alcaponejunior (438) - Texas, USA - DEC 12, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy and amber-brown in color with a nice head that lasted and left good lacing.
Smells of piney grapefruit, hops, slightly fruity, and a little earthy.
Tastes of caramel malts, pine, grapefruit, citrus, a bit of sweetness, and an earthy bitterness.
Lingering slightly sweet bitterness helps define this nice, medium bodied beer.
I’d certainly like to have it again, very smooth and flavorful, easy to drink, and comes in cans. Nice job on this one.
DocJitsu (1559) - Pensacola, Florida, USA - NOV 7, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a murky golden-copper color with a sudsy, off white head. Grassy, piny, grapefruity nose. Full body with a powdery texture and some mild scrubbing peppers the surface of the tongue. A roasted malt provides structure to a more subdued--given the bouquet--grass and citrus hops.
burg326 (5202) - Florida, USA - NOV 2, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured an amber color from a can at the Brass Tap, had aromas of pine, grapefruit, and some malt. Flavors were light grapefruit, and tons of pine, decent beer overall.
UncleKorm (1175) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - OCT 17, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Can poured a hazy orange hue w/ large frothy head and nice lacing. Big piney and citrusy aroma. Initial flavor is light sweet w/ a bold bitter finish of lasting duration. Tastes are pine, grapefruit, lemon, and straw. Big bodied, creamy mouthfeel, crisp finish.
chandos212 (3) - - AUG 14, 2013 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hands down one of my favorites. I’m a huge fan of almost everything Southern Star puts out, but once I found Pine Belt, I fell in love. Crisp, a little sweet with an IBU almost as high as an IPA. Nothing beats tossing back one or two of these right at the brewery on Saturdays.
SpringsLicker (3381) - Tennessee, USA - JUL 18, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy dark orange body under an average sized off-white head.
Juicy malt and citrus hop aroma.
The flavor starts sweet with the bitterness kicking in immediately as it heads to a dry finish.
Almost IPA territory here.
icehawk (834) - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - JUL 10, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: Cloudy amber with nice foamy white head
Aroma: dark bread
Taste: Bready malts,
Palate: Fairly bitter up front, but finishes smooth with a good malt backbone. Fairly lively mouthfeel
Overall: A bit heavy, good drinking. Good taste
jb (2778) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUL 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bob picked this up in Charleston, it was a very nice find! Light orange, very very hazy. (clarity is overrated, see above) Thick off white head. Grapefruit and pine nose. Slight hop bite up front, nice.
PorterPounder (6975) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUN 26, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Chattanooga. Tn. - Riverside Wine & Spirits - 16 oz can. Pours a murky dark orange with a soft white head that clings to the edges. Aroma has some candied fruit sweetness, a touch of pine. Flavor has some caramel accents, some underlying light citrus bitterness, a touch of white grapes. Mouthfeel has a decent stickiness to it. Decent.
bbcd (214) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUN 26, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
hazy amber, white head that settles fairly quickly with some lacing. caramel, tangerine, pine, pineapple, bread. medium bitter, light sweet. light body, thin feel. aroma would do better with a little more malt backbone, but it’s otherwise enjoyable.