Unearthly (Imperial India Pale Ale) - Southern Tier Brewing Company
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Reviews by FenwaySquid:
4.28/5 rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Presentation: 22 oz. (650 ml) brown bottle, no dating that I could find, poured into a Duvel Tulip glass.
Apearance: Pours a cloudy deep orange color, nothing visible inside. The head formed a thick, pillowy 2-3 fingers thick and had great retention.
Aroma: Citrus and piney hops with a nice caramel backbone.
Taste: Pine and citrus hops up front and thoughout. Some sweetness comes though in the middle, more than you'd expect from an imperial IPA but I thought it was welcomed. The finish was all hops, mostly pine, and lingered nicely.
Mouthfeel: Medium to full bodied, thick and chewy. The carbonation was muted, and that fit well. The alcohol is hidden well, you'd never know it's 11% abv.
Overall: This one's been in my fridge for more than a few months now. In fact I honestly don't remember when I bought it, so this cellaring of sorts could've muted the hops. Even still, this is a great beer. Definitely worth seeking out if you're a hophead.
Serving type: bottle
04-01-2010 01:45:42 | More by FenwaySquid
More User Reviews:
4.01/5 rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
I loved the oaked version of this ale so I thought I'd try its originator. This one pours a beautiful hazy copper color with a thick off white head that gives way to a nice film and lacing. The nose is malty with a slight hoppy bitterness. This bottle was born more than a year ago so the hop notes have subsided and left a rich malty beer almost reminiscent of a scotch ale more than an ipa. The flavor further confirms this opinion. Id love to try a fresh bottle of this ale because even an older one is impressive.
Serving type: bottle
02-27-2014 05:27:04 | More by lochef81
Unearthly (Imperial India Pale Ale) from Southern Tier Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 2,344 ratings.