Stargazer India Pale Ale | Karl Strauss Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Karl Strauss Brewing Company
California, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.90%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by charlzm on 03-03-2008

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 3 | Ratings: 4
Photo of jeffjeff1
3.38/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This was a pretty good beer. I have definitely had stronger ipas though.

Appearance- amber color, transparent

Smell- sweet, hops

Taste- grapefruit, hops

Mouthfeel- light to medium body, dry finish

Drinkability- I would drink it again. It's not too bad but I have had better.

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Photo of atigerlife
3.45/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the LA airport.

Pours a light amber with small carbonation rising. Slightly off-white creamy head. Not a bad start.

Aroma is grapefruit and light malts. Some sweetness in there.

Taste is dominated by hops. Grapefruit, sweetness and a slightly woody bitterness. Not much balance to this one.

Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied. Dry at the end. Cleansing.

Overall, a decent enough beer. Drinkable. More balance would have been an improvement.

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Photo of charlzm
2.7/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

On draft at Karl Strauss Universal City, 11/26/07.

Clear golden pour, small white head. Smell is hops - can't give more detail than that. Not especially pine, citrus or resin, just... hops. I put some up my nose trying desperately to get more hop aroma. Flavor is grapefruit and resin dominated with a touch of malt peeking through late in the taste. Finish is fairly clean, although a corn flavor appears at the tail end.

Pedestrian, at best.

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Stargazer India Pale Ale from Karl Strauss Brewing Company
3.24 out of 5 based on 4 ratings.
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