Southern Tier 2XIPA

Courtesy of Southern Tier Brewing Co.

Hold on to your hat IPA lover, this brew is for you!  For a Double IPA, Southern Tier 2XIPA (Southern Tier, Lakewood, NY) is not over the top hoppy and in fact quite drinker friendly.  Pale gold with a hint of pink, a good white head and reasonable visible carbonation, 2XIPA is a work of brewing art.  Floral hops dominate the bouquet, but they are followed closely by a restrained sweetness.  This 4 hop, 3 malt, 8.2% ABV beer produces plenty of lacing.  It is hoppy, but the malt fills in quickly on the palate after the initial humulus lupulus blast.  Still, there is a great balance and interplay between bitter, sweet, dry and piney.  Just a fantastic IPA is all!

95/100 IPA


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