efrumtheidiot (190) - Colorado, USA - DEC 25, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
tried this as an experiment @ southern tier. mine wasn’t unfiltered or presicion mixed, so my review may be a bit skewed. poured a nice golden amber with a puffy white head. aroma is LOADED with hops. citrus, pine, alcohol, and floral notes also present. this is one big hoppy mofo. taste is a bit sweet but has a great zingy hop taste that i’ve only ever gotten from southern tier (if you know ST, you know what i mean!). flavor matches the aroma nicely; flowery hops with some grapefruit and pine. a little hint of sweet malt is there too. dries out quick with a lovely bitter finish. mouthfeel is smooth, creamy, and mid-full bodied. i love the UnEarthly and enjoy the Hoppe, this is a great middle ground! really one of my favorite brews from these guys, try it for sure if you get a chance. if you can make it to the brewery, ask them to do the faux gemini, where they just mix it from the tap, it’s still great!
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - DEC 24, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured a slightly hazed deep golden color with a medium sized off-white head. The aroma is full of fresh hops. Mostly citrus with some pine and floral notes mixed in. A sweet malty base pokes through. The flavor starts with some sweet malt that is quickly replaced by pine and floral hops. Tha is quickly replaced by a moderate amount of citrus rind bitterness. Long dry finish. Medium bodied. My personal opinion is that I like the UnEarthly better for the fuller sweeter body.
Cobra (1096) - In a van, down by the river, Maryland, USA - DEC 24, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I see I’m the first DC area person to review this beer. Hmmm. 22 oz. brown bomber bottle. No freshness date. Coated with some kind of epoxy wax. First beer I had to use a brick chisel & a hammer to open. Poured out a clear light amber color, with a sticky tan head. Aromas are of hops right off the bat, with sweet malts mixing in. Flavors are of citrus, piney hops, some caramel or toffee. Alcohol is well hidden, but present all the same. Sneaks up on you big time. One of the best beers I’ve had from Southern Tier so far. Thick mouthfeel, rich & creamy.
Decent beer overall, for a change.
brentfeesh (1206) - Gadsden, Alabama, USA - DEC 24, 2007
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz bottle opened for my brother while spending time with his new 3 day old son. Orange pour that is generally clear but you can note a fine haze and very tiny carbonation. There is a ton of grapefruit in the aroma and perhaps some tangerine. Hints of grain (is there wheat?) and a very light sweetness (caramel note maybe). Unlike the other raters so far, this is where my enjoyment ended. I found the flavor to be quite strange. Bitter pine and perhaps a citrus layer. Grassy grain and again I kept thinking wheat. A nougat like sweetness that seemed misplaced. Weird. Also the mouth feel was very detracting. Creamy/oily mouth feel that I found repulsive for the style. The flavor profile and mouth feel combo killed this one for me.
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 24, 2007
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Massive almost stinginging raw grapefruit and pine aroma, a hopheads Garden of Eden, taste has more caramel backing then the aroma would lead you to believe,plenty of hop bitterness in the finish,body is succulently hoppy,but the whole flavor lacks a distinct identity , somewhat of a muddleness to it,its easy to believe this is a mixture of two brews,still if your a hophead you’ll love it
bgburdman9 (849) - Kettering, Ohio, USA - DEC 23, 2007
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JAN 9, 2008 Poured a light golden color with an average white head. Aroma was really citrusy and hoppy. This was a really tastey beer. I hope ST makes this again so i can drink it fresh in the future.
TomDecapolis (4224) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - DEC 23, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a very lightly hazy golden with some amber notes and a medium bubbly/creamy off white head that left some light lacing. Aroma of orange peel, some light pine, floral notes, fresh and hoppy! Also picking up notes of caramel and light bready malt notes. Flavor of fresh American hops, lots of hop flavor here, some medium hop bitterness, bready malt with a touch of caramel. Getting mostly grapefruit, pine and a touch of orange from the hops. Nice and dry. Alcohol well hidden, for the style...somewhat easy drinking. I enjoyed this one.
HogTownHarry (5655) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - DEC 22, 2007
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle (22oz). Wax-capped, and VERY tough to open. Hazy amber, very large lasting foamy off-white head. Absolutely solid aroma - primarily lush, fresh, citrus/resin/light funk hops, sweet juicy malt and moderate alcohol in the back. The taste is a little less hoppy in the flavour - quite a bit more alcohol, and a very, very long medium bitter resin/alcohol finish. Average body, light acidity, quite astringent, only modestly carbonated - and did I mention the bitter finish? This is pretty big, but like all of their hoppy beers, very easy to drink. Nice hop burps too.
Arayaga2 (1623) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 22, 2007
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Coppery orange with quick fading thin white head. Aroma is a beautifully floral hops perfume and a slightly crisp biscuity note. Dry and drinkable without the cloying sweetness I had expected from the aroma. Extreme grapefruity bitterness extends to the finish and lingers as the alcohol (which is otherwise well hidden) warms slightly as it descends. When compared to its constituent parts, I much prefer it to Hoppe, and much prefer Unearthly to it. $8.50/22oz
BuckNaked (1231) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - DEC 22, 2007
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
22oz bottle: Pours to a very slightly cloudy, mostly clear light amber-golden yellow colored body with a medium, creamy, white head. This beer has a phenomenal nose. Fruity, fresh, juicy, intense hops hit the nose immediately, yet despite the intensity of the scent I’m not overwhelmed at all and it almost leaves me wanting more. The smell is a grass/pine combination with loads of dry and what smells to me like also wet hopping going on. Taste hits immediately with hops, showing flavors of bitter pine, grapefruit rind, bitter lemon grass, unripened tangerine, all very fresh and vibrant hop flavors. There’s a bit of light malt sweetness in the background, but this beer is clearly all about the hops from start to finish and it shows. The hop flavors change a bit from start to finish going from an initial stark bitterness to a more fruity & flavorful finish. Medium bodied, medium carbonation, excellent full & creamy mouthfeel that really compliments the intense hops well. Finishes with extended bitterness and leafy grassy hop flavors. Another superb offering from Southern Tier, this one could easily match Russian River, Three Floyds or Green Flash in this style.