Gemini (Imperial Blended Ale) - Southern Tier Brewing Company
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Reviews by HotHands:
3.95/5 rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
A - pours a cloudy orange with a small-ish white head, leaving a frothy film on top..
S - Pine and citrus - grapefruit and orange. Some other fruit (berry?) notes as well, contributed by the unfiltered yeast. Would like more intense smell.
T - pine is certainly the prominent hop flavor here. Some tropical fruit flavors (grilled pineapple!) and maybe some earthy flavors as well. There is a fair amount of malt in here, contributing bread and caramel flavors, which is to be expected with 50% Unearthly in the mix (one of the maltiest DIPAs I've had).
M - starts off slick and finishes a bit dry, which is nice and refreshing.
Overall - it's quite drinkable for the ABV, which is nice - not really much of a hint of alcohol. It's certainly a fine beverage but needs more hop flavor and balance to break in to the elite DIPA category.
Side note - apparently I posted my review on the wrong Gemini beer, so thanks to Todd for setting me straight.
Serving type: bottle
11-12-2011 17:36:06 | More by HotHands
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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.