Gemini (Imperial Blended Ale) - Southern Tier Brewing Company
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Reviews by cooler4life:
4.4/5 rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
A: Poured a fluffy two finger crème brulee head. Color is a woody orange light brown. Multiple streams of carbonation can be seen through the cloudy unfiltered fog. Lacing appears to be extreme.
S: Tart hoppy goodness. Complex with swirls of various hop essences, citrus, melted brown sugar with butter, and oak.
T: Caramel, toasted malt, brioche, grapefruit, lemon, and apricot. Leaves your palate with a twinge of a bitter alcoholic burn.
M: Thick and viscous with loads of micro bubbles that massage your mouth. What blew me away was the smoothness given the high ABV.
O: I was really impressed with the drinkability, smoothness, and complexity of this beer. Pick up a bottle and give it a try.
Serving type: bottle
01-30-2012 05:59:17 | More by cooler4life
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.