Unearthly (Imperial India Pale Ale) - Southern Tier Brewing Company
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Reviews by johnniemarg:
4.15/5 rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
22oz bomber poured into a pint glass.
Before I comment on the appearance, I need to say that from 2 feet away this smells pungent.
Pours a nice amber color with a one-finger off white head. Crystal clear with lazy carbonation. Some lacing but not a ton.
The smell is primarily fresh cut grapefruit and sweeter orange-y citrus. Very pungent.
The taste begins citrusy and hoppy with a smooth thick malt base and then becomes a little astringent in the long finish, but this astringent quality is fading as the beer warms (or is it as the as the beer warms me?).
The mouthfeel is just on the thicker side of medium bodied. I agree with some others that the carbonation is about perfect. Very pleasant. Some stickiness despite not being super sugary sweet.
This isn't as hoppy as the 153 ibu's on the bottle would suggest. The hops don't destroy your palate. Well balanced. Also not as sweet and sugary as some DIPAs, such as the DFH 90 min for example (although that's a quality I do enjoy in DIPAs). Make sure to let it warm because I didn't like this at first taste and I've been scrolling back up to change my review with each taste as it warms. Good stuff.
Serving type: bottle
08-05-2006 01:53:30 | More by johnniemarg
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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
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