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RATINGS: 1586   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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 beer’s 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%.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ClarkVV (4213) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - APR 17, 2006
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2007 2006 bomber from Julios, consumed on 4/13/06 with SuIIy
Clear, filtered sunset orange-pink-amber colored beer with a flimsy off-white head that fades quickly to partial cover and ring, with little to no lacing. Surprised the wheat dosent hold the head better.
Nose begins with a dry burst of graham crackers, light honey and a bone-dry grapefruit rind bitterness that is lightly perfumey and steadily builds momentum, adding candied oranges, leafy, hop-bud notes and, on the back-end, dry resin. Flowery, with some light crystal malt paperiness, which seems out of place, perhaps a lightly blanding wheat influence? Caramel seems rather straightforward, garnering only as much interest as any balancing sweet malt. Light pepperiness coming from somewhere, almost like malted rye, though there is none in the beer. Definitely strong in the dry-bitter-perfume category, but as to any playful, juicy, or fruity hops, its only got the cascade citrus notes, which are rather brisk and one-sided (orange zest, candied oranges).
The opening hop notes in the flavor are again heavily citric, with dry, light caramel malts adding a touch of texture, while hop resin begins its ascent. Some pale sugars provide additional balance to the hoppy, clean, more or less, well-executed flavor, but it just fails to provide anything unique, not to mention there is a dullness, almost a husky, papery dryness, perhaps attributed to the wheat used in the grain bill, that works against the brightness and crispness that is so important to this style. Perhaps that’s why wheat isnt used in DIPAs....Hop resin and leafy, green, bitterness trails off, as moderately sweet malts linger lightly. Moderate, somewhat vacuous carbonation, is forced and not tight enough, while there is light wateriness on the end. Alcohol well-concealed for that level, but it could certainly stand to be less.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - APR 16, 2006
Bottle courtesy of Shadey. Copper in color with a huge off white head fades rather quickly. Citrus and pine aroma up front with sweet malt background. As it warms caramel takes over. 8 is borderline as I would like a bigger hop presence in aroma. Flavor much the same. Decent citrus and pine up front, but turns to all sweet malt. Smooth/slightly sticky mouthfeel. I enjoy IIPA’s with a good balance of malt sweetness, this almost gets to be too much though. Can’t have your cake and eat it too I guess. Well done, tough to finish a 22 with the sweetness though.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
fluids (364) - Massachusetts, USA - APR 16, 2006
Thin lasting frothy head. Beautiful caramel copper coloring. Malty Vanilla grapefruit. Alcohol is imperceptable in flavor. Slightly malty sweet. Hops are present and sting the palate.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tjthresh (1867) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - APR 14, 2006
22 ounce bottle served in my Duvel tulip. Pours a crystal clear brilliant amber with a dense creamy resinous head. The aroma is a fabulous balance of citrus and earthy hops and sweet malt. The flavor features a dump truck of hops. Damn. Very aggressively bitter. Citrus and earthy notes, just as the aroma. Sweet malts work through, as does the alcohol. At 11% the alcohol is apparent, but not doesn’t come off as hot. Slick over the tongue. A welcome beer in my glass any day.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BitchesBrew (715) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 14, 2006
[bomber] Powerful, dopey citrus aroma, with a clear amber color. Mild grapefruit, pine, a touch of sweetness. Alcohol content is very well hidden, making this extremely drinkable. Finishes dry and bitter. A very high quality IIPA.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
biggcb (464) - Harleysville, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 14, 2006
At hopdog’s pub. Lots of hops, pine and citrus fill the aroma. All included in the taste, with a balancing act provided but some malty sweetness. This is a solid beverage.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
weeare138 (936) - Collegeville, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 14, 2006
Thanks to hopdog for this... Appears a glowing golden orange with a small off-white head. Tiny bubbles pump up to the top of the glass. Spotty lacing is left around the sides. Smell is of orange blasted hops with suagary candy, caramel, mild biscuit notes...actually somewhat of an addictive aroma. Taste is of the same aromatics swirling around the palate nicely. Mouthfeel is slightly chewy with orange candy sweetness.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopdog (9829) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 14, 2006
22oz bottle acquired in trade with OhioDad (thanks!). Poured a deep amber color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of pine, caramel, citrus, and light alcohol. Tastes of pretty much the same. Medium alcohol kick in the finish. Nice balance.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (11901) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 14, 2006
Bomber bottle. Pours dark amber with a moderate frothy off-white head that lasted and produced good lacing. Heavy hoppy citrus aroma with a small alcohol tone. Medium body with a sticky texture. Heavy complex hoppy citrus with a solid bitter small alcohol finish of long duration. Very good brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
egajdzis (5574) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 14, 2006
Poured a copper color with a medium sized, off white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of citrus fruits, pine, caramel malts, fresh cut grass, and some alcohol as well. Taste included much of the same, with some tangerine, and a fair amount of alcohol in the finish.

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