Gemini (Imperial Blended Ale) - Southern Tier Brewing Company
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Reviews by marcpal:
4.35/5 rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
On several occasions, I've ignored this bottle because of the annoying wax on the cap. Finally, lo and behold- a regular bottle top so into the shopping cart it went.
Bomber split with my beer lovin' brother-in-law, although I had to finish his off. Poured into Weyerbacher tulip glasses.
Bottle graphics: 8/10. Dig the shiny astronaut.
A: The pour left it pretty hazy and more than the apparent 50% unfiltered. Orange mango hop bomb color with huge amounts of lacing. It looks like a DIPA.
S: A bouquet of fresh cut flowers really brings thoughts of happy spring time. Don't get me wrong though, there is a malt backbone on this bad boy, some alcohol fumes as well. A touch of maple syrup with the citrus poured on the flowers.
T: Face-smacking hops. The floral grassy flavors are there but the party is joined by gary grapefruit. It has some maltiness to it but I was surprised to look back at the bottle and see it chime in at 10.5%.
It makes no sense to me, but coming in from nowhere as it really warms down is a nice taste of dried apricots- something almost Belgian in nature. It really is its own beer- I don't see the two that form this one, I think this is an occassion where in terms of flavor 2+2=5.
M: Pretty thin. Although it had the taste of syrup, it did not have the body of it. The bitter hop leaves a smear on the tongue and the inside of your cheeks. Slightly warming.
D: Good work Southern Tier. One thing I usually don't say about ST is that they hide the intensity but this one does. I would have no issue grabbing another bomber from the fridge if I had one but Im sure my presentation tomorrow morning would not go too smoothly. I really look forward to getting more of this.
Another winner from Souther Tier. Left me warm inside. Went perfectly over the 60 minutes after enjoying a 60 minute.
Serving type: bottle
03-13-2009 00:12:43 | More by marcpal
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 968 ratings.