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

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

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

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Ratings: 3,075 |  Reviews: 1,225
Photo of wpreynolds
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MsRif
3.28/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Had on-tap at the Farmhouse in Emmaus, PA. Poured a yellow-orange color with a small white head. Minimal lacing. Aroma of citrus and earthy hops. Tasted of earthy hops, citrus (quite acidic) and a touch of sweet fruit/honey. VERY bitter.

Medium-bodied with good carbonation. Fairly one-dimensional and overall not great, but worth a try for the experience. I wouldn't get more than a sample simply because it is so dry and bitter...not very drinkable, and the style is not an excuse as I've had some very drinkable DIPA's.

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Photo of rwilde
5/5  rDev +22.9%

Photo of Rifugium
3.5/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

First had: on tap at the Farmhouse, Emmaus, PA

Poured a medium amber hue with a small off-white head. Smell of citrus zest and fresh hops. Taste starts out with a caramel coated biscuity-ness, but is soon overtaken by a good dose of fresh hops, lemon zest, and a bit of grapefruit essence, with a subtle minty quality. Decently balanced with neither aspect fully taking complete control for any extended bit of time. Medium mouthfeel, and quite drinkable, though nothing really above average.

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Photo of gvacca
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of brandoman63
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of despond
4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of ALLISON01
5/5  rDev +22.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of DoctorB2B
4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of victory4me
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of jjheinrichs
4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of tclapper
5/5  rDev +22.9%

Photo of bnes09
3.18/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Orangish-brown and hazy brew with thick, light tan head. Plenty of lacing with this one.

Smell is sweet with spicy hops and a tad musty.

Malt flavor is way overdone for the style. Hits the palate with an intensely sweet caramel flavor that carries well into the aftertaste. Hops make an appearance with an old herbal character and are overpowered by the syrupy malt. Finishes dry and makes me thirsty like I just ate some melted caramel.

Feel is viscous and syrupy with low carbonation. Not my thing.

To be fair, I do not think this is a bad beer. It is just not what I was expecting out of a DIPA. It did not taste fresh and was lacking in hop flavor. I wonder if I got an old bottle.

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5/5  rDev +22.9%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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3/5  rDev -26.3%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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3/5  rDev -26.3%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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5/5  rDev +22.9%

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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