Oak Aged Unearthly (Imperial India Pale Ale) - Southern Tier Brewing Company
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Reviews by GJ40:
2.95/5 rDev -27.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2
Sampled from a standard pint glass. Purchased at Nikki's in N Providence, RI.
A - Starts very well. A beautiful golden color with great clarity and a moderate off white head. Great lacing.
S - Surprisingly nice aroma. Starts floral and fruity but then gets more complex with loads of oak and a fair amount of alcohol. More and more tropical fruits as it warms at the end.
T - Initially a balanced flavor of hop oils, alcohol and malt (although the malt plays a lesser role). But this beer wore me down and I enjoyed it less and less as it went on. I just think the oak is too much for the light malts and it seems to clash with the hops rather than enhance them.
M - Very smooth and creamy. The carbonation is there but it doesn't get in the way at all.
D - I like a strong DIPA or Imperial Stout that can make the strong flavors work but this one was too strong and oaky for me. It tastes more like liquor than beer.
Serving type: bottle
04-14-2009 10:02:55 | More by GJ40
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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 1,064 ratings.