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

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1,081 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,081
Reviews: 564
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 12.78%
Wants: 53
Gots: 65 | 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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4/5  rDev -1.7%

atone315, Dec 31, 2011
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5/5  rDev +22.9%

rkcrozier, Dec 22, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

dowen44, Dec 21, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

NvMyBeer, Dec 21, 2011
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4.45/5  rDev +9.3%
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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1.5/5  rDev -63.1%

jam354, 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.

divineaudio, Dec 20, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

djre4orm, Dec 19, 2011
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5/5  rDev +22.9%

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5/5  rDev +22.9%

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5/5  rDev +22.9%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

djrn2, Dec 12, 2011
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

doof116, Dec 11, 2011
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4.1/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

cooler4life, Dec 10, 2011
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5/5  rDev +22.9%

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5/5  rDev +22.9%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes. 22 oz bottle poured into a DFH signature glass. I remember falling in love with this one the first time I had it waaaay back before I knew about craft beer. Lets see what I think now...

A - Pours a slightly hazy, golden-amberish color that reminds me of sweet tea. A small half a finger, frothy, eggshell white head forms and recedes to a collar.

S - Oak wood and vanilla out front with a punch of earthy and citrusy hops. Caramel and toasted malts come through as well. Really earthy character to this aroma that I like.

T - Oak really seems to dominate the flavor profile here. Lots of toasted wood, vanilla, and a cake like flavor. The hops are earthy and citrusy with some orange and pine coming through the most. The malts come through as caramel and toffe like. Nice mix, although the oak really does stand out the most.

M - Medium-heavy bodied beer with a slightly sticky and dry finish to it. Carbonation is on the moderate to low end.

O - I still really enjoy this one, although not quite as much as I did when had it for the first time. Definitely one that I will go back to again.

KAP1356, Dec 06, 2011
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5/5  rDev +22.9%

ROGUE16, Dec 06, 2011
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

xnicknj, Dec 06, 2011
Oak Aged Unearthly (Imperial India Pale Ale) from Southern Tier Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 1,081 ratings.