Gemini (Imperial Blended Ale) | Southern Tier Brewing Company

Gemini (Imperial Blended Ale)Gemini (Imperial Blended Ale)
BA SCORE
85.9%
Liked This Beer
4.09 w/ 1,057 ratings
Gemini (Imperial Blended Ale)Gemini (Imperial Blended Ale)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Southern Tier Brewing Company
New York, United States
southerntierbrewing.com

Style: American Strong Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
New version now sold in 12 oz bottles.

Added by BeerBeing on 12-14-2007

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
591
Ratings:
1,057
Liked:
908
Avg:
4.09/5
pDev:
10.51%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
80
Gots:
115
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,057 |  Reviews: 591
Photo of target88
3.54/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kgammell1
4.3/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CNoj012
4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jmg480
4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JJStorm
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LionHeart88
4.14/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Critter1594
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

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Photo of Jadjunk
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
3.18/5.00

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Photo of muchos
4.54/5  rDev +11%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of 50marathons
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.

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Photo of William-Wade
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

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Photo of wisegreensoul
4.03/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of munnster76
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.

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Photo of k47k
3.44/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Kinger2425
4.24/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of s35keith
4.44/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ER527
4.33/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of JDRichards
4.27/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of wethorseblanket
4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Miket13
4.76/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

One of the best beers I've had

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Photo of Ozzylizard
4.14/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Undated bottle at 45 degrees into nonic
Aroma of pine
Head large (5 cm, aggressive pour), white, frothy, diminishing to 1 cm frothy layer
Lacing excellent – complete rings of tiny to medium bubbles; stalactites
Body medium yellow, cloudy
Flavor begins with resin and becomes malty; no alcohol, no diacetyl
Palate medium, oily, lively carbonation

Appearance 4.5, Aroma 4.25, Flavor 4, Palate 4, Overall 4.25

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Photo of Shane7111
5/5  rDev +22.2%

Photo of HayleyHK
4.5/5  rDev +10%

Photo of MichaelLamb
4.2/5  rDev +2.7%

Gemini (Imperial Blended Ale) from Southern Tier Brewing Company
Beer rating: 85.9% out of 100 with 1,057 ratings
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