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Stone Liberty Station Buoy 1 SD Pale Ale | Stone Brewing

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4.02/5
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17 Ratings
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Stone Brewing
California, United States
stonebrewing.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by DeanMoriarty on 11-02-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
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Reviews:
5
Ratings:
17
pDev:
9.95%
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Ratings: 17 |  Reviews: 5
Reviews by bump8628:
Photo of bump8628
4.65/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

More User Reviews:
Photo of WickedBeer
4.12/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

I had this on draft at the Stone Store in Pasadena. I'm typing this from memory so I won't go in depth in each category, but it was a very good Pale Ale, which if I had to choose is my least favorite style of beer. Resinous, sticky feel with heavy lacing. Beautiful almost opaque mild yellow color with a good amount of sediment. Strong notes of grapefruit and citrus in the smell with a nice subtle happiness. What struck me, however, was that the flavor profile was almost the opposite of the smell. Very strong notes of pine and hops but with a subtle yet necessary offset of grapefruit. Really enjoyed this one, highly recommended!

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Photo of Nick29
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of riotontheroad
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Absolut
4.41/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap at wades wine 4-18-15

Amber beer with a nice white head. Smells of Amber hops and malt. Taste is hope forward, citrus followed be malt and a clean finish.

Really an excellent approachable beer. One of those beers you could drink all day long.

Really well done.

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Photo of wethorseblanket
3.87/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Fayston
3.98/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Drinking one now at Stone Brewing liberty station garden bar. Yellow amber color with nice head. Beautiful lace. Grapefruit mild hop forward beer. Very good beer.

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Photo of JohnCassillo
3.47/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jwswigs
3.37/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of SocalKicks
3.52/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Nightrain87
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Didier
3.83/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of kmanjohnson
3.98/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of DeanMoriarty
4.35/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a super clean straw-like hue, fat white head, with good retention, leaving thick coats of lacing in its tracks. Aroma is floral and earthy, slightly grassy, herbal and bright, some sweetness and nice biscuit notes in there as well. Flavor follows aroma with some lemon an berry not detected in the nose, grassy finish. On the lighter side of medium-bodied, nice carbonation that works well with the style, slightly dry on the finish to keep you coming back for more. Overall a great representation of a San Diego Pale Ale - hops run the show but are in perfect harmony with the malt back - easy drinking with an appeal to casual craft beer drinkers or any hop heads out there.

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Photo of jaymo18
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BradMacMullin
4.86/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Enjoyed when I got off the plane at the San Diego airport. I'd fly more often is this was near Logan. This Liberty Station lace is amazing - and the beer....yeesh. Bartender said this Liberty Buoy was the current favorite with limited release - pours a clearish yellow Amber with a nice white head. Hop forward but has a nice citrus aftertaste - damn, this is so good. Fresh beer ....and fresh Stone beer is so amazing. Great stuff. If you notice 4 more beers reviewed in the next 2 hours it may not be pretty

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Photo of Farnswurth
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Stone Liberty Station Buoy 1 SD Pale Ale from Stone Brewing
Beer rating: 4.02 out of 5 with 17 ratings
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