Gemini - Southern Tier Brewing Company
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Reviews by ThePaintedGrey:
3.8/5 rDev 0%
12oz. bottle poured into imperial pint glass.
A: Pours a pristine deep amber with an off-white frothy head, about three-fingers in stature after a normal pour. Head fades down quickly, but rests at about a 1/4" creamy head that retains well. Leaves entire sections of the glass covered in lace. Quite impressive!
S: Lots of sweet malts with a nice citrus aroma underneath. Reminiscent to lemonbread, but there's also a good deal of grapefruit. A bit of pine and grass can also be detected. A lot going on, but the aroma itself isn't strong. It takes some serious sniffing to detect just how complex it is.
T: Some orange peel, lemon zest, and grapefruit upfront, riding on top of a lot of caramel malt-like sweetness. The finish is a piney/grassy hop bitterness melded with a lot of boozy flavors. The flavors here are overall great, but the alcohol was not shrouded much and comes through quite strong in the lingering aftertaste.
M: This one is surprisingly light-medium bodied for a brew sitting at 9% ABV. A great, crisp carbonation and a sleek texture. This drinks easy... Almost too easy... Until you feel the booze warm your face after each sip.
O: I'll be honest, I really enjoyed this, but I'm not sure if I loved it. It looks good; it tastes good; it feels good... But, it's definitely not something I'd pay a whopping $18.50 per six-pack for. If you have an extra slot in your mix-six and this is available, it's worth the try, though.
03-25-2014 00:50:18 | More by ThePaintedGrey
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4.04/5 rDev +6.3%
Poured into fluted snifter; clear amber orange with a nice fluffy off-white head that sticks around. Leaves a bit of fine lacing as it descends slowly.
Smells like a simple pale ale...clear caramel malt with grassy, lightly crisp citrus hops and pine resin.
Tastes like a pale ale combined with a strong ale; sticky caramel malt, with a pang of alcohol and some grassy crisp citrus rind hops.
Mouthfeel is surprisingly light, although a bit sticky.
Overall, another winner from ST. They're excellent at creating light-tasting but strong beers, and this "imperial pale ale" style is neat.
03-08-2014 05:30:45 | More by BurgeoningBrewhead
4.06/5 rDev +6.8%
12oz bottle purchased 6/07/14 from Atlas Bottle Works in Pittsburgh, PA poured into tulip.
A - Bright, orange gold color, minimal head pouring out of the bottle dissipating quickly. Underwhelming
S - Grapefruit front and center softened by caramel from the malt
T - Rich malts balanced by citrus from the hops, dries out yet doesn't go overboard on the bitter and finishes sweeter than I anticipated from the 'super hopped ale' indicated on the label. Hops on finish become more pronounced as I continue. Very nice
M - Creamy and full bodied with medium carbonation
O - Fantastic American Strong. Much more pleasant than double IPAs that leave your mouth a sandbox. A couple more steps and it would basically be a barley wine but this beer is very drinkable
06-20-2014 00:10:46 | More by sevreng
2.7/5 rDev -28.9%
Poured with standard vigor into a tulip glass.
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.
07-13-2014 01:35:10 | More by StuporJew
3.71/5 rDev -2.4%
12oz bottle poured into a snifter. Bottled on 02/24/14.
A: Pours a clear amber with minimal white head on top. Average amount of visible carbonation visible in the body. Some lacing on the glass.
S: Get quite a bitter aroma on this brew with a blend of hop qualities. A mix of citrus hop, pine and earthiness. Mild malting in the background, focus is certainly on the hops.
T: As anticipated this is one bitter beer. Lots of hop flavors come across with just a slight malt backing. Mostly a citrusy fruit tone to the hop profile. Alcohol is fairly well hidden.
M: Medium to full body with somewhat low carbonation. For the amount of hops in this one it finishes fairly clean.
Overall this beer has good flavor and a strong kick, although I feel it falls just a bit short of its potential. Especially at this price point.
04-05-2014 01:53:41 | More by CloudStrife
4.06/5 rDev +6.8%
12 oz. bottle poured into a footed Belgian tulip
Pours a crystal clear, light honey-gold with 2 fingers of fluffy white head that leaves a solid cap and thick patches of lacing. Smell is quite intriguing. A little citrusy, a little funky, a little floral, and a little biscuity.
Light-medium-bodied with less carbonation than expected, given the amount of head retention. Just slightly viscous, which I like. The flavors pick up the intrigue where the aroma left off. Grapefruit and orange peel with faint bitter grassy pine and a dry, peppery spice. Grainy malt backbone is not quite sweet, but offers some balance. A bit more spice and alcohol warmth come through on the finish. The individual flavors are rather subtle, but this is a beer that is truly greater than the sum of its parts.
This was an interesting one. There were scents and flavors I couldn't quite put my finger on. Maybe a bit of mint in there? To be honest, halfway through I wasn't sure how much I liked it. By the end I was wishing I had put more than one in my mixed 6-pack. Overall I highly recommend it and I will be circling back to this one soon.
03-07-2014 18:53:28 | More by glass_house
Gemini from Southern Tier Brewing Company
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