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

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2,757 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 2,757
Reviews: 1,181
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 11.79%
Wants: 116
Gots: 249 | 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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4/5  rDev -1.7%

nikbullet, Oct 08, 2012
Photo of diddly
4.6/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22 oz into a fluted glass

Color is a beautiful light amber/copper, with a nearly-white, fairly thick head. Disperses fairly quickly, but leaves behind some beautiful lacing.

Aroma is strongly hoppy - woody, citrusy, and beautiful. Slight alcohol aroma, but mostly hops, with a little bit of sweetness for balance.

Flavor is bitter, with huge hop flavor - pine and grapefruit are the strongest characteristics. Some good sweetness to attempt to balance, but that's not happening. There's a slight bit of alcohol flavor that comes through at the end.

Mouthfeel is full, with low to medium carbonation, and some alcohol warmth.

Overall, a great imperial IPA, and I hope to see it on tap somewhere soon.

diddly, Oct 08, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

BeerHunter76, Oct 08, 2012
Photo of BasterdInABasket
4.13/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

DOB:09/04/12 (one month old), 22 0z. bottle poured into a ST Tulip
A- Off-white 1.5 finger head forms,slightly cloudy, amber/reddish in color, some decent retention and little lacing
S- Caramel malts, pine and a little cherry and tropical citrus, aroma reminds me of GL Nosferatu with some pine added, alcohol as it warms
T- Nice caramel malt sweetness, a nice sharp bitterness, resinous pine, flavors linger in mouth
M- Full and creamy, coats the mouth, carbonation carmael sweetness and a lot of bitterness hit the tongue and linger nicely
O- A really nice IIPA, alot of balanced flavor with a sharp hoppy bite to it, I recomenend any IPA fan to try this one

BasterdInABasket, Oct 06, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

Texasfan549, Oct 05, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

kjkinsey, Oct 05, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

ceberly, Oct 05, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

shockrocker65, Oct 03, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

MikeCactusGordon, Oct 02, 2012
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4.43/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: copper orange color with a good amount of haze and 1 finger of a bright white head some alcohol legs on the glass

S: leads with a very resinous earthy dank hop smell followed by lots of oak from the barrel although there was a fairly high abv there wasn't any smell of alcohol on the nose

T: bitter hop flavor up front followed by some vanilla and bourbon from the oak a very interesting take on an ipa and barely any alcohol on the taste

M: fairly heavy mouthfeel the bet coats the mouth well with a great finish

O: this was a great beer my first barrel aged ipa although ipa's are meant to be fresh the barrel aging and the dry hopping that would have to go along with it adds a great complexity which makes this an outstanding beer

smcnulty1981, Oct 02, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

Phacoman, Oct 01, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

Satchboogie, Sep 30, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

greyghost86, Sep 30, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

mnphish, Sep 29, 2012
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4.38/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This was a draft at wine 101 in wake forest, NC.

This pours a lovely amber with amazing clarity, would be a 5 for appearance but it does no have a huge head or any real lacing to speak of. Smells sweet and faintly hoppy, tastes really malty upfront then Followed by hops. Could use a little more carbonation but this is a great beer.

brewdude1982, Sep 29, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -14%

Ivanhoes_Backpack, Sep 28, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

genogirl, Sep 28, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

meaghan2k, Sep 27, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

crownrl28, Sep 26, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

MisterE, Sep 26, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -14%

timmylange, Sep 25, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

chefduff2, Sep 25, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

kehustler14, Sep 25, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

jburchett, Sep 23, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

tviz33, Sep 22, 2012
Unearthly (Imperial India Pale Ale) from Southern Tier Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 2,757 ratings.