SG111 (612) - New York, USA - OCT 7, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Full disclosure, this is labeled as PMX. Southern Tier said on their website they revamped this one, so it is different from the old Phin and Matt’s (different abv, different flavor profile as far as I can tell and it seems like an overall better beer based on the more recent ratings.
Bottled. Pours a golden honey color with a white head and thin lacing. Aroma is hops, orange, malt, slight dankness, a little piney. Flavor is hop forward, slight malt sweetness in the middle and a long bitter dry finish. Definitely the hop character you’d expect from an APA. More hoppy than balanced. Especially compared to their Live. Medium carbonation.
dlovell2 (1274) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - OCT 6, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured Golden with white head. Biscuty malt aroma with some citrus. Flavor starts Caramel malt with biscuty malt and an earthy piney hop finish. Very balanced.
slowrunner77 (7278) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 30, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
ST picked an odd one to call extraordinary. Nothing wrong with this one, but it does absolutely nothing to stand out either. Average for the style and tame for ST. Well balanced, traditionally hopped, slightly refreshing."
60minuteman (1067) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 28, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle labeled PMX. A light lagerish pale ale. Starchy aroma coupled with grass, hops and malt. Not bitter or extreme in any way. Inoffensive pale that has balance in the flavor and aroma.
airrick2003 (701) - Louisiana, USA - SEP 7, 2014
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance: slightly hazy golden color, pours with a small off white head that fades quickly
Aroma: slight grass and pine, pretty faint
Taste: bitter throughout, has lots of bitterness, hints of grass, citrus, pine
Palate: lively carbonation, bitter aftertaste, lighter mouthfeel
Overall: this is delicious, very bitter and hoppy, easy drinking, seems to have more flavors hidden in there
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mtdewa1 (441) - rome, New York, USA - AUG 19, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma is grassy, hay, orange and citrus. Taste is citrus, orange, mango and some floral notes. Malty backbone and dry finish. Smooth well balanced. Good pale ale.
Darkmagus82 (2032) - - AUG 10, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Transfer from BA review on 10-30-12-
Poured from bottle into pint glass
Appearance – Pours an orange - golden color with a nice two finger white head. The head has a decent level of retention, eventually fading to give moderate lacing.
Smell – The aroma is heaviest of citrus and bready hops. Mixed with these are some pine hop as well as a light herbal smell.
Taste – The taste begins big of malt and bread. These two initial flavors remain throughout the taste and maintain a relatively dry taste, which is quite nice for the style. As the taste advances from the beginning, flavors of a more citrus and herbal flavor come to the tongue. These tastes are met with a light earthy flavor at the end of the taste profile. All in all, a pleasantly hopped and crisp flavor is left on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is rather average in creaminess/thickness as well as carbonation. Combined they are a nice blend for drinkability as well as the hop and bready flavors of the beer.
Overall – A quite pleasant brew. Wonderfully smooth and delicious. A great easy drinking and crisper brew.
Stuu666 (6779) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 6, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home. Pours golden, nose is light citrus, taste is citrusy, dry, sweet.
markducommun (449) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 30, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Golden with a fair amount of white head. Light citrus, slightly sweet. Some damp hay, grass. Mild bitterness that persists. Fairly small amount of sweetness at all. Mid light body, quite crisp, effervescent. Pretty well balanced.
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TomTron (427) - Aiken, South Carolina, USA - JUL 22, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear orange with not much head lasting. Aromas of citrus hops and yeast. Decent amount of hops in the taste with some malty sweetness lingering. Nothing really "extraordinary" about this, but it is a solid drinker. Perhaps something I would introduce to someone who is just getting into the style or craft beers in general.