Phin & Matt's Extraordinary Ale - Southern Tier Brewing Company
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4.43/5 rDev +25.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Pour is a woody orange sorta color with a rather weak head the leaves abruptly. Carbonation seems a bit weak but not too bad. Smell is really grapefruity, i notice the cascades right away, then there's a yeasty freshly baked bread note in there as well. The body might be a bit on the light side, but overall I'd say it's medium and works really well for the balance of flavors in this beer. Lots of complexity in hop flavors here. There's a good dose of flavoring and bitterness here. Almost borders on IPA levels but the malts come big when they come giving this beer remarkable balance. Sweet fruit mixes with the grapefruit. Estery flavors are there. I'm getting caramel and maybe macademia nuts. There's a really interesting hit of hops midway through that gives me a unique apple bitterness. The bready yeast provides something special underneath. Finish leaves me with oily hop resins, yummy! This is a seriously sessionable beer, one I can see myself going back to many times.
Serving type: bottle
01-01-2005 21:05:31 | More by granger10
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Phin & Matt's Extraordinary Ale from Southern Tier Brewing Company
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