Sixpack of the Week: Southern Tier Gemini

Southern Tier (Lakewood, N.Y.)
Double IPA
ALCOHOL: 9%

SIXPACK SEZ: What were the ancient Greeks drinking when they imagined the stars above the western horizon each spring depicted the mythical twins, Castor and Pollux? Possibly some early, unrecorded version of this wonderfully hopped ale, named because its original recipe was a blend of two other outstanding Southern Tier IPAs, Hoppe and Unearthly. Because, otherwise, all I see up there is a bunch of shining dots. Still, the question is worth contemplating while sucking down a brew that’s both bitter, with a selection of six hop varieties, yet surprisingly sweet, thanks to a hearty malt bill.

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