Southern Tier Brewing Company

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Southern Tier Brewing Company
New York, United States
Imperial IPA
4.07 | pDev: 11.55%
Jan 22, 2022
Feb 24, 2006
UnEarthly is a manifestation of the brewers’ craft – skillfully balancing the forces of nature to produce a transcendent liquid. Encounter supernatural aromas created by a massive dry-hop and five hop varieties that waft forward as your first sip divulges this beer’s fervent soul. To underestimate UnEarthly is to trifle with the mysteries of the universe.

Malts: 2-row, Munich white wheat, Caramel 60
Hops: Mosaic, Ekuanot, Simcoe, Cascade, Columbus
75 IBU
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Rated: 3.5 by TMoney2591 from Illinois

Jan 22, 2022
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Reviewed by 1BrewBacca from Georgia

4.27/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Look: Orange glow liquid with a slightly yellow, frothy, tall head. Sticky foam finger lace hangs on the glass.
Smell and Taste: HOPPY Earthy dankness. Slight citrus sweetness.
Feel: One easy to drink DIPA. Well balanced viscosity and carbonation.
Overall: Excellent! I’d like to see this one listed at my favorite restaurants.
Aug 27, 2021
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Reviewed by Bouleboubier from New Jersey

4.13/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25
(12 oz bottle, BESTBY 06/09/21, LKW 20343 141250; purchased cold 4-pack... poured into a fat tulip)

L: amber liquid with ultra-fine speckled haze; off-white, glossy, mousse sponge of foam... thin, jagged collar holds, but a rather impressive broad web of lace

S: aromas not terribly potent; green grass, toothpaste, vinyl pool liner, lightly-spice gum drop... later, it's faintly boozy hemp-y granola

T: rainbow fruit variety, swirling layers of candy resins, bit of a pungent, pine tincture in the finish... second sip reveals a 'pithy' tropical fruit (mango?) rind, earthy... subtle nutty, crackery malt settled on the floor... Simcoe is having a time with another hop; white grape?... the flavors keep shifting, developing, enticing; bitterness and oils building

F: plush, resinous nectar... quiet and silky smooth from the start, with a robust warmth that begins roaring at first sip... the bitterness and booze massage a flushed sting into the palate

O: can't recall ever having this, or rather, not getting it because it was always past its prime (date) by the time I had a curious craving... I'll certainly enjoy the other bottles; definitely different than most IPAs I've tried as of late (1773)
Jun 02, 2021
Rated: 3.79 by Dkloubec from Illinois

May 31, 2021
Rated: 4.08 by Manthon from Pennsylvania

May 01, 2021
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Reviewed by Sigmund from Norway

3.55/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
650 ml bottle, courtesy of Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. ABV is 11.0%, 23 degrees Plato. Made with 2-row pale malt, cara-pils malt and red wheat. Kettle hops are Chinook and Cascade, dry hopped with Cascade, Centennial and Chinook. Orange to amber colour, big off-white head. Aroma of resinous American hops, also hints of stale orange marmalade. The medium sweet flavour is intensely hoppy throughout, bordering on "too much", piney and resinous notes. Some notes of old orange marmalade and caramel too. Not for the faint of heart.
May 01, 2021
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Reviewed by milkshakebeersucks from Maryland

4.08/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Clear amber appearance with a small beige head and good lacing. Citrus/floral hop aroma. Piney, moderately spiced taste, with grapefruit and other citrus flavors playing a dominant role. Mild, low-keyed maltiness. Bitter, full bodied, well carbonated mouthfeel. Long lasting finish with a pronounced alcohol presence in the aftertaste.
Apr 25, 2021
Rated: 4.23 by KensWorld from Florida

Apr 23, 2021
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Reviewed by MikeWard from Pennsylvania

4.22/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
12oz bottle into a pint glass. Best by 6/9/21, so well inside the wire here.

Looks outstanding in the glass. Clear yellow/amber body with good carbonation. Bright white head persists in excellent form throughout, impressive considering the abv. Leaves layers of lacing.

Spicy, peppery aroma from the dry hopping.

On tasting, spicy, slightly dry, hoppy. The abv is nigh on undetectable. Makes the mouth water.

Mouth closer to full than medium, finish dry, peppery, with a hint of sweetness here and there.

Overall, this beer has been on my wish list for some time, and it did not disappoint. Happy to have another three in the fridge. Great beer.
Apr 23, 2021
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Reviewed by Peach63 from New York

4.6/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Pours light amber with a 1 inch white head, which lasts. Heavy lacing to the end.

Aroma of pine, grapefruit, mango, papaya.

Taste is spruce, grapefruit, mango, orange, spicy, earthy, resinous. Perfect bitterness.

Medium bodied, light carbonation. Dry, resinous finish.

Outstanding! One of the best DIPA's
Apr 16, 2021
Rated: 3.92 by jsmith313 from Texas

Apr 16, 2021
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Reviewed by ohoove from Connecticut

4.83/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Im done with NEIPAS for awhile , going back to the grass roots of the craft beer movement and this is as good as you re going to get ( at least whats available on CT ) . This is a flat out GREAT , old school DIPA... GO GET THIS !
Apr 08, 2021
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Reviewed by beergoot from Colorado

4.04/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Light, honey amber body; thick, lively carbonation; dense and rocky head, white and frothy; sticky sheets of foam coat the glass. Rich, malty aroma infuse with a touch of fruity esters; earthy. Rich, malty flavor; dull sugary sweetness; earthy, spicy hop presence and bitterness; peppery. Heavy body; big residual sugar presence; moderately prickly on the palate; underlying heavy sweetness yet finishes dry.

Bottle dating information: BESTBY 06/08/21 LKW 20342 091913 (I'm guessing bottled early December 2020). This is a big IPA, somewhat heavy in the sweetness while highlighting a massive hop presence. Perhaps a tad too heavy with the residual sugars, but still quite intriguing.
Apr 04, 2021
Rated: 4.09 by drummerdwzp from Connecticut

Mar 27, 2021
Rated: 3.87 by MJSFS from Florida

Mar 18, 2021
Rated: 4.1 by DrBass from Maryland

Mar 08, 2021
Rated: 4.33 by daveshawley from Pennsylvania

Mar 01, 2021
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Reviewed by WoodBrew from Ohio

4.1/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
I tried this beer at John Russell Brew Pub in Erie, PA. It poured a clear copper with white head that left some lace. The scent had sweet malt and subtle pine notes. The taste was nicely balanced and easy to drink with sweet malt base and good mix of pine and citrus flare. The mouthfeel was medium in body with good carbonation. Overall it is a solid beer.
Feb 27, 2021
Rated: 4.34 by jameswaldo from New York

Feb 07, 2021
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Reviewed by HalfFull from California

4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured into snifter glass from a 12 oz. bottle, been a few years since I've seen this offering. Best by 6/9/2021. Well there remains 4 months to that date, in itself a long road for a DIPA.

Pour is clear and on the copper side of golden. Cap of off white foam lingers for a bit. Lots of citrus and and some floral on the nose along with some resinous notes, peppery spice with warming.

Taste brings a piney bitterness along with some caramel malt notes. Bit oily through the palate and some citrus and spice on the finish. No real clue as to the strength of the beer rises through the balance. Feel is full and masking as a result. Overall a solid brew. Warming brings out more character yet thickens the finish at the same time. No surprises there.
Feb 04, 2021