Gemini (Imperial Blended Ale) - Southern Tier Brewing Company
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Reviews by manleyphoto:
3.2/5 rDev -21.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5
Well I want to start off by saying that I really like Southern Tier beers. just about everything I've had from them has been if not really enjoyable, than at least damn pleasant.
I hate to admit it but I'm not feeling this beer.
It pours a hazy amber orange with an off white sticky head that oozes hop aroma. The beer is damn striking in the glass and I though that I would be in for a treat... not so much.
I find the malt backbone to be really laking and the hops to bit a bit biting and aggressive, even for an imperial IPA. The hops are missing the delicious juicy citrus and pine that I long for, particularly from S.T. beers.
I bought a wax topped 22 ounce bottle, that I assumed i could take down in one shot, but I have to admit it was a bit of a struggle for me to finish this beer. Apparently Gemini is a blend of S.T.'s other IPA's Hoppe and Un-earthly, bot of which I find infinitely more successful than this.
I don't hate this beer, and I would probably drink it again, but as far as S.T. beers go I would just assume have an un-earthly any day, over this one.
i really do love Southern Tier beers though, and I look forward to some more great drinkers in the future.
Serving type: bottle
02-26-2008 15:38:04 | More by manleyphoto
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.