Unearthly (Imperial India Pale Ale) - Southern Tier Brewing Company
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Reviews by NODAK:
4.1/5 rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Aroma is, at first, rather floral with heavy notes of pine. However, as it opens up, a sticky malt base shows up with a spiciness as well.
Pours somewhat orange and cloudy in the glass with a small head that doesn't last too long.
Good hit of bitterness immediately upon taking a drink. Pine notes, a little tropical perhaps. This goes into a sticky sweet toffee and caramel maltiness pretty quickly though, that I would say defines this beer more than hops do. There is a small resinous bitterness that finishes the beer off, but it isn't much and doesn't take much away from just how malty it is. It's definitely thick...you can tell this is a boozy one. That isn't to say it isn't hoppy, as it has a pretty good bitterness upfront especially and in the finish, it's just that this beer has a very heavy malt inclusion.
This one won't please hopheads, I know that. However, as a person who does enjoy malty DIPA's, I found this a very easy drinker although it was so sweet for style that it could get cloying. The ABV is really high, so that's something to watch out for.
Serving type: bottle
05-01-2011 01:09:15 | More by NODAK
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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
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