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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

969 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 969
Reviews: 585
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 10.76%
Wants: 66
Gots: 48 | 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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FattyJLE

Oregon

3.78/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a pint glass.

A – Brilliant amber. Clear with visible trails of carbonation. Thin white head. Good lacing.

S – Fresh squeezed orange and pineapple juice. Malt sweetness really emerges as it warms.

T – An strong bitterness up front, followed by a combination of herbal and piney hops with slight hints of citrus. The bitterness does not let up, but a sweetness from the malts does emerge and does an excellent job of countering the hops. The bitterness continues, coupled with a piney hop finish and a lingering boozy sweetness.

M – Moderate bodied and moderately carbonated. Sweet finish.

O – This beer is a strong (literally by the ABV) showing. From the blends of Hoppe and Unearthly I was expecting a sweet experience and was not disappointed. However, from the diverse hop bill, I was expecting a little more hop complexity. Instead I got a very bitter, sweet beer that was good, but not great. Again, this was a solid brew, but a well-crafted brew (not just a blend of two others) could probably be better.

Serving type: bottle

05-25-2011 02:28:25 | More by FattyJLE
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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;

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Gemini (Imperial Blended Ale) from Southern Tier Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 969 ratings.