Phin & Matt's Extraordinary Ale - Southern Tier Brewing Company
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2.84/5 rDev -19.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75
Average finger’s worth of just off-white foam, full mix of bubble sizes, lots of dimpling but decent retention, the lacing is thin but spreads into broad sheets and sticks nicely. Bright yellowish gold color with a touch of zinc or rust to deepen it, crystal clear with only a few random bubbles visible, looks kinda adjuncty. The nose is grainy with a strong pepper component, also offers pizza crusts, cornmeal and some orange to lemon citrus to sweeten it up, same for the vague apricot, peach fruit accents, becomes leafier and greener as it warms. Medium-bodied, has some prickle to it and seemingly intentional bitter bite, on the hoppy side for an APA. Then it has the resinous feel without the pine flavor. More of the pepper, rye to pumpernickel bread, mineral water and with larger presence of savory garden herbs than flowers. The tartness suggests a space reserved for grapefruit citrus and more tropical like pineapple, nectarine, papaya fruit but the chair left empty. Its overall dryness tends to distract, not that it lacks flow but you start getting bitter beer face.
Serving type: bottle
03-19-2013 00:10:21 | More by farrago
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Phin & Matt's Extraordinary Ale from Southern Tier Brewing Company
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