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RATINGS: 1028   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23/5   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
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, "We’ve got to do better than that. This beer has to be better than any other in the galaxy." "Let’s 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. "I’ve got it" exclaimed Matt, "we’ll 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 IBU’s, 5.6% ABV

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
CapFlu (4910) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 6, 2006
(Draught) Sampled at the Central New York Brewfest on February 4, 2006. Headless with an amber body. Full-on piney notes and flavour. Mildly bitter Phin-ish. Terribly unbalanced and unidimensional.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - FEB 5, 2006
In the bottle. Thanks to Springslicker for the beer! Medium amber/copper with an off white head. Aroma is sublime with a nice crisp hop scent. A little bit toasted as well. Yummy! A very balanced blend of medium palate bitterness and maltiness. Slightly fruity and full of gypsum. This is a well-made beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
dirtyc (173) - Erie, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 20, 2006
I loved this one by Southern Tier, the aroma and taste was extraordinary, phin and matt did a great job on this one!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ehhdayton (1188) - USA - JAN 13, 2006
There is a light grapefruit and citrusy aroma. The color is amber and the head is small, white, and rapidly diminishing. No lacing is present. The taste is dry and hoppy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (12402) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 11, 2006
Bottle. Poured a hazy amber with an average creamy white had that was lasting. Good complex hoppy citrus aroma. Medium body. Moderate hoppy flavor with a medium bitter finish. Very drinkable brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
crazyvin (2026) - New York, USA - JAN 7, 2006
average brew, hazy-n-yellow. A sweet aroma. watery malt taste which was mainly caramalish and some hop bite. Some alcohol taste. kinda watery though.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Birdiebeagle (958) - Perkasie, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 31, 2005
12 oz bottle Pours a hazy yellow amber with a creamy white head. Aroma is of spruce and citrus, with a touch of nut malts. Has a medium body with a very smooth taste. Moderate bitter and acid, light sweetness. This is a very drinkable beer. I love this one. Might have to get it for the kegerator.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
OldGrowth (3002) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - DEC 30, 2005
Bottle, from Julio’s. Good nose, sweet. Pine, tangerine & orange, grassy & herbal. Clean orange copper color, small head, ok lacing. Bittersweet flavors. Like aroma, but the citrus takes on a little more of a grapefruit/lemon thing. Medium body, lite creamy/oily mouthfeel, bitter sweet kind of sticky finish. Nice easy to drink APA. My kind of lawnmower beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ClarkVV (4576) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 30, 2005
2005 bottle, big thanks to Shadey for the bonus! Consumed on 12/27/2005. Pours a glassy amber-brass, clear and filtered with a fleeting white head that sits at a light cover and eventually recedes to ring. Signature Southern Tier hops blend in the aroma, cascades and centennials being quite distinct, giving it a grapefruity, and lightly floral element, while there is a touch of fruitiness and green leafy fuzziness. Light papery crystal malt hardness in the nose, with a touch of light biscuits. Flavor is quite hoppy, moderately acidic and drying, though lightly fruity as it warms, with an herbal note to it as well (dill and wintergreen mixed). Hard crystal malts, exacerbated by lots of filtration and artificial carbonation. Light toasted grains, more in texture than in real flavor. Very low malt sweetness, mostly attenuated and no alcohol apparency. Flawless and well-made, but I can’t get through the lack of comforting malts. Just too dry, papery and grainy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kujo9 (1095) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - DEC 20, 2005
12 oz bottle: Light amber w/a thin off white head that shrinks quickly. Lighty floral and piney hops, becomes grassy & herbal as it warms. Toasty malt and some slightly plum fruity esters. Well balanced, a bit bitter up front and hints of plum fruit. A medium toasty malt w/ a semi sweet finish and herbal hop aftertaste. Lower medium carbonation, lighter body, and smooth. Nice thirst quencher and flavorful for a lighter beer.

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