Unearthly (Imperial India Pale Ale) - Southern Tier Brewing Company
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4.43/5 rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4
From the bottle into a snifter, not the usual glassware for a DIPA but let's trust the brewers.
A nice orange/amber color with a well formed head.
The nose is overflowing with caramel and honey with promises of sweetness in the flavor. Hops are surely here too.
Malty, hoppy, sweet are all combined in the taste. How can a beer with such a high IBU rating tate so balanced? A huge, let me say that again, huge presence. And where is the alcohol? While it is noticeable in the drinking in the taste, it is disguised to a remarkable degree. This is an excellent DIPA. Immense taste and great balance. I keep commenting on the balance but that's the most remarkable characteristic of this beer. It's not at all well mannered like a Pliny the Elder but it succeeds as a full on palate assault. I've got to get another.
Serving type: bottle
02-26-2010 19:33:04 | More by jsapunor
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Unearthly (Imperial India Pale Ale) from Southern Tier Brewing Company
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