ChillCoat (1029) - Concord, California, USA - JAN 14, 2008
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle via Goldtwins. Pours a lighter copper color. Somewhat murky with a white head. Textbook example of what an IIPA should look like IMO. Dank, citrusy aromas with lots of pine. Very, very nice. Hop forward and bitter flavor. Tons of tropical fruit flavors along with pine and big grapefruit notes. Bitter and musty finish. Somewhat sweet but hey, it’s 10.5%. This is a fantastic Double IPA!
Hansen (6563) - Assentoft, DENMARK - AUG 18, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark golden coloured with a white head, medium duration. Sweet, malty aroma, some hoppy notes too. Sweet lemon. Sweet flavor, sugars, hoppy. Moderate bitter finish. Creamy and dry.
gschrade (584) - Collinsville, USA - AUG 14, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
I had this at Global Brew. Pours orangish with white head. Taste citrus, sweet, fruity. I thought this was good. I would drink this again.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
miquelcrush (1348) - Granollers, SPAIN - JUL 8, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bona cervesa, és bastant equilibrada i gustosa.
Buena cerveza, es bastante equilibrada y sabrosa.
MacBoost (1245) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - JUN 29, 2014
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Waxed vintage bottle. Discount shelf @ my local shitty beer store. Pours a deep gold with a nice head. Was expecting less. Aromas of some bitter pine and caramel. Taste is bitter pandora semi sweet. Flavors of paper towels, dirty wash cloths and rough pine bark. This one didn’t age well @ all. Oh well, buttfuck it. An aging experiment gone wrong, but I’ll give it the benefit of the doubt.
lightbias (76) - USA - JUN 9, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
Stuu666 (1988) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 1, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Craig’s. Huge crystal malt, sweet toffee, bitter and dry, juicy pine.
weaselkenievil (1608) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAY 4, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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
superspak (2537) - Michigan, USA - APR 11, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
McNeillR (1133) - SCOTLAND - APR 5, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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
pinkie (457) - New York, USA - MAR 20, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
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.