Stellar Phase Pale Ale | South County Brewing Co.

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Stellar Phase Pale AleStellar Phase Pale Ale
BA SCORE
4.23/5
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28 Ratings
Stellar Phase Pale AleStellar Phase 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 Budlum on 02-03-2018

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
7
Ratings:
28
pDev:
6.15%
 
 
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Ratings: 28 |  Reviews: 7
Photo of drds89
4.04/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of spelingchampeon
4.24/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Another session beer that is blurring the line between higher ABV PA's and IPA's?

Stellar Phase is a great tasting PA, that has a boatload of flavors going in and out. Plenty of mild fruit and juiciness that blend together well. For me, the kicker was the difference from the cold-to-warm(er) transition. While some beers lose their identity.. Stellar Phase just shifts into another gear. Impressing.

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Photo of Taphouse_Traveler
3.94/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jbalintjr
4.37/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of grahuba
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kwlightner
4.49/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jwat
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MKrauss
4.13/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of TomMorris
3.95/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sulldaddy
4.36/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Sampling a cellar temp 16 oz can poured into a snifter. The beer is a slightly hazy goldenrod color with fizzy bleached white dense head of 2 cm that slowly recedes to a thin surface layer. The aroma is hops right off the can popping open. I get some grapefruit and citrus notes with a bit of pine sap too. The fruit seems to dominate the aroma but the pine is enough to balance things out for this beer. Maybe a little bit of biscuity malt, but the hops steal the show here.
First sip reveals a light to average body with smooth texture and fine tingly carbonation. The beer drinks very easy.
Flavor is some biscuit malt for a second and then fruity hops with citrus dominant of orange and grapefruit. I do get some slight bite on the finish the makes each swallow crisp. I dont get any booze and the beer flavor doesnt linger long after each swallow.
this is a very drinkable pale ale, Im glad to have tried it and would recommend to others. The aroma is great and it drinks so smooth.

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Photo of JOldewurtel
4.16/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of beertunes
3.37/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Thanks to bl00 for this one, from NBS BIF 007. 16oz can poured into shaker pint glass. Poured a solid murky yellow color that had about a half-inch of white head that low-moderate retention, and medium lacing.

A big fruity hop aroma hit the nose as soon as I cracked the can. That aroma also carried through in the glass. There was no noticeable grain or malt scent.

Very much the same story on the tongue; fruit hops dominate, with no bitterness or grain.

The body was on the thin side of medium, and, as I've found typical of the Murky-bro style, no substantive lingering of the body or flavor.

Drinkability was fine, the beer drank smoothly and cleanly. Overall, if you like the style, you'll likely like this brew. worth a shot if you see it.

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Photo of jhlosito75
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bl00
4.32/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of oline73
4/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Vetbidder
4.11/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

First of all, I love the look of the pounder can. It’s got a Saturn like planet on the front with various stars(very cool). This beer has the total milkshake light golden look of an unfiltered NEIPA with a nice white head. Wow, scent is mainly grapefruit juice like (citric and sweet). Flavor adds some melon to the mix with the grapefruit adding a touch of bitterness to the end of this brew mixing with a slight malt finish. Not overly powerful flavored with a crispness to the finish. Not much carbonation with a creamy medium feel. I’m not as excited about the flavor after expecting so much from the look and nose of this one.

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Photo of stakem
4/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pounder can into a snifter appears a clouded pale yellow with white cap.

Aroma of grapefruit juice/zest. Not overly pungent or exceptional by any regard but good nonetheless.

The taste is zesty, pulp and pithy fruity hops with a neutral grainy aftertaste.

This is medium in body with modest carbonation. Overall very drinkable.

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Photo of Jonnydrinker
4.21/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of madelf66
4.54/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kewharton
4.23/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jaydoc
3.96/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of drh88
4.59/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dbl_delta
4.28/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Can dated 01-26-18 into pint glass. Pours a hazy golden amber with a coarse, off-white head. Initial impression is citrus, floral, and tropical fruits - a lot like Cosmic Nod, but not as sweet, more subtle citrus, and without the pine notes. (OK, maybe it's not a lot like Cosmic Nod but it's damn good!) Medium mouthfeel and carbonation. Finish is slightly dry with the same restrained balance. Very good pale ale.

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Photo of DrBier
4.33/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Budlum
4.54/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Wow. This pale hangs with the best - hazy, bright, floral, light, and fruity. Wonderfully balanced with a lively feel. It doesn't have the chalky mouth feel that some hazy APAs develop as they warm. South County continues to produce impressive beers.

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Stellar Phase Pale Ale from South County Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.23 out of 5 with 28 ratings