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RATINGS: 1544   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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An Uninhibited Infusion of Hops. We continue our commitment to innovation with our most aggressive offering yet Unearthly is a manifestation of the brewers crafts 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 come forward as your first sip divulges this beerís fervent soul. To underestimate Unearthly is to trifle with the mysteries of the universe so please consume wisely. The ABV went from 9.8% to 11%.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AskForJenny (1020) - Ontario, New York, USA - APR 23, 2007
22oz- Nice color, nice lace on pour. Hops on nose. Plate fades from light malt to heavy perfumy flavor (perhaps the wheat) to grapefruit. A different take on pale ale, but not for me.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
taffurs888 (124) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 21, 2007
Very full taste, piney. Lots of hops and rebirths of flavor all the way through. Tad bit bitter.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 20, 2007
Bottle sampled. Pours slight hazy orange/amber with a large off-white head. Aroma of citrusy pine hops and caramel malts. The flavor is slightly sweet upfront, caramel, citrus, pines and finishes bitter and dry.

1.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
cheap (3966) - Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 20, 2007
On tap at the Bocktown. Fruity berry aroma with a little floral hops. For some reason while looking at the tap, I was expecting an impy stout, oh well. Instead I am presented with a double IPA. It has the ubiquitous colors of any other IIPA, a clear darker yellow color. Hops, hops and more hops greet the taste buds. This is followed by a berry or fruit background just like the aroma suggests. This stuff really mows over my girlie taste buds. Although this style is not up my alley, I must say it is what I would expect from a major IPA. This is the kind of bitter hoppiness almost makes my gag reflexes kick in! Donít care for that, I always thought beer was to be enjoyed. However, I respect the fact that many of us ratebeerians love this attribute. This beer is quite puckering. Finish is lasting and bitter linger. Acrid back of the throat conditions. Please, somebody give me a Weyerbacher Old Heathen for a chaser! Iíll probably be slammed for this rating but I am not experienced enough yet to rate within a style.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
mcbackus (758) - Merritt Island, Florida, USA - APR 18, 2007
bottle: pours a cloudy orange blossom honey colour with an off white head. the aroma is of citrus hops with a nice balance of sweet malts. also some added spice and earthyness. the flavour is starts sweet and is smooth and thick over the palate with a great bitter hop finish. a great balanced big beer.

4.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Grandpa (327) - Verona, New York, USA - APR 18, 2007
A lightly cloudy amber with an off-white head. The strong malt flavor came through with an initial sweetness Then the hops came on. The result was a well balanced "Extreme" beer. Boy, was that good!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RiverHorse (457) - New Jersey, USA - APR 15, 2007
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2007 Pours a beautiful golden color with a nice creamy, bubbly head. The smell is extremely hoppy with a nice citrus bite and some great spiciness. A nice lacing sticks to the side of the snifter. The taste has a warming alcohol feel with a hoppy bite and excellent mouthfeel. This beer is a world class IIPA. One of my top ten.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
IMtheOptimator (1161) - Bethel, Connecticut, USA - APR 11, 2007
Poured a clear amber with a large creamy/frothy white head. Nice and huge hop aroma of ruby red grapefruit, pine needles, orange candy, and a bit of alcohol. Flavor is big and hoppy and earthy with notes of bitter grapefruit rind, some pine needles, some fresh cut grass, and a touch of caramel sweetness. A bit of alcohol shows through in the bitterness, but not nearly enough to lead one to think this beer is 11%. Finish is dry and bitter and a tad medicinal. A somewhat harsh, unforgiving Double IPA with good hop flavor.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
johnadam2002 (529) - Hainesport, New Jersey, USA - APR 9, 2007
Excellent IPA. Aroma and flavor are both full of hops. Very smooth for an 11% percent brew.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
demitriustown (1057) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - APR 6, 2007
22 oz bottle via trade with Jah Noth (thanks!). Decent amount of hops in the aroma with the tell tale signs of an Impy IPA. Grapefruit, pine needles, and big hop characteristics. Appearance is a clear golden/orange color with a big rocky white head. Taste is rather fleeting with a really dry palate at the back of my throat. There is a big hop presence with some good grapefruit characteristics, piny, and nice and spicy. Overall, Itís not the best IIPA that Iíve had. The taste is kind of one dimensional and fleeting. Itís pretty good, but not quite up there with the big boys.


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