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RATINGS: 1026   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
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When Phin and Matt sat down to collaborate on their new beer, they knew it had to be different if they were to call it extraordinary. "Let sprinkle it with fairy dust and wave our magic wands," said Phin. "No way," said Matt, "Weíve got to do better than that. This beer has to be better than any other in the galaxy." "Letís do some market research." So the two strapped on their rocket pack packs and traveled to the intergalactic beer store. After sampling an array of beers from acrossed the galaxy, the duo hit on an idea. "Iíve got it" exclaimed Matt, "weíll use vast amounts of whole hops, the finest malt, and put a little more love in every batch." "Eureka!" shouted Phin. And thus became a beer so fresh and tasty the duo put their names on it. 37 IBUís, 5.6% ABV


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
shigadeyo (3287) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - SEP 19, 2006
Clear orangy gold color. Generous carbonation that produces a lasting off white crown. Sweet candi and hop aroma. Distinct tangerine hop flavor. Flavor also starts a little sweet and then finishes with a delicately balanced bitterness and even a hint of tartness. I think this is a great American Pale Ale and quite memorable because of the tangerine flavor. I could probably sit around and drink this stuff non-stop! This was my second Southern Tier beer and I have been quite impressed with both. I have two more of the "regular" ST beers in the fridge to try and then I will have to go get their "upper end" ones in the 22 oz bottles. So far, so good. I think Southern Tier is going to make it onto my favorites list pretty quickly... 12 oz bottle, $1.71 from Belmont Party Supply.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DomErie (11) - McKean, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 19, 2006
On tap. Nice citrusy hop flavor. Very drinkable session beer. ST has made me a big fan this weekend.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
WISEGUY572 (1374) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 15, 2006
Looks perfect! Crystal clear amber with a huge white head. Smell floral and slightly hoppy. So far so good. Taste is bread and yeast, under-hopped, with a stinky skunky vegetable finish. Drain pour, not because it is so bad, but because I have better stuff, including better stuff from Phin and Matt.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MartinT (8550) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 6, 2006
Any first impressions?
-A slim sheet of foam tops the bright peachy bronze.
-A resinous, wooden hop perfume promotes orangey fruitiness as well.
-Juicy, citrusy oranges and leafy rustling cooperate with the simple overall fruitiness.
-The sleepy carbonation helps drinkability, emulating cask service.

What if you dig deeper?
-The maltiness offers something to hang on to, but few flavors (frail biscuits?).
-Hop bitterness is minimal, which is surprising considering its importance in the rest of the beer.
-This is a decent APA with enough hops dancing to create interest, but not enough of the rest to be memorable or satisfy completely.

Bottle; no date.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
desurfer (1252) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - SEP 6, 2006
Light amber body, small head. Aroma of floral hops. Flavor is a nice combination of sweet bready malts anf flowery hoppiness. Itís very íbrightí and fresh tasting. Extremely enjoyable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 5, 2006
Bottle: Orange in color with a slight haze, a small white head. Aroma, citrusy, pale malts, a bit grassy. Flavor was sweet and smooth with a bit of lemon and orange. Some bitterness on the finish. Not bad.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheOrange (479) - Kent, Ohio, USA - SEP 3, 2006
Clear Amber pour, with a very thin white head. Nice clean hoppy aroma, there are hints of citrus/fruit in there too. Good hoppy nose, there is a nice malt to this light/medium bodied beer. The flavor is very straight forward, and very enjoyable. This is my first beer from Sourthern Tier, I think Iíll have to find another.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
HopBackDoc (474) - Hatboro, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 2, 2006
Pours a golden/amber with thin white head. Aroma of citrus and hops. Full flavored beerwith a real nice hop presence, lightly backed by a malt sweetness and finishing with a dry bitterness. I thought this tasted more of an ESB because of the finish. A real nice, easy drinking beer. Iíll get some more of this.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Numenor (871) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - AUG 28, 2006
Thanks to starffireming and maniac for supplying this beer. Pale golden yellow body with a very thin white head. A very nice aroma, somewhat wheaty, but nicely done, hoppy and good malts. Good taste, malty with a nice hop backbone. Wheaty and grainy ending that meshes perfectly with the beer itself.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - AUG 27, 2006
Clear light amber body with a thin white head. Sweet light floral hop aroma. Sweet floral hops aroma, some tea flavor, and a citrus hop end.


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