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RATINGS: 1029   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, "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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - MAY 16, 2005
Iím liking Southern Tier more and more with each new beer I try. This stuff poured gold from the 12 oz bottle with a thick head and lotís of lacing. Aroma is hoppy pine and sweet malt. Tastee is very well balanced, nice and hoppy. A really good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAY 12, 2005
Pours a clear bronze with a thin, but nicely-lacing white head. Aroma has a nice hoppy presence and a touch of sweet caramel malt. Body starts semi-sweet with some nice fresh hoppy assertiveness, but fades toward dullness in the finish. A crisp, drinkable beer, but sort of a let down after the aroma and first sip. Thanks to slob for the bottle.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
roder60 (1289) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 9, 2005
Pours a light clear yellow color with a small amount of fizzy white head. Not much in the way of aroma...a little sweet, a little hoppy, but not much of either. Flavor is quite bland too. Malty with a sprig of hops. Overall, a very very average beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 8, 2005
Hazy deep golden/orange in color with a small white lacing around the rim. Aroma of citrus,pine,oranges and toasted malt. Assertive bitterness upfront,hoppy, with a bitter dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
WesBeerGuy (62) - Rocky Hill, Connecticut, USA - MAY 5, 2005
Boooooring. If you want to drink a whole lot of beer and wonít drink budweiser, get this. Itís plain and inoffensive. Definitely drinkable, in that I finished the 6 pack with no complaints, but I barely noticed. Utterly average American pale ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 2, 2005
UPDATED: SEP 12, 2011 Bottle: Hazy orange with a thin white head, huge grapefruit/orange aroma, starts and ends bitter, full bodied with an orange aftertaste. Smells more like an IPA than a pale ale, but who am I to complain.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
dorfrx (21) - Glenmont, New York, USA - MAY 2, 2005
This was a great change after 2 dissapointments this tasting session. Great aroma and very clean mouthfeel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtw (1150) - farmington, Michigan, USA - APR 24, 2005
pretty regular APA. some extract-like oxidation twangy notes, but otherwise drinkable and enjoyable. not as good as the bottle description says!! but iíll definitely have another one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
notalush (5638) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 23, 2005
Extraordinary this is not - not much going on here except the minor hop profile and some bread-like qualities with nothing grounding it or holding the flavors together - high carbonation only accentuates the missing flavors.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DYCSoccer17 (3590) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 21, 2005
Bottle. Quite an aggressive piney hoppiness in the nose of this with a bit of pepperiness. Very aromatic. Transparent copper color with nice frothy off-white head. Nice roasted caramel malts in the middle backs up the peppery hoppiness to start. Finishes bitter with some pine notes. There seems to be a void in this beer. I remember the harvest being more aggressive and flavorful than this. This is still very solid. Iíd like to try the two side by side to really see if there is any difference between the two, though.

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