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Southern Tier Gemini (2007 - 2013)

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RATINGS: 960   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
“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


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - DEC 30, 2007
UPDATED: MAR 17, 2008 Bomber. Pours a nice clear copper with a thin lasting white head initially- a bit of yeast cloudiness towards the bottom of the bottle. Aroma is very sharp and pungent with lots of weed, herbal and piney hops. Flavor is also skewed heavily towards hops- herbal and spicy with the usualy citrus hops. Nice harsh tacky bitterness which I like. Id say this is better than both the Unearthly and the Hoppe. Nice blend!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheEpeeist (3175) - Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 30, 2007
22 oz bottle. Almost clear orange with a white frothy head. Nose is doughy grapefruit and orange. Moderate carb, juicy with some resin. Taste features tangerine, pink grapefruit and quinine. Lightly bitter bready finish. Not bad but not sure i’d chose this over an UnEarthly.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gorbalev (2893) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 30, 2007
Bottle, thanks Hogtown Harry. Really nice hazy glowing dark yellow with some orange, big fluffy white head - long lasting. Aroma is fresh citrus (orange) hops with a touch of alcohol. Taste - very interesting - up front, very citrusy and quenching, middle to end some seriously bittern resiny hops kick in followed by an intense alcohol burn and hop linger. I think I like the first half little bit better, my ears are burning from the heat in this sucker in its finish! Ultimately a little over the top, but a very interesting beer and concept - these guys are my brewery of the year 2007 hands down.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
LinusStick (2757) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 30, 2007
On tap at Bocktown. Nice huge IIPA. This is the kind I like...not too much hotness or syrupy malt; just a straight on hop assault (which is good from time to time). Aroma was all hops. Pour was a nice burnt orange with a 2 finger white head. Taste was very citrus and earthy hops with a slight sugary malt aftertaste. Very slight. Hides the alcohol well.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
RiverHorse (457) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 30, 2007
22 oz. bottle. Pours a beautiful hazy orange color with a perfectly foamy white head. A quick swirl of the tulip reintroduced the head. Sticky lace clings to the sides of the glass. The scent was very flowery and citursy with hops and some vanilla. Very nice mouthfeel with the hops biting hard in the end. Grapefruit, spice and some malt. A very soft and smooth mouthfeel and perfect finish. This beer was more than the sum of it’s parts, I had to rate this higher than the Hoppe and Un*Earthly.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
eaglefan538 (2828) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - DEC 30, 2007
Bottle (22oz) from SL, pour was golden to amber in color, great initial head, solid lacing for the style. The aroma was full citrus and grapefruits, really quite nice. The flavor was grapefruits, full bitter finish (some resinous notes), almost a grainy mouthfeel / texture, great tasting stuff. Mouthfeel was nicely bodied, but not as full as can be achieved in the style with a heavier malt build. Great stuff, nonetheless, surpassing at least my recollection of either of the two forming the blend.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ReademNwheat (174) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 30, 2007
From a bottle. After finally getting through the wax cap I finally got to enjoy this brew. citrusy and floral hops in the aroma. Samething in the taste. Ends crisply making you want more. I haven’t tasted either of the hoppe or the unearthy by them selves but together they are great. Alcohol content is hidden really well. My new favorite brew ...its just so good ...if you like hops this is for you.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jvittorio4187 (255) - Boardman, Ohio, USA - DEC 29, 2007
Shared bottle with my buddy whom after drinking this broke a bunch of bottles. Pours a clear gold/amber with a thick white head. Massive hops and citrus on the nose. Taste is very balanced with lots of citrus and hops. Finish is clean and crisp.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
egajdzis (5194) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 29, 2007
Poured a hazy amber color with a small, white head that left light lacing on the glass. Aroma of floral hops, citrus, toffe, dough and toffee. Taste of caramel, pine, resin, vanilla, toffee, and grapefruit, with light alcohol in the finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sheatripper (863) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - DEC 28, 2007
Bomber. Hazy orange pour with a full frothy head, webby lacing. Big floral, tropical and citrus hop aroma. Nice c-hop infusion--citrusy with a slight tea note, becoming more piney after a while, with a bit of an overchewed gum aftertaste. Neat and clean malt base--not too sweet or full such that it would intrude on the essence of the hops. And though the hops are the centerpiece there is a nice overall balance in flavors.


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