Dismiss Notice
Save $5 when you subscribe to 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine and select auto-renew.

Subscribe now →
Dismiss Notice
Join Our Email List →

And we'll send you the latest updates and offers from BeerAdvocate, because knowing is half the battle.
Dismiss Notice

Pre-order your Respect Beer "Hipster" Hoodie today!

Plus: Free shipping (US only) on orders of $25 or more until 12/18/15. Just select "Free Shipping" at checkout.

Shop now →

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

Not Rated.
Unearthly (Imperial India Pale Ale)Unearthly (Imperial India Pale Ale)

Educational use only; do not reuse.

1,204 Reviews
no score

(Send Samples)
Reviews: 1,204
Hads: 2,957
Avg: 4.07
pDev: 18.18%
Wants: 138
Gots: 383 | 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:
Beer added by: John on 02-24-2006

No notes at this time.
Beer: Reviews & Ratings
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Reviews: 1,204 | Hads: 2,957
Photo of GimpyCane
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I've been wanting this brew for some time and found it in Cleveland. Boy this beer is excellent. Poured a clear amber hue with a 2 inch beige head that left a excellent amount of sticky lace on the glass. My lips were also smacking with a sticky and salty residue. Upon pouring, a blast of pine and grapefruit (chinook and cascade hops)hit my nose with a yeasty dough scent. Great caramel flavor beginning with a long grapefruit bitter aftertaste. Smooth, crisp with a medium body, soft cabonation somewhat syrupy and dry ending with a hint of alcohol made it perfect for a session. Overall, I could drink this brew all night. The aroma, taste, appearance and mouthfeel was a near perfect harmony. The bad thing is, I can not found it anywhere near me. Enjoy

 758 characters

Photo of MmmIPA
4.4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very grapefruit color body with a ring around my wine glass.Sorta murky color.

Grapefruit hop smell and some floral hops.

Sweet,bitter hops but VERY bittering more so then sweet.The taste is very fruity.

Carbonation is very easy on this one and is very smooth for its type of beer.

I would have again for sure.I would love to have out of a tap for have Dry Hopped.But the hops are more then enough potent for me as of now.

 426 characters

Photo of Vancer
4.63/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Clear amber, but hard to see thru. This must be a thick as a brick brew. Massive pillow top of ivory goodness, the lace is sticking to the glass an 1/8 inch thick. Impressive.

A citrusly orange aroma swirls outa the Corsendork tulip (thanks Soloman420). And then, the sweet and sour floral sips really kicks in, this thing is covering all aspects of the tongue’s senses. The oil will leave a sticky sheen on the lips and gums – smack, smack, smack. Sharp and crisp as first, the oiliness does show up for a big finish. Oh, the 11% is no where to be found, it musta been a typo on the bottle.

Great, great brew that I’ve had the good fortune to sample as a result of <winning> super bowl o beer 2007 – and ol Mark, the TheManiacalOne, was kind enough to pay with.

 778 characters

Photo of ZimZamZoom
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Nice clear copper color with a white head that stayed put.

Aroma is a blend of sweet malt and big citrusy hops. Heavy grapefruit.

Taste is malty up front, then fading to a bitter hop and alcohol finish that warms you right up. This does not hide its 11% very well but that's OK with me.

This Imperial IPA has a nice mouthfeel, not too carbonated and fairly light bodied for its strength. One of the few beers in this style that my wife finds palatable and that's saying something. Compare to Weyerbacher Double Simcoe IPA which she will never touch again.

 564 characters

Photo of ggaughan
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sampled at the Drafting Room Best of 2006 night. Beer poured a red, amber color with a fairly thick white head. The aroma provides a good piney and citrus fragrence that is pleasing to the nose. The taste is similar with a nice big hop explosion on your taste buds, citrus and pine. There is a touch of malt on the backend and some real notes of the high abv. Medium body and a nice mouthfeel round out this beer so well.

 421 characters

Photo of Kendo
4.38/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Poured from a bomber into a large Duvel tulip. The results: a clear coppery orange (more on the coppery side) with a 1.5-finger slightly off-white head that settles at a decent pace, leaving a pillowy film that is refortified by the bubbles that continue to rise -- slowly -- from the etched Duvel "D" in the center of the glass. The head ends up leaving some clumps of lacing at the top of the glass.

S: Immediately after popping the cap I detected grapefruit and bread dough. After the pour that doughy scent subsides and it's all about the citrusy, grapefruity hops. There's something pleasant that I can't quite put my finger on as well, but surprisingly the nose isn't all that powerful. The alcohol shows up in the scent as it warms -- frankly, given the 11% I was surprised it wasn't more evident sooner.

T: Mmmmm -- candy. Juicy Fruit gum, candied oranges and tropical fruits -- grapefruit, oranges and even mango. Noticeable bready malt early in the sip, but that is quickly smacked down by the fruity hops. Those sweet hops flavors are then smacked down by a dry, bitter twang that's not minerally or metallic at all (as you sometimes find with the finishing, bittering hops). That bitter taste really lingers, slowly coating the mouth with water-sucking dry bitterness, and yet there's still a sweet, fruity hop flavor somewhere underneath it all. Alcohol is immediately noticeable, not in the mouth but halfway down the esophagus. It does become evident in the taste as it warms, as does a pine or maybe sprucey hop taste that I didn't pick up at first. Nice balance and a lot going on. Very tasty.

M: Medium to full-bodied; perhaps a little closer to medium than expected given the stats on this one, and definitely lighter in heft than many of the DIPAs I've had. Decent level of carbonation, but overall pretty creamy -- even more so as it warms.

D: Very good. A hop bomb no doubt, but in a good way -- the dry bittering finish really seems to encourage that next sip, and the 11% ABV is very well masked in the taste.

Notes: a very enjoyable brew. I was tempted to give it a 5 in mouthfeel, but it wasn't quite silky smooth enough to warrant a perfect score. But it was darned close. Considered giving it a 5 in taste too, but I think it falls a little short of perfection there too, as those dry bittering hops take center stage at the end, where I think a little more balance would've been better. But I'm nitpicking -- all in all a very tasty, well-constructed DIPA. This one will please hop-heads, no doubt, but to this palate it wasn't just an over-the-top hop assault. Rather, the blend of hops used creates a nice drinking sensation, with different flavors at different stages of the sip and at different temperatures. Very much recommended.

Notes, May 17, 2008: Originally bought 2 bottles of this back in early 2007 (I think). Had #2 last night and it was still tasty. As expected, it had mellowed a bit and was more like a barleywine. But the hops were still there and if anything it was a bit smoother all around -- not much evident heat from the alcohol, and a nice balance between hops and malt sweetness, with the malt more dominant. So IMHO, this beer can be cellared, at least for a year to a year and a half. . . .

 3,256 characters

Photo of WeisGuy
4.32/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to BeerBeing for giving me the chance to try this great ale.

a - pours a reddish amber with a two-finger white head, retention around the edges, good lacing, fairly clear

s - big pine and citrusy hops dominate, malt presence, alcohol is prominent as well

t - sweet citrusy and piney hops explode in the mouth, subdued malt backbone, but it's there, quite resinous, alcohol tinges on the end with a long bitter finish

m - medium-bodied, moderate carbonation, fairly dry finish

d - for an 11% brew, quite drinkable, goes down very easily, but the combination of intense bitterness and alcohol probably limit overall drinkability

Great DIPA overall. Will definitely seek out another bottle in the future.

 726 characters

Photo of LvilleIPA
4.23/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got this as a sample from a saleswoman - gotta make sure I thank her.

A - Very nice orance with a rocky white head that leaves excellent lacing as it slides down. Looks pretty much perfect.

S - Citrus. Tons of citrus. Tons of hops, and I mean tons of that good traditional hop smell.

T - Hoppy as hell, yet it's not too too much. It's fairly well balanced, I think. You can't miss the hops, but it's a good full bodied brew. One of the better doubles I've ever had, that's for damn sure. I'm not even sure what else I can say, there's just so much going on it's hard to explain.

M - Full bodied, goes down alot easier than an 11%'er should. Leaves the mouth semi-dry, but there's lot of citrus and fruit in there. For as hoppy as it is, I'm suprised it didn't dry me out completely.

D - It is 11%, but during this review I drank a decent amount of this. I'm giving it a 4 right now, but I don't know if i could take on much more.

Find it, buy it, drink it. Actually, buy a few. I'm really not sure if this is "limited" or around all the time. Hopefully this is part of their usual lineup, it's damn good.

 1,124 characters

Photo of Fish113d
3.62/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a pint glass at 43 degrees (F), it pours a classic amber color with a finger-thick, decently dense, spongy, clingy (on the glass) head that is eggshell in color. The nose is quite pleasant and not too bold, but still enough hops. For 11%, not much alcohol hits my nose, but the hoppiness is clean and floral, and not overly big. Some slight sugary sweetness also hits my nose, but the subtle hops take over the aroma of this one. The sip reveals a quite sweet shot up front of some rock candy, with a biscuity flavor coming through that reminds me of mom's chicken and dumplings (YUM!!). The hope end up taking over with bitterness, along with a healthy dose of alcohol that comes and dries it out almost completely, leaving almost a bourbon aftertaste (feeling also). Carbonation is mild on the sides of my tongue and the bitterness makes me feel like I'm eating hops, and the alcohol makes this very dry. Overall, one bottle will do for me I think. I'm not a true hophead, but I enjoy hoppy beers, and this one gets kinda messy in my opinion. Maybe letting it age a bit would help.

 1,114 characters

Photo of BeerTruth
4.07/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Wow, bitter...but I love it. This color is a faded orange with a nice foamy head. It was a bit grainy which fits well with the "Unearthly" character. It reminds me a bit of Ithaca's Flower Power. Quite drinkable for a DIPA, if you're someone who enjoys your hops. I would definitely avoid this beer if you dislike beer with "bite". But it surely has character, and on tap is absolutely amazing (Blue Tusk).

 406 characters

Photo of Burt
4.47/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a pint glass from a bottle.

Appearance; amber with a nice head and thick lacing

Smell; hops, hops and more hops, strong pine and citrus

Taste; big hop kick, pine then citrus, a little sweet then the bitterness kicks in wow.

Mouth feel; thick and syrupy

Drink ability; can only have one at a sitting

This was a hop monster of a beer, blown away by this one. Big taste throughout. Recommend this one to only seasoned, big time, over the top hop monster heads.

 486 characters

Photo of klewis
3.8/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a cyrstal clear golden with a small thick head. Moderate lacing.

S: Mostly pine with a bit of citrus. A big whiff produced an alcoholic fume that burned the nostrils.

T: Raw and earthy flavors of pine needles. Unrefined and harsh. Perhaps slightly oxidized?

M: Thick, full-bodied, and syrupy. Sticky with a lingering taste.

D: Not bad, but not worth $8 a bottle. Great mouthfeel, but the taste is tiring and brash.

 435 characters

Photo of Imstillthegman
4.42/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to Brewfan for this bomber.

Crystal clear copper with a nice white head that is leaving nice waves of lacing down my glass.

Spicy citrus hops with a little bit pine as well. Smells strong and zesty. Slightest hint of caramel malts fight for recognition...but they should just give up.

This thing is a hop bomb. I believe them when they say 153 IBUs. Sure, most people may not be able to detect that high a level of IBUs, but I know I am experiencing most of that. Zesty citrus and pine rip the palate to shreds and it's worth every minute of it. I don't notice any malts even thought I know they are there. Yummmy.

Full body DIPA with a good amount of carbonation. 11% abv and you don't even notice it. Well, until after you finish the whole bottle anyway. Dry? Yup. Bitter? Absolutely. Should you run out and get some? You bet. Damn fine brew. Thanks, Jim. I gotta go get some more of this one.

 914 characters

Photo of aforbes10
3.61/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

THis is my first Southern Tier....picked up a bottle at Capone's outside of Philly. Pours light brown, muddy clay color. almost no head. looks strong with sticky lacing. Not a terribly odiforous beer really. Hops are obvious on the nose, but they are drenched in boozy sweet malt odor. Oily hop and alcohol flavor. hops are the defining flavor and there is a good amount of bitterness but not a ton. I wouldn't call it a complex beer, but it definitely qualifies as a double IPA so it lives up to that. Not exactly "unearthly" though. I'd have another of these but it's not my favorite.

 586 characters

Photo of BEERchitect
4.15/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Certainly a tremendous beer. It offers an extremely bold, yet delicate balance of intense malt sweetness and hop intenisy and flavor. The dryness of the hops, combined with the pronounced alcohols leaves a very spicy and dry sensation immediately. The flavors, though rich with caramels and barley, are thinned by the alcohols and citrus hops. The hops deliver strong citrus, pine, and earthy flavors of higher proportions. Along with flavor, the hops give a serious bitterness without the soapy, metalic flavors expected in big ipa's. The feel is full and rich, but I stop shy of saying 'thick or heavy'. Finishes with a focus on the dry, spicy hops with back-up tones of carmel malts and smooth fermented barley. Well balanced and strong flavored. Not for the timid, but pleasant after getting past the bitter shock.

 818 characters

Photo of Damian
4.54/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Drank from a 650 ml. bottle purchased at Liquor World, Somerville, MA

Poured a glowing, crimson-amber with a small, fizzy, off-white head. No lacing.

The aroma was hoppy initially, but milder than expected. As the beer warmed, the hoppiness became more intense. Zesty and citrusy cascade hops were apparent, along with candi sugar, ripe fruits and a touch of sweet caramel malts.

Like the nose, the taste was quite hoppy yet perfectly balanced. Some smooth, sweet, creamy maltiness up front before the hops took over. Potent (yet palatable) cascade hops displayed esters of ruby red grapefruit. On the back end, the beer seemed to be less hoppy and notes of brown and candi sugars were noticeable. The aftertaste was aggressively hoppy and left a piney, resiny flavor lingering in my mouth.

The mouthfeel was less carbonated than expected. Nevertheless, the beer turned to a rich, creamy froth once it hit my tongue.

At 11% ABV and 153 ibu's, I never would have expected the alcohol to be so mild, nor the beer to be so well balanced.

Overall, this is an incredibly flavorful and drinkable DIPA. Truly an outstanding example of the style.

 1,144 characters

Photo of jamie2dope
4.37/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I love Double IPA's and this one is no exception to the rule. I can't really say anything negative about the appearance on this beer. It has a good amber looking color, with a sticky white head that is just the right size. Smell is big on the sweet syrupy hops, but also has a bit of bitterness as well. With some warming, a nice grapefruit/tangerine aroma pulled through. Taste was sweet up front, with the oily hops in the back. Aftertaste was a mix of fruit and resin like hops if that makes sense. Mouthfeel is pretty big for a Double IPA....not huge, but certainly big. You can taste the alcohol on this one, but it is so damn easy to drink that it can be easy to forget. This is my buddy Ian's favorite IPA out there. I gotta say that he is right that this is a great example of the style. Definitely not my favorite, but really good in my book. I bet it would pair well with a whole list of cheeses. Cheers

 913 characters

Photo of RonfromJersey
4.45/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bright shiny copper, crystal clear body, with scattered carbonation streams. Topped by a thick slab of levle white froth. Good lacing.

The aroma hits the nose from a foot-and-a-half away, and holds up when sampled up close. Pine trees abound, and somewhere within lurks several fruit groves, including grapefruits and oranges.

Taste kicks off with a rich deep caramel/toffee with hints of dark chocolate foundation. Fruity juicy hops rise on the foundation with bits of orange, mango, tangerine, and grapefruit, and construct a skyscraper on the tongue, with is then cleaned with a sandblasting burst of a hop bite at the swallow. Gentle blanket of warming (but not biting) alcohol in the aftertaste.

Medium, maybe medium-plus mouthfeel. Not one to chug the bomber in one pull, but don't baby it either.

A very well composed IIPA, well integrated, tasty, drinkable. Highly recommended. Southern Tier is not second tier.

 924 characters

Photo of tempest
3.86/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I don't know where those 153 IBUs are hidding, but this is still a pretty awesome big beer. Overall the taste and aroma were surprisingly sweet. Smelled almost medicinal with a bit of spicey hops coming through. Candy-like malt flavor mixed with citrus hops made up a flavor that came off a little creamy, probably from the red wheat. Maybe the most drinkable DIPA I've had, no hint of the 11% as the beer warms.

 412 characters

Photo of soup35
4.7/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22 oz bottle

Luminous copper color with a pretty normal looking head.

Strong hop aroma with a bit of spicy-peppery hints.

This aggressive DIPA has a musky floral intense hop taste. It has small hints of dried flowers at the back of tongue. A complex, strong, powerful beer with a strong hoppy finish.

Southern Tier did a great job on this DIPA…probably my favorite Southern Tier beer.

If you are into your IPAs and DIPAs, you will definitely like this beer.

The bottle lists the ABV, platos, IBUs, and malts and hops…AND even the temperature and glass type to serve this delicious liquid. It’s the beer that keeps on giving!

 645 characters

Photo of feloniousmonk
4.37/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Darlk orange, dusky, husky, unfiltered look in this, with a solid creamy off-white cap to it...much carbonation, many bubbles.

Aroma is a delirious mess, a mix of tropical fruits, citrus, pineapple, mango, orange, lime, ...in the coconut, call the doctor, wake him up, he say, DOC-Tor, ain't there nothing I can make, to relieve this bellyache...
Taste: strip the palate clean and make ready for this hop avalanche...or volcanic explosion, or whatever fits your geographical preference, it's a landslide of hoppiness on the palate, a blitz of fruity, citric flavors, blistering pine and pineapple, with greater grapefruit and pithy lemon zest...
Full bodied, with a immense presence on the palate which grabs the tongue and begs it to stay, and this overbearing eminence implores us to consider other aspects, such as...
11% abv???
153 IBUS???
a bunch of other crazy statistics???
what an incredible brew!!! really tests the water for the depths of hops and bitterness, yet staying utterly delicious! Yum meets yum, and then again, yum!
Nie job, So.Tier, very nice job. Just goes to show how many superiorly talented brewers there are, all over the U.S., waiting to show off their amazing abilities.
I always liked Southern Tier, now I have a greater respect...

thanks to Ed from Philly, the DArkOne, for securing my sample.

 1,340 characters

Photo of BattleRoadBrewer
4.24/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Packaged in a 22 oz silk-screened amber bomber, states it should be served at 42F into a fluted glass
Served just above fridge temp about 36F into a Nonick pint
Aroma at the bottletop is 100% hops, like I opened up a jar of Cascades and took a whiff.
Pours with a good body, producing a nice 3/4" off white head with some coarse bubbles and oily look. Head persists for a while and leaves great lacing.
Color is rusty amber with a hint of red, and slightly hazy.
Aroma at the glass is more balanced, with rich maltiness, some piney and resinous hops in addition the the citrus.
Taste is very well balanced when cold. Plenty of maltiness, carbonation, hop flavor and aroma and bitterness. Don't be scared away by the huge IBU claim on the bottle--this is not a palate destroyer--more like 80 IBU is my guess.
As it warms, maltiness gets more pronounced. But, tastes a little more raw grainy and grassy. The malt bill of pale, wheat, and carapils becomes evident, having no caramel or toasty backbone to moderate. It gains an acidic bite in the finish.
Drinkability is excellent. Despite the 11% ABV, it's very quaffable, and thus possibly dangerously quaffable. Glad it was a bomber, pleased to have a second pour. It's a good beer that could be improved but still already stands on its own.

2010 edit: They've cleaned up their fermentation at Southern Tier This 2006 review above was a fair one on a fresh bottle, and Unearthly is simply more Unearthly now. All the hits it took in my original view are gone. Flavor is great until the last swallow. I gave it a 4.0 before, and it's earned a promotion.

 1,602 characters

Photo of yinzer
3.83/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22oz Bottle. Not aged.

appearance - Light for a Double IPA. Cooper. Normal head.

smell - Sweel carmel with pine late addition hops. Very nice.

taste - Starts malty with pine flavors. The malt holds in there and stays sweet with a mild bitter finish. Not a big IPA when it comes to bitterness but the flavor and aroma hops are there.

mouthfeel - Full with a hint of carbonation.

drinkability - I've always found Southern Tier's beers while not a great example of the style to be very drinkable. East Coast for sure, hides the alcohol very well at 11%. Another clean solid beer.

 592 characters

Photo of RedChrome
4.1/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The body was a very light coppery red color. A frothy white inch and a quarter head took a few minutes to dissolve. An average looking carbonation rising. Big thick lacing clumps.

A very nice hops aroma. A strong blend of citrus briefly gives way to a flash of pine aroma before ending with a clearly lemon zest note. These great flavors area little weak, but perfectly balanced.

Nicely balanced taste. A bitter hops blend of pine taste and light citric acids. A lemony finish isn't overpowering but helps the other flavors to mellow on the tongue.

A nice carbonation burst as it hits the front of the tongue moves the tastes to the side of the mouth. Above average thickness clinks to cheeks.

The total is greater then the sum of the parts. Great beer with a sharp chedder cheese and crackers as a relaxing snack. A very fine offering that I plan on stocking up on every time it gets released.

 898 characters

Photo of DarkerTheBetter
4.17/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This beer pours a crystal clear amber with the slightest touch of red rose. There’s not much head after a while, but he slightly yellow film left some nice lace at first.

Smells of apricots, peaches and doughnuts. There’s also some fresh baked pastry, honey and rolled oats. A little pine pops in and out bringing with it some touches of alcohol that become more prevalent when it warms.

The flavor starts with a hop sting that shocked me at first but my palate got used to it as I drank my way through the first pint. There’s a base of boozy sweet maple syrup and oatmeal. The wicked hops leave traces of cedar and pineapple. Mostly, I’m just getting a beautiful sting out of this. Finishes, well, dry and bitter with a little “just took a shot of vodka” residual alcohol.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied with a tiny, easy going carbonation that is both thickening and playful. that was a nice surprise for an 11%’er.

This one’s not bad at all. It’s quite aggressive, a little bit boozy, but the bottom line is that it’s really quite good.

 1,061 characters

Unearthly (Imperial India Pale Ale) from Southern Tier Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 1,204 ratings.