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Southern Tier Gemini (2007-2013)

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RATINGS: 967   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
LinusStick (2838) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
eaglefan538 (2883) - 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.

   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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
egajdzis (5290) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 27, 2007
UPDATED: DEC 28, 2007 Draft at Fat Heads in Pittsburgh. Pours a deep golden Amber with an off white head. Aroma of citrusy hops. Medium bodied. The hops really dominate the flavor profile, which has a nice balance of orange, grapefruit, and pine- with a bitterness that is aggressive, but pleasant. I pick up a nice balance of resin and juiciness. This is very good, but the source of the blends are good too, so this is no surprise

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 27, 2007
UPDATED: NOV 16, 2010 11/16/10: 22oz. Bottle: Aroma of hops, caramel, pineapple, alcohol, and some diacetyl. Poured orange/amber in color with a small, creamy, dense, tan/off-white head that diminished but lasted throughout. Cloudy. Sparkling. Full of tiny particles throughout. Flavor is light to medium sweet and medium bitter. Tastes of malt, hops, slight lychee, sugar, caramel, crystal malt, light citrus, slight resin, and pollen. Medium body. Average texture. Medium sweet, lightly bitter, hop, malt, caramel, and and lychee finish. 7/4/7/4/14 = 3.7 12/27/07: Draught: Aroma of hops and citrus. Poured amber with a hint of gold in color and a medium-sized, rocky, off-white head that lasted throughout. Excellent lacing. Clear. Very slightly sparkling. Medium to heavy bitter flavor. Tastes of hops, bubblegum, grapefruit, resin, and pine. Medium body. Thin, oily texture. Average carbonation. Resiny hop finish. You can really taste the two beers it is made up of. 7/4/8/3/16=3.8barnyard,

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrHomolka (761) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 27, 2007
I will preface by saying I am not too excited about blending two already available IIPAs into a new, more expensive IIPA but I bought it anyways. It must be the wax. I knew they waxed this and not the Choklat for a reason. Anyways, pours golden with a huge rocky white head. Great lacing. Aroma is predominated by what I guess is Columbus hops, since it is the exact same smell I got from Avery’s Hog Heaven recently. At first all I can detect is garlic, and it’s not too pleasing. Herbs, spices, body odor are also noticed underneath the garlic. Gets better as it warms up. Flowery, potpourri, earthy. A tiny hint of citrus and just a bit of pine - but those are in the back seat. Unique at least. Creamy mouthfeel, moderate bitterness, quite smooth rounded. Herbal, earthy flavor with a just a touch of a medicinal quality. I honestly don’t remember the two beers that compose this one too much even though I’ve had them multiple times , so I can’t say if this tastes like a blend of them. This isn’t bad but was kind of unnecessary.

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