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Gemini - Sixpoint Brewery

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62 Ratings
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Ratings: 62
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 9.49%
Wants: 27
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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Photo of Sammy
4.03/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Flying in from Brooklyn,I missed it there, fortunately caught up with it on tap at Cole’s. Spot on DIPA, hits the bulleye with big hops and tasty stuff with orange citrus,apricot and peach notes. Great hop aroma. Light lace. High alcohol well hidden.

Sammy, Sep 20, 2011
Photo of TheManiacalOne
4.05/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On-tap 11/19/2011 at Track 84 in Warwick, RI, served in a tulip glass.

A: The beer is a deep gold color, with a short dense white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains fruity citrus, grassy hops and caramelized malts.

T: The taste starts out with a strong burst of piney hops bitterness. Then some fruity sweetness and caramel sweetness comes in. There’s also a touch of alcohol sting. The malt character is hearty but not too heavy and creates a good balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and a little smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: A little tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, strong kick, good representation of style, there are better options for a 2IPA but it’s still a decent beer.

TheManiacalOne, Nov 21, 2011
Photo of jlindros
3.63/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Tap at Horseshoe Pub

Fizzy creamy 1/2 finger head fades slowly with lacing, semi hazy orange reddish honey colored.

Nose brings a rich sweet malt at first, big malty base, and some chewy earthy slight citrus hops, mostly bittering hops im assuming,

Taste is rich, big malts mostly sweet pale malts, touch of warming booze and some almost syrupy sweetness, quite bitter, earthy chewy hops, light citrus, tangerine and other fruits, light marmalade or candy flavor, finishes sweet and bitter, again pretty bitter, lingering syrupy sweet candy malts and chewy hops.

Mouth is med to a bit heavier bodied, good carb, some warming booze, sticky finish.

Overall not bad, very bitter but not a ton of hop flavor, sweet perhaps too much but its needed to balance the booze and heavy bitterness, and the syrupy feel with sticky finish is a bit iffy.

jlindros, Jun 09, 2011
Photo of oline73
3.88/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had this on-tap at Max's. Poured into a sample glass.

Appearance: Pours a cloudy light amber with very little white head that goes away quickly.

Smell: Sweet and fruity with citrus hops. Mild for the style.

Taste: Better than the smell. Sweet with very bitter citrus hops from the start of each sip all the way through the finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with mild carbonation and a dry finish.

Overall: A very nice DIPA. Balanced with a really pleasant hop profile. I would have another.

oline73, Sep 17, 2011
Photo of weeare138
3.98/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to sixpoint for the trade...
Appears a hazy amber with a small white head that fades into a mild cap and collar. Spottly lacing is left around the glass. Lots of sediment found it's way to the bottom of the glass.
Smell is of caramel, pine, orange, and brown sugar.
Taste is of sugary, piney, brown sugar, caramel, maple, and molasses. Very rich.
Mouthfeel is mediumb bodied, leaning towards caramel sweetness, though balanced with some citrusy hops. Some abv is noticeable but certainly not 10.6%.

weeare138, Jul 12, 2007
Photo of Billolick
4.2/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap @ Little Frankies in NYC, on "Sixpoint nite", this new creation upon arrival looks bold, strong and flavorful, it did not dissapoint! The look is a murky shade of dark almond, brownish plum, minimal head, but leaving nice ringed, fine lacing. Full bodied and bold, woody, smokey and vinious, hop crunch more then respectable. Very tasty, heady brew, leaving a long lasting hop glow on the teath. Well done SP, another fine fine brew.

Billolick, Jul 04, 2006
Photo of Wasatch
3.9/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks Sixpoint for the brew

Pours a dark golden amber color, some carbonation, not much of a head, and did not last long, no lacing at all. The nose is hoppy, malty, not much citrus going on, some caramel undertones. The taste is hoppy and malty (good balance), slight citrus, good caramel undertone. Medium body. Drinkable, a nice DIPA, wish I had a chance to try this fresher, highly recommended.

Wasatch, Mar 02, 2007
Photo of DrBier
4/5  rDev -2.7%

DrBier, Aug 07, 2014
Photo of PEIhop
4/5  rDev -2.7%

PEIhop, Nov 20, 2011
Photo of rudzud
3.68/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From notes taken at the Armsby Abbey on 5/9/11.

A - Man, this looks great in a glass. A wonderful hazy orange pour with a huge fluffy two finger head that just doesnt quit. Big, sticky side lacing too. Picture perfect.

S - Nice hoppy pine resin. No malts really to speak of just straight forward hops.

T - Sweet, slightly malty that leads the way to nice oily piney hops. Just malt and pine notes, thats it.

M - Low carbonation, which I expect with this style. Does have a crisp, dry, bitter finish.

O - This is an okay DIPA. Somewhat one note though with the big pine resin flavors dominating the smell and taste.

rudzud, May 24, 2011
Photo of whartontallboy
5/5  rDev +21.7%

whartontallboy, Dec 10, 2011
Photo of LilBeerDoctor
3.9/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewed on 9/6/08. Growler. Pours a dark brown with a thick foamy tan head. Aroma of piney and citrusy hops, sweet citrusy malt. Flavor of lots of citrusy malt and bitter hops, light tropical fruits and melon rind. A little sweeter than I'd prefer but it's pretty well balanced. Very drinkable (the 10.6% is completely hidden). Another winner from Sixpoint.
7/4/8/4/16 (3.9/5)

LilBeerDoctor, Dec 26, 2008
Photo of Bierman9
4.03/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Shared a growler of this yesterday with Artied2, on a kick-ass beautiful, sunny, Sunday afternoon out on the back deck....

Gemini poured a deep copper color, or more closely the color of orange marmalade. It's mostly clear, with just a smidge of haze within. Scattered bubbles rise lazily to the top, where they meet a thin, creamy, off-white head. Foam there is mostly a rim-job, and leaves some very nice lace-work behind. Nose emits a bit of toasty malt, along with a robust, citrussy hop aroma. Not overpowering, but pronounced nonetheless. Body is a very respectable medium-plus, with a fairly smooth feel on the rongue.

Flavor has a decent amount of malt for a DIPA, a bit toasty and bready at the same time. Bier is quite hoppy, though low on actual bitterness. It is citrussy but with a sweet lean to it, with a mix of grapefruit and some apricot. It's also a touch rindy at times, and has a lovely, long hoppy aftertaste. ABV is well hidden, imo, too. Really hit the spot; both Artied2 and I quite enjoyed Gemini.

Prosit!!

overall: 4.1
appearance: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | mouthfeel: 4 | drinkability: 4

982

Bierman9, Apr 23, 2007
Photo of petermethot
3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

petermethot, Jun 26, 2013
Photo of Hojaminbag
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Gemini has a dull-golden colored body with a slight haze to it. The off-white head is frothy and soapy looking, and a good amount of lacing stays behind.

Lots of hops in the nose, with citrus and a good bit of pine. Only a hint of lightly sweet malt comes through.

The hops come through right away, bringing a nice, resinous pine flavor, and a variety of citrus. Lots of orange and some nice grapefruit flavors. A little bit of a grassy flavor comes through also. With the hops comes a moderate amount of bitterness. The malt base is exactly how I like it in my IPAs and IIPAs: understated and pale. Lightly sweet with mostly bready flavors. Just enough of a backbone. There isn't really any booze to this one, and goes down easy for a IIPA.

The body is a little bit thinner than I would think, with pretty creamy carbonation.

Sixpoint is a well-made IIPA with a nice malt character to it. I'm pretty shocked that the ABV is over 10%, because this one is smooth and easy-drinking with almost no trace of warmth or alcohol in it.

Hojaminbag, Nov 18, 2011
Photo of Todd
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

Todd, Jan 01, 2012
Photo of twenty5
3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

twenty5, Apr 10, 2014
Photo of Howlader
4/5  rDev -2.7%

Howlader, Jul 20, 2014
Photo of aerozeppl
4/5  rDev -2.7%

aerozeppl, Nov 27, 2011
Photo of JRod1969
4/5  rDev -2.7%

JRod1969, Jan 23, 2012
Photo of bonbini26
3.3/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap @ the Blind Tiger 08-05-09

A- Pours a dark amber with a 2 finger fluffy head, low carbonation.
S- Citrus notes, some caramel hints
T- Sweet and malty with some hops mixed, more a malty DIPA than hoppy one
M- Medium bodied, DIPA, a little on the boozy side.
D- This DIPA was a little too malty for me, I like my DIPA's with more hops, which this was lacking, a little too sweet for my liking. I prefer their Bengal Tiger IPA to this one.

bonbini26, Aug 06, 2009
Photo of CHickman
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Growler from Big Z Beverage; pours a cloudy orange amber color with a 1 finger foamy/bubbly off white head that faded very slowly leaving great lacing coating the glass. This brew leaves fantastic lacing, and after each pour the lacing kept sticking like the Christmas white foam that you spray on windows - crazy ass lacing that was really thick.

Smells of citrus hops, orange peel, grapefruit, mango or pineapple, piney hops, flowers, floral hops, sweet malt, brown sugar and spices that I can't make out due to the hop dominance; this is all hops in the nose, and quite potent. I found it really enjoyable.

Tastes of citrus hops, orange peel, grapefruit, mango, light lemon zest, pineapple, piney hops, flowers, floral hops, sweet malt, brown sugar, grass, hay and other earthy tones like wheat, coriander, light cinnamon and spices like pepper and cumin or allspice; some minor alcohol heat like rum or just the massive oily hop presence that leaves a resinous flavor. The back end of the swallow is sweet and malty, with some toasted grains and more spices coming through; the finish is like a pine cone or tree bark with some oily hop sweetness. There is some bite to this beer, which is just fine with me.

Mouthfeel is smooth, creamy, and oily slick, which is surprising to me for a DIPA with this much heat; it has a medium body, light to average carbonation and a slightly bitter finish that's on the dry side, leaving a sweet, bordering cloying sweet taste coating the tongue, which has a crisp citrus pucker.

It's hoppy, it's malty, it's spicy and it's got heat, but it's quite tasty and surprisingly drinkable. A very enjoyable beer that went down easier than expected due to the ABV; this is definitely worth checking out. Brooklyn in the house!

CHickman, Jul 22, 2011
Photo of CaptDavyJones
4.33/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this on tap in an 11 oz snifter. Hazy, orange/yellow color with a nice, frothy one finger head that dissipates very slowly leaving a complex web of lace all along the glass.
Aroma is oh so hoppy. Fruity, citrusy, piney, floral hops with faint hints of malt.
Just like the aroma, this is a complete hop-assault taste-wise.
This was a fresh keg and it was evident in the taste. The hops blast as soon as the liquid touches the tongue. Not for the faint of hops. The quintessential 'hop-heads' dream beer.
Definitely worth a try. Highly recommended.

CaptDavyJones, Sep 03, 2011
Photo of daliandragon
4.4/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed this at Barcade last Saturday night after the Met game. It was their only cask and I've been meaning to try more Six Point when in the area so I went straight for a pint of this (only $4 before 8, good deal).

Poured a cloudy medium golden copper brownish and unremarkable head. Nose was hoppy and yeasty.

Thick, bold, hoppy taste with earth tones and a surprising breadiness. Very robust and malty for an IPA but the dry and bitter flavors were present as well. There is a hint of alcohol in the finish but overall it is remarkably hidden for a brew of this potency. Mouthfeel is smooth and slightly cloying.

Terrific example of the style and also at masking heavy alcohol tones which sometimes puts me off big beers. Highly recommended if you can find it.

daliandragon, Jul 28, 2006
Photo of socon67
4.22/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a snifter

A - Pours orange\amber with a thick foam that quickly disappates. Lacing is excellent.

S - Strong scent of pine. There is a slight smell of citrus. Would have liked a little more of that.

T - Has a pronounced hoppy front, as is the calssic "hop bomb" of many good DIPA's. The complimentary flavors of citrus are more noticeable in the taste than in the aroma.

M - About the smoothest DIPA I can recall. Clearly to me its defining quality. For such a big IPA in hoppiness and ABV it is very, smooth, light, and quite drinkable. Went perfectly with my Chinese food.

O - Gotta love Sixpoint. I'd add this to their list of very good beers.

socon67, Sep 04, 2011
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Gemini from Sixpoint Brewery
91 out of 100 based on 62 ratings.