This may be an example of an old bottle ruining a good beer but I could not find any bottle or freshness date on the bottle. Being an imperial IPA it really should be consumed fresh so the hops are still apparent. After time the alcohol seems to take over and you lose the taste the brewer intended.
No doubt this is a big beer with a great orange color and huge off white head. Plenty of lacing on the glass and only a mild aroma. Again this may be more subdued if this is an old bottle.The taste of this bottle was over the top alcohol with almost no hop or malt character.
Giving this 2 stars (below average) as I believe there is a good beer in there and will keep an eye out for a fresh bottle in the coming weeks and months. When I find one I will update this post accordingly.
Alcohol Content: 9.5% ABV
IBU (Bitterness): Lots
Brewers Website: Souther Tier
Brewers Description: At the Southern Tier Brewing Company, virorously hopped beer is our standard and inspiration. We continue a commitment to innovation with our most aggressive offering yet. Unearthly is a manifestation of the brewers craft; 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 waft forward as your first sip divulges this beers fervent soul. To underestimate Unearthly is to trifle with the mysteries of the universe, so please consume wisely. FOOD PAIRINGS: Particularly tasty when paired with sharp artisan cheeses, curries, smoked brisket, spicy foods.