Gemini (Imperial Blended Ale) - Southern Tier Brewing Company
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Reviews by tvazteca:
4.9/5 rDev +19.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
For starters, the label, whether inspired by Alan Bean or not, the label is excellent. Label art doesn't matter, I know, but it certainly doesn't hurt.
It pours a lovely head and leaves a nice sticky residue on the sides. The smell of hops is overriding in the smell, but the slight malts are there as well.
The taste is a perfect balance of beautiful malts and hops. The hops have a nice bitterness to them, but not overcooked to destroy the flavor. The malts back the beer but the hops are what speak get me. It's a very nice malt and hop mix. And it drinks so easily.
I love this beer. It drinks so smoothly despite the 9%. I can't even taste the 9, just a perfect taste of hops that gets carried down with sweet smooth malts. So good. I'd drink this every day.
Serving type: bottle
02-19-2012 04:37:37 | More by tvazteca
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 971 ratings.