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Sunday, May 2, 2010

Southern Tier - Phin & Matt's Extraordinary Ale

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Southern Tier - Phin & Matt's Extraordinary Ale
Southern Tier Brewing Company
2072 Stoneman Circle
Lakewood, NY USA
Est. 2002 

Brain Damage Quotient = 5.4 % ABV
Fluid Oz. = 12.0 (On Tap) 

Postmortem Brew Review
Amber to orange color.
Pale malt and citrus hops in fair balance.
Light off white head disappears quickly.
Good lacing down glass.
Tastes similar to the aromas; hops and malt in balance.
Minimal carbonation.
Little bit of a watery aftertaste.

Grim Reaper's Eulogy
Being an IPA fan, there is not ususally much to a pale ale that will conjure up the tastes of the hops my palate desires.  But this refreshing little gem was right in the zone.  I found that it was easy enough to session while giving a straight up approach to what a pale ale should be.  I left my preconceived notions of IPA's out of it after the second sip.

See what a good example of an American Pale Ale can be with Southern Tier. Make that an extraordinary example.

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