605. Phin & Matts Extraordinary Ale

605. Phin & Matts Extraordinary Ale

After wandering around Downtown Wine and Spirits in a state of indecisiveness for several minutes I decided to pick up a mixed six-pack from Southern Tier. I let this warm a bit and served it in my NERAX pint glass.

Beer Stats:
Brewery: Southern Tier Brewing Company
Alcohol: 5.60%
Serving: Bottle, 12 oz.
Style: American Pale Ale, BJCP Style Guide

Appearance (4.0): Pours a lightly hazy golden-copper with a thick, sudsy off-white head that fades to a frothy film leaving patchy lace.

Smell (3.0): Light malts with some citrusy hop aromas. Not bad, but pretty average for the style.

Taste (3.0): Lightly sweet and toasty malts upfront. The center has notes of fruity citrus, which moves into a light hop bitterness in the finish.

Mouthfeel (3.0): Light-bodied, moderate carbonation, watery.

Drinkability (4.0): Easy to drink, it's light and probably pretty nice in warmer weather.

Overall (3.3): This is a so-so APA. There's nothing bad about it, but the flavors are just too subdued.

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