Southern Tier 2XTangier

Tonight’s selection is a beer from Southern Tier. It’s been awhile since I’ve had a beer from them and they did a lot of rebranding in the past year or so.


ABV: 8.1%

Style: American Double/Imperial IPA

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Tangier has inspired thousands of legendary stories. It is a land that has fallen under Roman, Arab and Portuguese rule, and it’s home to legends tall and small. It is written that before his battle with the giant Antaeus, Hercules rested in a nearby cave. It is said that the city is a haven of spying and espionage. The city is an enigma with a history unlike any other and it’s a worthy namesake of our 2XTangier. A Double India Pale Ale with spicy citrus aromas and stone fruit flavors. These flavors, with the addition of lightly roasted malts and brilliant hop bitterness, make 2XTangier a beverage as refreshing as it is exotic. 2XTangier is brewed as a stronger, bolder ale than its older brother, Tangier. It shares the same synergy between tangerine peel and spicy, citrusy, Mosaic hops. Enjoy 2XTangier in celebration of your epic adventure.”

Random: I always wanted to go back and revisit their Creme Brulee beer and see if I like it any better, but I still haven’t done it.

The beer poured with a finger’s worth of pure white head. It dissipated quickly and left no lacing on the glass. The body was slightly hazy and bright yellow in color. It had a lot of carbonation visible. The nose had notes of lemon and grass with peach and apricot. There was also some honey sweetness that followed up the citrus notes. The taste started with a lot of booze. It went into more citrus with tangerine, oranges and lemons. Grapefruit was also prominent. There was some malt at the end, but everything was dominated by the citrus. The body was on the thinner side with high carbonation. It had a quick finish with grapefruit peel. A bottle of this set me back $1.58, which came to $.13 per ounce. The prominence of the alcohol really took away from this one. I won’t be having it again.

Untappd Rating: 3.0/5.0


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