Unearthly (Imperial India Pale Ale) - Southern Tier Brewing Company
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Reviews by angrybabboon:
3.48/5 rDev -14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
Appearance: Dark orange, with some red highlights - decent size white head, leaves some nice spots of lacing - very clear
Smell: Hoppy and malty - lots of citrus - not particularly distinct - oranges and grapefruits - sweet, oily pine - caramel and amber malts - very sweet, as unfortunately expected - leafy mint
Taste: Sweet and hoppy - somewhere between a DIPA and an imperial amber - sweetly malty with lots of caramel and amber malts - biscuits with powdered sugar - overripe oranges and sweet grapefruits - oily pine and mint - about as sweet as fruit punch, with about average bitterness, and some booze
Mouthfeel: On the heavy side of medium, nicely carbonated, a bit cloying but not awful
Overall: Good, better than I expected
Southern Tier has earned quite a reputation for making some really sugary beers. Personally, I think this works for some of their stouts. But I was dreading Unearthly. To my surprise, this is more pleasant that I remembered. Yes, it's overly sweet, but it's worth a try.
Serving type: bottle
10-13-2012 18:35:21 | More by angrybabboon
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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
91 out of 100 based on 2,342 ratings.