Unearthly (Imperial India Pale Ale) - Southern Tier Brewing Company
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Reviews by kwakwhore:
4.5/5 rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
Purchased at Grape and Gourmet in VA Beach, VA.
Dark golden orange pour with a small but persistent off white head which leaves copious lacing on the glass.
Honey and orange blossoms on the nose, not much in the way of hops, but this is more than made up for when I start to drink it.
First on the tongue is a bittersweet hop and malt mélange which is followed by a big shot of grapefruit bitterness which combine to make this a complex and very tasty brew. For a short time the hops have a mint character but this is quickly overwhelmed by the bitterness which takes the hop character towards west coast dimensions.
For its strength this a very refreshing beer. The relatively light mouthfeel does have some oily hop resins which are quite persistent. Amazingly easy to drink, you would never guess that this beer has 11% ABV.
Whether you're an east coast or west coast fancier, this is simply an outstanding double IPA. I'm planning a trip back to VA so I can pick up some more.
Serving type: bottle
11-08-2009 03:27:44 | More by kwakwhore
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4.01/5 rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
I loved the oaked version of this ale so I thought I'd try its originator. This one pours a beautiful hazy copper color with a thick off white head that gives way to a nice film and lacing. The nose is malty with a slight hoppy bitterness. This bottle was born more than a year ago so the hop notes have subsided and left a rich malty beer almost reminiscent of a scotch ale more than an ipa. The flavor further confirms this opinion. Id love to try a fresh bottle of this ale because even an older one is impressive.
Serving type: bottle
02-27-2014 05:27:04 | More by lochef81
Unearthly (Imperial India Pale Ale) from Southern Tier Brewing Company
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