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Gemini (Imperial Blended Ale) - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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Gemini (Imperial Blended Ale)Gemini (Imperial Blended Ale)

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Ratings: 969
Reviews: 585
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 10.76%
Wants: 66
Gots: 48 | FT: 0
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Southern Tier Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Strong Ale |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: BeerBeing on 12-14-2007)
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EStreet20

New Jersey

4.83/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22 ounce bomber. Chose my Levitation Ale glass as it's nearly a dead ringer for the "fluted glass" Southern Tier recommends and has illustrated on the bottle.

A - Pours out a very nice looking cloudy golden colo. About two fingers of white head forms, laces well and has staying power throughout the whole drink.

S - Tons of citrus hop on the nose. Grapefruits with a sweeter orangey hint as well.

T - Taste begins with an excellent blend of hoppy flavors, citrus and some bitterness. Rush of sweet fruity malt comes through. Alcohol is well hidden, barely showing after the fruity malts. Beer finishes nice and dry.

M - Nice medium body, medium carbonation, smoooth feeling brew.

D - Delicious and DANGEROUSLY easy to drink. Alcohol is well hidden. Tons of great flavor, and still a fairly light feel.

Serving type: bottle

02-12-2008 03:24:35 | More by EStreet20
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grub

Ontario (Canada)

4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle topped with gold "wax". really more like some satanic plastic/wax mix. i'd heard of how tough it was to remove, so i went straight to a utility knife and tried to go around the bottom of the cap so i could pry the top off without removing all the wax. it basically exploded on contact, sending shards of gold all over the counter. it also seems to have some ungodly glue-like property, sticking to both the glass bottle and the cap. cleanup will easily take 5x as long as getting the cap off.

sampled feb 11/08.

pours crystal clear orangey amber colour with a big dense off-white head. the head drops slowly and leaves a sheet of lace down the glass.

aroma is good. bit of grapefruit. orange and tangerine. pine. biscuit. bit of bread. light alcohol. slightly earthy. bit of caramel sweetness.

taste is good. medium bitterness level. light pine. grapefruit. nice orange and tangerine. light alcohol. solid biscuit and bready malt. caramel sweetness. seems like a tamed-down version of unearthly with a bit more malt.

mouthfeel is good. nice smooth low carbonation level. medium body.

drinkability is great. the 10.5% abv is hidden quite well - tastes more like 6%, aside from the nice warming sensation by the time you get about 1/3 of the way through the bomber. overall i think i'd take unearthly over this one, but still an interesting and enjoyable beer.

Serving type: bottle

02-12-2008 02:07:01 | More by grub
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genog

Ohio

4.35/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This had to be one of the worst bottle presentations I have ever seen. The gold wax was about as thick as can be making it nearly impossible to pop the top. After some hacking away with my knife I was able to chip enough of the wax off to use a bottle opener.

Poured a bright orange color with a creamy, sudsy white as snow 2 inch thick head. Plenty of lacing and the foamy thin 1/2 layer of head stays throughout my session. Smell is sweet malt followed by plenty of hops. A lot of orange peel with some piney hops. Taste is very smooth with plenty of balance.

Serving type: bottle

02-11-2008 13:56:28 | More by genog
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Deuane

Pennsylvania

4.22/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Light coppery orange. Nice thick white head. Great retention and prominent lacing.

S-The classic citrus hop punch...what I would expect from a brew that is a combo of Hoppe and Unearthly! Some sweet malty goodness creeps thru towards the end.

T-Bam..hop, pow..hop, ker-pop..hop! Nice melding of hop flavors nicely balanced by sweet malt caramel goodness. A bit of sticky sweetness ending with an astringent pucker.

M- Moderate body with a sticky mouthfeel.
Carbonated just enough to keep everything flowing. A good feeling beer.

D-Nice job on a blend of 2 great beers. The high ABV will certainly keep drinking multiples of this to a minimum....but to enjoy one or two...certainly a pleasure!

Serving type: on-tap

02-11-2008 13:40:16 | More by Deuane
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ChainGangGuy

Georgia

3.63/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours a clear golden body with a creamy, sudsy, white head.

Smell: Sweetish aroma of tropical and citrus fruits. Mild caramel maltiness. Some spiciness.

Taste: Spicy, candied pineapple and grapefruit flavor woefully backed by a middling malt presence. Moderate bitterness. Slightly acidic. Dry, sharply bitter finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-full body. Medium carbonation.

Drinkability: Though I'd reach for other Double IPA's before this one, it's still a nice beer.

Serving type: bottle

02-10-2008 06:10:58 | More by ChainGangGuy
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drunkmonk

North Carolina

4.22/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A 50% blend of unfiltered Hoppe w/ 50% unearthly. How can this be a bad thing?

A- After a vigorous pour, a nice two finger creamy white head. Nice clumpy stick and retention. Pale orange color with lively carbonation present.

s- Orange marmalade,grapefruit,sticky pine sap, and some malt sweetness.

T- A barrage of orange and citris hop flavors, and caramel malt sweetness. Finishes a touch sweet and a bit dry.

M- Moderate and sticky mouthfeel, bordering syrupy but with just enough carbonation to keep things from getting too thick.

D- This is a very easy drinker for both it's hefty abv and complexity of flavors. An extremely well crafted combination of two already great beers.

Thanks to jjayjaye for the opportunity.

Serving type: bottle

02-10-2008 02:20:08 | More by drunkmonk
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Foxman

New Jersey

4.38/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

It pours a mildly hazy and flashy golden yellow. A finger of tight off-white head sinks to a dusting of froth. Decals of lacing adhere diligently to the inside of the glass.

The aroma is surprisingly subtle, with especially sweet and fruity caramel malt, candy sugar, and grassy pine hops combined with combined with a nice dose of even-handed citrus. The alcohol is present but in no way dominant.

Upon sipping, the toasted malt is sugar sweet, with lip-smackingly rich caramel and a mild general fruitiness. A second grain push reveals a blush of nectarine. The hops then slip in, laying out pine, dry grapefruit, and a green, grassy allusion. A glimpse of alcohol is wiped by the first intimations of a biting bitterness. A stitch of biscuit and some yeast are singed away by yet more and drier bitterness. The finish is glowing, crisp, clean, and long-standing. This is one unique and catchy flavor profile.

Medium bodied, it's sticky, oily, sparkling, and tingling, meaning good things for its physical presence on the palate.

What an auspicious combination. The blending mellows both the enamel-etching lupulin sandblasting of the Unearthly, as well as the green rawness of the Hoppe, leaving a slightly malt-biased but still pleasingly heavily-hopped undertaking as the result. Sure, the ABV is there, but it's craftily intermingled and the drinkability manages to suffer little, if at all. I don't know if it's quite mythological, but Gemini is mighty interesting, and a good time, times two.

Serving type: bottle

02-07-2008 17:44:12 | More by Foxman
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Scoobydank

Minnesota

4.08/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

L:Very little head that dispaeras as quickly as it came. A very clear beer with a bright orange color.
S:A lot of light things going on. Light orange with a touch of grapefruit. A very mild apricot sweetness.
T:Whoa holy sweet citrus orange right up front. Bright floraal grapefruit hops. A very different caramel toffee sweetness. The sweetness sticks around for a bit.
m: big thick and chewey. Almost syrupy.
D:Very good. Awesomely balanced. Great flavors that really stick with you for awhile.

Serving type: bottle

02-07-2008 02:46:24 | More by Scoobydank
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scruffwhor

Illinois

4.13/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Very deep orange, with light, slow bubbling.The beer looks a little syrupy. Makes me wonder if the beers thickness is what is slwing the bubbles down. Lots of lacing on my fluted glass, the aftemath of a nice wo finger head. Get hints of orange, flowers, and even hints of wood. The taste is a little sweet amidst the orange bitterness. The start is bitter flowers and sloy moves to orange zest and mlaty sweetness. Very concenrated fruits. Pretty thick plate. covers th tste buds very well. Lingers long and leavs a soothing feeling on the palate. Great sipping beer. Can't really taste the wheat in this beer though.

Serving type: bottle

02-06-2008 05:07:34 | More by scruffwhor
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dsa7783

New Jersey

4.65/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

From what I learned from the guys at Gary's in Madison, Southern Tier's Gemini is a 50/50 combination of the brewery's Hoppe and their Unearthly IPA... the mixture is totally outstanding... a wonderful, interwoven conglomeration of intricate, thick, rich, sweet, and bitter flavors...Pours a hazy, copper-colored, orange hue with a minimal frothy head... Aroma is amazing... full of fresh hops, pine, and ginger... Taste was above and beyond, and perhaps one of the best American beers I have ever sampled... wonderfully rich, thick, and creamy, with strong bread and butter flavors... honey-like, caramel, vanilla taste lingers on the tongue for a long time - proving the extreme flavor and richness associated with this remarkable brew... intense hoppiness is tempered by an uncanny sweetness of citrus, lime, pine, and butter- notes... you can forget about noticing the hefty 10.5% ABV... no alcohol detected here, just extra-rich, ultra-thick flavors... This is one of my new, all-time favorites brews - a winner from Southern Tier... this one is a must-try... Definitely recommended... As a side note, the wax-taped bottle top is a pain in the ass to open and required a couple of minutes using a bottle opener and a scissor...

Serving type: bottle

02-03-2008 22:22:16 | More by dsa7783
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Gueuzedude

Arizona

4.15/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A lightly vigorous pour produces a four-finger thick, light tan colored head. The beer is brilliantly clear and is a reddish copper color as it sits on the table, when held up to the light it shows a bright copper color (almost the most perfectly copper color I have ever seen in a beer). If the head lacing had been more substantial this would have been a visually perfect beer. The aroma is quite satisfyingly hoppy; notes of lychee, touches of pineapple, apricot, candied grapefruit, tangelo, orange zest provide a pleasant mix of tropical fruit and citrus notes. Underneath the dominant hop fruit character is a solid, though only supporting, malt character of biscuit malt and there is also something a bit like rancid cheese. The rancid cheese note is most likely hops & luckily it is only noticeable if you really start to dig around in the nose. All in all this has a really nice, fruity-hop focused nose to it.

Thick and viscous as it hits my tongue, this is certainly approaching Barleywine levels in its thickness, though I would not quite write it off at this point. The hop character is substantial and helps to keep this near easy drinking. The simple malt character helps this along as well as it definitely does not show a heavy handed use of crystal malts. What malt is here serves as a vehicle to provide grain-sweetness that accentuates the ample hop derived fruit flavors, with perhaps a touch of a toasty grain edge towards the finish. Warming alcohol notes in the finish speak to the 10+ alcohol percentage of this brew. Ok, lets speak to the hop character (after all this is by far and away the most dominant player here). Flavors of tropical fruit (lychee and a mix of pineapple / peach) as well as notes of candied grapefruit, honey-laden orange zest and vibrant tangelo are all quite noticeable. Both the smooth super fruit character of these items, as well as the slightly sharper essential-oil components are noticeable. Despite the ample hop character this beer is not overly bitter, there is a solid, though it is perceived as light in the grand scheme of this beer, bitterness towards the end, but overall this has a really smooth hop profile. Harsh, green, astringent hop notes are quite minimal and even the typical aggressive pine flavors are held to just a small contribution in the finish.

A very tasty beer, it is perhaps a bit too thick and chewy for my preferences in a Double IPA, but it definitely captures the vibrant hop character that is required quite well. For the hop head this beer is certainly a perfect fix, and at 10.5% it actually gets more drinkable as the night wears on (but that is mostly because the alcohol makes me that much more careless).

Serving type: bottle

02-01-2008 02:08:25 | More by Gueuzedude
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BMoney575

Texas

3.78/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Sampled on 1-30-08

Pours a foamy, slightly cloudy gold, with great retention and huge lacing.

Smell is all super-fruity hops, lots of citrus and a grassy, resiny quality near the end.

Taste is right down the middle. Half Hoppe, and half Unearthly. Some of both, kind of undecided. Thin and flavorful, but lots of hops.

Mouthfeel is a little too thin and fizzy for my tastes.

Drinkability is good, with the considerable abv in mind.

Overall, just like what it sounds. Kind of fun, and worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

01-31-2008 01:19:38 | More by BMoney575
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feloniousmonk

Minnesota

4.15/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

hazy orange, fluffy white head...

Fat citric nose, pithy grapefruit rind, orange and lemon...fresh, vibrant, super-hoppy, lovely...

Uniquely flavored, very...shall we say, "grabby"...grips the palate and drops a payload of hoppitude.
Lots of lush, flavorful malt, feelin' the wheat in this...

Beautiful stuff...clean, sweet, zesty, hoppy...

very nice.

Serving type: bottle

01-30-2008 06:15:15 | More by feloniousmonk
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Billolick

New York

4.35/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22 Oz. bomber, comes with a brittle "wax" covering of the cap, but w/o freshness info. Pours slightly hazy, slightly golden moderate amber. Nice light tan head, showing retentive powers and leaving plenty of fine lacing. Nose is floral and of citrus. Very easy drinking for a 10% DIPA, hops are a bit tame here, balance is the deal and I'm not sure if that makes me happy. Delicious and obviously well crafted. A wonderful creation in brewing. Just don't expect an overwhelming hop experience. Southern Tier is putting out fine beer after fine beer. Go N.Y. State!

Serving type: bottle

01-27-2008 23:48:14 | More by Billolick
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rhoadsrage

Illinois

4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

(Served in a tulip glass)

A- This beer has a crystal clear apricot body with a sticky snow white head that is a bit bubble but last for a bit. There is a gentle carbonation of bubbles.

S- The smell of fresh of the vine green floral hops has a slight perfumed sweetness to it that hints at malt but is not really distinct.

T- The taste of big green grapefruit zest hops has a faint earthy quality to it. There is a honey malt sweetness that has a light rubber taste to it and a fusel alcohol note at the finish.

M- This beer has a medium-light mouthfeel with an alcohol heat at the finish.

D- This beer has a nice hop profile but the alcohol is a bit to sharp and the malty qualities from the Hoppe just don't support the hops, making it a bit one sided. Especially for the fancy wax that I had to wrestle with to open the bottle.

Serving type: bottle

01-27-2008 03:05:32 | More by rhoadsrage
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WesWes

New York

4.2/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The beer pours a hazy golden color with a thick frothy white head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is great. It has a very hoppy nose that's blended with a solid malt base of pale and light crystal malts. The hops really speak to you. The taste is good. It has a smooth pale malt flavor with just a hint of crystal malt sweetness. It's light and easy drinking with a warm alcohol kick in the finish. It's quite bitter up front and resinates through to the finish. The mouthfeel is fine. It is a full bodied beer with adequate carbonation. This is a gem of a beer. It's beautiful to look at and tastes just as good. The hops really make this beer; a tremendous drinker.

Serving type: bottle

01-26-2008 00:34:34 | More by WesWes
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ArrogantB

Colorado

3.68/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Ok, first off the wax/plastic is terrible! It is extremely hard to remove and what is the point of waxing an IPA? Nice orange color, smells sorta hoppy and then has a nice hoppy taste that turns grainy quick. This was a decent beer but not worth the $9 price tag I hear it carries. Part of the problem may have been that I drank a hopslam right before this beer.

Serving type: bottle

01-25-2008 16:25:45 | More by ArrogantB
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geexploitation

Indiana

4.2/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Pours the color of beaten gold, with a firm, substantial yellow cream head that fades to a collar and some nice lace. Initial pour is clear, the second is opaque with sediment. The aroma is bursting with citrusy, somewhat resiny American hops -- loads of orange blossoms, a bit of mint, and some halfway balancing grahamy barley wine sweet malts. On the palate, Gemini is, of course, significantly bitter, but the acidity of the hops is very well balanced with the malts (for the style) and the alcohol is very well hidden (minus a slight assertion of it at the very, very end). The hop flavors are particularly significant in the back half. Mouthfeel is rich with malts and carbonation, with scratchy but contained hop oils and alcohol. Great mouthfeel for the style. Overall, this is an excellent double IPA -- everything in the house is in order. Hops are robust but refined, malts balance things well, the flavor qualities of each element are excellent and play well together. Wonderful.

Serving type: bottle

01-25-2008 04:14:56 | More by geexploitation
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Kegatron

Pennsylvania

3.9/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz wax (but more like plastic) topped bottle into a Duvel tuplip.

Pours a murky golden orange with a finger width of brite-white head that retains in a nice foamy layer with great lacing. The aroma seems a little subdued at first but eventually opens up more. Lots of fresh smelling floral hops, pine, and citrus notes with some malt sweetness back behind it.

The taste is powerful with mostly zesty citrus notes but a sticky, piney hop presence isn't far behind. This is all fairly well balanced by a backbone of sweet, yet spicy malt. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with a slick feel with that 10% ABV being dangerously hidden.

Overall this wasn't a bad blend (and still very drinkable version) of two of Southern Tiers hoppier efforts, with the Hoppe seeming to smooth down some of the Unearthly's intensity to find a decent medium ground between the two. Good.

Serving type: bottle

01-24-2008 17:57:32 | More by Kegatron
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bjoyce12

Massachusetts

4.22/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Southern Tier comes through once more. I always rate highly beers that are accurately described by their labels, and Gemini is a spot-on name for this brew. This is an excellent blending of Hoppe and UnEarthly. Quite a good idea. The hops taste and aroma come through from the Hoppe, but are balanced nicely by the UnEarthly without being overwhelmed. Congrats to ST again.

Serving type: bottle

01-24-2008 15:28:26 | More by bjoyce12
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NeroFiddled

Pennsylvania

4.18/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Perhaps my favorite beer from Southern Tier?

Cloudy amber. Thick head of frothy off-white. Very, very good retention. Excellent lacing.

Stunning hop nose. Piney. Citrus fruity. Red fruit fruity. Chalky. Caramelish.

In the mouth it's medium-full and surprisingly smooth.

The flavor is bold and bright. I'm not sure what the blend of Southern Tier beers is - and I really couldn't care less - but this baby rocks! Malt and citrus appear just up-front with a bit of fruitiness (may be yeasty fruitiness, hoppy fruitiness, or a combination), immediately followed by piney-ness, and then some more honeyish and grain malt character as grassy hops and a solid bitterness rise at the mid-point. Some minor alcohol can be detected, but that's kind of expected; and the bitterness is brisk but not over-done.

Overall, it's a pretty well-balanced and well-rounded drinkable Imperial IPA. Enjoyable!

Serving type: bottle

01-23-2008 04:13:05 | More by NeroFiddled
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CAMRAhardliner

Ontario (Canada)

4.13/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a glowing orange haze with a sticky smallish head that musters up patches of thick lace clinging to the glass. The first sniff reveals grapfruit, pine sap and tropical fruit. A biscuity maltyness shows over time. The taste is as hoppy as you would expect. Orange and lemon hops mix with peach, mango and other intriguing hop flavors. The malt profile is lighter than in UnEarthly and, surprisingly for a lower ABV beer, booze is much more prominent, adding a slightly soapy, medicinal feel. The mouthfeel is medium and softly carbonated. The finish is long and bitter, with some heat from the alcohol.

This is a very decent DIPA. Scads of hop flavor to please almost any hophead. The alcohol twang is disguised better in both UnEarthly and Hoppe though.

Serving type: bottle

01-23-2008 02:57:11 | More by CAMRAhardliner
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mobud

Delaware

3.65/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle into tulip glass.

A- Hazy, dark yellow. Lite head that hang thru the sample.

S- Great combo of the pine and the grapefuit hop notes of a good DIPA. The malty sweetness is also very strong, but not overbearing.

T- The malty sweetness is there, but the hops are king in this beer. The alcohol element becomes more noticable as the sampling continues.

M- Medium with the light syrup feel.

D- Great to try, but not high in the rotation because of the high ABV. ST has been on a roll with their big beers and this keeps the streak going.

Serving type: bottle

01-23-2008 00:46:39 | More by mobud
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sacfly

Maryland

4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz. Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a thin head of off white bubbles. Aroma is of pine sap and spruce with a hint of candy sugar. First sip confirms the pine. Medium to full body with a light syrup feel. Bitterness lingers on the tongue well into the aftertaste. Nice presentation- wax covered cap, silk screen label, and taste is very good. Not great for the price, but very good.

Serving type: bottle

01-23-2008 00:33:17 | More by sacfly
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tpd975

Florida

4.33/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Another brew from the one and only BeerTruth.

A: Pours a nice creamy hazy orange color with a big bubbly head. Ample carbonation and tons of spider webbed lacing.

S: Holy smokes this one has power. As soon as I popped the cap I was overtaken by the aroma of orange. As I poured it into the glass oily pine sap stood out. Once in the glass this one is a complex mixture of citrus and pine. It smells more like something you would use to clean the kitchen counter than a beer, but in a good way.

T: Complex flavors as well. I realize this is a mixture of two beers that I think very highly of so I was not sure if the sum would be as good as the original parts. Well I have to say it is. Nice flavors coming rushing at you as soon as it crosses the tongue. Sweetened Orange, Orange, and more orange right up front. As the orange fades away I catch touches of pineapple. A grapefruit bitterness comes thru next only to be taken over in the finish by big bold oily resinous pine sap.

M: Nice and full bodied, very thick and filling brew.

D: Pretty drinkable for a DIPA.

Overall: I had heard mixed reviews on this one, and I am glad to have tried it myself. The orange flavors in this beer makes it very unique. I have tasted orange notes before but nothing on this level. It's very flavorful and the aromas are some of the best I have noted in a beer. It's another great beer from ST who in my eyes at this point can do no wrong.

Thanks again Adam, God am I glad I have you as a BA buddy. Keep sending them ST beers my way.

Serving type: bottle

01-22-2008 18:01:02 | More by tpd975
Gemini (Imperial Blended Ale) from Southern Tier Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 969 ratings.