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

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1,067 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,067
Reviews: 564
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 12.78%
Wants: 50
Gots: 60 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Southern Tier Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.90% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: ClockworkOrange on 01-09-2009)
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KYBrewgrass

Kentucky

4.08/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A- 4.5 Hazy but slightly transparent burnt orange color; attractive. There's a fluffy, 1.5 finger sticky off-white head on the pour. Micro-fine bubbles dance beneath the surface.

S- 4 Sweet, almost candied tangerine-like citrus hits me first, followed by a little pine similar to the style and a little oak from the barrel it was aged in. Inviting. Just a bit of hoppiness; less than I'd expect from a big IPA.

T- 4 There's a big caramel, malt sweetness right up front that's followed by a citrusy hop that brings it back in. Honey comes to mind... It is different from other IIPAs I've had in taste. I do like it, although it is a tad sweet. I don't really get the oak here.

M- 4.5 Great feel; light medium body that's crisp and smooth, and a good carbonation level to provide a touch of creaminess. A very slight dryness on the finish.

D- 4 This is a nice brew, and a good variation on the style. Its sweetness was a different approach and not my favorite, but it is pretty drinkable regardless. Smooth, good flavor, and not heavy - a bomber is not a problem. Maybe a couple on a good night!

Serving type: bottle

05-05-2011 12:30:38 | More by KYBrewgrass
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Oak Aged Unearthly (Imperial India Pale Ale) from Southern Tier Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 1,067 ratings.