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Gemini (Imperial Blended Ale) - Southern Tier Brewing Company

Gemini (Imperial Blended Ale)Gemini (Imperial Blended Ale)

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Ratings: 944
Reviews: 582
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 11%

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Southern Tier Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Strong Ale |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: BeerBeing on 12-14-2007)
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Photo of superspak


4.2/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 2/24/2014. Pours fairly crystal clear orange amber color with a 1-2 finger dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of big tangerine, grapefruit, lemon zest, orange peel, pineapple, floral, grass, pine, light caramel, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Fantastic aromas with awesome complexity of juicy citrus hops and moderate malt sweetness; with great strength. Taste of big tangerine, grapefruit, lemon zest, orange peel, citrus rind, pineapple, floral, grass, pine, light caramel, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Fair amount of floral/pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of tangerine, grapefruit, lemon zest, orange peel, pineapple, citrus rind, floral, grass, pine, light caramel, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Damn nice complexity of juicy citrus hop and moderate malt flavors; with a nice malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a smooth, lightly slick, and fairly crisp/sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with only a light warming present after the finish. Overall this is an awesome DIPA. All around great complexity of juicy citrus hops and moderate malt balance; and very smooth to sip on for the ABV. A highly enjoyable offering.

Serving type: bottle

04-15-2014 03:46:19 | More by superspak
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3.74/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a perfect pint.

4.0 A: Clear light orange color. One finger of frothy/creamy white head. Retention is lacking, but a half finger of lacing is left.

3.5 S: Floral hoppiness with elements of cat piss and herbalness. Malts are subdued, but pleasant. Grainy with caramel notes.

3.75 T: The taste in this isn't all that impressive, but it does drink so easy that that doesn't matter. Again floral hoppiness foremost. Some herbalness, cat piss, and woodiness. Grainy malts with caramel and a touch of breadiness.

4.0 M: Medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Pleasantly creamy and super smooth.

3.75 D: Overall a very pleasant brew. Quite pleased with this.

Serving type: bottle

04-05-2014 18:24:23 | More by DavoleBomb
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New York

3.9/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A dark golden beer with an off-white head made of mix of mostly compact and some soapy bubbles.

Strong citrus and pineapple smelling hops aroma with a light caramel malt aroma and light alcohol aroma.

Tropical fruit and citrus hops flavors dominate along with a strong hops bitterness. There is a medium-light malt sweetness. The alcohol flavors a subtle and lightly sweet when cold but far more pronounced and boozy when warm.

A medium bodied beer with a moderate alcohol warmth. It has a moderate creamy mouthfeel with a medium-strong level of carbonation.

A solidly bitter DIPA with a flavorful blend of hops that give is strong citrus and tropical fruit character.

Serving type: bottle

03-28-2014 23:00:59 | More by MadScientist
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3.55/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A Beautiful light golden amber pour out of the bottle.

S Nice hop base. Gradation from dark to light floral citrus.

T Hoppy, but not overwhelming in depth. Lacking balance of sweetness and bitterness. Needs another more prominent hop note to give a better all around balance. Seems like a beer that would be awesome at the brewery.

M Exactly what you should be expecting from a 9.0%.

O I don't feel like this beer is worth the rating and the pricetag. Its a good beer out of the bottle, but nothing that I would go out of my way to acquire again. Southern Tier's 2XIPA is a better beer for value.

Serving type: bottle

03-22-2014 01:16:13 | More by LuckyElm
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4.6/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A. Appearance is golden honey and very nicly carbonated.

S. smell was very hoppy and you can pick up the alcohol pretty easily. some sweetnes and honey with a hint of caramel

T. Taste - the money maker on this beer. this is such an enjoyable experience. super citrusy and tangy up front. some pineapple and clementine/blood orange. the citrus hangs on throughout next comes the banging malt its like creamy cotton candy and the alcohol starts to make his appearance as well. then the hops drys everything out and makes all the troubles go a way. such a complex beast, the hops combination is very similar to his cousin in the pumpking.

M Mouthfeel is very heavy resiny and nice carbonation. these beer is a beast and it all works well together, it gives all the pine and citrus a boldness and alows the hops to linger for a while.

O overall this beer rocks i absolutely love it. i love how southerntier pairs their different hops together, they do a wonderful job here with maintaining balance all the way through the kalaidascope of flavors.

Serving type: bottle

01-25-2014 20:20:07 | More by berkshire413
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United Kingdom (England)

3.58/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A 650ml bomber with no visible BB date. ABV is stated as 10.5%. Purchased ages ago from a webshop and stored in my garage. I have a slight suspicion that I've overlooked this one for too long (at least 18 months). Described on the label as a blend of unfiltered Hoppe and Unearthly - 50% each.

Poured into a Delirium chalice (twice). Bottle conditioned, though the yeast is firmly stuck to the base of the bottle. A clear coppery-amber hue with good carbonation. Yields a large head of white foam that lasts for a few minutes before reducing to a patchy surface layer. Some lacing. Aroma of grainy caramel malt with hints of pine resin, weed, faint roasted malt, herbs, mild sherry, earthy yeast and a twinge of cardboard. Mildly oxidised, with a warming whiff of booze in the background.

Tastes of sweet caramel malt with a spicy bitter finish. Notes of caramel, grain, toasted malt, pine resin, dank weed, herbs, mild sherry, faint brown sugar, earthy yeast and a hint of cardboard. Sweet, oxidised and boozy; vaguely reminiscent of fortified wine. A strident, piny bitterness upon swallowing. Mouthfeel is thick, smooth and tingly, with decent carbonation and a lovely, velvety body. Somewhat astringent, followed by an aftertaste of pine resin, caramel and sherry.

A bit past it's sell-by date but still in decent condition. Drinks more like a hoppy barleywine than an imperial IPA, though none the worse for that. Looks great, while the aroma and flavour possess a blend of rich caramel malt, piny hops and booze. Mild oxidation adds a touch of sherry to its character. The body is smooth and silky - nicely judged relative to the ABV. A well-crafted brew; if it weren't out of production then I would recommend it.

Serving type: bottle

11-16-2013 03:06:38 | More by jazzyjeff13
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New York

4.08/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Found one random bottle sitting in the back of a local package store. Assuming the owner had a few and decided to sell a couple? Wasn't there the day before. I had not heard of this beer before seeing it today, and was surprised to see I just stumbled upon a single retired beer. Anyhow, was willing to pay $7 for this since I love southern tier, especially the two beers that they blended for this collaboration. Not sure how old this is because there is no date on the bottle.

A: Very murky, hazy orange. Solid head as the beer is poured but fades to as light lacing around the glace. Carbonation is barely visible because the beer is so hazy. Interesting.

S: Not sure if this is because this beer has been aged or just how it smells, but I immediately get a strong whiff of alcohol. Afterwards, the citrus and pine aromas come in. Maybe a little caramel malt on the end. Hard to pin point since it is so faint.

T: Sweet malt immediately consumed by a juicy citrus hop blast. This is followed up with strong pine, grass and earthy flavors. The pine flavor lingers as the warmth of the alcohol hits. Nicely balanced, but a slight lack of carbonation leads to the alcohol overtaking your taste buds at the end.

M: Medium bodied; lightly carbonated. Probably has something to do with the age of this beer.

O: A nice offering from Southern Tier. Unfortunately, it is no longer available. I'm glad to have tried it, and recommend to anyone who comes across this to try it.

Serving type: bottle

10-23-2013 00:20:04 | More by BoardwalkBock
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New York

4.03/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

22oz bottle poured into a snifter. Bottled 01/27/2012.

A: Pours a hazy orangish golden with a dense mostly white head. Can see some visible carbonation in the body. Leaves some nice lacing on the sides of the glass.

S: Hop profile is still very evident. An earthy blend with a hint of mustiness. Can tell its a tad aged and faded.

T: Has held up well over the last year which I'm sure can be attributed to the high abv and strong hopping. Flavor reflects this heavy dose of hop with a nice bitterness. Floral hoppiness. Really tastes like its all blended together real nicely by now.

M: Low carbonation, full creamy body that goes down smooth. ABV is fairly well hidden. Finish is a bit sticky from the hops.

Overall interesting to see how this one aged over the last 20 months. Hops held up better than I would of thought. Mouthfeel is improved.

Serving type: bottle

09-21-2013 23:59:50 | More by CloudStrife
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North Carolina

3.23/5  rDev -21%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

22oz bottle, bottled in jan 2012

pours a cloudy dark gold with an inch thick white head with nice lacing. Smell is a bit off, a tad bitter with a big amount of alcohol on the nose. Taste is reminiscent of a barley wine, without the fruits. i get a big alcohol flavor and bitterness, not too fond of this one. full bodied with medium carbonation, not too drinkable either.

overall not that good but, at 9%abv and for $3.99 im not too upset.

Serving type: bottle

07-09-2013 01:12:58 | More by Axnjxn
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South Carolina

3.98/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

When I found out ST was discontinuing several of their good but oft overlooked brews, mainly by myself, I decided to scoop up a Oat and Mokah, and once reading that others favorite that was being discontinued was the Gemini decided I had to scoop one up for myself.

A - First pour is pretty much clear with a golden/amber color, with a nice finger of near white head. Retention is good, still a complete thin layer over the surface 20+ minutes later. Lacing is fantastic. (The second pour yielded similar results but with a much cloudier and therefore slightly lighter golden color)

S - Lots of citrusy bitterness, grapefruit, lemon, definitely a good bit of alcohol burn and some sweeter caramel flavors.

T - Wow lots of sweet, hoppy, alcohol burning, sugary sweet bitterness. Usually I get flavors in waves but this literally just all hit immediately on my first sip... and the following. Very good and very potent, citrusy goodness slowly begins to shine after the initial strength and my palate adjusted well after the first two sips

M - nearly full bodied, pretty thick, minimal carbonation. The bitterness keeps it pretty refreshing

O - Really strong, not one I would go to regularly but very good if I want a somewhat heavy hitter worthy of sipping.

Serving type: bottle

06-03-2013 04:13:23 | More by MacQ32
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4.16/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

I heard they discontinued this at Southern tier so when I saw a bottle (bottled on 2/12/12) I thought I better snatch it up and give it a go.

Poured from 22 oz bomber into a snifter glass

Appearance – Pours a quite hazy orange color with a small white head. The head fades rather fast to leave only a light level of lacing on the sides of the glass.

Smell – Upon pouring the aroma is sweet and fruity with strong notes of an earthy and grassy smell. The sweet is comprised of some caramel with the fruity being of a tropical nature with aromas of mango, papaya and tangerine. Upon pouring the sweeter aromas are the most potent, but as the beer sits longer, the other aromas in the nose, the earthy hop and grassy smells of the brew get stronger and begin dominating more. These smells, when mixed with aromas of alcohol, give the brew a nice warming and earthy/grassy smell.

Taste – The taste begins bready with some fruit flavors of orange and a light caramel sweetness. Upfront and mixed with these tastes is an initially light earthy hop taste. As the taste moves on the sweeter citrus fades while the earthy hop and bready tastes grow stronger and are joined by a grapefruit and grassy hop tastes. Toward the end, an alcohol flavor mingles with the hop and bready tastes to leave a quite pleasant hop blended resinous, bready, and boozy flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the average to above average side in terms of its creaminess with a carbonation level that is quite light. The thicker and smoother body is nice of the earthy and boozy flavors of the brew with the lower carbonation accentuating these even more.

Overall – This is one tasty and hop profile balanced (citrus, earthy and grassy) imperial. It has a strong boozy, bready and earthy taste making it a fantastic sipper. It is too bad they are discontinuing this. If you can find a bottle somewhere I say give it a go. It’s delicious.

Serving type: bottle

02-25-2013 01:18:08 | More by Darkmagus82
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4.15/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

I thought I had bought this once before, but maybe not. It looks like a double/triple AIPA, and the initial taste is of a sweet one. It definitely has the AIPA look - yellow/orange. It has a little head.

The aroma is a little weaker than I would like, but it is interesting - some pungent hops plus malt and a bit of a boozy smell.

The taste is too sweet. It is other quite good, though. There is a lot going on, it is over the top malt and hoppy, etc. It is a nice edgy taste, but I wish I bought an unearthly. The aftertaste is also a bit too sweet, but with loads of alcohol taste too. It tastes stronger than it is!

Serving type: bottle

02-08-2013 01:12:02 | More by schoolboy
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3.93/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

cool beer, a blend of a couple of unfiltered hop bombs from southern tier. the label is reflective now like headlights, annoyingly bright, but the beer inside is a little more subtle in appearance, pouring a hazy redish bronze color with a fluffy khaki head. the aroma is strongly hoppy, resinous and very woody, like its been aged on oak or maple staves. the hop profile is a little piney, but it retains a lot of the citrus notes from the unearthly too. its heavy and dense in flavor and feel, a big beer to say the least. sappy and bitter in the finish. a lot of body on this one, but not a ton of bubbles. i think the spent yeast almost becomes a distraction here, and a little further refinement would make this better, but that said, its a hop lovers beer, the blend works well, but i personally like the complexities of the unearthly better as a standalone. still, at about 8 bucks a bomber this beer is worth the price every time.

Serving type: bottle

12-23-2012 17:01:06 | More by StonedTrippin
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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Deeporangish- yellow in color with a slight haze. Poured with a short soapy foam that reduced to a wispy cap and soapy ring that left random wet lacings on the glass. Toasted, bready, grainy malt aromas with citrus hops in the background. Slick oily feel woth subdued, tight carbonation. Pine hop flavors ride a wave of toasted , sweet bready malt with cigrus hops beneath to the end. Finishes crisply with lingering bready malt and pine hop flavors. A sweet, malt forward DIPA with nice hop character. Southern Tier strikes again.

Serving type: bottle

11-23-2012 23:46:50 | More by IronLover
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Ontario (Canada)

4.43/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is one of my favorite beers. Consiering the high alcohol percentage, i was blown away by how easy this beer was to drink
Copper in color with a decent head. Several things noticed were citrus, caramel. well balanced and sweet, but doesnt linger too long on the palet. Very smooth finish. Always willing to pay the higher price whenever the LCBO brings in a Southern Tier

Serving type: bottle

11-23-2012 01:30:37 | More by cfalovo97
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3.9/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to Tieman for sharing this one at his tasting.

Pours a clear orange with a foamy khaki head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is of malt, brown sugar, citrus zest, and alcohol. Taste is much the same with a sweet finish. There is an alcohol kick and a mild hop bitterness with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that is tasty and easy to drink.

Serving type: bottle

11-11-2012 08:43:55 | More by UCLABrewN84
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Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It is a cold, snowy day - perfect for catching up on some reviews from my notes.

22 oz bottle, served in a pint glass. Good looking metallic green label, with the constellation, and astronaut whose air line is connected to a pair of hop cones.
"High in the winter sky, two parallel stick figures are visible & known as "the twins," or the constellation Gemini. The astronauts of the 1960s flew as teams of two in a program named after the celestial pairing. 50% Unfiltered Hoppe + 50% Unfiltered Unearthly.
At Southern Tier, we have our own fraternal twins, Hoppe & Unearthly. Blended together & placed in this vessel, the mission of our Gemini is to travel high & take passengers on a journey far into the heavens!"

Slightly cloudy (but to be expected as it is unfiltered), poured slowly to keep the majority of the sediment in the bottle. Copper color with a white, fluffy head. Good retentention, especially for a high alcohol brew, nice looking lace lines.
Smell is all hops, citrus, pink grapefruit, none of the 9% alcohol burns the nose.
Taste is great, be expecting a hop bomb. Bitter hops from start to finish. Just what a hop-head ordered.
Medium bodied, slightly creamy mouthfeel, good level of carbonation.
Overall, A very enjoyable brew. shared with friends, but I could have had the whole bomber to myself.

Note to Self: Ranked #27 American Strong Ale when I tried it.

Serving type: bottle

10-21-2012 22:48:35 | More by BigBry
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3.88/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From 650 mL bomber to pint glass

A: Light copper-tan in color, slightly opaque, the beer yields a frothy 1-inch head that almost never recedes and leaves sticky lacing all over the glass.

S: The nose is ripe citrus fruit, bread and booze. A yeasty, crackery quality provides a nice backdrop for the bold bouquet. I can't think of a brew that smells more like straight-up 'beer'.

T: Notes of bitter pine and booze are noticed first. Orange rind and an astringent, earthy hop essence rub against sweet caramelly malts. A woody tone accentuates the alcohol, giving the brew a cask-strength appeal. With all of the bold flavors, the finish is relatively short, nicely balanced between bitter and sweet.

M: Chewy, oily, rich. The full-bodied complexion is almost sticky, but ample carbonation keeps the palate clean between sips.

Another satisfying sipper from ST. I didn't get the pleasure of trying Hoppe, doesn't look like I'm going to, but by comparing this to Unearthly I have an idea of what it tasted like. Damn I like this brewery.

Serving type: bottle

10-15-2012 06:48:48 | More by rand
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New York

4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle pour in to a pint glass

A- Pours a light orange amber color under a slowly-receding two finger off white head. Tons of carbonation bubbles seen rising and pretty decent sticky lacing.

S- A big whiff brings in a ton of hops and citrus notes. Smells a little sweet. Really makes me want to sip it!

T- Wow.. there's a lot of flavor in this one. A big hop presence, but perhaps not enough to counteract the odd sweetness that comes through. I can't quite put my finger on individual flavors here, but it's different, and in this case, different isn't bad.

M- Medium-bodied, starting slick and oily, abruptly switching to a thinner, tingly, dry finish.

O- This is a good change of pace for me, something to really get you thinking. Although I would take an Unearthly over this in most cases, I won't hesitate to revisit this in the future.

Serving type: bottle

10-09-2012 01:59:17 | More by tviz33
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New Jersey

3.63/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear golden color with a creamy, soapy, white head that leaves some ample lace on the glass as it recedes.

Aromas begin with tropical and citrus fruits. Resinous grapfruit and pine emerge as well with some spicy alcohol as it warms. Also a mild caramel maltiness comes out as well.

The tastes begin with spicy, candied pineapple and grapefruit flavor. The sweet toasted bready and mild caramel maltiness comes in to balance the resinous bitterness of the hops. Honey maltiness and spicy alcohol also emerge to help battle the ample hop bill.

The mouthfeel is medium-full bodied with medium carbonation. Dry, sharply bitter finish.

Overall this IPA is a bit too resinous hop forward for my liking; probably too much Chinook and Columbus hops which if used too much in abundance create that minty, extra acidic hop flavor that I am not a fan of. Fine for some, not for me.

Serving type: bottle

09-13-2012 15:21:26 | More by claspada
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4.44/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours light golden, mostly clear, with a big fluffy white head. Smells of very strong bitter citrus, pine, more grapefruit, dankness, and plenty of lemon peel. Flavor is a huge beautiful sweet citrus, with a bitterness on the tongue, and a sweet pale malt backbone going down. This is very drinkable for the abv and the taste is right on. Medium high carbonation, and super slick mouthfeel. Sucked this down quickly, and might be my favorite of the Southern Tier beers. Hoping they bring this back.

Serving type: bottle

08-21-2012 02:25:04 | More by BMMillsy
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New York

3.88/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served in a wellington beer glass.

Appearance: Slight hazy light amber color with light bubbles on the body, head is off white with an orange tint rising to maybe 1/3" off the body.

Smell: Hops, malty scent I can't complain but I wish it was a little more potent.

Taste: Tastes strong, not heavy on al;cohol but strong in flavor packing a punch with its complex taste. Has a little everything most beer drinkers would like, it is a slight sweet but comes off raw with it malt taste.

Mouth: Definitely medium to heavy, very very smooth but it's great flavor is just a tease in your mouth on how it comes and goes.

Overall: Might be your "American Strong Ale" tastes more like a Imperial IPA but maybe this one is just a hybrid? Regardless very good brew. Salud!

Serving type: bottle

08-18-2012 00:59:25 | More by BlurryVisi0n
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3.83/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours cloudy and orange/tan with about a finger of head and decent lacing.

Fruity and hoppy, plenty of maltiness too, plenty of citrus, and a little spiciness.

Body is medium and lightly carbonated, with a bit of alcohol presence and a bitter finish.

It's good but I don't think it's fantastic. I like the unearthly better by itself.

Serving type: bottle

08-18-2012 00:52:27 | More by AlCaponeJunior
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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours a cloudy, but bright orangeish amber. Frothy 1 finger head.

S - Juicy citrus notes and a good amount of hops.

T - Very malty, lots of citrus peel and a little hop on the end.

M - On the lite side of medium body and medium/high carbonation. Not impressed here.

O - An interesting beer. Good flavor but kind of dull & the body is lacking.

Serving type: bottle

08-17-2012 21:22:52 | More by cvm4
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4.03/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a Chimay goblet.

Appearance: The beer pours a cloudy orange amber color with a golden hue. There is a half finger of off white head that leaves some mild lacing and a ring around the pour.

Smell: I'm getting some citrus peel hops up front along with some juicy citrus fruit notes. In the background I'm getting some malt sweetness and mild alcohol.

Taste: The hops are the star here, but there is a lot more going on as well. Juicy citrus peel hops up front, but there is plenty of malt sweetness to back things up. I'm getting some spice notes with alcohol and bitterness in the finish.

Mouthfeel: The beer had a body that's just on the syrupy side of medium. There is aggressive carbonation with a dry finish.

Overall: Definitely reminds me of a double IPA with a ton of malt backing it up. The flavors blended very well, I'm a fan.

Serving type: bottle

08-13-2012 22:41:59 | More by oline73
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Gemini (Imperial Blended Ale) from Southern Tier Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 944 ratings.