Unearthly (Imperial India Pale Ale) - Southern Tier Brewing Company
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3.85/5 rDev -5.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Clear mahogany, beautiful head - creamy and thick, stays and laces. Smells fruity and nutty. Tangerine. A bit of alcohol makes its presence known, but not as much as expected for the whopping 11%. Flavor is prickly piney but candyish coaty on tongue to peanut skin vegetal bitter crescendo. Beautiful male, just will not vibe with these hops! I don't get it - how are these malt and hop flavors supposed to work together? Their bright sizzly fruit clashes with the sweet and toasty malt. So many beers try this combo, and it just doesn't work. Smooth feel, easy to drink, but bland yeast.
Overall this is good, or even great in some ways, but the flavor clashes and it is missing any magic. Too clean just like an album that sounds too clear and polished. You need some grime, some pizzazzz, some funk. Pretty badass in malt and bitterness, but it needs at least a hint of yeast character.
Serving type: bottle
12-07-2006 03:10:56 | More by waughbrew
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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 2,586 ratings.