Gemini (Imperial Blended Ale) - Southern Tier Brewing Company
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Reviews by JohnQVegas:
3.85/5 rDev -5.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4
Bottle into red wine glass.
Pours a very hazy gold- orange, with not much of a head at all.
Nose has got a lot of citrus in it - grapefruit and oranges with a nice resiny wang in there as well in there as well. Very clean.
Taste is dry resiny pine and some citrus on top of a rich, sweet toffee-and-biscuit malt body up front, with a long, dry, resiny finish that echoes of the rich body and piny hops that came before. Malt is almost English Barleywine-esque. Almost no booze, wonderfully hidden.
Palate is sticky, full bodied, very lightly carbonated.
Nice job hiding the alcohol, and pretty good balance as well.
Interesting beer, quite drinkable, and you get a good dose of both the English and the American sides of this beer as it warms.
Serving type: bottle
01-31-2009 22:41:45 | More by JohnQVegas
More User Reviews:
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 968 ratings.