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

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

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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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Photo of BlurryVisi0n
3.98/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served unto a flute (the beer said it right on the label).

Appearance: A very transparent amber , White 1/3" head is slightly thick depending how you like to pour. Second go around head was almost nothing at all.

Smell: Like the way an IPA should smell like, wheaty, and piney. Hints of floral essence through out.

Taste: Malty and hoppy. This is marketed as an Imperial IPA so it is letting you know it is setting the standard amongst other IPA but honestly wasn't imperially impressed, but still tastes good.

Mouth: Medium carbonation but runs semi flat.

Overall: Pretty good IPA, very tasty but little flat. Personally I prefer more carbonation. This doesn't make it a bad beer, just a little different. Salud!

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Photo of vandemonian
4.62/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Southern Tier Unearthly is an amazing DIPA. Strongly hoppy but not overly bitter. The high ABV isn't notable. The malty base is delicious.

A: Orange colour and a 5 mm head that lasts quite well. Good lacing. 4.5

S: Sweet malt and fragrant floral hops. Amazing. 5

T: Malty and sweet with strong grassy hops. Amazingly hoppy but not overly bitter. This is really delicious. 4.5

M: Foamy. 4.5

O: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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3.7/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

We had this beer at tasting two weeks ago at my cousin Peters place. Great beers and great fun.

This beer was poured in my Essen Christmasbeerfestivalglass (what a word for wordfeud!)

No head at all. fluid is like a good cognac/brandy.

The beer is very drinkable but the alcohol is very present. Good beer though.

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4.21/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours a beautiful semi-transparent copper orange color. An aggressive pour yields a three finger frothy off white head that dissipates slowly and leaves good lacing. Really good looking beer.

A - The hop aroma is a little more subdued than I was expecting. I pick up more of the malts in the aroma than hops. Bready notes with only a slight astringency.

T - Much more hop bitterness in the taste than the aroma suggests. The bitterness lingers throughout, with only a slight sweetness coming through to help balance the beer. The finish is dry and it's very refreshing. There is a slight hint of alcohol.

M - Medium body. Carbonated nicely.

O - Very nice IPA. Just slightly unbalanced and lacking in aroma.

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3.5/5  rDev -14%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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

I was able to buy this beer during my summer holiday in 2011. I bought it at the Struise shop in Oostvleteren.

A - Pours a copper-orange hazy color. The head is not much more than a white ring sticking against the glass.

S - Distinct aromas sweet citrus and resiny pine, grass, and in the depth some oak honey!?

T - Very very sweet. Some citrus and pine, like the smell gave away. Surprisingly little bitterness for a DIPA.

M - Soft carbonated full body, thick & syrupy and no bitterness in the finish.

O - A fairly good IPA, but nothing to get too excited about. I would like to try a fresh one to see if it get any better.

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

Unearthly (Imperial India Pale Ale) from Southern Tier Brewing Company
4.07 out of 5 based on 3,074 ratings.
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