Gemini - Sixpoint Brewery
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Ratings: 58 | Reviews: 27 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by duluoz:
4.8/5 rDev +17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
On tap at Against the Grain in NYC.
A -- Bright golden orange color, good head with decent retention and lacing.
S -- Huge piney hops, with a bit of citrus. But pine dominates in a really impressive way, as with the nose on the Pliny's and some Alpine IPA's, for instance.
T -- Amazing. A blast of pine up front -- one of those rare IPA's that's like drinking an enchanted forest. Some citrus (as with the nose) in the form of bitter orange peel. A touch of sweetness in the middle, but never too much... and then a very dry finish with a hint of grain and cracker. Almost no sign of the big ABV, which is quite a feat at 10.6%.
M -- Nearly perfect -- a bit resiny and oily but not overly slick nor overly thick. Pretty much exactly how a big IPA should feel.
This was a surprising find. I'm guessing from past reviews that Sixpoint has tweaked this recipe (or even overhauled it). If so, they can go ahead and stop right now, because this beer would comfortably fit right into the IPA lineups at Russian River, Alpine, Pizza Port... all the west coast IPA giants.
Incidentally, my buddy ordered a Maharaja, and we agreed that the Gemini was clearly a better, cleaner, more elegant beer.
Serving type: on-tap
08-19-2011 19:59:02 | More by duluoz
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4.22/5 rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Picked up a growler of this at the Whole Foods Bowery Beer Room in NYC.
A - This beer pours a golden amber color. It has a little more than a finger of white head resting on top. The head has good retention, and it leaves a nice sheet of lace behind on the glass.
S - The nose has a nice bit of maltiness and a good hop presence. There are also some aromas of caramel, toffee, fruit and some citrus.
T - The taste follows the nose pretty well. It starts off with marly sweetness, and then a nice big piney citrus hop flavor comes through. There are also some slight caramel, fruit, toffee, and citrus flavors that come through. The finish leaves some lingering citrus and hop bitterness behind on the palate.
M - This has a medium body and good carbonation. It goes down easy and has a nice smooth feel to it. There is some nice caramel sweetness in the background, and a nice amount of citrusy hop bitterness that lingers on the tongue.
O - This has good drinkability. It has awesome flavor and is hard to put down, even with the high ABV. Overall, i think this is a really good beer, and a good representation of the style. I really enjoyed this beer, and I recommend checking it out. There is a nice citrus flavor and a good hop presence. I would buy it again.
Serving type: growler
02-10-2012 10:55:34 | More by JizackFH
3.95/5 rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Light copper with a small amount of head that had little retention but left some lacing. Combination of floral and sweet in the nose. Light malty profile with some hop bitterness on the finish. The hoppyness is present for sure, but not enough for a DIPA. There is a faint alcohol twang at the very end of this offering.
Serving type: on-tap
01-08-2012 06:04:08 | More by 57md
Gemini from Sixpoint Brewery
90 out of 100 based on 58 ratings.