Unearthly (Imperial India Pale Ale) - Southern Tier Brewing Company
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Reviews by Douglas14:
4.33/5 rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Well, it's Southern Tier, so I expected nothing but n in-your-face, over-the-top hop bomb that will be full bodied and have an etremely large malt bill also...and it does.
it pours a dark-golden color with a slightly off-white head that resides too quickly. The smell is intensely of hops and malt...maybe a little too balanced...what I mean is that, it is a little too syrupy. I know that balance is key for IPAs and DIPAs, I like the malt to take a back seat to the hops. Nevertheless, the aroma is this beer's best quality. The taste is similar. Many of the same balance and aroma characteristics. It has a super full body and a nice lingering bitterness.
Great beer...I effin love Souther Tier's over-the-top-ness...they remind me of an east coast Stone.
Serving type: bottle
12-07-2008 02:36:17 | More by Douglas14
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4.56/5 rDev +11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Poured undated 12 oz bottle into pint glass. This is excellent beer. It brings to mind "Pliney the Elder". The flavor profile is very similar. Pours a clear golden-yellow with a tinge of orange, with a thin white head and minimal lacing. Not a huge aroma, but its clean, floral and slightly dank, with some pineapple and peach. The taste is wonderful and just gets better the more you drink it. It's somewhat fruity and buttery with a perfect balance of sweet maltiness and huge hops but low bitterness. Mouthfeel is full and smooth with low carbonation, but still refreshing with well concealed alchohol. Overall, I'd say this is world class...a really great Imperial IPA.
Serving type: bottle
07-23-2014 23:30:50 | More by FFreak
Unearthly (Imperial India Pale Ale) from Southern Tier Brewing Company
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