Unearthly (Imperial India Pale Ale) - Southern Tier Brewing Company
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Reviews by boralyl:
4.7/5 rDev +15.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
A - Served in a chalice glass. Pours 2 fingers off sticky, off-white head. It laces everything it touches and has a pretty good retention. The beer is a dark amber, almost looking red in some light. This beer just looks tempting.
S - There are definitely some hops in the nose, but not quite as powerful as one would expect from a beer like this. Sweet malts and citrus take the spotlight. Undeniably inviting.
M - A medium to full bodied beer with a fairly creamy and smooth feel to it.
T - The hops are very apparent on the taste buds at first with pine and citrus flavors showing up. Then comes a masterful balance of sweet malts eventually fading into some more piny hops. The aftertaste is a combination of bitter and sweet. The high alcohol content is very well hidden in the taste but it can be felt going down.
A great DIPA. Not your traditional hop bomb flavored bitter beer that I have come accustom too. Instead it's a great balance of malts/hops that creates a unique "unearthly" taste.
Serving type: bottle
01-24-2009 02:06:00 | More by boralyl
More User Reviews:
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
91 out of 100 based on 2,578 ratings.