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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: 1038
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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UnderPressure

South Carolina

3.43/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

An orangey copper color (really nice color). Pretty hazy. Barely any head (maybe a 1/2 inch). But this beer is pretty cold.

It has that double IPA malt smell (which I'm not absolutely crazy about). Some hops with some funky woodyness from the oak.

I'm getting a lot of the oak in the flavor. A lot of hops, too, but I'm used to the hops. The oak thing is kind of new to me. The oak thing pairs pretty well with the hop bitterness. They remain two separate flavor components, but they linger together. It brings a flavor (not surprisingly) like wet wood. Pretty interesting. Of course, I'm tasting significant malty flavors, too, but nothing out of the ordinary with this style.

The thick mouthfeel hit me right away. A really heavy bodied brew.

It seems like all the imperial IPAs I've had lately all have the same basic flavor with some subtle variations. This one is no different. But, it's one of the more interesting of the bunch.

Serving type: bottle

12-03-2011 19:10:39 | More by UnderPressure
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Oak Aged Unearthly (Imperial India Pale Ale) from Southern Tier Brewing Company
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