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

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

2,783 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 2,783
Reviews: 1,181
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 11.79%
Wants: 123
Gots: 262 | FT: 2
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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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a murky amber, copper color, highly opaque with an off-white, two finger head. Decent lacing is left along the sides of the glass nearly all the way down. Aroma is heavy on hops, of course, of the spicy variety, resinous and piney, backed by some caramel, toasted malts. Mouth is big and heavy, kind of sticky and thick - hops up front with a nice spicy character, white pepper, coriander, grapefruit rinds, oil and resin, and light pine needles. Lemon and orange zest are abundant, as is the powerful alcohol character, think PineSol. Malts are used liberally and do a fine job of clashing and balancing the heavy hop bill. Caramel malts, light toffee, molasses, high sweetness, and a touch of some medicinal and metallic flavors. Carbonation is a little lower than I was expecting; thick, almost syrupy body.

Solid DIPA, reminds me a little bit of Weyerbacher's Double Simcoe. Nice spicy hop profile and a good balance with plenty of caramel malts.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a traditional pint glass.

A- Pours a slightly hazy amber/copper with about a 1 inch white foamy head which dissipates fairly quickly, leaving a bit of lacing.

S- Smells very malty and sweet. There are some earthy notes as well, mossy-like.

T- Malts seem the over-ride the hops. It is less hoppy than I would have expected for an Imperial IPA. Quite sweet and caramely. A bit woodsy. Very interesting.

M- Consistency is on the thick side. Medium carbonation.

O- Overall this is a very good beer.It was nothing like I expected it to be, which is not a bad thing. I enjoy interesting brews and this is surely one of them. I would recommend trying this, although when it comes down to it I would probably take Southern Tier's 2XIPA over this.

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Unearthly (Imperial India Pale Ale) from Southern Tier Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 2,783 ratings.