Southern Tier 2XIPA/Southern Tier

  • Beer/Brewery - Southern Tier 2XIPA/Southern Tier

    A+ / 4.63 look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

    City/State- Lakewood, New York

    STYLE – American Double / Imperial IPA

    ABV – 8.2% IBU – Unknown

    DATE – 17 JUN 2011

    SERVING TYPE – 12 ox Bottle

    GLASSWARE – Short Pilsner

    APPEARANCE - Clear yellow with a nice stream of bubbles coming up from the bottom of the glass, although there is not a very good head on the beer just a thin layer across the top

    AROMA - I do not even need to bring the glass to my nose I can smell the hops already.  Nice hop smell with a sweet grapefruit as well.

    TASTE - Very mild in the beginning but a hit of grapefruit on the after note.  No linger after taste though.

    MOUTHFEEL - Very light on the tongue and a nice carbonation that linger for about 45 seconds after each sip.

    CONCLUSION - I would have to say out of all the IPAs I have tried this week (It has been IPA week for me) this is by far me favorite.  Not to hoppy but enough to let you know it is there.