Gemini (Imperial Blended Ale)
Southern Tier Brewing Company

Gemini (Imperial Blended Ale)Gemini (Imperial Blended Ale)
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Southern Tier Brewing Company
New York, United States
American Strong Ale
4.09 | pDev: 10.51%
May 01, 2021
Dec 14, 2007
Gemini (Imperial Blended Ale)Gemini (Imperial Blended Ale)
Notes: New version now sold in 12 oz bottles.
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Reviewed by Sigmund from Norway

3.73/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
650 ml bottle, courtesy of Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. ABV is 10.5%. Orange coloured beer, big to moderate off-white head with an orangey hue. Strong aroma of American hops, fruity and resinous notes, sweetish malts in the background, hints of marmalade and caramel. The flavour is first very sweet, followed by a massive assault of American hops, with a distinct grapefruity and resinous bitterness throughout.
May 01, 2021
Rated: 4 by brittanylicious from Indiana

Apr 20, 2019
Rated: 3.68 by Timtac from New Jersey

Feb 05, 2017
Rated: 4.68 by JustinPStewart from Texas

Dec 10, 2016
Rated: 4.13 by FrancisM12 from New Jersey

Jul 17, 2016
Rated: 4.49 by MutuelsMark from Kentucky

May 22, 2016
Rated: 4.66 by CDBeerDisappear from Ohio

May 07, 2016
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Reviewed by HotDogBikeRide from Texas

4.6/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Great ale, powerful malt forward backbone that compliments its hazy golden appearence with citrus and bright hops. Absolutely dank especially as the beer warms for once i cant finish bit all.
Mar 07, 2016
Rated: 4.03 by DudMan from New Jersey

Mar 02, 2016
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Reviewed by Weisenbeer from Ohio

4.29/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
I have had a few from this NY brewer and had thought they were above average, but not special. This beer,may have changed my mind. Excellent hoppy ale. Great blend of hops and malt and well disguised ABV. Bravo!
Jan 16, 2016
Rated: 4.25 by spedprof from West Virginia

Jan 04, 2016
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Rated by OKCNittany from Oklahoma

4.12/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25
from old notes
Dec 26, 2015
Rated: 4.4 by DASA10 from New Jersey

Dec 25, 2015
Rated: 4.27 by direwolf00 from Rhode Island

Dec 18, 2015
Rated: 4 by Iamjeff6 from Virginia

Dec 08, 2015
Rated: 3.93 by harryhops from Delaware

Nov 25, 2015
Rated: 3.96 by DavidST from Texas

Nov 25, 2015
Rated: 4 by gregcordle from Ohio

Oct 12, 2015
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Reviewed by CHickman from New York

4.11/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Review from 3/5/09-10.5% ABV; excellent nose and flavor, very hoppy, followed by spices, more hops and pine nuts; brew has a lot of flavor; a Limited Release which was really tasty and easy to drink considering the high ABV.
Oct 09, 2015
Rated: 4.26 by Extrajoker00 from Ohio

Sep 16, 2015
Rated: 4.34 by stadmo1 from Michigan

Sep 13, 2015
Rated: 4 by Ellis1701 from North Carolina

Sep 01, 2015
Rated: 3.72 by b2611 from Pennsylvania

Aug 19, 2015
Rated: 4.3 by arc71 from Pennsylvania

Aug 16, 2015
Rated: 4 by thedifferencemaker from Ohio

Aug 07, 2015
Rated: 3.84 by SCW from New York

Jul 23, 2015
Rated: 4 by SlothB77 from Virginia

Jul 07, 2015
Rated: 3.54 by target88 from Kentucky

Jun 22, 2015
Rated: 4.3 by kgammell1 from Maryland

Jun 17, 2015
Rated: 4.1 by CNoj012 from New York

Jun 14, 2015
Rated: 4.1 by jmg480 from Pennsylvania

Jun 13, 2015
Rated: 4.25 by JJStorm from Pennsylvania

May 31, 2015
Rated: 4.14 by LionHeart88 from Ohio

May 23, 2015
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Rated by Critter1594 from Missouri

4.21/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25
Look: who cares. It is under hopped if it isn't cloudy. This one is cloudy.
Smell: hops
Taste: dirty with hops
Feel: appropriate

Great beer
May 23, 2015
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Reviewed by Jadjunk from Georgia

3.18/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
"At Southern Tier, we have our own fraternal twins, Hoppe & Unearthly. Blended together & placed in this vessel, the mission of our Gemini is to travel high & take passengers on a journey far into the heavens!" Brewed in the style of a blended Strong Ale. Available previously in 22 oz. bottles and on limited draft. Currently retired in the format.

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle to a Southern Tier tulip glass. Served above 55 degrees Fahrenheit.

(Appearance) Pours a crisp, fizzy ecru white head over a moderately hazy medium amber body with light carbonation. Retention is below average and lacing is light and spotty. 3

(Smell) Caramel malt syrups with a soft graininess and a moderate sweetness, and a dated but piney and spicy hop profile with a moderate bitterness. Potency is mild. 3

(Taste) The flavor is reminiscent of the aroma, although a touch less harsh than feared. Caramel syrups and pale malts with some exposed graininess, light dated hop oils with little hop flavor and a moderate bitterness. finishes on a note of lingering caramel malts and spicy, piney hops. 3.25

(Mouthfeel) Texture is slick, oily, residual and medium dry. Carbonation is light, generating a modest frothiness and a softly crisp finish. Body is medium+ for the style, medium/heavy overall. Balance is slightly sweet and grainy over bitter. Alcohol presence is medium and there are no notable off characters. 3.25

(Overall) I realized following this review that Gemini hasn't been packaged in 22 oz. bottles for quite some time, perhaps several years, although this bottle, amongst other interesting Southern Tier ales recently appeared at my local shop, perhaps the efforts of a distributor or store attempting to clear old stock. Although I was trying to be as generous as possible with my scoring, the beer was in its current state not very pleasing. I'm looking forward to reviewing this beer fresh, as it seems to be more hop prominent, and I'm almost certain it would be considerably better when fresh, although I have not yet seen Gemini in any packaging outside of the 22 oz. bottle locally, it is still prominently featured in select stores, so be cautious as you shop. 3.25

Southern Tier Brewing Company's
Imperial Gemini Blended Unfiltered Ale
May 07, 2015
Rated: 4.54 by muchos from Pennsylvania

May 02, 2015
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Rated by 50marathons from Pennsylvania

4.49/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
Excellent blend and balance. For those who thought the Unearthly was too malty and the 2XIPA was too hoppy this is the perfect blend.
May 02, 2015
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Rated by William-Wade from West Virginia

4.3/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Very good overall beer. Like a lot
Apr 24, 2015
Rated: 4.03 by wisegreensoul from Idaho

Apr 17, 2015
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Rated by munnster76 from Wyoming

3.88/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Almost too strong...yet still good. Hides the alcohol fairly nicely. Definitely better than Unearthly by Southern Tier.
Mar 31, 2015
Gemini (Imperial Blended Ale) from Southern Tier Brewing Company
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 1059 ratings