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

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81
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1,493 Ratings
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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
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
Ratings:
1,493
Reviews:
622
Avg:
3.57
pDev:
13.73%
 
 
Wants:
22
Gots:
143
For Trade:
1
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3.92/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a clear gold color in a witbier glass. An unespected scent of a "hoppy witbier". This Pale Ale presents itself way differently than other APAs. Hint of orange peel with some citrus hops on the nose.
Nice hoppy flavor, but not overwhelming.
Decent but it seems it tries too hard to be something it's not.
Very drinkable, though.

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

Poured into New Belgium snifter. Soft white lacing with some nice wheaty peach color. Nose is a touch muted but opens up with some nice spearmint and orange marmalade and same on mouthfeel with some rather muted citrusy hops. Not overly hoppy but pleasant. Worth a shot.

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3.5/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a moderate copper color with 1/2" of thick, foamy head that has decent retention. The nose is very bready, showcasing the barley malt. The taste is malty up front but not as bready as the nose would lead you to believe; it's much more indicative of pale malt. The malt is followed by a mild floral, piny hop bitterness. The mouthfeel is light to medium bodied with decent carbonation.

This is a decent APA but it's hardly complex. The flavor profile is all around subdued. I prefer ST beers that are more robust and showcase a more profound flavor profile. For the style, however, it fits in nicely.

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

Ring of soapy white head, golden orange, light lace. Smell is full of citrus, orange, spicy yeast notes, firm malt backbone, lemon with grassy notes. Taste is grassy and citrusy, lemon, bready malt, mildly floral, moderate bitterness, citrus and grapefruit finish and aftertaste, drying. Medium-high carbonation, medium body, fairly oily. Solid stuff, could easily drink a bunch of these in one night.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a light clear orangish color with a slight head but not much retention. The smell has notes of orange with a touch of floral hops. It has a great light flavor and is something that I would prefer to have on a sunny hot day. Taste is refreshingly crisp. Notes of citrus are what really pops out at me. comes off as a touch on the dry side which I like a lot. I'll be trying this one again for sure

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Phin & Matt's Extraordinary Ale from Southern Tier Brewing Company
3.57 out of 5 based on 1,493 ratings.
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