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

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1,088 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,088
Reviews: 565
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 12.78%
Wants: 55
Gots: 64 | FT: 0
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: ClockworkOrange on 01-09-2009)
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Gorgeous clear honey.
Smell: more honey goodness. Malt floral honey Oaked decadence.
Taste: As good as it smells. Nice mix of sweet start with the bitterness following finally balanced in the finish.
Mouthfeel is nice, a tad bit on the thin side for such a bold dips.
Overall: wonderful. Tasty, complex goodness.

cindyjeffsmith, Dec 20, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

bomber split with my gf. 9.9% on bottle.
tulip glass.

a - pours copper in color, slightly hazy. only a thin cap of sudsy head that calms to a film. spotty lacing.

s - vanilla, toffee, citrus, pine.

t - more of the nose. honey like sweetness over a toasted malt base. notes of vanilla, berry, citrus, pine. bitterness lingers, but not for very long. very well put together flavor wise.

m - firmly medium with the right amount of co2. very smooth.

o - a pretty damn good beer, but honestly fell short of regular unearthly. very drinkable for a big beer. really wish southern tier put dates on their bottles so i could ascertain a fresh batch.

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A: Pours a two finger fluffy head that settles to a thin white cap. Little to no lacing around the glass. Retention is strong. Color is a really deep, vibrant hazy orange. One of the most appealing colors I have seen in an DIPA.

S: Wow. I uncapped the bottle on this one and the caramel, vanilla, oaky sweetness assaulted me from across the room. Underneath the sweetness, I can smell the hops clawing their way out. Boozy and volatile.

T: Trifecta. Citrus and lemon grass in the first wave. Vanilla and oak in the second, and piney hops in the third. I don't detect the ABV.

M: Very crisp and clean. The smoothness is fantastic, soft carbonation. Leaves you with a twinge of bitterness from the hops. Still not picking up on the 9.9% ABV...

O: I really like the dimension the oak aging gave this DIPA. Smooth sippin' is the name of the game for this one.

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Oak Aged Unearthly (Imperial India Pale Ale) from Southern Tier Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 1,088 ratings.