Unearthly (Imperial India Pale Ale) - Southern Tier Brewing Company
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Reviews by jslot38:
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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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 2,579 ratings.