Unearthly (Imperial India Pale Ale) - Southern Tier Brewing Company
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Reviews by rangerred:
2.93/5 rDev -28.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3
12oz bottle into a pint glass.
Pours a clear dark copper with a one finger off-white head. Really good head retention and lacing considering the strength of this beer.
The aroma is quite weak with hints of overripe orange and tangerine. Some mango and pineapple sneaking through but it is very light.
The hop flavor is quite weak as well. Some tropical fruit with moderate floral and pine notes. Just a touch of bread but hops completely dominate. Bitterness is on the light side and has a hard time rising above the overwhelming sweetness. The sweetness gets to be a bit on the cloying side after awhile making this a little hard to finish.
Overall, this is really a sweet, sticky mess. I can't stand sweet IIPA's so this one is not a favorite of mine. So many other better options out there.
Serving type: bottle
04-19-2013 02:38:36 | More by rangerred
More User Reviews:
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 2,582 ratings.