Gemini (Imperial Blended Ale) - Southern Tier Brewing Company
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Reviews by CortexBomb:
4.05/5 rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
First off, these bombers are a bitch to get open. There isn't enough edge for a bottle opener to grip, and I had to actually pull out a lighter and burn some of the wax off to get the damn thing open. Nice presentation but...
Pour is dark orange with a moderate white head on top. Hoppy nose, floral hops. Citrus, bread also present. Depthy.
Flavour starts off exceptionally balanced, big bread, malts are present, but citrus and floral hops linger as well, strong, but kept in check much moreso than has been standard for the style. Sweet and sugary, particularly on the finish. A very different take, much more sessionable (in terms of flavour, not ABV) than the average big IPA. I dig it.
Mouthfeel, nice. Plenty of hop bitters, full and sticky. Drinkability, in terms of actually drinking quite solid, in terms of rebuy, modest to average. Southern Tier is reasonably priced, but in its range there are some monster beers in this style, while I like Gemini, it isn't edging out my local favourites, so I can only mark it good overall here.
The bottom line: if the idea of a big, yet balanced IPA appeals, then Gemini is a good brew to check out. Another winner by ST.
Serving type: bottle
05-14-2008 23:47:01 | More by CortexBomb
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4/5 rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A: slight haze; bronze in color; 1 finger head that receded quickly to a ring around the edge of the glass; minimal lacing;
S: pine, grapefruit, and pineapple
T: pine up front; grapefruit and pineapple in mid-palate with a little tartness; moderately bitter finish;
M: medium bodied; moderately carbonated; crisp;
O: really enjoyable;
Serving type: on-tap
07-03-2014 16:12:19 | More by HamdenHector
3.79/5 rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
A: deep gold/pale amber ale - clear - topped with a full head of off-white foam; modest lace trails
S: muted aromas of citrus and tropical fruits; some caramel-esque sweetness
T: got some pine resin and grapefruit, toffee-sweet, earthy; not too bitter - rather moderate
M: decent carbonation, slick and smooth, medium weight, bittering close
O: decent, but didn't really catch my attention - seems like this "American strong ale" genre is rather amorphous - never know what you're gonna get - this had some DIPA characteristics, but was a little thinner in body, and even with all the hops involved, wasn't overpoweringly hoppy. An enjoyable ale, but lacking the allure to bring me back for another. Seeing as how my review is below the average, this may simply be a case of a style that, while broad, isn't (typically) to my particular tastes.
Saw two entries for this ale - hope I chose the right one.
Serving type: bottle
05-08-2014 00:46:05 | More by Greywulfken
Gemini (Imperial Blended Ale) from Southern Tier Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 973 ratings.