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:
3,070
Reviews:
1,223
Avg:
4.07
pDev:
11.55%
 
 
Wants:
148
Gots:
466
For Trade:
2
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Ratings: 3,070 |  Reviews: 1,223
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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Photo of InfernoBoss
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

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

Photo of snarksdad
4.03/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of KTCamm
3.78/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear copper, white foam layer on top, supported by bubbles. Mostly malt nose, clean. Heavy syrupy malot flavor. Thick, resin based mouthfeel. Astringency. Slight pucker at the finish. Sweet and bitter.

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Photo of beagleyx2
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rarigney
4.56/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Gajo74
4.29/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a pretty cross between, light copper and amber with an orange hue. Moderate sudsy head retains well and leaves lacing.
The nose is caramel malt forward along with plump and juicy citrus and tropical fruit.
As with the aroma, the caramel malt sweetness seems to dominate. Medium to full, plump, chewy, and almost syrupy but in a good way. Mid palate the hops become more prominent. They dry up the palate a bit and add a moderate bitterness that is just right. The hops flavors are of citrus and pine resin. Not a hop bomb and neither a malt bomb. A great balance.
Is this available in 12oz bottles? (I had it in a bomber) If so, I need to get some more because it is delicious.

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Photo of logicalparadox
3.52/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of duvel1979
3/5  rDev -26.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of mjgpy3
4.37/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Shanty76
3.35/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.99/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Solid dark yellow and gold appearance, deft head at 2/5". Aroma gave off the usual suspect of citrus, but even some caramel as well.

Taste is good, its very bitter, and there is a massive hop bill for it. Pine, tangerine, pepper. Another one of those beers that was at the forefront of double ipas to be bottled, especially for its region. Its strong and that crystal malt helps hide its big abv.

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Photo of Cpmitchno1
3.67/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of corywalston
1.93/5  rDev -52.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 1

Taste like peach shnaps and bad malt liquor mixed with DIPA. SKIP IT.

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Photo of 2ellas
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of IckyT2012
3.4/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

8 months old

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Photo of FrancisM12
4.17/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Unearthly (Imperial India Pale Ale) from Southern Tier Brewing Company
4.07 out of 5 based on 3,070 ratings.
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