Unearthly (Imperial India Pale Ale) - Southern Tier Brewing Company
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4.03/5 rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5
Interesting beer here. Southern Tier does a lot of quality stuff, but their high prices tend to dissuade me a bit. This brew pours decent amber with a decent head, albeit with little lacing. Nose is both grapefruity and malty, albeit more on the former than the latter.
In terms of flavour, this has to be one of the easier drinking 11%, DIPA type of beers that I've had, albeit in a relative sense. The beer has a very strong citrus/grapefruit background, but it's exceptionally balanced and the high ABV is not at all abrasive for my palate, unlike many of the recent DIPA offerings.
Mouthfeel relatively thick albeit not syrupy. Drinkability is the big winner: a very drinkable beer for being so huge, if you can afford it.
The bottom line: if you're acclimated to hops and you want something that is pretty well-balanced for the style, then Unearthly is a a good pick-up. I don't think it breaks any real ground in the style, and it's probably not big enough for the hop heads, but for someone like myself, who appreciates big hop beers but tends to like malt bombs more, it's a nice change of pace.
Serving type: bottle
07-31-2009 02:07:42 | More by CortexBomb
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Unearthly (Imperial India Pale Ale) from Southern Tier Brewing Company
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