Gemini
Southern Tier Brewing Company

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Style:
American Imperial IPA
Ranked #3,594
ABV:
9%
Score:
87
Ranked #14,336
Avg:
3.89 | pDev: 10.8%
Reviews:
62
Ratings:
411
From:
Southern Tier Brewing Company
 
New York, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  15
Gots
  104
SCORE
87
Very Good
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Reviews by Homers_Beer_Odyssey:
Photo of Homers_Beer_Odyssey
4.37/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

APPEARANCE - Light, clear.

AROMA/SCENT - Hops, pine.

TASTE - Hops, nutty, pine, sweet, coffee.

MOUTHFEEL/PALATE/TEXTURE - Dry, smooth, astringent, clean.

VALUE - $8.50 for an 11-oz pour. Average.

OVERALL/DRINKABILITY - Decent, quaffable.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of MUTINY
3.76/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

22oz bomber into my Ommegang chalice.

A: I'm not really impressed. Pours a clear gold with about 1/2" white head that sits down pretty quick. Retention is OK, lacing is nonexistent.

S: Hoppy! Lots of piney, grassy notes with some citrus in the background. I get some caramel sweetness, too.

T: DIPA-like sweetness right out of the gate. Lemon rind & crackery malt through the mid-palate. Oily, underwhelming hop bitterness is present throughout. There's sort of a musty grapish note in there somewhere. Lacks complexity & absolutely is not the hop-punch I was expecting.

M: Light & oily, a bit syrupy, low-ish carb. Odd characteristics given the flavor profile.

O: I don't know what to make of this quite yet. The mouthfeel is strange, the hop profile is strange. Just...strange.

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Photo of logicalparadox
2.75/5  rDev -29.3%

Photo of dandaugherty1221
3.83/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of thezach
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Golden, clear, frothy white head with nice retention

S: citrus, light sweet malts, touch of dankness

T: Similar to aroma, not a hint of alcohol, which is impressive. It really goes down smooth with a lingering bitterness.

M: Smooth, light maltiness, good carb.

O: A delicious beer, no doubt, but I'm not certain how they arrived at the price. At $20+ for a six-pack, I have to ask: "Where did the accompanying scantily clad companion go?" Seriously, this is a good beer, but I could but two moderately priced six-packs from most other brewers, or a sixer and a bomber for the same amount. Or dinner.

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Photo of bgold86
4.6/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of stevoj
3.93/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle from my brother. Nice hop aroma leads into much deeper, robust taste. Fruity, slick, nice slippery body. Very smooth for a DIPA. Tasty and reffreshing

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Photo of jahbless
3.47/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the Crane Room. Taste is fruity hoppy, definitely grapefruit. Medium body. As someone else wrote, it's hoppy but without the bitter bite to it..

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Photo of spedprof
4.5/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of hophead123
4.45/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Runofthemiller
3.91/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sbuzz919
3.58/5  rDev -8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JoeLacy
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of Steve_Studnuts
4.26/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of musicsherlock
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of JohnDon
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 1Sundown2C
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of entenduintransit
3.6/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Photo of williamjbauer
3.5/5  rDev -10%

Photo of Claude-Irishman
4.19/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Really a "super hopped" ale. Smells like mango. Very smooth and enjoyable. Would not know it was 9% until you had a few.

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Photo of jwat
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of BLZR
3.88/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of brureview
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

I was pleasantly surprised by this beer. I was expecting just another hoppy DIPA ; it is quite different than other beers I have tasted from the brewery.

Poured a light copper color with a 1F head in a tulip, which is a good glass for this beer.
I served it much colder than recommended- at 43°F. At colder temps, there is an intensity which diminishes with warming.

The aroma is complex citrus, a little sweetness, and grape. There is a distinct grape aroma.

The mouth feel is very carbonated.

Taste: the aroma transitions well to the taste: complex citrus and grape, topped off by a very intense hoppy bitterness.

This is not a typical American DIPA. It has more complex fruits than other beers of the same style.
It's best to start off colder. A wide mouth glass is better for tasting- it brings out the flavor more intensely.

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Photo of Chef74
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Whiskeydeez
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Gemini from Southern Tier Brewing Company
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 411 ratings