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RATINGS: 1545   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%.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Numenor (871) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUN 21, 2006
Nice golden-red body with a tan head. Heavy pine and hone accents in the aroma, a nice hop presence as well. Awesome body, smooth and cool. Great taste, pines, sweet fruits, hone and spices. Clean ending with a hine of fruit rhind.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
bindpmc (88) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 19, 2006
A quickly disappearing head.A crystal clear deep red pour, with the thinnest film of bubbles atop after the head makes its hasty exit. Iím just going to say, "YES!" This is a fantastic IIPA. More IIPA than even San Diego (my hometown) IIPAís....and SDíians invented them, according to some people. At some point, the general hophead populus began to associate SD with hoppy beers. The IIPA would be the prime example of such a brew, and as a rule, at least in my biased eyes, SD has followed through on the IPA, IIPA, and even the hoppy APA varieties in spades. Just look at the top 100 here. SD brews rule. But this beer is not an SD beer. This is, well, unearthly, if taken at face value. SD IIPAs tend to go overly hoppy for my tastes. Mind you, I love hops, flipping out over hoppy brews even, but I want a beer that has balance. This one exceeds that expectation. Of course, IIPAs usually have a hop overload. In this case, the malts take center stage. Syrupy sweet, all molasses, but with that hop bitterness finish. Whoa, this is a beer that will make you stand up. I think un*earthly and expo hoppy need to have a talk. This might be my favorite beer since Iíve joined this site. Like the punk-rock of IIPAs. All balls! Thanks to the_Epeeist for the trade!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerguy101 (5277) - Newark, California, USA - JUN 14, 2006
This Imperial India Pale Ale pours a deep orange gold color from a 22oz bottle. Medium sized white foamy head. Aroma is juicy hops, floral, grapefruit and piney. A full bodied Imperial IPA. Malts are cookie and biscuit. Lots of piney and grapefruity hops at the start, with some floral hops in the middle. A big juicy IPA. Lots of hop bitterness mostly balanced by the sweet fruity malts. Lively carbonation. Hides the 11% alcohol very well. Kind of chewy and thick. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is bitter.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MI2CA (1340) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - JUN 14, 2006
22oz - Aroma of sweet fruit, citrus hops, and carmel. Pours dark orange with a medium off-white lasting head and great lacing. Flavor is more subtle than aroma with the carmel malt and fruit taking the lead with a mild hop follow through. Palate is sticky and sweet. Very tasty, but I think this bottle isnít as fresh as Iíd like it to be.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - JUN 6, 2006
Bottle provided by Styles. Thanks Chris. Clear amber body with a medium sized, off-white head. The aroma is juicey with apricot/peach and grapefruit, some caramel as well. The flavor is very sweet, lots of caramel, the juicy hops get lost in all this malt. Medium/full body with a sticky texture and an astringent finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
JCapriotti (1379) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 5, 2006
Nice appearance... coppery orange color, frothy off-white head. Aroma has fruity hops with a bit of caramel. Hops are very fruity... citrusy with some sweet tropical stuff too. Flavor gets into those details a bit more. On the surface this seems like a well-done, but typical IIPA. However, some of the details are a bit fun, like the fruity nature of the hops. Instead of citrus, pine, and caramel for sweetness, this is more citrus... leads into tropical fruity sweetness... leads into moderately sweet caramel malt. Good stuff.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopscotch (8898) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUN 5, 2006
UPDATED: JAN 6, 2008 Bottle... This beer rocks!... Clear, orange ale with a large, frothy, beige head. Good retention. Tons of stuff going on in the aroma; tropical and citrus fruit... Hawiian Punch. Toffee, caramel and black tea. 153 IBUs, but enough malt to balance it out. Tea grapefruit and caramel in the flavor as well. Full-bodied and fatty with medium carbonation. Finishes malty, then dry with a pinch of salt. World class! Thanks go out to growler for sharing this bottle!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BuckNaked (1230) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUN 3, 2006
22oz bottle: pours to a clear amber body with a medium eggshell head. The aroma is fresh hops, grapefruit, citrus, apricot, citrus, light malt. Taste is grapefruit, citrus, grapefruit rind, bitter apricot, pine, pineapple, mild grains, and some light pale malts. Medium bodied, medium carbonated, hides the 11% very well.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
argo0 (11349) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 3, 2006
(22oz bottle) Clear amber body topped by a small beige head. Aroma is moderately sweet, pine, floral/orange, caramel. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit, candi sugar, some caramel, light orange. Alcohol dry finish. Medium-full body, chewy. Not bad, but lacks distinguishing features.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pailhead (4633) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - JUN 3, 2006
Bottle: Courtesy of Styles. Aroma is sweet citrus with light apricot and grapefruit hoppiness. Pours a bright transparent orangish-amber with a small off-white head. Lots of sweet citrus up front with light apricot and hints of pineapple. Big grapefruit hoppy finish that really lingers in the aftertaste. 11% is hidden extremely well. A well done and well balanced IIPA.


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