Liberty Station Commander In The Crosshairs | Stone Brewing

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Stone Brewing
California, United States

Style: English Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.70%

Availability: Summer

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Added by mactrail on 08-05-2013

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Ratings: 14 |  Reviews: 3
Photo of bump8628
3.93/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of GarrettB
3.54/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

October 25th, 2013 - A relevant name for the area (Liberty Station), the Commander in the Crosshairs promises an English Pale Ale, but it's much danker than anything a homegrown Anglo-Saxon might recognize. The smell effuses some of that continental hops "rusty", like a red ale without the caramel sweetness, and a touch of marijuana to decorate the scent. The flavor also has a signature Stone touch - their classic hops profile most recognized in Arrogant Bastard. This is delivered on a heavy palate and yet a mild carbonation, which permits the English hop flavors to escalate, landing softly for a long, gliding aftertaste. Much more English on the flavor than the aroma, but that's okay.

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Photo of vma
4/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of AleHunter805
3/5  rDev -15.5%

Photo of LakerLeith
3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

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3/5  rDev -15.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of Chuggernaut00
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +19.7%

Photo of DTown
3/5  rDev -15.5%

Photo of lsummers
4.46/5  rDev +25.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a deep amber thats somewhat clear with a great three finger tall frothy cream colored head. Leaves some nice lacing

Smells of fresh baked goods with that toffee and caramel malt note being the highlight. Sweetness on the nose is balanced with a slight grassy/tropical hop profile. Not pronounced hops but enough to balance the malt sweetness in the nose.

Flavor is very mild with the sweetness, so glad the hop profile is apparent in the taste. Nice biscuit/pancake flavors with slight brown sugar sweetness. Butterscotch notes slip through all the toffee malts. There's a great bite coming from the mild carbonation mixed with that grassy hop profile. Still has low to mild bitterness but might be classified as high for an English pale. Reminds me of American pale hop notes mixed with the English malts. Blends excellently, enough so that I wish I had more availability than just a one time growler fill.

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Photo of mactrail
3.06/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Color is a dark coppery amber in the tulip with a modest foamy appearance. Moderate carbonation but rather tart and prickly.

Some very browned biscuit taste and plenty of bitterness. A touch of fruitiness to the hops with a mineral taste. A light but pleasing body. You could call it watery, and for a few sips, refreshing. Unfortunately it just gets extremely bitter. I can't finish this one.

On tap at Liberty Station, and listed as being brewed at that location rather than in Escondido.

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Liberty Station Commander In The Crosshairs from Stone Brewing
Beer rating: 3.55 out of 5 with 14 ratings