Thornbridge Geminus
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Brewed by Thornbridge
Style: Imperial IPA
Bakewell, England
Serve in Shaker, Snifter


on tap


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RATINGS: 56   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
Geminus @ 8.5% - a big, new bold Double IPA from Thornbridge. Geminus has a strong, complex hop aroma with high bitterness levels and supported by big, malt backbone. It has a dry bitter finish and as ever from a Thornbridge has a high dangerously drinkable quotient. Malts: Maris Otter Pale Ale, Caramalt, Wheat Malt, Rye Malt Hops: Apollo, Citra, Pacific Gem, Target

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bobinlondon (1288) - Harrow, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 26, 2011
I’ve enjoyed this in several places over the last week or so; mini cask at Kernel, hand pulled at The Craft and gravity at the Peterborough BF. It’s one of those beers that has an extra dimension, just so complex yet perfectly balanced and dangerously drinkable in the TRUE sense. Amber with an off white head. Heavy hop perfume that is intoxicating in it’s self. Multi layered tropical citrus hop profile with exquisite, throat lubricating, resinous hop oils. Juicy sweet malts with warming alcohol, not in the least cloying. Just stunning!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
AleManTom (195) - Chapel en le Frith, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2011
Few beers have blown me away like this. After a heavy session, to have such a strong ale may be considered daft, but I realised just quite how much this stood out, this doesn’t feel like an 8.5%, with a hugely complex hoppy character, a dry bitter finish and massive malts in this. I’ve not drunk many brews like this, Thornbridge have done it again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jackl (7063) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 27, 2011
Cask. Big DIPA from the lads at Thornbridge coming in at 8.5% ABV. Caramel roasted heavy malts support a massive hoppy symphony of flavor. Polished? Absolutely not. But this is definitely what I look for in a pint.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rlgk (18230) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 15, 2011
Cask at Craft Beer Co. Orange beer with an offwhite head. Hoppy fruity aroma, pine apple, grassy, pear and grapes. Hoppy flavor, perfume notes, grapefruit, metal and grass, hay, grapes, pine apples, some creamy notes. Lots of taste, still balanced. Top class!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DanielBrown (4381) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 21, 2011
Hand pulled at the Waggon and Horses, Halesowen. Red/amber colour and a great smell wofting up to my eager nostrils. Smooth, rich hops flood the mouth passage - berry, orange, rose. Warming on finish, but easy to drink. A splendidly rewarding beverage.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (18527) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2011
Small keg at the Kernel Brewery. Pours cloudy gold with a medium foam head. Light floral and spice aroma, pine and citrus. Extremely sweet, some nice urine, moderately bitter. Full bodied with fine carbonation. Bit of toast, pine and earth in the finish. It’s big and thick, oily, with touches of toasted grain. Delicious.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - SEP 6, 2011
Cask conditioned gravity dispense Queen Adelaide Northampton. A copper coloured beer with whitish bubbles of head. A lovely hoppy aroma, reminded me of Hardcore but slightly less sweet in the malts. Some rye sweetness in the mouth together with good strong citrus US hops. A nice full body. A well brewed and balanced beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dEnk (4200) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - SEP 24, 2011
Aroma fruity grassy hops. Flavour is strong and dry hop bitterness, fruity flowery, long lingering. Subtle malt note. Great.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Vaiz (4282) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - OCT 2, 2011
Cask @ BBF2011. Hazy deep golden pour, thin white head. Aroma of grassy floral hops and slightly creamy. Flavor is floral bitter, fruity, very smooth and fresh.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Countbeer (6205) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - OCT 2, 2011
Cask @ BBF’11: Airy off white head on top of a clear orange colored beer. Smell hops, citrus, fruit. Taste hops, citrus, lime, manure. Nice fruity light bitter aftertaste. Low carbo, medium to full body, soft mouthfeel, light watery texture. Well balanced and fresh.

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