Oak Aged Unearthly (Imperial India Pale Ale) - Southern Tier Brewing Company
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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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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 1,069 ratings.