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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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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2.25/5  rDev -44.7%

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4.46/5  rDev +9.6%
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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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4.49/5  rDev +10.3%
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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4.46/5  rDev +9.6%
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.

It's so darn drinkable because of the decent malt bill along with the clean flavors.

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4.01/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A - Crystal clear medium golden brown with two fingers of khaki colored head. Very fluffy head with excellent lacing.

S - Floral hops, pine.

T - Hops are prominent, but good malty backbone. Caramel malt.

M - Fluffy, medium body, moderate astringency.

O - Very good IPA. High ABV not noticeable. Paired nicely with graham cracker ice cream.

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

Unearthly (Imperial India Pale Ale)
Southern Tier Brewing Company
Style: American Double / Imperial IPA
ABV: 9.50 %

LOOK: 12 oz bottle. Clear copper in color with a soapy white head that has decent retention. Leaves behind webbed lacing down the pint glass.

SMELL: Pungent hops, sweet toffee malts and alcohol. A bit tropical, earthy, woodsy like note emerges later. A blend of hops is throwing all the senses for a loop.

TASTE: Big time citrus and semi tropical hops glancing across a sweet malt body. Grapefruit, orange, pineapple, lemon and herb all play along. Alcohol is pretty well disguised and just drifts in the background. Resinous and hoppy, finishing somewhat earthy. As expected, has enough bitterness to more or less balance the huge malt bill.

FEEL: Medium bodied, well carbonated, clean, and smooth. Drinks easily and effortlessly, deceptive for a beer boasting nearly 10% abv.

OVERALL: A really good brew in its own right, unearthly also has an oak aged counterpart. This version drinks much easier and has cleaner flavors. A great, readily available American Double IPA.

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