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Southern Tier Gemini (2007-2013)

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RATINGS: 973   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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“blended hoppe & unearthly” High in the winter sky, two parallel stick figures are visible & known as “the twins,” or the constellation Gemini. The astronauts of the 1960s flew as teams of two in a program named after the celestial pairing. 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. 10.5% abv • 5.8ºL * 22° Plato
2-row pale malt, malted white wheat, cara-pils malt, red wheat. Kettle hops: columbus, chinook, cascade; aroma hops: amarillo; hop back: styrian goldings; dry hops: amarillo, cascade, centenial, chinook & columbus.

2012 vintage 9% abv

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
lightbias (230) - USA - JUN 9, 2014
Toasted pine with lots of baked grapefruit waft from the bottle and almost pierce my nostrils. The pale amber is clear and the light amber foam softly coats the sides of the glass, dissappating slowly as the boozy liquid disappears. The longer it’s in my glass, the heavier the sweet on my tongue. Malty and heavy, this is a brew best enjoyed ice cold if thick and creamy is not your cup of tea. Not a bad brew, but too sweet for my taste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stuu666 (5340) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 1, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s. Huge crystal malt, sweet toffee, bitter and dry, juicy pine.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
weaselkenievil (1608) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAY 4, 2014
Bottle shared with and at wyzzywyz22’s house, sat outside all day in the sun drinking good beer and listening to good music. Life is good. Poured a murky orange with a decent but fairly quickly fading white head. Lovely sugary hop aroma. Hops and malts are very well balanced. Perfect beer for the weather. Really enjoyed it, great beer. Cheers mate! 9 3 9 4 16

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
superspak (3064) - Michigan, USA - APR 11, 2014
12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 2/24/2014. Pours fairly crystal clear orange amber color with a 1-2 finger dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of big tangerine, grapefruit, lemon zest, orange peel, pineapple, floral, grass, pine, light caramel, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Fantastic aromas with awesome complexity of juicy citrus hops and moderate malt sweetness; with great strength. Taste of big tangerine, grapefruit, lemon zest, orange peel, citrus rind, pineapple, floral, grass, pine, light caramel, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Fair amount of floral/pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of tangerine, grapefruit, lemon zest, orange peel, pineapple, citrus rind, floral, grass, pine, light caramel, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Damn nice complexity of juicy citrus hop and moderate malt flavors; with a nice malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a smooth, lightly slick, and fairly crisp/sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with only a light warming present after the finish. Overall this is an awesome DIPA. All around great complexity of juicy citrus hops and moderate malt balance; and very smooth to sip on for the ABV. A highly enjoyable offering.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
McNeillR (1567) - SCOTLAND - APR 5, 2014
UPDATED: APR 6, 2014 Dank dirty golden, light ringed head. Lush bitterness, greeny and piney. Almost caramel weed. Decent carbonation and exceptional for the ABV. Neat, tapered bitterness. Creamy towards the finish but dank bitterness resonates.

Bottle, Cheers LONick, April Not So Fools Tasting

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
pinkie (470) - New York, USA - MAR 20, 2014
OK this is not the blended ale. If there is another listing for the new beer from Southern Tier called Gemini please message me.

Pours a brilliant orange amber with pristine clarity and a frothy head of foam that lasted well and left rings of lace. Nose is orange. Just orange. Maybe a touch of grass as ti warms. How did they do that? Taste is light. If you are expecting the traditional southern tier malt, a bit of brown sugar on a soft bread . . . forget it. This malt is invisible. Light , fresh squeezed orange juice, a touch of caramel sweetness that seems to light to be believed. and a bit of hop herbal that is also tremendously light. The mouthfeel reminds me of Kern River Citra, it’s that light. Divine lightness. And then it finishes without a trace of alcohol and a bit of orange sweetness at the back palate with a hint of caramel.

Holy COW! The price of this sixpack at $20 has put lots of people off. It was delicious. Darn delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GenDV138 (2578) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - FEB 22, 2014
From notes, consumed on 4/18/13. Bottle (dated 1/27/12) poured into a Belgian snifter. Pours golden brown with a finger of off-white head. Aromas of oak, booze, nutty notes, toasty notes. Tasting notes of oak, toast, nuts, slight booze, caramel. Warm finish. Aged pretty nicely with almost 15 months on it. Medium body with a semi-dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DocJitsu (1123) - Florida, USA - JAN 25, 2014
Pours a cloudy orange golden color with a short beige-tan head. Oranges, cream, and biscuit dough on the nose. A bit of a gooey mouthfeel without being thick. A fine carbonation burn occurs mid-palate. Flavors closely approximate the nose.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Daytonbeer (681) - Ohio, USA - JAN 3, 2014
Pours cloudy Orange with white head and some lacing. Aroma of grapefruit hops, medium fruit, and caramel malts. Taste is sweet brown sugar malts, tropical and dark fruits, and plenty of hops. A little sticky. Great brew.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
wyzzywyz22 (2058) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - DEC 3, 2013
Bottle from De Bierkoning, Amsterdam. Shared with Nick one hot summers day. Vivid amber pour with a generous white head. Big piney hop nose with some grapefruit. Very enticing. Cracking balance between the sweet malt and hop in the flavour with the ABV well smothered. Hops really shining here. Huge drinkability. An absolute belter of a beer.

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