Gemini (Imperial Blended Ale) - Southern Tier Brewing Company
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Reviews by Trizzle:
United Kingdom (England)
3.98/5 rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Cloudy Darkish Amber sexy bot-tae topped with a good finger of dense oily head. Sticky lace.
Somewhat subdued nose. Nice spicy honey and coriander, subtle grass and red pepper hops.
Lovely medium body, dense with hop oils delivers a gorgeous honey malt body that is just dashed with peppery hops while cold. As it warms the bitterness comes through nicely. Green grass, mire capsicum, subtle pine notes. The alcohol is so well hidden. You'd guess maybe 7%, never 11. My girlfriend (English Bitter lover, new world IPA hater) loved this one. Southern Tier malt is what sets them apart IMHO.
All in all a solid Imperial IPA.
Serving type: on-tap
07-16-2011 13:27:22 | More by Trizzle
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.