KajII (783) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - SEP 18, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. The pour was a clear golden orange with a small (less than 1 finger) white fizzy head that fully dissipated in seconds, and pretty much had no lacing at all.
The aroma was super light of a light bread malt, pine and citrus hops and a mild soapy yeast and had hints of citrus (orange and grapefruit) and caramel.
The taste was mild like the aroma, with a slight bitterness and a touch of caramel throughout and had a light citrus peel finish. The flavor was only around for a short time following the swallow, and was crisp and refreshing although it faded rather quickly.
Mouthfeel was light in body with a slightly dry texture and a mild carbonation.
Overall a this was a somewhat light Pale Ale, which did have a decent taste and a nice crispness along with a really good drinkability. This is a great brew for those really hot summer nights…
AdamJackson (3079) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 16, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
cloudy muted gold appearance. small head that fades.Aroma is a bit faded, some bitter orange peel, butterscotch, some candy corn and caramel. weak taste. it has a good sweetness, drinkable but not pushing any limits.
matty (229) - Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 14, 2015
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours a clear gold color with a brief white head. Aroma is light hops and light malt. Medium body, taste carries on with the aroma although it is balanced. Slight bitter hop finish. Ok, not great but not bad.
MarkSachon (667) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 11, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle from Giant Eagle in Pittsburgh. You can really taste the hop blend and the different types of malts. Truly extraordinary!
bigda83 (317) - Jamestown, New York, USA - DEC 4, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a pale yellow/orange. Aroma is some citrus hops and mild sweet malts. Taste follows the nose. Nothing extraordinary and has a metal taste when drinking from the bottle. Not a bad beer for a standbye.
GreatDane1632 (671) - USA - NOV 23, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rated from notes taken 16 Sep 2011 -- This is a clean easy drinking beer. Very nice.
dwyerpg (4703) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - NOV 10, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
This was the best of the three Southern Tier beers I had at my brothers in Tennessee, with a light but decent hop flavor. A hint of light fruit as well. Still, none of the three were amazing.
drsandman (473) - New York, USA - NOV 5, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(PMX). Pours a clear gold / light orange, thin white head. Aroma is earth, minerals, grass, pine, bready malt, cracker. Flavor is light citrus, bread, cracker, mineral, dry bitter hop finish. Med body, nice and bitter, dry finish.
outlawskies (455) - - OCT 12, 2014
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Julie says it. Julie says. It is okay. Not a whole lot to it. Kind of Melo. She gives a 1.5
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
WhatAlesYa13 (8) - Delaware, USA - OCT 11, 2014 does not count
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 6/20
Drinkable but nothing really extraordinary. More of a pale ale style with a dry citricy finish.
SG111 (303) - New York, USA - OCT 7, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Full disclosure, this is labeled as PMX. Southern Tier said on their website they revamped this one, so it is different from the old Phin and Matt’s (different abv, different flavor profile as far as I can tell and it seems like an overall better beer based on the more recent ratings.
Bottled. Pours a golden honey color with a white head and thin lacing. Aroma is hops, orange, malt, slight dankness, a little piney. Flavor is hop forward, slight malt sweetness in the middle and a long bitter dry finish. Definitely the hop character you’d expect from an APA. More hoppy than balanced. Especially compared to their Live. Medium carbonation.