Gemini (Imperial Blended Ale) - Southern Tier Brewing Company
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Reviews by barczar:
3.7/5 rDev -9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Pours a slightly hazy deep copter color with an ivory one finger solid head that leaves thick lacing.
Aroma is heavily caramel malt, with a bit of floral hop and pine. Undertones of grapefruit pith surface secondarily, and lemon comes to play late in the game.
Bitter citrus pith dominates the initial sip. Muted grapefruit and tangerine offer a bit of respite. The caramel, bready backbone carries the hop flavor without being as sweet as the aroma would indicate. Fresh cut grass becomes evident as it warms.
Body is moderately heavy, with a moderate amount of carbonation, and there's a fairly dry, bitter finish. Alcohol warmth is felt in the belly.
Overall, a pretty even-keeled beer, considering the style. Wish the hops were more complex. Not my favorite for the stylebut a great beer. Like it much better as it warms.
Serving type: on-tap
04-13-2012 01:58:48 | More by barczar
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.