Gemini (Imperial Blended Ale) - Southern Tier Brewing Company
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4.6/5 rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
A. Appearance is golden honey and very nicly carbonated.
S. smell was very hoppy and you can pick up the alcohol pretty easily. some sweetnes and honey with a hint of caramel
T. Taste - the money maker on this beer. this is such an enjoyable experience. super citrusy and tangy up front. some pineapple and clementine/blood orange. the citrus hangs on throughout next comes the banging malt its like creamy cotton candy and the alcohol starts to make his appearance as well. then the hops drys everything out and makes all the troubles go a way. such a complex beast, the hops combination is very similar to his cousin in the pumpking.
M Mouthfeel is very heavy resiny and nice carbonation. these beer is a beast and it all works well together, it gives all the pine and citrus a boldness and alows the hops to linger for a while.
O overall this beer rocks i absolutely love it. i love how southerntier pairs their different hops together, they do a wonderful job here with maintaining balance all the way through the kalaidascope of flavors.
Serving type: bottle
01-25-2014 20:20:07 | More by berkshire413
United Kingdom (England)
3.58/5 rDev -12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
A 650ml bomber with no visible BB date. ABV is stated as 10.5%. Purchased ages ago from a webshop and stored in my garage. I have a slight suspicion that I've overlooked this one for too long (at least 18 months). Described on the label as a blend of unfiltered Hoppe and Unearthly - 50% each.
Poured into a Delirium chalice (twice). Bottle conditioned, though the yeast is firmly stuck to the base of the bottle. A clear coppery-amber hue with good carbonation. Yields a large head of white foam that lasts for a few minutes before reducing to a patchy surface layer. Some lacing. Aroma of grainy caramel malt with hints of pine resin, weed, faint roasted malt, herbs, mild sherry, earthy yeast and a twinge of cardboard. Mildly oxidised, with a warming whiff of booze in the background.
Tastes of sweet caramel malt with a spicy bitter finish. Notes of caramel, grain, toasted malt, pine resin, dank weed, herbs, mild sherry, faint brown sugar, earthy yeast and a hint of cardboard. Sweet, oxidised and boozy; vaguely reminiscent of fortified wine. A strident, piny bitterness upon swallowing. Mouthfeel is thick, smooth and tingly, with decent carbonation and a lovely, velvety body. Somewhat astringent, followed by an aftertaste of pine resin, caramel and sherry.
A bit past it's sell-by date but still in decent condition. Drinks more like a hoppy barleywine than an imperial IPA, though none the worse for that. Looks great, while the aroma and flavour possess a blend of rich caramel malt, piny hops and booze. Mild oxidation adds a touch of sherry to its character. The body is smooth and silky - nicely judged relative to the ABV. A well-crafted brew; if it weren't out of production then I would recommend it.
Serving type: bottle
11-16-2013 03:06:38 | More by jazzyjeff13
4.08/5 rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Found one random bottle sitting in the back of a local package store. Assuming the owner had a few and decided to sell a couple? Wasn't there the day before. I had not heard of this beer before seeing it today, and was surprised to see I just stumbled upon a single retired beer. Anyhow, was willing to pay $7 for this since I love southern tier, especially the two beers that they blended for this collaboration. Not sure how old this is because there is no date on the bottle.
A: Very murky, hazy orange. Solid head as the beer is poured but fades to as light lacing around the glace. Carbonation is barely visible because the beer is so hazy. Interesting.
S: Not sure if this is because this beer has been aged or just how it smells, but I immediately get a strong whiff of alcohol. Afterwards, the citrus and pine aromas come in. Maybe a little caramel malt on the end. Hard to pin point since it is so faint.
T: Sweet malt immediately consumed by a juicy citrus hop blast. This is followed up with strong pine, grass and earthy flavors. The pine flavor lingers as the warmth of the alcohol hits. Nicely balanced, but a slight lack of carbonation leads to the alcohol overtaking your taste buds at the end.
M: Medium bodied; lightly carbonated. Probably has something to do with the age of this beer.
O: A nice offering from Southern Tier. Unfortunately, it is no longer available. I'm glad to have tried it, and recommend to anyone who comes across this to try it.
Serving type: bottle
10-23-2013 00:20:04 | More by BoardwalkBock
Gemini (Imperial Blended Ale) from Southern Tier Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 971 ratings.