Southern Tier Brewing Co. “Phin and Matt’s Extraordinary Ale” Review (#088)


Southern Tier Brewing Co.
“Phin and Matt’s Extrordinary Ale”
Lakewood, New York

From The Brewery

When we sat down to collaborate on this beer, we knew we had to create something extraordinary. After sampling a wide array of great beers, we hit upon an idea: use vast amounts of whole hops, the finest malted barley North America has to offer, and crystal filtered artesian water. Thus creating this classic American style pale ale.
ABV: 5.4%

Review

Appearance: I poured this golden orange ale into my Duvel tulip glass; it had a thin white head, that didn’t stay around for long.

Smell: Light smelling; a little citrus and malts with a bit of sweetness.

Taste: A balance of hops and toasted malts (60/40). Not an over the top hop beer like many pale ales; more flavors start coming out as it warms, such as a bit more fruit such as apricot and grapefruit.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied, higher carbonation. A little sticky, but not too much.

Drinkability: Medium.

Notes: A good pale ale; as usual, I am a bigger fan of their IPA and 2XIPA. A great stepping stone beer into the craft beer world; very approachable.

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