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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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3.53/5
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1,496 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

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Added by wailingwench on 10-29-2004

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#40,280
Reviews:
624
Ratings:
1,496
pDev:
13.88%
Bros Score:
3.47
 
 
Wants:
22
Gots:
143
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 1,496 |  Reviews: 624
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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Photo of AJmon13
1.91/5  rDev -45.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.75

Photo of PhineasMcClintock
3.67/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WastingFreetime
3.73/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Cdidden
3.13/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of entenduintransit
3.36/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of sjones5045
3.79/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DASA10
3.22/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Psg5062
3.69/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Thunderballroom
3.85/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Wheels2532
3.77/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Nunya
3.84/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of acurtis
3.44/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mackeyse
3.42/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of PhysicsBrew
3.24/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of fscottkey
3.26/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A: [4.00] Golden to a slightly copper tone. The beer forms a nice 1 finger white head. the head is mostly dense bubbles with chunkier bubbles mixed in. The head clings to the glass forming nice lacing. The bottle lists the ABV (5.7%). I can't find any date information on the bottle.

S: [3.00] Mild scents. Some mild toffee and caramel. There are no pronounced aromas.

T: [3.25] The beer has a surprising bitter start. It leads into a soapy/cilantro type flavor. The bitterness gives way to a mildly sweet finish.

M: [3.50] It is pretty "tight" and dry feeling. Like a dry wine.

O: [3.25] This is a decent ale. I was surprised at the lack of a nose on the beer. The flavor is another surprise. It leads with some bitter and is dry throughout. Overall I feel like there are better beers but I think this beer would be an excellent pairing with sharp cheddar.

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Photo of ajdemma
3.4/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of wattersmike90
3.48/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of EvoRich
4.16/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look: Pours a golden, orangish yellow color. ead is big, but fizzy, and fades quickly to nearly nothing

Smell: Citrus hops, orange, lemon peel, not very malty.

Taste: Bitter lemon peel and hops. A bit malty at the finish.

Feel: Highly carbonated, with a light bodied feel.

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Photo of Iamjeff6
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ManBearPat
4.57/5  rDev +29.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Probably the single beer that got me in to beer. The only reason I will always rate it highly

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Photo of Hop_God
3.6/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of hophead123
5/5  rDev +41.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

One of my new favorite APA's. If you've had a ROW by southern tier it's similar. Not to hoppy and it goes down very easy. Will be buying this again. New fan

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Phin & Matt's Extraordinary Ale from Southern Tier Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.53 out of 5 with 1,496 ratings
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