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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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3.7
hopdog (12584) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 31, 2005
Opened with a loud and audible PSST sound. Poured all head. After settling down, poured a light to medium amber color. Aromas and tastes of grapefruit, light oranges, some pine and light caramel. Has a tea like quality to it in both appearance and tastes as well. Aromas and tastes on the softer side that worked well. Nice lacing left on the glass. Overall I enjoyed this one with the all head pour the only main down side.

3.8
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 30, 2005
Deep golden body with mild carbonation and a uniform sudsy white head. Pleasant aroma of grapefruit, sweet tangerine, and a mild catty/nutty note. Semi-dry but decent lightly toasty malt backing. Piney, hoppy flavor leads and finishes with some firm bitterness. Very good session ale. Thanks to Erway, whose generosity knows no bounds.

3.4
rudolf (2360) - Buffalo, New York, USA - AUG 25, 2005
I finally remembered to rate it this time. Grassy grapefruit nose w. some straw/toasted malt. Tea-like hops dominate with some brown sugar, a bit of grapefruit. Medium toasted malt.

3
blank (996) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 19, 2005
orange with a slight citruiy kick to it. On first impression it seems a tad belgian-isk. THe flavor was hoppy with just a hit of the malts i expect from an apa. a intresting beer but still not quite up to style

3
JPDIPSO (6223) - Wauwatosa, USA - AUG 8, 2005
Dark golden color with a Moderate fluffy light beige head. Simple malt and hops aromas. Pale, lightly toasted malt a with a green grass and lightly herbal hops. Quite sweet, with mild brown sugar. Floral sweet hops. To me, this tastes more like an amber, yet a hoppy one. The aroma does seem to grow on me. But the tastes are simple and sweet. Thanks Santa.

3.8
blankboy (7699) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 6, 2005
Bottle shared with HogTownHarry, GregClow & tupalev -- courtesy of HogTownHarry. The last beer I sampled during a long tasting so my writing is sparse and not quite as legible as usual but here goes: Pours a clear amber with a small white head. A very nice aroma and flavour of hops and citrus -- very tasty! I liked it a lot. A great way to end the evening.

3
guzzler67 (1696) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - AUG 4, 2005
Clear amber with a piney, somewhat resinous aroma. Smooth, light bodied, moderately carbonated mouthfeel. Taste is a little flowery, mildly bitter, but not exceptionally hoppy. Dry, short lived finish.

3.1
SwedeDog (364) - Windsor, Connecticut, USA - JUL 31, 2005
Bottle from sampler. Looks like a typical amber ale, with a quickly fading head atop a dark, clear amber body. Grassy hops great you as you pour the bottle, but it’s not over the top. A sweetish smell lingers in the background. Flavor is slightly bitter, but not too much, there’s some hops and caramel, I guess. But, nothing really extraordinary about it.

3.6
GregClow (3402) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 30, 2005
Bottle shared with blankboy, HogTownHarry, jerc & tupalev - courtesy of HogTownHarry. Clear reddish-gold colour with moderate white head. Inviting aroma of hops, orange zest & candy. Crisp mouthfeel, nice. Flavour is hoppy as expected, but well balanced by a good malt backbone. I’m reelly digging Southern Tier!

3.8
Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 29, 2005
Ah, a little hops to move the evening along! Thanks Harry! Strong citrusy hop aroma, orange citrusy appearance. Light mouthfeel. Lots of citrus (not grapefruit, more orange like) bitter taste yet balanced with some amber malt. A little bit of yeast as well. I’m not sure about extraordinary, but pretty damn good - a very solid brewery.


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