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Gemini - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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86
very good

149 Ratings
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Ratings: 149
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 11.55%
Wants: 3
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Southern Tier Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Strong Ale |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BB1313 on 03-07-2014)
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BB1313

Ohio

3.15/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

** This is a completely different beer from the original Gemini blend..

Bottled on 2/24/14. 12oz bottle poured into a tulip. Pours a transparent golden with a fluffy white head that eventually fades leaving nice lacing and retention. The aromas are pretty malty. Lots of bread. Lots of fresh grass. Some grapefruit and lemon too. The aromas seem subtle and definitely not in your face. The flavors have an earthy bitterness to it. They nailed the hop bitterness, but the hop flavors seem to take a backseat. More fresh cut grass. Some fresh pine needles too. There's a subtle kiss of resin. Some caramel. I might be picking up some rye too, because it's slightly spicy. Maybe some black pepper in the mix. Mouthfeel is nice and it's full-bodied; creamy and fluffy. Smooth stuff.

I'm not too crazy about this now like I used to be. It does have alot of traditional pale ale qualities mixed with some ESB qualities. To me, this is what a "Imperial Pale Ale" can be. It's well crafted, but the flavors don't get me overly excited.

Serving type: bottle

03-07-2014 16:52:29 | More by BB1313
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07-21-2014 04:40:52 | More by Scottqc15
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3.69/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle poured into a Pilsner glass.

Appearance
Pale gold with 1/2 finger of head that dissipates quickly. Excellent clarity with medium-light carbonation.

Nose
Grapefruit, lemon zest, Fruity Pebbles, perfumey florals, and candy sugar.

Taste
Spicy, earthy, herbaceous hoppery! Grapefruit, lemon pith, and Fruity Pebbles. Pine needles soaked in sunlight and bright perfumey florals. Candy sugar and light notes of biscuit. Finishes easy with fruity esters and the aforementioned grapefruit / floral combo.

Mouthfeel
Full bodied, smooth, crisp, oily, and off-dry.

Overall
My guess is Columbus and Centennial and I'm a huge fan of Columbus.

Serving type: bottle

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2.7/5  rDev -29.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

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A - pours a clear sparkling gold, with little to no head. Carbonation is visible but not abundant.


S - Grassy hops, hints of onion, and not much else. A touch a malt surfaces from the loads of booze that it throws as it warms.


T - More pine and grassy hops, with a nod in the direction of pineapple and mango. Booze is quite apparent as well. Okay, but not great.


M - Tingly carbonation, that doesn't do much for this (IMHO) mediocre beer. It pushes the light hops across your palate, and isn't too soapy, so I guess it has that going for it.


O - I fail to see what the allure of this beer is, other than lack of accessibility. I mean, $22 for a six-pack? REALLY??? The most pedestrian of IPA offerings have more going on than this, at a fraction of the price! If you're a "ticker" as the saying goes, and you can buy a single to try, do so. Don't be suckered in by the "super hopped" claim on the packaging, or the fact that it really IS THIS EXPENSIVE. I just didn't get it.

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Gemini from Southern Tier Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 149 ratings.