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

Phin & Matt's Extraordinary AlePhin & Matt's Extraordinary Ale
BA SCORE
37.7%
Liked This Beer
3.53 w/ 1,493 ratings
Phin & Matt's Extraordinary AlePhin & Matt's Extraordinary Ale
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by wailingwench on 10-29-2004

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#39,490
Reviews:
622
Ratings:
1,493
Liked:
563
Avg:
3.53/5
pDev:
13.88%
Alströms:
3.47
 
 
Wants:
22
Gots:
143
Trade:
1
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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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Photo of Walsh62783
3.62/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Good beer for summer day drinking. Not a bad after taste and continues to go down with little effort.

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Photo of rodbeermunch
3.04/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

So I guess this is ST's attempt at making a BMC ale? Ok. Pours yellow, leans orange, lots of clarity like you would see from BMC. Aroma was mute.

Taste, wow, this is really plain, grain jane. This is like the opposite of extraordinary, its mundane. Almost a light beer. But with slightly more malt, alcohol etc. . . ale yeast. Would not bang again.

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Photo of maddogruss
3.45/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A: pours straw yellow body with small white head with some retention and lacing
S: earthy, citrusy smelling beer with some honey, malty notes
T: earthy, rindy taste with some earthy, slight toffee aftertaste
M: medium bodied and fairly smooth
D: nice mouthfeel and taste combo; decent overall

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Photo of AD17
2.93/5  rDev -17%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

Photo of Darkastlemaster
4.12/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of osickeym
3.1/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of CHickman
3.62/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours very hazy gold color with a 2 finger white frothy head that was full of tiny bubbles and dissipated very slowly, leaving excellent spotty foamy lacing and rings as it went down.

Smells of wheat or dry malt, lemon zest, light grapefruit, yeast, bread crust, caramel, biscuit, faint pepper and citrus notes. Very basic with an even split of malts and hops in the nose.

Tastes similar to the nose in that it's pretty basic with an almost even split of malts and hops, in this case it seems like the hops eke out the malt with some orange peel and clementine sweetness from the 3 hops used. Flavor also includes graham cracker, hints of coriander and fresh cut grass to go along with the dry or toasted malts, lemon zest, grapefruit, yeast, bread crust, caramel, biscuit, peppery spices and citrus notes.

Balance is nice with a slight bitterness, a light and crisp body which slides down easy. A well balanced APA that is not the most dynamic or flavorful, but it is very well constructed and quite session-able.

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Phin & Matt's Extraordinary Ale from Southern Tier Brewing Company
Beer rating: 37.7% out of 100 with 1,493 ratings
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