Gemini
Sixpoint Brewery

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Style:
IPA - Imperial
Ranked #1,660
ABV:
10.6%
Score:
91
Ranked #7,219
Avg:
4.1 | pDev: 9.51%
Reviews:
27
Ratings:
64
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Sixpoint Brewery
 
New York, United States
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Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  30
Gots
  0
SCORE
91
Outstanding
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Reviews: 27 | Ratings: 64 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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OKCNittany from Oklahoma

3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

Dec 02, 2013
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Todd from California

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Jan 01, 2012
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Bierman9 from New Hampshire

4.03/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Shared a growler of this yesterday with Artied2, on a kick-ass beautiful, sunny, Sunday afternoon out on the back deck....

Gemini poured a deep copper color, or more closely the color of orange marmalade. It's mostly clear, with just a smidge of haze within. Scattered bubbles rise lazily to the top, where they meet a thin, creamy, off-white head. Foam there is mostly a rim-job, and leaves some very nice lace-work behind. Nose emits a bit of toasty malt, along with a robust, citrussy hop aroma. Not overpowering, but pronounced nonetheless. Body is a very respectable medium-plus, with a fairly smooth feel on the rongue.

Flavor has a decent amount of malt for a DIPA, a bit toasty and bready at the same time. Bier is quite hoppy, though low on actual bitterness. It is citrussy but with a sweet lean to it, with a mix of grapefruit and some apricot. It's also a touch rindy at times, and has a lovely, long hoppy aftertaste. ABV is well hidden, imo, too. Really hit the spot; both Artied2 and I quite enjoyed Gemini.

Prosit!!

overall: 4.1
appearance: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | mouthfeel: 4 | drinkability: 4

982

Apr 23, 2007
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weeare138 from Pennsylvania

3.97/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to sixpoint for the trade...
Appears a hazy amber with a small white head that fades into a mild cap and collar. Spottly lacing is left around the glass. Lots of sediment found it's way to the bottom of the glass.
Smell is of caramel, pine, orange, and brown sugar.
Taste is of sugary, piney, brown sugar, caramel, maple, and molasses. Very rich.
Mouthfeel is mediumb bodied, leaning towards caramel sweetness, though balanced with some citrusy hops. Some abv is noticeable but certainly not 10.6%.

Jul 12, 2007
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Sammy from Canada (ON)

4.04/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Flying in from Brooklyn,I missed it there, fortunately caught up with it on tap at Cole’s. Spot on DIPA, hits the bulleye with big hops and tasty stuff with orange citrus,apricot and peach notes. Great hop aroma. Light lace. High alcohol well hidden.

Sep 20, 2011
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Billolick from New York

4.17/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap @ Little Frankies in NYC, on "Sixpoint nite", this new creation upon arrival looks bold, strong and flavorful, it did not dissapoint! The look is a murky shade of dark almond, brownish plum, minimal head, but leaving nice ringed, fine lacing. Full bodied and bold, woody, smokey and vinious, hop crunch more then respectable. Very tasty, heady brew, leaving a long lasting hop glow on the teath. Well done SP, another fine fine brew.

Jul 04, 2006
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victory4me from Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -2.4%

Apr 08, 2014
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whartontallboy from New York

5/5  rDev +22%

Dec 10, 2011
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Lnedrive14 from Massachusetts

4.17/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I hope this is the correct beer. The menu simply said "Six Point Double IPA" and this is the only DIPA on here, so i will take those odds.

Had on cask.

Poured a dark brown/amber. Absolutely no head (insert bad joke here). Really rich smell, test mirrored accordingly. Incredibly robust, even for the style. I couldnt drink more than a bit at a time because I think it would have been too overwhelming. A hop-lovers dream. Not that balanced, but for some reason, i dont htink you will mind. It puts itself out there and says "here i am - take it or leave it."

A fine brew - not the best for the style. but certailny one worth drinking if you have the opportunity.

Aug 07, 2006
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Wasatch from Colorado

3.88/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks Sixpoint for the brew

Pours a dark golden amber color, some carbonation, not much of a head, and did not last long, no lacing at all. The nose is hoppy, malty, not much citrus going on, some caramel undertones. The taste is hoppy and malty (good balance), slight citrus, good caramel undertone. Medium body. Drinkable, a nice DIPA, wish I had a chance to try this fresher, highly recommended.

Mar 02, 2007
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mnewsom from Massachusetts

4.6/5  rDev +12.2%

Sep 13, 2014
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daliandragon from Maryland

4.38/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed this at Barcade last Saturday night after the Met game. It was their only cask and I've been meaning to try more Six Point when in the area so I went straight for a pint of this (only $4 before 8, good deal).

Poured a cloudy medium golden copper brownish and unremarkable head. Nose was hoppy and yeasty.

Thick, bold, hoppy taste with earth tones and a surprising breadiness. Very robust and malty for an IPA but the dry and bitter flavors were present as well. There is a hint of alcohol in the finish but overall it is remarkably hidden for a brew of this potency. Mouthfeel is smooth and slightly cloying.

Terrific example of the style and also at masking heavy alcohol tones which sometimes puts me off big beers. Highly recommended if you can find it.

Jul 28, 2006
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TheManiacalOne from Rhode Island

4.07/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On-tap 11/19/2011 at Track 84 in Warwick, RI, served in a tulip glass.

A: The beer is a deep gold color, with a short dense white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains fruity citrus, grassy hops and caramelized malts.

T: The taste starts out with a strong burst of piney hops bitterness. Then some fruity sweetness and caramel sweetness comes in. There’s also a touch of alcohol sting. The malt character is hearty but not too heavy and creates a good balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and a little smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: A little tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, strong kick, good representation of style, there are better options for a 2IPA but it’s still a decent beer.

Nov 21, 2011
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david18 from New York

4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Nov 15, 2014
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bonbini26 from New Jersey

3.33/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap @ the Blind Tiger 08-05-09

A- Pours a dark amber with a 2 finger fluffy head, low carbonation.
S- Citrus notes, some caramel hints
T- Sweet and malty with some hops mixed, more a malty DIPA than hoppy one
M- Medium bodied, DIPA, a little on the boozy side.
D- This DIPA was a little too malty for me, I like my DIPA's with more hops, which this was lacking, a little too sweet for my liking. I prefer their Bengal Tiger IPA to this one.

Aug 06, 2009
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aerozeppl from New York

4/5  rDev -2.4%

Nov 27, 2011
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Paul68 from New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Dec 24, 2011
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duluoz from California

4.79/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Against the Grain in NYC.

A -- Bright golden orange color, good head with decent retention and lacing.

S -- Huge piney hops, with a bit of citrus. But pine dominates in a really impressive way, as with the nose on the Pliny's and some Alpine IPA's, for instance.

T -- Amazing. A blast of pine up front -- one of those rare IPA's that's like drinking an enchanted forest. Some citrus (as with the nose) in the form of bitter orange peel. A touch of sweetness in the middle, but never too much... and then a very dry finish with a hint of grain and cracker. Almost no sign of the big ABV, which is quite a feat at 10.6%.

M -- Nearly perfect -- a bit resiny and oily but not overly slick nor overly thick. Pretty much exactly how a big IPA should feel.

This was a surprising find. I'm guessing from past reviews that Sixpoint has tweaked this recipe (or even overhauled it). If so, they can go ahead and stop right now, because this beer would comfortably fit right into the IPA lineups at Russian River, Alpine, Pizza Port... all the west coast IPA giants.

Incidentally, my buddy ordered a Maharaja, and we agreed that the Gemini was clearly a better, cleaner, more elegant beer.

Aug 19, 2011
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jlindros from Massachusetts

3.63/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Tap at Horseshoe Pub

Fizzy creamy 1/2 finger head fades slowly with lacing, semi hazy orange reddish honey colored.

Nose brings a rich sweet malt at first, big malty base, and some chewy earthy slight citrus hops, mostly bittering hops im assuming,

Taste is rich, big malts mostly sweet pale malts, touch of warming booze and some almost syrupy sweetness, quite bitter, earthy chewy hops, light citrus, tangerine and other fruits, light marmalade or candy flavor, finishes sweet and bitter, again pretty bitter, lingering syrupy sweet candy malts and chewy hops.

Mouth is med to a bit heavier bodied, good carb, some warming booze, sticky finish.

Overall not bad, very bitter but not a ton of hop flavor, sweet perhaps too much but its needed to balance the booze and heavy bitterness, and the syrupy feel with sticky finish is a bit iffy.

Jun 09, 2011
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Hojaminbag from Colorado

4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Gemini has a dull-golden colored body with a slight haze to it. The off-white head is frothy and soapy looking, and a good amount of lacing stays behind.

Lots of hops in the nose, with citrus and a good bit of pine. Only a hint of lightly sweet malt comes through.

The hops come through right away, bringing a nice, resinous pine flavor, and a variety of citrus. Lots of orange and some nice grapefruit flavors. A little bit of a grassy flavor comes through also. With the hops comes a moderate amount of bitterness. The malt base is exactly how I like it in my IPAs and IIPAs: understated and pale. Lightly sweet with mostly bready flavors. Just enough of a backbone. There isn't really any booze to this one, and goes down easy for a IIPA.

The body is a little bit thinner than I would think, with pretty creamy carbonation.

Sixpoint is a well-made IIPA with a nice malt character to it. I'm pretty shocked that the ABV is over 10%, because this one is smooth and easy-drinking with almost no trace of warmth or alcohol in it.

Nov 18, 2011
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LilBeerDoctor from New York

3.88/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewed on 9/6/08. Growler. Pours a dark brown with a thick foamy tan head. Aroma of piney and citrusy hops, sweet citrusy malt. Flavor of lots of citrusy malt and bitter hops, light tropical fruits and melon rind. A little sweeter than I'd prefer but it's pretty well balanced. Very drinkable (the 10.6% is completely hidden). Another winner from Sixpoint.
7/4/8/4/16 (3.9/5)

Dec 26, 2008
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patmcd from New York

4/5  rDev -2.4%

May 01, 2012
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volta from New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

Dec 23, 2011
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CHickman from New York

4.28/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Growler from Big Z Beverage; pours a cloudy orange amber color with a 1 finger foamy/bubbly off white head that faded very slowly leaving great lacing coating the glass. This brew leaves fantastic lacing, and after each pour the lacing kept sticking like the Christmas white foam that you spray on windows - crazy ass lacing that was really thick.

Smells of citrus hops, orange peel, grapefruit, mango or pineapple, piney hops, flowers, floral hops, sweet malt, brown sugar and spices that I can't make out due to the hop dominance; this is all hops in the nose, and quite potent. I found it really enjoyable.

Tastes of citrus hops, orange peel, grapefruit, mango, light lemon zest, pineapple, piney hops, flowers, floral hops, sweet malt, brown sugar, grass, hay and other earthy tones like wheat, coriander, light cinnamon and spices like pepper and cumin or allspice; some minor alcohol heat like rum or just the massive oily hop presence that leaves a resinous flavor. The back end of the swallow is sweet and malty, with some toasted grains and more spices coming through; the finish is like a pine cone or tree bark with some oily hop sweetness. There is some bite to this beer, which is just fine with me.

Mouthfeel is smooth, creamy, and oily slick, which is surprising to me for a DIPA with this much heat; it has a medium body, light to average carbonation and a slightly bitter finish that's on the dry side, leaving a sweet, bordering cloying sweet taste coating the tongue, which has a crisp citrus pucker.

It's hoppy, it's malty, it's spicy and it's got heat, but it's quite tasty and surprisingly drinkable. A very enjoyable beer that went down easier than expected due to the ABV; this is definitely worth checking out. Brooklyn in the house!

Jul 22, 2011
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DawnL from New York

3.45/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

11.7% abv

First taste was of a shot of hops with alcohol integrated. The beer poured a deep amber. Head dissipates to lace pretty fast. The nose betrays deep citrus hops. The finish on the beer is hot alcohol.

I left the beer to sit for a while and noticed it started to break down and get funkier as it warmed.

I didn't find the beer particularly drinkable. It's too hot. Maybe with some age it would mellow nicely?

Jul 25, 2009
Gemini from Sixpoint Brewery
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 64 ratings