Cosmic Nod Interstellar Pale Ale | South County Brewing Co.

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Cosmic Nod Interstellar Pale AleCosmic Nod Interstellar Pale Ale
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3.98/5
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48 Ratings
Cosmic Nod Interstellar Pale AleCosmic Nod Interstellar Pale Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
South County Brewing Co.
Pennsylvania, United States
southcountybrewing.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by SipofZombie on 06-19-2016

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#12,442
Reviews:
12
Ratings:
48
pDev:
7.79%
 
 
Wants:
1
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6
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Ratings: 48 |  Reviews: 12
Reviews by swfeidt:
Photo of swfeidt
4.02/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

More User Reviews:
Photo of tone77
3.77/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A thanks to the captain of the canquest, woodychandler, for this beer. Poured from a 16 oz. can. Has a cloudy, golden/orange color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of citrus, tropical fruits. Taste is citrus, juicy, a bit dry, light bitterness, good malt balance. Feels medium/full bodied in the mouth and overall is an enjoyable beer.

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Photo of Troegsfan
4.26/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of therealJAYZ
4.5/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of citizencane
4.05/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Tropical fruit and rind, with seamlessly integrated sweet biscuit malt. Smooth juicy drinking. Cloudy pale orange appearance. Very tasty, and ABV is in session territory. I prefer Sound Machine, but this is still excellent.

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Photo of Bdel34
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RobDB
4.13/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Jbalintjr
4.37/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DrBier
3.87/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Yellolab2010
4.13/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of MKrauss
4.1/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Octoberist
3.49/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of LooseMoose1978
3.5/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JamieDuncan
4.26/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SkipZ
2.98/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

The Cosmic Nod pours a murky light copper with average size pure white head. There is a ton of chunky sediment in the bottom of the can that will darken up the color some if mixed in. I wasn't a fan and chose to strain out as much as possible. The smell is the best part of this beer. It's malty with fresh tropical fruit. I get a strong mango fragrance and flavor although the official description leads you to another tropical fruit. The mouth feel is relatively soft and crisp however, a dose of unwanted grittiness lingers. The finish is quick and a little mango/tropical fruit remains behind. This was sort of a let down after all the local hype I heard about this beer. For the premium price tag I expected more. I found this beer rather boring, unrefined and the overall flavor profile was just odd and confusing. It just simply doesn't live up to the hype, or price tag and I don't consider it a stand-out in the category. South County has other, way better offerings.

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Photo of woodychandler
3.74/5  rDev -6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

This is my seCANd go-'round with this beer, attempting to drink & review it for The CANQuest (tm). My first one actually, literally burst its lid at the seams before I could get to it & I had to wait until it was re-released for me to get another one. Boo hoo.

From the CAN: "Drink Fresh [-] Do Not Age"; "Best Kept Cold"; "Pour Into a Glass for Best Drinking Experience".

It came in a 16-fl. oz. pint CAN, so following the Crack!, I employed a gentle Glug into the awaiting glass. I was a little unnerved at first by some light foaming through the vent, especially given the earlier epic failure. Upon settling, it revealed a brimful craft CAN with nowhere for the tongue to go after being pushed through the vent by the tab. It seemed to be incredibly carbonated as I got massive amounts of foaming action as I poured, forcing me to back off & down. I initially had better than three fingers of dense, rocky, French Vanilla-colored head, but it slowly fell away, leaving great lacing in its wake. Color was a cloudy Yellow-Gold (SRM = 4 - 5), CAN read "5.3". Nose was redolent with tropical fruit (mango, papaya & guava) & my mouth began to water. Mouthfeel was medium. The taste was a little more bitter than the nose had led me to expect, coming across with a slight grapefruit flavor in addition to the tropical fruits noted earlier. Still, it was not overly bitter & actually a bit more easy-drinking than some other APAs that I have reviewed lately. Finish was dry, but not biting or puckering. It made for a very pleasant quaff.

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Photo of sulldaddy
3.92/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pouring a 16 oz can into a snifter at cellar temperature. The beer is a gift from my brother Brian. thanks Bro!
The beer pours a slightly hazy golden color with 1 cm of creamy dense bleached white head that fades slowly to a surface layer. The surface foam sticks around throughout the sampling.
Aroma is some sweet and fruity malt with white grape notes and then a lot of rindy and melon hops and hits of pine hops. The nose isnt overly assertive but is well balanced.
The first sip reveals an average to light body with very fine and spacious carbonation. Texture is smooth and the beer drinks easy. Flavor is what the nose advertised with a bit of sweetness up front with fruit and some caramel and then rolls to some pine sap hops and finishes dry and slightly astringent bitter. No hints of any booze on this easy drinking balanced and interesting pale ale.

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Photo of MjamesL
4.41/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jp11801
4.21/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AMarkle6524
3.87/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of dar482
4.51/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Budlum
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

The August 2017 batch of this beer is fantastic. The recipe seems to have shifted to a bit more hazy and more hops while remaining balanced. This stands with any of the modern hazy pale ales. Well done.

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Photo of jagada
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ajm5108
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours hazy & juicy, if that is your thing (I don't have a strong preference). Aroma is light & grassy with a little stonefruit underneath. Taste is good, pretty simple but showcases Galaxy hops well, you get some guava & mango, a little citrus underneath, approachable & refreshing. A little chalky on the tongue.

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Photo of stakem
3.71/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A pounder can into a snifter appears clouded yellow with a white cap.

The aroma is stinky cheese, fruits herbs and sulfur.

The taste is fruity hops before getting pithy and pulpy.

Its medium in body with modest carbonation. Not bad.

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Cosmic Nod Interstellar Pale Ale from South County Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.98 out of 5 with 48 ratings