12, 2015
A gift from a neighbor, poured from a 12 oz bottle. Appearance is orange-amber with a lingering cream colored head. Aroma is grassy, earthy, and light citrus. Palate is light. Taste is fruitiness, grass, and hops. Found it to be pretty good, but not over powering even at 7.3% ABV.

2.8
N3lson1 (1005) - Long Valley, New Jersey, USA - JUN 7, 2015
Drank from a twelve ounce bottle at the Vault in Scranton! Smells of hopiness and a nice roastiness. Has a nice carbonation feel on the tounge but too hop forward to taste much else.

5
Beersmithbacon (111) - San Luis Rey, California, USA - MAY 28, 2015
Probably best east coast IPA around. Perfect to style, big hops but not xxipa. Piny citrus and floral hop balance. Orange color not big head as enough hop aroma shot through. Fresh hop flavor not killer bitter nice lingering hop finish.


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