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RATINGS: 1037   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23/5   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
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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

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3.4
Dorwart (2585) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - NOV 4, 2006
Dedent sized head of off white fluffy bubbles. Very good carbonation. Nice hoppy aroma with some light buttery malts in there. Juniper also. Color is a bright orange brown. Body and flavor is a little thin. Some more hops, citrus this time, and buttery toffee. Pretty crisp palate. Finish is clean and slightly bitter with a linger citrus tang. Decent for a pale ale and could be a regular brew for those who have access to it.

3.5
jason (1834) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 1, 2006
Bottle and draft. This one changes everytime I try it. Decent aroma and look but the flavor is sometimes well hopped sometimes overly malty.

2.9
probstblueribbon (3791) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 25, 2006
Sampled at Real Beer Expo (Rochester). Cask? Med. golden colur and no head. Lots of green hops and a little malt o the nose. A bit of carbonation. Hops up front, malt in the back. A hint of bitterness and a strange aftertaste (how’s that for descriptive...). Not quite extraordinary.

2.7
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - OCT 23, 2006
Courtesy of JCW. Golden with no head. Aroma rather strange, hoppy (citrus I guess) but very oxidized. Flavor has mellow citrus with no backbone whatsoever. Very watered down, average at best. Acquired another bottle for re-rate/benefit of doubt.

3.4
hophead75 (2012) - Largo, Florida, USA - OCT 22, 2006
brewtopia 10/21/06. aroma of fresh sticky hops and some malt. Taste is the same, well balanced APA.

2.4
holdenn (2116) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 11, 2006
12 oz bottle pours a light amber color with virtually no head. Very weak malty light carmel and hoppy aromas come into the nose. The mouthfeel is light to medium with some carbonation. The flavors come across as raw. Very raw, as if they had just bottled this days before. It tastes an awful lot like homebrew that needs to sit in the bottle and mellow for another couple weeks. Raw grain and malt flavors cling to my palate with a light bitterness. No date on the bottle but this tastes like it shouldn’t have been released yet.

3.5
zathrus13 (1776) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - OCT 6, 2006
Thanks to shadey for this bottle. Pours gold/amber, with a white head. Aromas are subtle, but very pleasant hops, with a touch of caramel. Flavors are slightly bitter hops, along with some fruit and caramel.

3.5
cbkschubert (2901) - BFE, Arizona, USA - OCT 5, 2006
12 oz. bottle via trade with shadey - Pours a clear amber color with a nice off white head. Light lacing. Lively carbonation. Has a citrus hop aroma and flavor. Very little malt. Light to medium body. A decent PA, but not extraordinary. Thanks Shane.

3.4
milewide (2222) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 5, 2006
Well balanced! Hops and malt both come through. Color is light amber, not "pale". I’m an IPA fan, but I like this better than Southern Tier’s IPA. A nice surprise in a World Market variety pack.

3.3
thornecb (5883) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 3, 2006
Pours light amber into a shaker. Bright white conglomerate head leaves heavy lacing as it recedes. Sweet pine and resin aromas. Creamy but flat. Smarties with a slight bitter hop finish.


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