Oak Aged Unearthly (Imperial India Pale Ale) - Southern Tier Brewing Company
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Reviews by n2185:
2.55/5 rDev -37.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2
A: Got about 4 fingers of off-white foam on top of a dark orange, muddy brown body. Good retention and lacing
S: Some caramel malt on the nose followed by some citrusy hop aromas.
T: Almost completely opposite of the aroma, this beer is a malt bomb. Caramel malt up front followed by a little bitterness from the hops. Very sweet aftertaste with a nice alcohol, bourbon-like burn.
M: Medium-thick body with fairly light carbonation. Fairly creamy.
D: With a very present alcohol burn and huge malt presence, this isn't a very drinkable beer.
Overall, this beer is much more like an old ale than a DIPA. As an old ale, I'd say it's at least in the B range. As a DIPA, it fails pretty miserably with so few hops to balance out the malt. I've had some big 10+% DIPAs with age on them and they turn into nice, hoppy barleywines. Not this beer, though. The hops are almost entirely gone except for the nose.
Serving type: bottle
02-06-2011 06:07:16 | More by n2185
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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.