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RATINGS: 25   MEAN: 3.65/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 75   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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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.


2.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Thorpe429 (5011) - , Illinois, USA - JUN 17, 2011
On tap at Churchkey. Served in a snifter. Pours a dark golden color with a single-finger white head and a bit of spotty lacing on the way down. The nose is indeed Amarillo all the way with some floral and citrus character. As it warms, however, it gets to be a bit catty. I’ve heard people talk about this with Amarillo beers before, though I’d never really experienced it until now. Some grain there as well. It gets extra catty and odd as it warms, particularly in the flavor and finish. A bit astringent with an odd sort of bitterness. Too bad as this was not very good and it was the one I was most looking forward to. Serving type: on-tap Reviewed on: 06-04-2011

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (11644) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 10, 2011
Draft. Hazy amber body, small off-white head. Aroma is moderately sweet, orange, some grapefruit, light cattiness. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit/orange, some lime. Soft medium body, light acidity.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GT2 (8742) - San Diego County, California, USA - JUN 6, 2011
Tap at Churchkey for Shorts Tap Takeover. The pour is a clear golden with a healthy white head. Nose is very fresh and intense citrus and melon hops. Taste is bitter, soapy, more APA like, with a nice dose of potpourri and dried bitter citrus peel. Soapy, dry, and sharp palate. Very nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
manny57 (162) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 23, 2010
Had a sample pour at the brewpub. An interesting pale that drinks like an IPA. A bitter finish that may be in excess. Overall, not too bad.

3.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mgatesy (23) - Michigan, USA - SEP 18, 2010
A decent pale ale with some delicious hops that provide a bitter, dry finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drake (8981) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUL 25, 2010
Served on draft at the Michigan Summer Beerfest, 2010, as part of RBSG festivities. Pours a clear amber color with a thin head. Hoppy aroma with notes of peach, citrus and caramel. Very nice. The taste is bitter hops with minty and herbal notes. Medium bodied. Nice beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
flatmatt (1161) - Northville, Michigan, USA - JUL 24, 2010
On tap at MBGSF 2010. Pours orange amber with a white head. Hoppy aroma with citrus, floral, and piney hops. Flavor is strong on the citrus hops with a medium bitterness. A nice APA, but doesn’t really have the level of hops for an IPA.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
LilBeerDoctor (3505) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 29, 2010
On tap at Shorts. Pours a cloudy orange with a small white head. Aroma of hop oils, lots of citrus, and grassy hops. Super hoppy aroma (with perhaps a hint of acetone?). Flavor of sweet citrus and malt with hop oils. This tastes a little stronger than 6% but is still a tasty IPA. 7/4/8/4/14 [3.7/5]

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
deyholla (7002) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 18, 2010
On tap. Poured a clear gold with a white head that quickly dissipated to the edge and laced beautifully. Aroma had nice pine notes with a bit of underlying caramel. Flavor began sweet with grain and a bit of caramel as the pine hops built towards the finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - SEP 18, 2008
Draft @ Shorts. Pours a clear, bright orange color; creamy off-white head with excellent retention and fine-bubbled lacing; a great pour. Solid amounts of earthy and citrus bitterness in the aroma; light dried fruits and earthy maltiness underneath; a very nice, soft bitterness throughout. Medium-to-full mouthfeel: earthy and citrus hoppiness, nicely resiny and dry, with some chewy earthy maltiness and light dried fruits underneath; chewy, solid IPA. Medium finish: toasty malts, dry, crisp, with some earthy and citrus bitterness; nicely dry.


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