Gemini (Imperial Blended Ale) - Southern Tier Brewing Company
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Reviews by Ralphus:
4.22/5 rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
Pours a very nice looking orange amber color with a very soft soapy head. It recedes leaving a good deal of lacing down the side of the glass. Small marks are lost for head retention.
The smell is a softened hop mix of pine and citrus fruit. V. Good.
The taste has a nice solid malt back bone which I like and then transitions into a mix of pine and citrus fruit hops. A lightly bitter after taste finishes things off. There is some nice complexity here too in the fruit and the hops. Alcohol is present but not in the way. All in all a very good taste.
Mouthfeel is silky smooth and slightly sticky. Just the way I happen to like my IIPAs. I'm not sure I would change anything to be honest.
Overall - its very solid beer and one I'll be keeping my eye out for.
Serving type: bottle
03-17-2011 21:13:48 | More by Ralphus
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 973 ratings.