Gemini (Imperial Blended Ale) - Southern Tier Brewing Company
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Reviews by RoyalT:
4.08/5 rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Appearance – This is a hazy orange in color with plenty of floaties and a nice, white, lacing head.
Smell – The assortment of hops provides a nice complexity to the nose. There’s a nice pine and wintergreen here along with a floral finish and a bit of sweetish malt.
Taste – The malt base is big here which it needs to be to balance out these massive hops. This isn’t one of those “hops stupid” beers with hop overkill. They are complex as evidenced by the ingredient listing on the side of the bottle but also heroically balanced with a big malt bite. The malt flavor is lightly caramelized and loaded with sugars.
Mouthfeel – This is almost full in the body with appropriately modest carbonation and a velvety smooth mouthfeel.
Drinkability – This is about as easy-drinking as a DIPA can be and is insanely smooth for a 10+ ABV brew. This really is one of my favorite breweries and again this effort does not disappoint.
Serving type: bottle
11-26-2011 23:31:29 | More by RoyalT
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 970 ratings.