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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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2413) - California, USA - SEP 15, 2005
Golden orange body with a small head. Aroma is grapefruity, some hops. Some caramel as well as lighter fruits. Flavor is the same, finishing bitter and watery, which isnít a good mix in my opinion. Well, out of the sample pack... at least I enjoyed the IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - SEP 2, 2005
Poured a clear amber color with a small white head. Aroma of caramel, fruity, and light hops. Carmel malty flavor with grapefruit rind and red grapefruit flesh. Medium body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sregnar35 (974) - Rotterdam, New York, USA - SEP 2, 2005
This is better than I expected, a nice pale ale. Had a nice hop finish and sweet body, a very good looking beer to boot.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopdog (9018) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 31, 2005
Opened with a loud and audible PSST sound. Poured all head. After settling down, poured a light to medium amber color. Aromas and tastes of grapefruit, light oranges, some pine and light caramel. Has a tea like quality to it in both appearance and tastes as well. Aromas and tastes on the softer side that worked well. Nice lacing left on the glass. Overall I enjoyed this one with the all head pour the only main down side.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 30, 2005
Deep golden body with mild carbonation and a uniform sudsy white head. Pleasant aroma of grapefruit, sweet tangerine, and a mild catty/nutty note. Semi-dry but decent lightly toasty malt backing. Piney, hoppy flavor leads and finishes with some firm bitterness. Very good session ale. Thanks to Erway, whose generosity knows no bounds.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rudolf (2341) - Buffalo, New York, USA - AUG 25, 2005
I finally remembered to rate it this time. Grassy grapefruit nose w. some straw/toasted malt. Tea-like hops dominate with some brown sugar, a bit of grapefruit. Medium toasted malt.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
blank (996) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 19, 2005
orange with a slight citruiy kick to it. On first impression it seems a tad belgian-isk. THe flavor was hoppy with just a hit of the malts i expect from an apa. a intresting beer but still not quite up to style

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 8, 2005
Dark golden color with a Moderate fluffy light beige head. Simple malt and hops aromas. Pale, lightly toasted malt a with a green grass and lightly herbal hops. Quite sweet, with mild brown sugar. Floral sweet hops. To me, this tastes more like an amber, yet a hoppy one. The aroma does seem to grow on me. But the tastes are simple and sweet. Thanks Santa.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
blankboy (6150) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 6, 2005
Bottle shared with HogTownHarry, GregClow & tupalev -- courtesy of HogTownHarry. The last beer I sampled during a long tasting so my writing is sparse and not quite as legible as usual but here goes: Pours a clear amber with a small white head. A very nice aroma and flavour of hops and citrus -- very tasty! I liked it a lot. A great way to end the evening.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
guzzler67 (1509) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - AUG 4, 2005
Clear amber with a piney, somewhat resinous aroma. Smooth, light bodied, moderately carbonated mouthfeel. Taste is a little flowery, mildly bitter, but not exceptionally hoppy. Dry, short lived finish.

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