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

Brewed by:
Southern Tier Brewing Company
New York, United States
stbcbeer.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by wailingwench on 10-29-2004

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#38,205
Reviews:
626
Ratings:
1,499
pDev:
13.88%
 
 
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Photo of JohnDon
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mltobin
3.48/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of EMV
3.69/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a Dogfish Head tulip. Probably past its 'best by'.

L: Nearly clear golden pour. 2 fingers of foamy white head... nice rim of lacing.

S: Lemony citrus and light grains. Nose somewhat muted.

T/F: Crackery grains... light bodied with zesty carbonation. The hop profile tends towards the citrus. Lemon and orange peel. Mild pine. Smooth and clean. Modest bitterness.

O: A solid pale ale. Nothing earth-shattering but a well made beer. A good 'intro' pale ale for someone new to the style/craft beer.

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Photo of GeorgiaBeerMoose
3.37/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Matt3719
3.3/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Handsome_Steve
4.07/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

One of my personal favorites. Very smooth and tasty with coppery color. Needs to be poured into a chilled mug.
Doesn't have that much of a sharp bite like some IPAs.

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Photo of Ob512316
3.74/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle poured into glass.
Look: Copper with thick head that dissipates into thin white head.
Smell: buisciits, toffee, caramel, hint of floral notes.
Taste: floral notes and citrus at first, then caramel, toffee.
Feel: easy to drink, for an IPA drinker. Might be challenging for a non IPA drinker.
Overall: good not great. I would buy again.

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Photo of burnstar
3.91/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Barleycorn
3.89/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a nonic pint glass, the appearance was a soft copper color with a slight transparency about it. Carbonation could be seen rising at a good pace. Just a cap of a little white foamy swiftly dies off. Stringy lace. The aroma had some soupy sweet fruity hops, slightly bitter, but having a balancing malt bill. The flavor was moderately sweet through the blend. Caramel malts sturdy themselves a bit further down the lane to follow through on the aftertaste and ride into the finish. The palate was about medium bodied with a fair sessionability about it. Carbonation felt fine. ABV felt fine. Overall, pretty good APA, a bit old school, but I’d have again.

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Photo of CHigby2K6
3.29/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Kurzman
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dfconnor
3/5  rDev -15%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pleasant flavor, but it finished very flat and watery.

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Photo of brother_rebus
3.77/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ygtbsm94
3.27/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of msondel
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kojevergas
2.89/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Brief initial impressions from a sixer purchased in Brooklyn:

Pours a clear gold of average vibrance with a fluffy-off-white cap.

Hop profile is floral, a bit bubblegummy, and slightly oily & resinous. Pale malts keep it balanced. No notes are particularly vivid or expressive. As a whole, it's balanced but the build is uninteresting. Hop selection isn't stellar, nor is hop pungency/depth of flavour.

Drinkable somewhat refreshing fare, but forgettable. There's nothing here that separates it from the pack, and that's a problem in a style as saturated in the U.S. market as the American pale ale. I'll enjoy polishing off the 6 pack I bought, but this is unimpressive work from Southern Tier.

C / AVERAGE

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Photo of shortkut
4/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TheSevenDuffs
2.5/5  rDev -29.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Stephan16
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of wpreynolds
3/5  rDev -15%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of YoungMtn52
3.52/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Has a nice bold pour with a decent head...has a crisp piney taste that starts off like an IPA without the bite....nice flavor but not sure I would not call it 'Extraordinary'...however, I would buy this again...a good brew

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Photo of edthehead
2.92/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of CBrodbeck
3.34/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Rock_Glenn
3.82/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

My goodness, whatever you do, decant into a glass per the label. Drinking this straight from the bottle it tastes like your favorite IPA mixed with Coors Light. Pour it into a frosted glass and it blooms into a very enjoyable light bodied Pale Ale. The term extraordinary might be a bit over the top, but the Jekyll and Hyde trick is pretty cool.

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Phin & Matt's Extraordinary Ale from Southern Tier Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.53 out of 5 with 1,499 ratings