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

Unearthly (Imperial India Pale Ale)Unearthly (Imperial India Pale Ale)
BA SCORE
84.7%
Liked This Beer
4.07 w/ 3,075 ratings
Unearthly (Imperial India Pale Ale)Unearthly (Imperial India Pale Ale)
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by John on 02-24-2006

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,334
Reviews:
1,225
Ratings:
3,075
Liked:
2,603
Avg:
4.07/5
pDev:
11.55%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
148
Gots:
475
Trade:
2
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Ratings: 3,075 |  Reviews: 1,225
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4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From Notes: On tap at everybodys favorite Boston bar. This is a light orange/brown tinged liquid with a semi-fluffy white/off-whtie head of foam. The aromas are fresh floral hops, with some nice citrusy resins in the mix as well. Lots of pine, and citrus witha bready malt backbone as well. The taste is quite similar to the aroma. This is a big double IPA but it hides its strength well. The hops are abrasive and oily but the malt backbone is big enough to keep this one together. The mouthfeel is medium bodied>thick and the aftertaste of the hop resin oils lingers on the tongue. Very drinkable and quite nice. A solid 4 all the way around and definately one that I will drink again when back eastie.

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Orange with slight haze, big head.

Smell: Big citrus smell, some green chinook hop notes.

Taste: Nicely balanced between sweetness and grapefruity hops. Hides the alcohol very well.

Mouthfeel: Not overly heavy for a strong beer.

Drinkability: A bit strong to have more than one bomber but one I'd come back to for a treat.

Saw this on a recent beer run to Hudson and it's a DIPA, so I picked it up. Well balanced and tasty. I'll have to try some more of their big beers.

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle split with a friend and poured into pint glasses. The color was a nice orange with a small white head. The aroma was very reminiscent of tropical fruits. The taste was also heavy on tropical fruit like pineapple. This tasted a lot like Stone 10th. My friend also remarked that it was similar to Talon barleywine. This was a good DIPA but a little too sweet and sticky. I also understand it is not cheap so this would not be a daily drinker (especially given the ABV). I was glad to have the opportunity and thanks go out to Clockworkorange for the trade.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours clear auburn in color. Head is modest, dissipating quickly to a thin sheen.

Aroma is juicy citrus, and resinous piney hop. Fruity, with a sweet caramel malt base.

Taste is bready caramel malt. Surprisingly sweet brown sugar aspect. Citrus hops have a leafy green character. Finish is cleam with lingering hop bitterness.

Mouthfeel is light-medium bodied. Light and clean with a very slight hop oil residue.

The high ABV is very well hidden. Overall flavor is quite mild, hops are present but are not overpowering. Sweeter than you expect for a DIPA, but not in an obnoxious way.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear copper color with a frothy 2 finger deep white head.

Aromas of sugar, tropical hop fruitiness, grapefruit, mango, honey, pine, spruce, goodness, slight breadiness.

Bitter citric hoppiness, sweet caramel, more tropical hop flavors. Very nicely balanced flavors. The hops are quite a bit more subdued than I would imagine in 150+ IBU IIPA. Not a bad thing, just expected this to be quite bitter.

Medium bodied, resiny, moderate carbonation, oily, lingering bitterness.

Nice drinkability. Not sessionable at 11%.
All around solid IIPA right here. Gladly have one again.

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Unearthly (Imperial India Pale Ale) from Southern Tier Brewing Company
Beer rating: 84.7% out of 100 with 3,075 ratings
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