Unearthly (Imperial India Pale Ale) - Southern Tier Brewing Company
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Reviews by carlborch:
4.5/5 rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Pours deep-gold and slightly hazy. The nose is immediate with forward hops and sweet grain notes reminiscent of grape-nuts cereal. Clean, clear. deliberate hoppy notes. When poured an off-white-tan head forms with creamy top and medium to small bubbles below. Half-inch head stays till the bitter end. Medium body with hop throughout the palate. The hops is countered with malt notes that evidence sweet caramel, toasted grain and toffee. Hints of leather. Average carbonation. Creamy texture. Pleasant bitter lingering with notes of sweetness. The alcohol is not evident on the palate, but with 11% ABV this ale warrants caution. Moderate to marked lacing. The flavor is long-lasting. This ale is excellent on its own, but would be great with food that needs a bitter or structured accompaniment. Would be an excellent aperitif.
Serving type: bottle
07-30-2009 17:56:46 | More by carlborch
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 2,586 ratings.