Unearthly IPA

New York
United States
Southern Tier Unearthly IPA
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
86
Aroma:
21 / 24
Flavor:
35 / 40
Appearance:
4 / 6
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20
Description 

At the Southern Tier Brewing Company, vigorously hopped beer is the standard and inspiration. They continue a commitment to innovation with our most aggressive offering yet. Unearthly is a manifestation of the brewers craft; skillfully balancing art and the forces of nature to produce a divine liquid. Delicately pour a taste into a fluted glass. Smell the enchanting aromas of the hops waft forward as your first sip divulges this beers fervent soul. To underestimate Unearthly is to trifle with the mysteries of the universe, so please consume wisely.

FOOD PAIRINGS: Particularly tasty when paired with sharp artisan cheeses, curries, smoked brisket, spicy foods.

AVAILABILITY: Year-round / 22oz / 1/2 keg, 1/6 keg

Profile

ABV: 
9.5%
Served at: 
42°F
Judges Review 
Owen Ogletree's picture
Judges Rating:
86
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
4 / 6
Flavor:
35 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Bold aroma notes of earthy caramel, flowers, pine resins and sweet malt ooze through the layer of white foam. The malt profile seems sugary, with supporting hops somewhat in the background. The dark gold beer pours quite hazy, with a head that dissipates quickly. Honey, caramel, cane sugar and warming alcohol come across as initial impressions of the first sip, with piney hop flavors, pineapple and papaya hints, and moderate bitterness following. The blend of rich malt and pine-like hops seem somewhat reminiscent of sloe gin in this potent brew with a medium/high, slightly syrupy mouthfeel. Seems like a well-made, malt-heavy brew that could be a bit sweet for style. Hops try to cut through, but it's a struggle.