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

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4.07/5
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1,122 Ratings
Oak Aged Unearthly (Imperial India Pale Ale)Oak Aged 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): 9.90%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by ClockworkOrange on 01-09-2009

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
568
Ratings:
1,122
pDev:
12.53%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
66
Gots:
76
Trade:
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Ratings: 1,122 |  Reviews: 568
Photo of SpaethJam
3.92/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of rodbeermunch
4.12/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Those orange color liquids, they always clean up well in the appearance category, this one is no different. Aroma was very nice, a good mix of both oak and hops, this was the first beer I came across able to accomplish the feat.

Taste and aroma did well hiding the 11%abv. This has loads of hops in all different stages, many different varieties. You get almost all the hop flavors except for tropical. Pine, floral, green, bitter, citrus, fruity. I'm not a fan of the bomber format, but this was a decently priced option at an abv that made sense to have a share kind of format.

Probably my favorite hoppy ST offering. Where I'm gonna be, ST, where I wanna be, ST.

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Photo of Thrifty101091
4.75/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Served on cask at WoB

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Photo of sposter4
4.04/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of DASA10
4.11/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Kevin79
3.79/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Futbolmanby
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mltobin
3.73/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of pat61
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L: Brilliant amber pour crowned by a lacy white foam collar that recedes moderately fast. S: Alcohol and hop aromas backed by rich malt. T: Big malt and big alcohol meet big hops with fruit, melon, citrus balancing malty caramel. F: Creamy smooth, full bodied, soft palate. O: This is really an excellent Imperial IPA.

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Photo of SPLITGRIN
4.48/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours to a golden orange amber body that almost glows when held to light. It hosts a full two inches of off white head that has excellent retention and leaves pillars of lace as it slowly fades. Oak is soft and silky but very attractive on the nose. Resiny vanilla and back ground citrus based hops come through nicely. With first sip the hops have turned a bit caramelized by the oak, kind of what happens to an onion when cooked in a pan. The oak is rich and almost buttery. The citrus and oak work very well together with out either one being to dominate. 11% alcohol is very well hidden. Mouthfeel is full but not thick and cloying. Exceptional drinkability.

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of the_alec
3.62/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of hophead123
4.75/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of DeutschesBier
3.84/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BillCheck
4.09/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of jgunther71
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of enelson
4.15/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of wethorseblanket
4.11/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of CayseyW
4.22/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jeff_Byrd
4.18/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Zonian1
3.93/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of YoPo
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of kjkinsey
4.1/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of a77cj7
4/5  rDev -1.7%

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Oak Aged Unearthly (Imperial India Pale Ale) from Southern Tier Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.07 out of 5 with 1,122 ratings
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