RATINGS: 1033   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22/5   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, "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

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GreatDane1632 (1169) - North Dakota, USA - NOV 23, 2014
Rated from notes taken 16 Sep 2011 -- This is a clean easy drinking beer. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
dwyerpg (5884) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - NOV 10, 2014
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drsandman (1227) - New York, USA - NOV 5, 2014
(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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
outlawskies (480) - Ohio, USA - OCT 12, 2014
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

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 6/20
WhatAlesYa13 (8) - Delaware, USA - OCT 11, 2014 does not count
Drinkable but nothing really extraordinary. More of a pale ale style with a dry citricy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SG111 (1528) - New York, USA - OCT 7, 2014
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dlovell2 (1969) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - OCT 6, 2014
Poured Golden with white head. Biscuty malt aroma with some citrus. Flavor starts Caramel malt with biscuty malt and an earthy piney hop finish. Very balanced.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
slowrunner77 (11035) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 30, 2014
ST picked an odd one to call extraordinary. Nothing wrong with this one, but it does absolutely nothing to stand out either. Average for the style and tame for ST. Well balanced, traditionally hopped, slightly refreshing."

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
60minuteman (1505) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 28, 2014
Bottle labeled PMX. A light lagerish pale ale. Starchy aroma coupled with grass, hops and malt. Not bitter or extreme in any way. Inoffensive pale that has balance in the flavor and aroma.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
airrick2003 (872) - Louisiana, USA - SEP 7, 2014
Appearance: slightly hazy golden color, pours with a small off white head that fades quickly Aroma: slight grass and pine, pretty faint Taste: bitter throughout, has lots of bitterness, hints of grass, citrus, pine Palate: lively carbonation, bitter aftertaste, lighter mouthfeel Overall: this is delicious, very bitter and hoppy, easy drinking, seems to have more flavors hidden in there ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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