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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
radiomgb (2450) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - APR 20, 2005
Bottle. Light golden in colour. Aroma light cookie malts and lemony hops. The flavour was of mild malt, some light floral hops, citrus. Medium body, mild carbonation. Finishes short and clean. Not bad but fairly forgettable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
hopscotch (9896) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - APR 18, 2005
Draft at Spring Brewtopia 2005... Clear, yellow ale with a small, creamy, white head. Smells like a nice glass of American iced tea with a wedge of lemon. The flavor is fairly well-balanced and very iced tea-like, but a bit thin and fizzy. Moderately bitter. Short, crisp, very dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - APR 18, 2005
Brewtopia í05.Amber body with off white head. Lots of grapefruit-pine hops in the nose. Nothing extraordinary, but enjoyable if you like pale ales.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - APR 17, 2005
UPDATED: JAN 7, 2007 07.01.07 re-rated. I donít think itís all piney and floral anymore as I now note bits of citrus, mostly a sharpish lemon, and itís really pretty nice. Itís also no longer seemingly IPA-ish, rather Iím getting the difference and itís certainly an APA. I just donít fall in love with most APAs, I guess. I like it though, and only think it would be better if less drastically filtered. Bumped up the score from 3.1 to 3.4. 04.16.05 Brewtopia í05 Draught. Lightly hazed amber gold; lasting white head. Lots of pine on nose, floral. Very dry stuff for an APA. A bit one dimensional, I think it seems more an IPA, still tasty.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Shadrach (176) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - APR 17, 2005
Brewtopia í05. Poured a very clear pale yellow. Aroma was very slight. Maybe yeasts/lemony/ Taste was watery with yeast and a bit of lemon coming through. Wasnít that impressed barely tasted any hops in the mix.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Radek Kliber (6573) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - APR 12, 2005
Aroma was hoppy but with sweeter mats behind. Pale gold beer, nice lager head. Medium bodied, well hoped, with balancing malt behind. Left feel of shallowness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - APR 8, 2005
Bottle pours vibrant golden, nice white foamy head, attractive lacing, with soft carbonation. † Nose isnít too impressive, very soft hop profile... maybe a touch of malts. † A bit better on the flavor aspect, a bit more bitterness, clean, not strong, semi-sweet malts, some citrus peel, and a touch of tobacco. † I can dig it. † Fades kinda quick, but finishes clean. † Body and mouthfeel are medium. † I really enjoyed this one. † Thanks goes out to slob for the trade!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joeycamaro (7) - Alabama, USA - APR 8, 2005 does not count
A very good ale, not quite extraordinary. A good fresh hop aroma, with a nce hoppy taste to it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mkobes (2142) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - APR 8, 2005
12 0z bottle. Golden and thin in color with a nice white head. Fresh hop aroma. Citrusy. Nice hoppy flavor. Malt character is thin. Very nice beer. Drinkable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - APR 7, 2005
12 oz bottle. Golden, thin white head. Hoppy fresh aroma. Flavor is full of fresh hops, and not very bitter. Malt profile is a touch thin. Very drinkable and a quaffer on a hot summers day.

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