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

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

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BA SCORE
80
good

1,384 Ratings
THE BROS
79
okay

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Ratings: 1,384
Reviews: 609
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 14.12%
Wants: 17
Gots: 71 | FT: 1
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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jzlyo

Iowa

3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

08-08-2014 23:05:41 | More by jzlyo
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wesley777

Louisiana

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

08-08-2014 01:56:22 | More by wesley777
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ThisWangsChung

Maryland

3.55/5  rDev +0.3%

12 oz bottle into a wine glass.

A: Pours a BEAUTIFUL clear amber color. The head is around a finger high, shaded slightly off-white. Retention is pretty good, and the texture allows it to leave behind a consistent (but short) ring of lacing behind. Seriously, this looks amazing in a glass.

S: Considering how much I've gotten used to high-falutin' new world hops, it's a bit refreshing to come back to something more...erm...'traditionally' hopped. A decent amount of floral Cascade notes come through, and even some light grapefruit qualities. There is some malt - slightly bready, slightly caramel-laden - to help break up the monotony, but never overpowers. Smells pretty solid, if a little mild.

T: This is definitely your typical Cascade-hopped pale ale, so the usual notes are here (flowers, grapefruit, and lime). What helps to separate it, however, is how the malt notes are soft and balancing without being oppressive. Maybe it's a bit on the weak side, but I don't care. This one is a keeper.

M: So, so crisp, even over other pale ales. It isn't the lightest, but it's so dry that I don't care. Bottle conditioning is doing its job here. Also fairly well carbonated. A twinge of sweetness lingers on the palate to let one know they're killing this too fast *cough*. Well ST, maybe you shouldn't make such a tasty pale ale, then I wouldn't drink it so fast. :P

O: There are times where a simple pale ale can bring just as much satisfaction as a hextuple barrel-aged barleywine brewed with Belgian dark chocolate, platinum shavings, and a portion of Shroud0fdoom's weed stash. This is one of those times. No, it isn't complex enough to earn something like a 4, but it's certainly good enough to keep around on regular drinker duty.

08-07-2014 21:24:58 | More by ThisWangsChung
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zestar

California

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

08-06-2014 05:48:49 | More by zestar
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paulish

New York

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

08-06-2014 04:05:32 | More by paulish
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LagersAndAles

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +20.1%

08-06-2014 01:29:56 | More by LagersAndAles
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Mack

Quebec (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

08-05-2014 22:28:10 | More by Mack
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Zanico

Ohio

4/5  rDev +13%

08-05-2014 00:36:09 | More by Zanico
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therealsikes

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

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Grosslr17

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +27.1%

08-03-2014 02:32:30 | More by Grosslr17
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JeffKowalek

Tennessee

3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

08-01-2014 01:11:31 | More by JeffKowalek
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csoult

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

07-31-2014 18:09:37 | More by csoult
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Andrewcc57

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

07-30-2014 23:37:20 | More by Andrewcc57
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thelargeone

North Dakota

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

07-30-2014 19:51:39 | More by thelargeone
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wisegreensoul

New York

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

07-29-2014 03:28:19 | More by wisegreensoul
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melza

West Virginia

4/5  rDev +13%

07-28-2014 14:14:29 | More by melza
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Dave_Treat

Virginia

2.75/5  rDev -22.3%

07-27-2014 17:13:50 | More by Dave_Treat
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SquidMcFly

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

07-26-2014 14:01:35 | More by SquidMcFly
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audioserf

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -15.3%

07-25-2014 15:27:20 | More by audioserf
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Chuffbomb

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

07-23-2014 14:40:23 | More by Chuffbomb
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dannymo24

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

07-22-2014 16:29:58 | More by dannymo24
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cjgiant

District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

07-21-2014 23:29:35 | More by cjgiant
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Nichols33

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -15.3%

07-21-2014 00:31:53 | More by Nichols33
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ToddGingerich

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

07-20-2014 21:53:17 | More by ToddGingerich
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TedTopfer

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

07-20-2014 20:29:54 | More by TedTopfer
Phin & Matt's Extraordinary Ale from Southern Tier Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 1,384 ratings.