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Gemini (Imperial Blended Ale) - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

968 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 968
Reviews: 585
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 10.76%
Wants: 65
Gots: 47 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Southern Tier Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Strong Ale |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerBeing on 12-14-2007)
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Reviews by Ego:
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Ego

New Jersey

4.4/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

eyes...
ohhh wax... actually wax = pain in the ass
after I pry king tut from his sarcophagus I am bitch slapped by a hop barrage.. but I'll get to that, craggy one finger of foam rests on top like a lily on a pond with a fat ole bullfrog on it, hazy dark golden hue with plenty o' bubbles rising up, definite tell tale legs from the higher ABV, a good looking beer but not stop traffic category

nose...
being that the bottle reads like a who's who of hops this should be nice... (and the dry hopping never hurts this category), surprisingly the malt is most detectable under the waves of hops, you get every level of hop from slightly earthy, to the brighter side and the amarillo twang last but not least, it smells like you could chew it... damn, very nice. not just hop-hiroshima

taste etc...
medium bodied and the carbonation is a complement, the lack of filtration kind of buffers the hops a touch (like in long trail's excellent unfiltered IPA), and it lends the brew a certain sweetness (almost honey like), the drinkability is scary compared to other DIPAs, much smoother than DFH 90 (not a dig but this is just much easier to drink). the bitterness is just right but the balance here is what steals the show.

verdict?
wax or no wax... worth seeking out, this one is peeking into the halls of greatness

Serving type: bottle

04-12-2008 02:37:58 | More by Ego
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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

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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.

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Gemini (Imperial Blended Ale) from Southern Tier Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 968 ratings.