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

Oak Aged Unearthly (Imperial India Pale Ale)Oak Aged Unearthly (Imperial India Pale Ale)

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Ratings: 1043
Reviews: 563
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 13.02%


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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Thads324

Connecticut

3.8/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A : pours a deep golden with rimes of orange from a bomber. There is a tiny tip of white head that very quickly turns to nothing at all. There are legs running down the neck of the bomber, seriously!

S : smells a bit weak. Faint aromas of oak and a hint of vanilla bean. After a few more tries there is some dusty smelling hop that seems to cover the entire profile of the beer. A hint of orange peel and tangerine in the tail end.

T : Starts sweet with a honey malt with a hint of wood. followed by a good strong hop bitterness. The wood blends with a vanilla flavor and helps carry all the sweetness through until you hit the brick wall of hop bitterness. The hop is powerful, and bitter enough to overwhelm the subtle citrus hop flavors that linger beneath.

M : silky smooth and easy up front, strong hop bitterness to round it out. The hop cuts the flavor, which would linger otherwise.

Overall a really nice beer. I was actually expecting less but this one didn't disappoint. The oak and whiskey flavors are sweet and strong but are broken up really well by the hop. This is a much easier beer to drink than any 11% I've had because of the conflicting flavors that cause a welcomed break. excellent stuff

Serving type: bottle

04-04-2011 19:46:13 | More by Thads324
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Oak Aged Unearthly (Imperial India Pale Ale) from Southern Tier Brewing Company
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