Gemini (Imperial Blended Ale) - Southern Tier Brewing Company
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Reviews by ccrida:
4.93/5 rDev +20.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
Bomber poured into an imperial pint (this is an imperial IPA, no?), Gemini is a lightly hazed pale copper with a fairly large, bone colored head that leaves rocky hunks of foam.
Smell is very hoppy, an amalgamation of flowers, citrus and pine that really comes together nicely. Wow.
Taste is even more Wow. I have to admit when I first heard about this beer, I had very high expectations, as I love Unearthly. But then I just had hoppe for the first time before this, and wasn't overly impressed, but after the first couple sips of the Gemini, I quickly realized how great this is. This is definitely the best DIPA/IPA, I've ever had - I just can't believe how much I love this! The smooth, soft sweetness of the hop flavor is so perfectly delivered, pineapple and bubblegum, with a fresh snappy pine backbone, with very little indication of the ABV, lingering bitterness or other astringent flavors sometimes found in these bigger IPAs.
Mouthfeel is creamy, chewy and dry, yet fairly easy on the belly - enough precieved 'freshness' in the hops that the malt not too sweet or heavy.
Drinkability is super high do the remarkable taste and smoothness, expect for that sinking feeling of drinking your last precious drops of the nectar of the gods, knowing you probably won't be getting any more anytime soon...huge thanks to yetter!
Serving type: bottle
03-01-2008 07:06:27 | More by ccrida
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.