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

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Unearthly (Imperial India Pale Ale)Unearthly (Imperial India Pale Ale)

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

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by John on 02-24-2006

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a beer mug from a 22 oz bottle

A- Good foamy head that faded slowly with heavy lacing. Rich gold color

S- Very fragrant- apples, oranges, slightly bready with a slight spicyness

T- Pleasant bitterness, malt definitely takes center stage. Fruity and well-balanced

M- Smooth, rich with vigorous carbonation

O- Exceptional, I think this is the first "pale" beer I've had that tasted truly decadent. Beware though- it disguises it's alcohol content very well

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Golden amber in color with a bubbly pillowy white head. The nose is unique and complex. You get the pungent, fruity hops and the barrel. The barrel really comes out in the flavor. You really get the oaky, woody, buttery aspects of the barrel. Smooth and sweet. The qualities of an Imperial IPA really shine and the barrel adds nice complexities. Doesn't overpower or overshadow the base beer.

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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer comes in a beautiful deep rich ruby/orange color that is clear.

The aroma is great. Big juicy pine and grapefruit and sweet honey and malt.

The flavor follows, with the pine, citrus, floral notes, but the sweetness does really stand out. It reminds me almost of Nugget Nectar because of the crystal malt sweetness, but this does it with so much better of a mouthfeel and complete flavor. The hoppiness is quite leafy green and.

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Unearthly (Imperial India Pale Ale) from Southern Tier Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.07 out of 5 with 3,077 ratings
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