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Unearthly (Imperial India Pale Ale) - Southern Tier Brewing Company

Unearthly (Imperial India Pale Ale)Unearthly (Imperial India Pale Ale)

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Ratings: 2411
Reviews: 1165
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 11.76%


Brewed by:
Southern Tier Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: John on 02-24-2006)
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Yeoman9459

Ontario (Canada)

4.18/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served in a tulip glass out of a 650mL bottle.

Appearance - really good looking ipa, amber colour, bright white head, turns in to a nice layer on the beer. The head bounces back no problem.

Smell - not an overpowering smell, pine comes through with a bit of caramel. No alcohol coming through on the nose.

Taste - follows the nose fairly well, quite balanced, a bit of alcohol coming through but not in a bad way, pretty warming. Kind of an earthy quality to it.

Mouthfeel - great amount of carbonation on the tongue, closer to medium mouth feel. Not as much bitterness as I thought there would be.

Overall - excellent beer by Southern Tier of course, not unreal but I would give this a couple more shots.

Serving type: bottle

03-27-2012 04:53:51 | More by Yeoman9459
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Unearthly (Imperial India Pale Ale) from Southern Tier Brewing Company
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