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Unearthly (Imperial India Pale Ale) - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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2,579 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,579
Reviews: 1,170
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 11.52%
Wants: 108
Gots: 174 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Southern Tier Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: John on 02-24-2006)
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jslot38

Massachusetts

3.88/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I love Southern Tiers go big or go home attitude. Picked up the oak aged version as well, but thats for another day.

App: Large rocky head. Body is an awesome copper with red ruby intermixed (red wheat). This is one of the best looking DIPA's I've ever seen. Intense lacing.

Smell: A good mix of grass and touches of pine with a orange zest. A bit of cereal grains in the background and bread.

Taste: Caramel and hop overload. This is almost barleywine like... yes I said it. Has what some people would probably call an "east coast DIPA" feel to it. Pine and orange are the predominate hop flavors, with a bit of grapefruit sneaking through. Malt backing of bread and caramel. Wish this was a little lighter on the grain bill... but then again how else would you get to 11%.

MF: Mid level of carbonation, a bit heavy on the tongue, but quickly smooths out. Well done.

This is an intense beer. Taking on a bomber on an empty stomach may have been a poor choice on my part... but I won't hold it against Southern Tier.

If you blindfolded me and put this in front of me I'd swear its a barleywine. A solid beer.

Serving type: bottle

04-22-2010 23:36:51 | More by jslot38
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Unearthly (Imperial India Pale Ale) from Southern Tier Brewing Company
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