Oak Aged Unearthly (Imperial India Pale Ale) - Southern Tier Brewing Company
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Reviews by BigAl723:
4.08/5 rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Purchased from my local market. Poured into my Founders KBS snifter while watching the Tigers.
A: Golden and cloudy! Beautiful looking though. Outstanding character just by looking at it. Quarter inch head that is thick and creamy looking.
S: Very earthy and floral smelling. Hops, grapefruits, apples, and wood. This is a very down to earth smelling DIPA. I can't wait to take a sip.
T: Wow! Very interesting taste. Not what I was expecting. Or was it? I'm loving the oak taste. Quite different from the way it smells. Instead of the grapefruit and apples I smelled, the aging in oak really brings out a very delightful vanilla taste. A sweet bitter combination that I really seem to like.
M: Medium to medium heavy mouthfeel. A decent amount of carbonation. Quite heavy in the mouth but it's what I expected out of an oak aged DIPA.
D: This is fairly drinkable but not nearly what I expected. It's a pretty beastly/heavy beer but honestly the taste makes up for it.
Overall, another BIG beer from Southern Tier. That seems to be their thing. A good beer that I would like to try again.
Serving type: bottle
09-14-2009 23:44:22 | More by BigAl723
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3.7/5 rDev -9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75
Holy oak taste, Batman!
Forget aged in oak. This tastes like I'm just drinking right out of the barrel. Oak, brown, tannins. That's what this beer tastes like. Also some hops and malt... but mostly just oak.
No real good aromas to speak of.
What am I drinking? Sigh. Drinkable and unique, but wouldn't have it again
Serving type: on-tap
07-08-2014 21:10:13 | More by tkdchampxi
Oak Aged Unearthly (Imperial India Pale Ale) from Southern Tier Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 1,067 ratings.