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RATINGS: 999   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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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, "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


2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
omhper (19230) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 20, 2005
Bottled. Amber colour, airy head. Orangey nose. Sweet with clean mouthfeel and medium body. There’s notes of sulphur and apple followed by a harsh, grassy bitter finish. Simplistic.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SpringsLicker (3121) - Tennessee, USA - FEB 18, 2005
Thanks to Shadey for this! I think this stretches the APA style a bit, but here’s my take on it anyway. Pours a hazy light orange color with a diminished head which produces a light lacing. Big fruity aroma that brings to mind bubblegum and candy ’Circus Peanuts’. The flavor is sweet in the beginning and finishes slightly dry. The body is a bit light, but overall a decent drinker.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Suttree (5073) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 13, 2005
UPDATED: FEB 14, 2005 Cloudy Orange gold, no head. Big flowery, piney hop nose. Almost candyish malt profile, combined with a fresh from the vine hop flavor. There is a somewhat tart edge, as well. Kind of thin bodied, but that OK in this beer. Some earthyness in the finish. Easy to drink, and I think I could drink a lot of this, given the opportunity. Thanks to Springslicker for sharing this one!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
BuckNaked (1230) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - FEB 3, 2005
Bottle: Mostly clear, pale amber body with a medium white head. The aroma here is hoppy, yet sweet. Sweet ruby grapefruit dominates the nose, with hints of lemon, pear, apple, pine, and bubblegum. The carbonation attacks your tongue initially overshadowing anything else. After taste returns, there are some medium bitter hop notes, again all grapefruit, some hints of lemon, tea, biscuit, grass, and earth. I really like the sweet grapefruit in the aroma and taste, but the body is just too thin and watery.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Silphium (3161) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JAN 26, 2005
Hazy light amber body with suspended particulate matter; thin abundantly lacing light cream head. Aroma mostly of grapefruit rind and touches of pine. Creamy, biscuity body with an interesting earthy yeast component as well as a fairly strong hops presence (grapefruit rind, pine). Nothing too unique in the malt bill or hops varieties, but the yeasty element adds some character.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
shadey (1879) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 25, 2005
UPDATED: JAN 31, 2005 Beautiful copper color with a thin white head. Nice fruity/citrus aroma. Well balanced with plenty of hop character. Solid stuff and at the price this can easily be a session beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - JAN 23, 2005
Copper color, off white head. Frutiness of apricot offset by some leafy hops. Well balanced. Medium bodied and very drinkable. Another solid brew for Southern Tier.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dberger624 (1028) - Phila, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 22, 2005
Draft at the Blind Tiger in NYC. This was a good pale ale. Nice hop bite to it. Balanced very well.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
zach8270 (3376) - Henrietta, New York, USA - JAN 11, 2005
UPDATED: DEC 6, 2008 [12 oz. bottle] Clear orange color with a thin white head. Nice and full aroma of pepper, hops and some floral notes. The flavor is very hoppy wit ha nice, crisp peppery finish. Slight fruity flavors all throughout. Very similar to the Harvest Ale, but a little bit sweeter.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrBeer (276) - Erie, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 5, 2005
I had the Phin and Matt version. I really liked this beer, it had a very nice sweet aroma. It had a nice hoppy flavor to it and it went down real smooth. I really enjoyed this beer.


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