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RATINGS: 35   MEAN: 3.66/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 75   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Stellar Ale is a strong Pale Ale that is light orange to copper in color. It has a medium body and is well known for its hop profile. Quite pungent to the nose, this beer has esters of toasted caramel and aromas of spicy grapefruit. This beer is a complement to the fine establishment – Trattoria Stella in the Village Commons, Traverse City.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
lumber_jack32 (10) - - FEB 26, 2015
Smells like a fresh summers eve during winter. Boasts a hell of a bite with a crisp clean finish. Kinda like a woman in a binki.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lukedarock (245) - Howell, Michigan, USA - FEB 18, 2015
Opaque not much of a looker, very light scent, the mid size body of this beer works great with grapefruit and feels wonderful on the tounge, tasty brew

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mr_Abner (153) - Michigan, USA - FEB 14, 2015
Bottle. Pours a hazy golden orange. Aromas of citrus, grapefruit. Lightly fruity taste with a medium bitterness. Average carbonation, medium bodied, lightly bitter finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BigBeer45 (1318) - Michigan, USA - FEB 3, 2015
Sampled from a bottle, this ale had medium orange-copper pour and gave a almost two finger white cover that receded to a layer of bubbles, it left nice spots and small fingers of lacing, the nose had aromas of grass, grapefruit citrus and floral hops with toasted malt, orange, sugar and malt sweetness, it had flavors of citrus and grass hops that had a touch of pine to them, toasted malt, some orange fruit and bread, it had a little sweetness, the finish had hop bitterness with grass and some toasted malt following, the hops linger on the tongue a bit, the mouth feel was light and creamy, it had average carbonation, this beer had a hoppy nose and flavor with some malt to give some balance, a nice light hoppy IPA drink.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rumproasts (4006) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 25, 2015
bottle. amber with one finger head. medium to heavy caramel malt with a big hit of piney hops. some grapefruit. pretty nice.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BrownALEx (336) - Portland, Michigan, USA - JAN 25, 2015
Nice drinking ipa. Caramel aroma with piney hops. Sweet caramel taste, and bitter, piney hops. Medium bodied beer. Overall a good ipa, might get again.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
umich03jm (2702) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - JAN 22, 2015
Bottle. Clear gold pour with a small rocky head that fades to a messy film and leaves some lacing. Aroma is very dank and oily. Weed, pine, wood, flowers, grapefruit, and pineapple. Tastes like dank fruit juice with a bitter finish. Juicy up front with pineapple, oranges, and grapefruit. Dank, bitter, and oily finish with weed, pine, toast and wood. Pretty complex for a 5% IPA.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nephilium (1485) - Ohio, USA - DEC 29, 2014
Nice pine and grapefruit aroma. Pours a hazy orangish-amber with a thin white head. Touch of caramel sweetness, going to strong grapefruit notes, and a lingering bitter finish. A very nice, drinkable IPA.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Barnoloid (277) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 28, 2014
A very well made citrusy, resiny, fairly dank IPA. Lots to enjoy here. The strong malt backbone just gives this a more rounded body to complement the other pieces. Great stuff from Shorts.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtw (1139) - farmington, Michigan, USA - DEC 25, 2014
a nice brew, i guess another IPA from shorts? light amber color, citrus and pine nose and just a touch more malt body than some other IPAs. hides its abv quite well as it feels nearly like a session brew.


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