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Gemini - Sixpoint Brewery

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Gemini
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90
outstanding

58 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 58
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 9.76%
Wants: 25
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Sixpoint Brewery visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  10.60% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 06-25-2006)
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Reviews by duluoz:
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duluoz

California

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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Gemini from Sixpoint Brewery
90 out of 100 based on 58 ratings.