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Phin & Matt's Extraordinary Ale - Southern Tier Brewing Company

Phin & Matt's Extraordinary AlePhin & Matt's Extraordinary Ale

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80
good

1,265 Ratings
THE BROS
79
okay

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Ratings: 1265
Reviews: 604
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 14.12%


Brewed by:
Southern Tier Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: wailingwench on 10-29-2004)
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Reviews by Kinsman:
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Kinsman

California

3.53/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Clear golden colored body with a light white head that leaves behind just a bit of sticky residue.

A slightly fruity but mostly floral hop aroma greets you. Malts add just a bit of grain and biscuit notes.

Good hop-forward but still well balanced pale. Not a whole lot going on beyond a simple but enjoyable piney and tad bit citrusy hop flavor. A bit of sweetness from the malt alongside a notable cereal grain flavor. Finishes with a touch of bitterness that reminds you this is a pale ale.

Mouthfeel is light and crisp making for a refreshing APA. One could easily knock back a few of these in an evening. Overall, not my favorite APA but I'd have it again if offered.

Serving type: bottle

08-28-2011 00:43:02 | More by Kinsman
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Very light but shimmering golden coloring it had a soapy head of white foam.

The nose had a nice tea leaf, brewed tea, barley malt, lemon hop and a small bit of cannabis.

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Phin & Matt's Extraordinary Ale from Southern Tier Brewing Company
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