Southern Tier Gemini Imperial Blended ale review…

Posted: April 26, 2011 in Beer, Craft Beer

Another review of a Southern Tier beer. The Gemini Imperial Blended ale is a seasonal offering that blends two of Southern Tier’s Pale Ales, their Unearthly Imperial Pale Ale and Hoppe Imperial Extra Pale Ale.

Aroma: Heavy on the hop aroma with grapefruit and orange citrus melding well with a nice sweet underlying malt aroma.

Appearance: Golden orange body with just a slight hazing. Thick white head of tightly formed bubbles that eventually give way to a fantastic sticky lacing.

Flavor: Lots of sweet malt up front that is immediately offset by fruity, piney hop bite. The malt backbone holds up well to the hop flavors and it finishes with a resiny cloying dryness.

Mouthfeel: Substantial carbonation and a thick heavy mouthfeel. 10.5% abv but no noticeable alcohol burn. Great sticky dry finish that reminds you that this is a big Imperial IPA.

Overall Impression: I’m a big fan of both the Hoppe and the Unearthly (and the oaked unearthly). When a blend goes wrong it can highlight the flaws in both beers. But when it goes right, as is the case here, it showcases the great qualities of both. Another great beer from the guys at Southern Tier. This is a seasonal January release. Get yours before it’s all gone.

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  1. […] Another review of a Southern Tier beer. The Gemini Imperial Blended ale is a seasonal offering that blends two of Southern Tier's Pale Ales, their Unearthly Imperial Pale Ale and Hoppe Imperial Extra Pale Ale. Aroma: Heavy on the hop aroma with grapefruit and orange citrus melding well with a nice sweet underlying malt aroma. Appearance: Golden orange body with just a slight hazing. Thick white head of tightly formed bubbles that eventually give … Read More […]

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