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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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1,443 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,443
Reviews: 611
rAvg: 3.53
pDev: 13.88%
Wants: 20
Gots: 99 | 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:
Beer added by: wailingwench on 10-29-2004

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle into pint glass, bottled in July 2012. Pours lightly hazy golden amber color with a 1 finger fairly dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty foamy lacing clings down the glass. Aromas of grapefruit, orange zest, pine, pineapple, bread, grass, herbal, and floral. Pretty nice aromas with good balance and decent strength. Taste of pineapple, grapefruit, orange zest, floral, grass, pine, bread, and herbal. Light crisp bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of citrus, pineapple, grass, pine, herbal, floral, and bread on the finish for a short bit. Nice balance of flavors, with a good hop/malt balance; a bit watery but still tasty; no cloying flavors at all on the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very crisp and clean mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with nearly zero warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a nice pale ale. Good hop flavor profile with nice balance; extremely crisp and smooth to drink. An enjoyable and sessionable offering I would have no problem getting again.

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Bottle served in a southern tier tulip. Dob 3/7/12

A- pours orange/golden with zero haze. The slight off white head had huge bubbles and faded quickly.

S- pale malt, touches of pine

T- light biscuit, soft floral, and pine

M- My favorite part of this beer. Crisp clean carbonation followed with a smooth body only leaving a desire to drink more.

O- I like the balance of this beer neither extreme, nor dull. Well rounded and easy to have a number of if you have that thirst.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle into pint glass

Appearance – Pours an orange - golden color with a nice two finger white head. The head has a decent level of retention, eventually fading to give moderate lacing.

Smell – The aroma is heaviest of citrus and bready hops. Mixed with these are some pine hop as well as a light herbal smell.

Taste – The taste begins big of malt and bread. These two initial flavors remain throughout the taste and maintain a relatively dry taste, which is quite nice for the style. As the taste advances from the beginning, flavors of a more citrus and herbal flavor come to the tongue. These tastes are met with a light earthy flavor at the end of the taste profile. All in all, a pleasantly hopped and crisp flavor is left on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is rather average in creaminess/thickness as well as carbonation. Combined they are a nice blend for drinkability as well as the hop and bready flavors of the beer.

Overall – A quite pleasant brew. Wonderfully smooth and delicious. A great easy drinking and crisper brew.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Phin and Matts Ordinary Ale is just that, ordinary. Not that thats bad because it is basically a good beer and really have no problem drinking, it's just nothing grabs you and pulls you in. No hop bite or malty goodness.
What it is though is crystal clear with a smal lwhite head. It's golden amber and has denset carbonation. The aroma is really light. Lite hops and bready malts.
Taste is akin to the nose, lightly hopped and almost absent. Malts are sweeter with a bready grain feel, include husks and hulls in there too. Some floral hops.
I could buy a case of this beer no problem, but it maybe a second or third option.
I would have no problem drinking this at some chain restaraunt or a backyard party or down the shore if Saqndy leaves any.

Phin & Matt's Extraordinary Ale from Southern Tier Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 1,443 ratings.