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Gemini

November, 2015

Gemini

Judges Rating: 
92
Aroma: 
23 / 24
Appearance: 
6 / 6
Flavor: 
37 / 40
Mouthfeel: 
8 / 10
Overall Impression: 
18 / 20

A firm citrus fruit hop aroma comes through cleanly to greet the nose and is accompanied by piney notes and a hint of grainy malts. This is a clear amber ale with a medium white, finely beaded head that keeps on coming.

The hop-forward flavor is reminiscent of the aroma profile and definitely characteristic of the style. Although the hops are aggressive, they were not overly assertive and balanced nicely with the aforementioned grainy malt base. The body is medium to full with medium-low conditioning, producing a pleasant smoothness. The higher alcohol content was evident yet did not overwhelm.

A well-constructed recipe that allows the hop blend to showcase itself without completely distorting the integrity of the style.

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