Monday, October 12, 2009

Tasting Notes: Southern Tier IPA

Brewery: Southern Tier Brewing Company, Lakewood, NY
Style: IPA
ABV: 6.5%

Date Poured: August 2009

Another selection from the Southern Tier mixed 12-pack I picked up in Maryland.

Pours a coppery gold with a wisp-thin ivory head. Citrusy hops in the nose, apricot with a hint of lemon, some herbal notes too.

Bitter herb in the mouth, orange rind, grapefruit and a piney quality from the hops. A honey-like sweetness imparted from the malt. Medium bodied, a sweetish finish and the lingering piney bitterness dominates the aftertaste. Well-balanced IPA, the bitter citrus from the hops and the honey from the malt blend nicely.


Southern Tier Brewing Company

4 comments:

Lost said...

I've got this one queued up for review. Looking forward to checking out this lemon/apricot mix you mentioned!

-Lost

Heath said...

Yeah, some of these reviews come out of a notebook weeks later...I didn't remember so much fruitiness in this one myself! Have to give it another try.

Web designer said...

Will try it soon :)I drink lighter Pilsner beer in the spring summer and dark in the fall and winter. My favorite summer beer is Straub thanks for sharing this article I love your site will recommend my friends

Fun & Fact said...

Hey I am thinking of making the switch to all grain and saw on beer advocate that you did 2.5 gallon batches (which I am thinking of doing). Do you have any pointers? Any good recipes that you think I should try?

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