Gemini - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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87
very good

34 Reviews
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Reviews: 34
Hads: 292
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 10.46%
Wants: 13
Gots: 61 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Southern Tier Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Strong Ale |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: BB1313 on 03-07-2014

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Reviews by lochef81:
Photo of lochef81
4.03/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

I was quite excited to see a new offering from one of my favorite breweries on the shelves in my favorite bottle shop. This strong ale pours a deep amber color with a small white head that leaves a nice film and lacing. The nose is very hoppy, like the best of west coast ipas. Lots of pine, citrus, and grass intermingle with a pleasant alcohol bite and caramel malt aroma. The mouthfeel is sticky and coating like the best of ipas. The flavor is very hop forward and reminiscent of some of the better offerings from Stone and Lagunitas. This is a very good beer but very bitter. The finish and lasting flavor is particularly bitter. If you don't like this profile, avoid this one. Otherwise, grab one and enjoy. Btw may merit a touch higher score if the price tag wasn't so steep. (782 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of MUTINY
3.76/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

22oz bomber into my Ommegang chalice.

A: I'm not really impressed. Pours a clear gold with about 1/2" white head that sits down pretty quick. Retention is OK, lacing is nonexistent.

S: Hoppy! Lots of piney, grassy notes with some citrus in the background. I get some caramel sweetness, too.

T: DIPA-like sweetness right out of the gate. Lemon rind & crackery malt through the mid-palate. Oily, underwhelming hop bitterness is present throughout. There's sort of a musty grapish note in there somewhere. Lacks complexity & absolutely is not the hop-punch I was expecting.

M: Light & oily, a bit syrupy, low-ish carb. Odd characteristics given the flavor profile.

O: I don't know what to make of this quite yet. The mouthfeel is strange, the hop profile is strange. Just...strange. (800 characters)

Photo of dandaugherty1221
3.83/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TimoP
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of olradetbalder
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of SINKTIPS_N_SUDS
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of ImFlyerThanYou
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of mjtiernan
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of ryhn0
4.12/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of juicebox
4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of E7taylor
1.88/5  rDev -52%

Photo of BurgeoningBrewhead
4.03/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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. (591 characters)

Photo of williamjbauer
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of sevreng
4.05/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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 (762 characters)

Photo of StuporJew
2.68/5  rDev -31.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

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. (1,033 characters)

Photo of CloudStrife
3.72/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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. (828 characters)

Photo of alcohline_trip
3.86/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +2%

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5/5  rDev +27.6%

Photo of tdm168
3.94/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of norinco
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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3.58/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.25

Photo of avisong
3.87/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Justdoit1234
3.68/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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Gemini from Southern Tier Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 34 ratings.