Gemini | Sixpoint Brewery

BA SCORE
85.9%
Liked This Beer
4.11 w/ 64 ratings
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Sixpoint Brewery
New York, United States
sixpoint.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.60%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 06-25-2006

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#4,563
Reviews:
27
Ratings:
64
Liked:
55
Avg:
4.11/5
pDev:
9.49%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
29
Gots:
0
Trade:
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5/5  rDev +21.7%

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5/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Sorry, I use to collect wine for years in the 80's...but now I am into I.P.A.s & D.I.P.A.s. I don't have a great nose...but like the judge said about pornography..."I can't describe it but I know it is when I see it"...Well, I know a good D.I.P.A. when I taste it, and this is one of 'em! High alcohol, but you really can't taste it. Hoppy, but not too bitter. Overall, just a GREAT Double...enjoy!

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Photo of duluoz
4.79/5  rDev +16.5%
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.

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4.6/5  rDev +11.9%

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4.52/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap, into a standard pint at J. Ryan’s in Syracuse, NY

Appearance (3.5): Thin film of off-white foam, leaving a ring on edge; could use more lacing, since I personally prefer a really bombastic head on my DIPAs but this is fine for on-tap. The body is bright gold with a slight haze, a plus in my book.

Smell (4.0): Hop profile comes through first with a bright orange and pineapple notes. Malts provide some moderate sweetness in the nose; overall, very nice. I like piney notes in this style, but this fits the bill, too.

Taste (5.0): Hops come through immediately as floral shifting to herbal, with citrus undercurrent—very nice! Lightly toasted pale malt is in back, supporting the hop profile. The slightly toasty malts complement the hops very well, actually. It’s got a long, bitter citrus finish—lemon all the way! A bit biscuity, and the yeast note feels German, if that’s possible. AWESOME! No alcohol presence whatsoever.

Mouthfeel (4.5): Very nice carb, uneven and long-lasting mix of prickliness and soft creaminess; dry finish, well above average. Very nice, actually.

Overall (4.5): Great, really enjoy this. Great hops, great American DIPA. This needs to see much more of the world, and if this ever comes out in cans I’m buying lots of it. Lots and lots of it. Sixpoint, you really brewed a winner here!

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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

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4.45/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Awesome appearance, nice cloudy orange, about 2 fingers of nice head at the top, that sticks to the glass after each sip leaving a nice lacing.

S - Lots of hops upfront, pineapple and grapefruit, and a bit of sweetness from something I cant pinpoint.

T - Great hops all around, a perfect blend of floral, and sweet fruits, Nice alcohol at the tail end.

M - Low carbonation, Medium mouthfeel, a perfect balance

O - Great DIPA, first beer from sixpoint and I loved it, perfect blend and great flavor!

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4.42/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

a new sixpoint brew that I will quickly jump on

A- pours a hazy orange look that looks almost hefe like. There is not too much going on in the foamy head department. Lacing still lingers on the glass's edges andgives the brew a DIPA look that I expect. A touch of west coast look

S- spot on... piney resin on cue with the necessary grapefruit theme to have a steady DIPA. Bitterness surrounds the aforementioned themes to round out what I love... A DIPA that has all the necessary attribues of some east coast fellas making a west coast DIPA

T- bitterness participating as grapefruit all over. The hop bill is right to my liking

M- layers of flavor coate the palate. Very juicy

O- I am gonna say this now.... CAN THIS IMMEDIATELTY! Sixpoint like to use their interpretation of a style. IMO this is how they produce such winning beers. They are beginning to become a major player on the east coast

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4.38/5  rDev +6.6%
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.

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4.32/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this on tap in an 11 oz snifter. Hazy, orange/yellow color with a nice, frothy one finger head that dissipates very slowly leaving a complex web of lace all along the glass.
Aroma is oh so hoppy. Fruity, citrusy, piney, floral hops with faint hints of malt.
Just like the aroma, this is a complete hop-assault taste-wise.
This was a fresh keg and it was evident in the taste. The hops blast as soon as the liquid touches the tongue. Not for the faint of hops. The quintessential 'hop-heads' dream beer.
Definitely worth a try. Highly recommended.

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4.28/5  rDev +4.1%
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!

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of socon67
4.23/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a snifter

A - Pours orange\amber with a thick foam that quickly disappates. Lacing is excellent.

S - Strong scent of pine. There is a slight smell of citrus. Would have liked a little more of that.

T - Has a pronounced hoppy front, as is the calssic "hop bomb" of many good DIPA's. The complimentary flavors of citrus are more noticeable in the taste than in the aroma.

M - About the smoothest DIPA I can recall. Clearly to me its defining quality. For such a big IPA in hoppiness and ABV it is very, smooth, light, and quite drinkable. Went perfectly with my Chinese food.

O - Gotta love Sixpoint. I'd add this to their list of very good beers.

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Gemini from Sixpoint Brewery
Beer rating: 85.9% out of 100 with 64 ratings
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