Gemini (Imperial Blended Ale) - Southern Tier Brewing Company
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Reviews by d0ggnate:
4.25/5 rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
Thanks to Guy (Imstillthegman), I am able to try this beer otherwise nearly unobtainable on the West Coast.
A: Pours an amber, light orange color that is very clear. My imperial pint glass is topped with a nice puffy single finger head layer. A minute or two later, tight lacing surround my entire glass.
S: Citrus and hops notes are immediately apparent.
T: More and more hops and citrus. Very light, but just enough to be greatly enjoyable.
M: Smooth and slick. The perfect balance in body for an IPA. Not too bold, but still confident.
D: Amazingly drinkable for the ABV. You wouldn't know it if you hadn't read it somewhere. Deliciously hoppy and a great representation of the IIPA. I like how this one isn't as aggressive as some of its classmates, but still I find it well above average.
Serving type: growler
03-13-2009 04:16:01 | More by d0ggnate
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.