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
southerntierbrewing.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by John on 02-24-2006

BEER STATS
Ratings:
3,075
Reviews:
1,225
Avg:
4.07
pDev:
11.55%
 
 
Wants:
148
Gots:
474
For Trade:
2
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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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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

Photo of TheIPAHunter
3.82/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of EmeraldMist
3.87/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 3.75

Look - Poured into a snifter. Clear copper, a thin white head with a few rings of lacing.

Smell - Tropical fruit and floral notes. Mild fresh baked bread aroma.

Taste - Dried mango, caramel sweetness, small hint of pine, floral, a little kick off alcohol on the finish.

Feel - Borderline full bodied, oily and slick. Coats the palate well. Luxurious.

Overall - A Good Imperial IPA. Puts a hop craving at ease.

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

Photo of jmaskell33
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SawDog505
4.11/5  rDev +1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a 16 oz Troegs Snulip bottled on 1/30/17. Pours a very attractive amber with a 2 plus finger sticky white head that leaves beautiful webs of lace.

Smell is apricot, tangerine, onion, some canabis, bubblegum, pine, and grapefruit rind.

Taste follows apricot, tangerine, onion, dank marijuana, bubblegum, garlic, pine, and grapefruit.

Mouthfeel is pretty close to large, sticky and coats your entire mouth, plenty of carbonation, a little dry, and drinks easy enough if you love bold hop bombs and yes I do.

Overall this is a beer that surprised me I has never reviewed, but you see it fresh very rare in my parts. Very nice and old school DIPA, very pleased.

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4.3/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DaveCash
3.98/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of RichieRich1812
4.15/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Chackman151
3.98/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of AGawinski
4.26/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of BigTrent
4.75/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.05/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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Unearthly (Imperial India Pale Ale) from Southern Tier Brewing Company
4.07 out of 5 based on 3,075 ratings.
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