shigadeyo (3790) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 5, 2008
1/05/2008: Southern Tier Imperial Gemini Blended Unfiltered Ale pours a brilliant golden color with a dense and long-lating ivory head that creams some nice lacing. The aroma reaches out right away and and offers up a mouth-watering assortment of citrus including orange, lemon, grapefruit as well as a some sticky pine sap. The juicy, sweet orange and grapefuit hop flavor as well as the soft, smooth caramel maltiness is definitely contributed by the Hoppe and the pine, lemon, and floral/perfume notes along with the sharp, staying bitterness in the middle is definitely the Un*Earthy making it’s presence known. The bitterness fades off and the finish becomes more dry with each sip. The huge alcohol content reported on the bottle is absolutely nowhere to be found amongth the flavors which is quite impressive, although the huge citrus bouquet and flavor could probably cover up most things! This sucker is juicy, very well-balanced, quite smooth, and ultra drinkable. The medium-full body of this beer dances across the tastebuds and glides happily down the throat. I daresay Southern Tier really hit the mark with this one. The Hoppe does a really nice job of controlling the bitterness of the Un*Earthly. Gemini really is a synergy achieved two excellent beers! taffurs888 (124) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 5, 2008
650 ml. gold wax-sealed bottle / Alc. 10.5% by Vol. / 22° Plato / 58° L / 2-row pale malt, malted white wheat / cara-pils malt, red wheat / kettle hops: columbus, chinook & cascade / aroma hops: amarillo / hop back: styrian golding / dry hops: amarillo, cascade, centennial, chinook & columbus. Rating #57 for this beer...
On tap at Fat Heads. Great aroma of citursy hops. Taste is very pine, lemon, and grapefruit. Bitter flavor lingers for quite awhile, and your mouth is left very dry. No taste of alcohol. tomthompson89 (1983) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 4, 2008
Had on tap at Coles, hazy golden color, good creamy pour some lace on top, nose is grapefruit some pale malts good floral hops. somewhat sweet flavor at the begining, definate pine and lemon, the citrus and malt is large, not very high feeling from the alcohol barely noticed it. Nephilium (1821) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - JAN 4, 2008
First off, the bottle is a pain in the arse to open. I had to dig out a paring knife to make it through the wax. An amazing hop aroma once this bottle is open, pine and grapefruit filling the room. It pours a clear amber, with a huge white fluffy head, that fades fairly quickly, leaving some big lacing behind. The taste is strongly of hops, with a hint of sweetness in the middle, and a long bitter finish. Nice thick syrupy mouthfeel. roder60 (1289) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 4, 2008
Bottle definitely sucks to get open - i think its just melted plastic over the top. Pours a hazy dark orange color with large amount of froathy bubbly white head. Aroma is very floral with slight alcohol scents. Flavor is very grapefruit with lots of citrus juiciness and some alcohol warmth. Overall, very good.
thebaldwizard (1365) - Ohio, USA - JAN 4, 2008
Floral hops mostly in the nose. Light golden color with a thin head. Very light palate for an imperial IPA. Light floral hop flavor with a gentle sweetness behind it. Not bad--but what a waste of Unearthly. johnadam2002 (529) - Hainesport, New Jersey, USA - JAN 3, 2008
The wax on this bottle is a big pain in the ass. I had to cut some of the wax off just so I could pry it off. Poured thick copper color with a small bubbly white head that didn’t last. Aroma of hops and pine. Big hoppy flavor with some citrus. Some sweet malt trying to mellow out the hops. Very thick dry finish. tyler_mn (2464) - SLP, Minnesota, USA - JAN 2, 2008
22oz bottle from swoopjones. The hardened gold wax top was truly annoying. Bright, semiclear copper pour with a thinner than expected white head leaving little lacing. Slightly catty on the nose. Pine, grapefruit, wet leaves, toffee and cannabis round out the nose. Initially quite astringent and bitter on the tongue. It definitely gets more rounded as the beer opens. Bitter citrus zest, soap, perfume, oily pine, bready malt. Interesting. Fairly rich and creamy. The hops dance lively across the entire palate but there is enough malt to balance. Finishes with a lasting zesty hoppiness. As per the the Southern Tier take on beer, most unique. drewbeerme (3921) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 2, 2008
22oz wax top bottle. pours slightly hazy golden with creamy white head. nose has a huge grapefruit hop aroma with some musty (un)earthy caramel notes. flavor comes off initially a bit buttery, some balanced PNW hops of grapefruit and pine come in and a sweet caramely malt backbone takes you home. alcohol is well hidden. body is light-med. light and easy drinking. beastiefan2k (4082) - HdG (past: NYC, KS, Rain City), Maryland, USA - JAN 2, 2008
STUPID ASS WAX TOP, why would they put this on a hoppy beer? One question, they blended two beers but are both unfiltered or just the Hoppe part? To me it looks like just the Hoppe is only a slightly hazy orange with the smallest head. It’s all hops an no malt but it comes out nice actually. Grapefruit dominates with orange and lemon highlights. It’s very dry, which is also nice and has a good medium bitterness at the end of the flavor. Lighted bodied and easy drinking with a long lingering grapefruit skins aftertaste.
22oz bomber, Rodenbach GC tulip glass.