Unearthly (Imperial India Pale Ale) | Southern Tier Brewing Company

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Unearthly (Imperial India Pale Ale)Unearthly (Imperial India Pale Ale)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Southern Tier Brewing Company
New York, United States
stbcbeer.com

Style: American Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by John on 02-24-2006

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#5,282
Reviews:
1,227
Ratings:
3,087
pDev:
11.55%
 
 
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Photo of CTHomer
3.69/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: crystal clear; copper in color; 2 finger ivory head that receded to a splotchy cap; nice lacing;

S: floral for a moment, then ripe pineapple;

T: floral is dominant from start to finish; pineapple pops in and out - always in the background; mild bitterness at the end;

M: medium bodied; moderate carbonation; lightly dry finish;

O: good, but not especially interesting;

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

Photo of mothmanscott
4.19/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From notes 2/10/13: Pours a clear vibrant copper producing slightly more than a single finger of off-white, short-lived head that leaves a hint of frothy lace. Aroma is fronted by grapefruit, other citrus and tropical fruit hoppiness backed by sweet caramel and a thin hint of black pepper. Taste is heavenly grapefruit hoppy with a caramel malt backbone that is superbly balanced. The malty sweetness and tropical fruit intensify as the brew warms and the finish becomes very peppery. Low end alcohol presence in either the nose or mouth until the brew has warmed considerably. In the final analysis after a second pint the brew is balanced but is perhaps more malty than hoppy. Mouthfeel is full bodied, very thick, and quite lively for its low-moderate carbonation.

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Photo of Reggie_Dunlop
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Oh yes ye unearthly how I love thee...

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Photo of heddar33
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JohnDon
4.06/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Cunny123
4.27/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DavetotheB
3.4/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Ned57
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AyatollahGold
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of travelguy
4.07/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of LAp
3.84/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of REVZEB
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BEER88
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I regularly drink world class juice bombs, so when i get offered this beer i have to give it ratings to my palate.
Very good and effervescent, not as feuity and floral in smell amd taste as i would like.

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Photo of adam36
4.23/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sohearn
4.21/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Curt3
3.96/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.85/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a slightly golden looking amber color and leaves the same colored body with a slim white one finger head that dies drastically pretty much within several seconds, well before I was able to snap a picture, some light stringy looking lacing tries to cling but slides for the most part. The aroma has a slight pine, but also resinous hops combined nicely with some earthy hops, pretty well done in my opinion. The taste has a sticky sweet pine running all over my taste buds, sticky pine-like aftertaste, slightly dry but somewhat bitter yet sweet finish. Its fairly easy on the palate but still at the same time, slightly not. Carbonation seems to be very well done. Overall, the best thing about this is how it rolls over the mouth and tongue. Solid!

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Photo of EMV
4.1/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bomber into a Dogfish Head tulip

L: Clear golden amber pour. Two fingers of foamy white head. Solid lacing.

S: Caramel, grains, and a pine forest. Lots of resin... mild citrus.

T/F: Follows the nose. Caramel hops and sweetness up front give way to an aggressive pine and citrus hop profile. Grapefruit, evergreen boughs, and floral character. Christmas spices and coriander. Mouthfeel is sticky and full... chewy and oily. Finish is bittersweet and leaves me looking forward to the next swig.

O: A big malt forward yet bitter DIPA from Southern Tier, and the best of their IPA's I think I've had to date. Really enjoyed this brew.

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Photo of CHigby2K6
4.02/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of VonZipper
3.84/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DrewBest
4.03/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerLover99
3.79/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of lastmango
3.94/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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Unearthly (Imperial India Pale Ale) from Southern Tier Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.07 out of 5 with 3,087 ratings