Stellar Phase Pale Ale
South County Brewing Co.

Stellar Phase Pale AleStellar Phase Pale Ale
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From:
South County Brewing Co.
 
Pennsylvania, United States
Style:
American Pale Ale
Ranked #143
ABV:
5%
Score:
91
Ranked #6,919
Avg:
4.12 | pDev: 7.04%
Reviews:
17
Ratings:
48
Status:
Active
Rated:
Dec 04, 2023
Added:
Feb 03, 2018
Wants:
  3
Gots:
  5
Cosmic Nod’s party animal cousin. Soft and lush, mango, melon, cantaloupe, papaya with a touch of green pepper tang.

Malts: Base, Wheat, Oats
Hops: Northwest
Yeast: House IVAN strain
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Ratings by TheBigBoy:
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Reviewed by TheBigBoy from Pennsylvania

3.54/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
A very good NEIPA. However, this one could benefit from a little more nose and that pillowy feel. Good taste here and not at the expense of drinkability. Would definitely revisit this guy.
Dec 04, 2023
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Rated by BilleGibbons from Pennsylvania

4.3/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.25
Nice pale straw hazy. Really nice tropical flavor. Very easy to drink.
Oct 22, 2023
 
Rated: 3.69 by Spade from Pennsylvania

Aug 14, 2022
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Reviewed by DIM from Pennsylvania

4.15/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Soft, lush, and enticing; quite delicate. I tasted lots of melon and tropical fruit plus just a little bit of a spicy, peppery bite at the end. Enjoyed on draft, I could see multiple cans disappearing quickly on a hot day. My second from these folks and I look forward to more.
Aug 24, 2021
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Reviewed by woodychandler from Pennsylvania

3.91/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
I thought that I had exhausted my inventory of South County CANs last month during my brewery horizontal, but lo & behold, while doing some rearranging in my cellar's BeerFrigerator (a reefer only, NO freezer compartment), I found two (2) more for The CANQuest (tm)! Zounds!

From the CAN: "Drink Fresh Do Not Age Please Recycle Always Keep Cold"; "Pour into a glass for best drinking experience".

Proving that I CAN follow directions, I Crack!ed open the vent & beCAN a slow, gentle C-Line Glug into the awaiting glass. I was rather pleasantly surprised by its formation of two-pus fingers of dense, foamy, rocky, bone-white head with excellent retention. Color was a faintly-hazy Straw-Yellow (SRM = > 2, < 4). Nose was fruity with a CANtaloupe-honeydew prevalence acCANponied by a lighter tropical fruitiness. Mouthfeel was medium. The taste remained primarily of melon with a tropical fruit acCANponiment, but I also got an earthy pepperiness, like a fresh-picked pepper from my neighbor's garden. Mmm. It was an interesting taste, overall, but it is tough when the style's guide-on bearer is SNPA & by CANparison, this was nothing & nowhere close. Finish was semi-dry, making for a pleasant quaff, but it just was not my cuppa joe. YMMV.
Jul 24, 2020
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Reviewed by larryi86 from Delaware

4.19/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Thank you Bl00 for this
16 oz can, dated 4/24/20, poured into a teku

A- A hazy golden straw with a three finger white head.

S- Grapefruit, limes, citrus, pineapple, some melons, slightly dank.

T- Citrus, some tropical fruits, a little dank, some melons, touch of pale malts.

M- Smooth, light to medium body.

O- A tasty and easy to drink hazy pale, nice balance of flavors.
May 08, 2020
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Reviewed by philbe311 from Pennsylvania

3.66/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Fingers worth of crisp perfectly uniform pure white head... The color is a pale hazy yellow... A hop forward nose with alternating whiffs of lite pine and orange zest... A unique flavor profile with some unexpected notes of seltzer water...
Medium bodied and dense with an odd soapy character... A little rough around the edges, but decent enough...
Dec 13, 2019
 
Rated: 4 by jschott75 from Illinois

Nov 11, 2019
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Reviewed by cyclonece09 from Wisconsin

4.3/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Poured from a can into a pint glass. Pours cloudy yellow orange with a fluffy white head. Smells of tropical and citrus hops, very inviting. Tastes of citrus and slight tropical hops, with slight sweet grain. Beer is light bodied and very easy drinking, good carbonation. Overall, a very good beer.
Aug 28, 2019
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Reviewed by colts9016 from Idaho

3.99/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
The weather outside today is beautiful. The beer today is a pale ale from South County. My first beer from this brewery. The beer is 45 degrees and served in a pint glass. The head of the beer is massive, like three-finger thick. The head left a tremendous amount of lacing all over the glass. The color of the beer is SRM 4 a pale straw with a touch of light gold. The beer is hazy with no clarity. Overall this is one beautiful beer.

The aromas in the beer are a biscuit note, herbal, floral esters, grapefruit, pine, resin, toasted malts, and a hint of earthiness.

The flavors in the beer are lemon, oranges, floral esters, bay leaves, biscuit note, pine, resin, and toasted malts.

The mouthfeel of the beer is carbonated, somewhat astringent, and coating.

The body of the beer is medium, medium-plus carbonation, and a medium finish.

The beer is good but not stellar. I enjoy the flavor profiles in the beer, just wanted more strength in the flavors. Overall, this beer is a great starting beer for the day. I enjoyed the artwork on this beer.
Aug 17, 2019
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Reviewed by AyatollahGold from Indiana

4.19/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25
Pours our beautiful. It’s not a really thick haze, but completely hazy and forms a nice, dense, one finger width crown. Leaves nice, sticky lacing all the way through.

The nose brings a surprising old school presence mixing with newer ways. Some pine and citrus.

The taste comes in much lighter, bringing a cracker presence along with a huge, juicy melon aspect. Really don’t know if I’ve ever picked up melon with such a prominence before; watermelon even.

The mouthfeel is where is somewhat. It’s light and refreshing, would be great for a hot summer day at the lower ABV. But I would just like a little more body to accompany that melon profile.

Overall though, it’s a pretty impressive pale ale.
Jun 18, 2019
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Reviewed by Vidblain from Minnesota

4.1/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
I was a bit surprised by this one - quite on the fence between IPA and traditional American Pale Ale, it's just a bit hazy, but moderately more carbonated than most NE IPAs. The taste features plenty of citrus, tangerine notes - very refreshing and clean. Not much in the way of identifiable hops or bitterness to the presence though - just that nice citrus presence. Nice finish. Quite sessionable as well - not at all filling and very drinkable.

Recommended.
Jun 10, 2019
 
Rated: 4.02 by Manthon from Pennsylvania

Apr 16, 2019
 
Rated: 4 by CoasterGuy from Pennsylvania

Mar 06, 2019
 
Rated: 4 by BabaBeer from California

Feb 22, 2019
 
Rated: 3.99 by Labo from Maryland

Feb 20, 2019
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Rated by Bloodbuzz99 from Georgia

4.05/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Very solid new school Pale Ale... where the PA ends and the IPA begins I have no idea
Jan 24, 2019
 
Rated: 3.78 by therealJAYZ from Pennsylvania

Jan 24, 2019
 
Rated: 3.25 by Dduquette from Maryland

Jan 16, 2019
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Reviewed by Dragginballs76 from South Carolina

4.44/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Appearance - Pours bright opaque orange with a nice white head that settles to a thin ring. Lots of lacing all around the glass.

Aroma - Mango, pineapple, floral hops, grapefruit, citrus peel.

Taste - Nice orange, peach and pineapple slightly sweet with a nice mix of bitterness. Super flavorful or such a light beer.

Feel - Low side of medium, slightly creamy with a touch of bite. Light dry finish.

Overall - Really well executed pale ale, lots of flavor and more body than expected.
Dec 30, 2018
Stellar Phase Pale Ale from South County Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 48 ratings