Frothmeister (524) - Ontario, - JUL 17, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
650ml bottle. Pours a hazy amber with an off-white head. Aroma is grapefruit, pine, toffee cake, alcohol, tropical fruits. Damn. A nice sticky sweet underbelly, with resinous hops, tropical fruit, alcohol, dried fruit. Well balanced, an IPA where the hops don’t overpower the sweetness, and malt flavours. This is REALLY good stuff. Why did I only buy one?
superspak (2203) - 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 (976) - 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 (425) - 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.
gendv138 (345) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - FEB 22, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
DocJitsu (721) - Florida, USA - JAN 25, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
Daytonbeer (582) - Ohio, USA - JAN 3, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
wyzzywyz22 (1885) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - DEC 3, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
Tomy63 (173) - Clermont-Ferrand, FRANCE - NOV 26, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Double IPA très bien faite, avec un nez houblonné sur les agrumes, l’ananas, la mangue... La bouche est un peu résineuse, légèrement sucrée, avec du caramel, et beaucoup de fruits jaunes un peu confits. Très belle amertume pour soutenir le tout.
geologyguy (583) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - NOV 9, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
a good malty beer with a medium strong flavor... hops are just right...leaves a film on the back end though
jdb288 (342) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - NOV 8, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Big fan of the hop mix in this one - Chinook/Columbus/Cascade...these give a lovely pine/clean accent to a well-crafted beer. A big bitter finish but does not linger on the palate.