Unearthly Imperial IPA 11.00% ABV
Southern Tier Brewing Company, Lakewood, NY
The Unearthly Imperial India Pale Ale (IPA) pours out a bright copper in color with perfect clarity and a big frothy, white head that hangs on for a long time. Big citrus and pine hop aromas on the nose with some malty sweetness and earthy tones. In the mouth you are first thrilled by the syrupy, caramel sweetness that is followed by a hop bite. There must be a ton off malt in here to offset the hops. Medium bodied. Lovely lacing. Fairly mellow carbonation in the mouth. Rich, full mouthfeel. Amazing that at 11% ABV there is no heat whatsoever. The malt and hops go on forever in a long finish. A very nice Imperial IPA. Well worth trying.