Oak Aged Unearthly (Imperial India Pale Ale) - Southern Tier Brewing Company
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Reviews by ctfixer:
4.18/5 rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
A - Poured from a fresh filled growler into a pint glass, right between a pale and medium amber, almost orange. Not a ton of carbonation at this ABV, but a decent one finger off white head prevailed.
S - Definite sweet aroma with complex oak and hop undertones. The sweet malt backbone smell comes through prominent for me and keeps me coming back for another sensory explosion
T - Again, a very complex beer with the malts, oak aging, and high hops balancing very nicely! Sweet on the front, but with enough hop balance that you know you have a great Double IPA, but oh so smooth, no bitterness at the end, amazing.
M - I love the smooth medium bodied mouth feel of this beer. every sip is smooth and at 11% ABV (seriously?) it has no alcohol warming going on. Complex, complex, can you say complex?
O - I will say it again. Complex. This is a fantastic beer folks, right on the edge, but so well balanced you are trying to find something wrong with it, but can not! The growler will not last too long and I will be getting a refill on this one!
Serving type: growler
06-23-2011 04:55:12 | More by ctfixer
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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.