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Southern Tier Gemini (2007-2013)

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RATINGS: 968   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


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4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
PumpkinBurger (46) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 27, 2012
golden amber color, small creamy light yellow head, nice sweet start, tons of delicious hop flavor, mainly citrus and floral, with a lasting bitter finish!


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Darkmagus82 (993) - - AUG 28, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 2-25-13- I heard they discontinued this at Southern tier so when I saw a bottle (bottled on 2/12/12) I thought I better snatch it up and give it a go. Poured from 22 oz bomber into a snifter glass Appearance – Pours a quite hazy orange color with a small white head. The head fades rather fast to leave only a light level of lacing on the sides of the glass. Smell – Upon pouring the aroma is sweet and fruity with strong notes of an earthy and grassy smell. The sweet is comprised of some caramel with the fruity being of a tropical nature with aromas of mango, papaya and tangerine. Upon pouring the sweeter aromas are the most potent, but as the beer sits longer, the other aromas in the nose, the earthy hop and grassy smells of the brew get stronger and begin dominating more. These smells, when mixed with aromas of alcohol, give the brew a nice warming and earthy/grassy smell. Taste – The taste begins bready with some fruit flavors of orange and a light caramel sweetness. Upfront and mixed with these tastes is an initially light earthy hop taste. As the taste moves on the sweeter citrus fades while the earthy hop and bready tastes grow stronger and are joined by a grapefruit and grassy hop tastes. Toward the end, an alcohol flavor mingles with the hop and bready tastes to leave a quite pleasant hop blended resinous, bready, and boozy flavor to linger on the tongue. Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the average to above average side in terms of its creaminess with a carbonation level that is quite light. The thicker and smoother body is nice of the earthy and boozy flavors of the brew with the lower carbonation accentuating these even more. Overall – This is one tasty and hop profile balanced (citrus, earthy and grassy) imperial. It has a strong boozy, bready and earthy taste making it a fantastic sipper. It is too bad they are discontinuing this. If you can find a bottle somewhere I say give it a go. It’s delicious.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hansen (6577) - Assentoft, DENMARK - AUG 18, 2014
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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
gschrade (613) - Collinsville, USA - AUG 14, 2014
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

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
miquelcrush (1362) - Granollers, SPAIN - JUL 8, 2014
Bona cervesa, és bastant equilibrada i gustosa. Buena cerveza, es bastante equilibrada y sabrosa.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
MacBoost (1263) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - JUN 29, 2014
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.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
lightbias (83) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stuu666 (2160) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 1, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s. Huge crystal malt, sweet toffee, bitter and dry, juicy pine.

4.1
   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

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
superspak (2562) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
McNeillR (1140) - 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


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