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

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

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by wailingwench on 10-29-2004

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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

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4/5  rDev +13.3%

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3.47/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a golden straw color with some orange highlights and a white head.

Smells of grapefruit and orange with coriander, and a floral bouquet.

Taste bitter grapefruit giving way to sweet orange, with some spicy coriander notes, followed by a biscuity, chewy malt mouthfeel. Very nice, a solid ale.

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4/5  rDev +13.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

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4/5  rDev +13.3%

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4/5  rDev +13.3%

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4/5  rDev +13.3%

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4/5  rDev +13.3%

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4/5  rDev +13.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +27.5%

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3/5  rDev -15%

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3.27/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I got this beer as a part of a "Pack of Pales" they were selling. Twelve bottles, three each of four of their pales. This was my least favorite of the bunch. A little light on all accounts.

Appearance was a golden color, clear like the others with a nice amount of carbonation.

Aroma was somewhat biscutty with very little hops to speak of.

Flavor was also very light. More of a light lager than a pale.

Overall not as impressed with this one.

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3/5  rDev -15%

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2.24/5  rDev -36.5%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Advertised as having 3 types of malts, 3 types of hops. I was pretty excited. Color is clear yellow... with almost no head. The aroma was nice - sweet apricot and grains coming out. The taste was bready, earthy, and bitter, in a somewhat stale and off putting way. I almost didn't review this because I thought the bottle may have gone bad, but other reviews seem to suggest that's how it is... Pass on this one.

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3.42/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark golden color. The liquid is completely clear with no haze, but a lot of carbonation that creates only a thin white head with very little lacing.
Smell is of fresh hops. A subtle citrus waft with floral undertones.
Taste falls short in comparison to smell. Taste is stronger on the malt with a biscuit taste. The hops are very subtle and barely tasted.
Mouthfeel has a nice bite to it. Very refreshing.
Drinkability is nice. A good american pale ale. I have had better and I have had worse. A good beer for a drinking session, but it may get boring after a while.

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

I've been liking the southern tier products lately so I picked a single up from wegmans mixed six area. Poured into my Duvel tulip. Clear and golden with a minimal head. What's going in here? Slight hop aroma mixed with malt. This is kind of weird. Tasted kind of basic. Kind of like a junior APA. Not sure why this is extraordinary. Basically ok.

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2.6/5  rDev -26.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

If this APA encompasses enough outstanding traits to be deemed extraordinary this shall be fun, like Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure fun.

It pours an amber hue with filtered clarity. I really had to molest the pour to get any head out of it, as it was starting out relatively flat. However, the retention and lace of what I did get is fairly decent.

Slight skunky bitterness and diacetyls are pilsner-esque in the aroma. The hop profile is herbal, seems of noble variety, but rather vague and subdued. Oktoberfest toasty and spicy qualities mixed with a lager-like tinny twang confuse me further as to what's going on in here.

The Munich lager theme from the nose get's further portrayed in the taste. Clean, but uninspiring is the theme in here. The banana, vanilla, earthy finish is really all that denotes any sort of character. A relatively watery body further denotes that this one doesn't have much oomph.

Not sure what a solid club like Southern Tier was after with this one, it is not extraordinary by any stretch. It's easy to drink and there is nothing offensive about it, but it just seems like a lost puppy with no pedigree.

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3.81/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Lemon-orange colored brew. Good clarity. A few bubbles form on top them disappear into oblivion. No retention, no lacing. Poor.

Bright citrusy, pine-like aroma. Fresh bread.

Nice hop flavor, orange peel and pine cones, assertive yet not overpowering. Fresh baked biscuit flavor from the malt. Well balanced and smooth.

Sturdy medium body. Crisp and smooth. Lively carbonation.

Good brew. Tasty and refreshing.

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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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