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RATINGS: 380   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
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This handcrafted American Pale Ale is brewed in small batches using high quality American two row, choice British crystal malts, select hops and deep-well ground water from the Evangeline Aquifer. Non-filtered, never pasteurized this ale is packaged directly into cans to ensure maximum freshness for your enjoyment. This full-flavored amber ale is sure to satisfy. "Clarity is overrated."

Ingredients:
Malt: Rahr special pale, Simpsons 30-37, Crisp 45
Hops: Galena, CTZ, Palisades
Yeast: California Ale
Gravity: 1.054 - 1.011


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Zinister (1423) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 2, 2008
Had many times, but this rating is based on the pint I had at Beaverís...thanks Bobby and Kevin for this first Houston draft of this. Great clear red amber color with off-white head that doesnít linger long. Nose of floral and sweet pine hops...wonderful...and some malt to back it up. Taste is rich fresh hops, both citrus and floral, malt and some caramel. Dry, clean finish that leaves me wanting more. Impressive APA and fantastic for a first effort.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pintsize (1042) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUN 1, 2008
5-4-08 can shared at tasting
Medium red amber pour. Smell is pine sol mised with limes. Flavor is nice and full of grassy hops. Very sweet nice flavor. Semi highly carbonated with a cottony mouthfeel.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (11955) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 1, 2008
(Can) Pours a clear amber body with a medium off-white head. Aroma of citrus, light pine, and caramel. Flavor of caramel malt, hops (citrus, floral, pine), and a touch of chocolate with a moderately dry, bitter finish.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
kidmartinek (3674) - austin, Texas, USA - JUN 1, 2008
UPDATED: AUG 17, 2008 Pours half foam, dark amber beer, red-tinted. Thick frothy head. Distinct pine and hops aroma. Very promising. Flavor is thick, hoppy, and thick malty. A little like a scotch ale. Aroma is better than flavor. Flavor is good, but a bit dull and thick. By dull, i mean the mouthfeel, or body is too heavy and thick. Itís a damn good beer though since its in a can, and whoops the shit pants off budweiser and pearl 8 days of the week,

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
djd07 (3646) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 30, 2008
16 oz. can. Pours a cloudy copper color with a small creamy off white head. The aroma is floral hops and grapefruit. Good lacing on the glass. The taste is piney hops with light malt and caramel. A very pale ale from Southern Star.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
graham515 (536) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 27, 2008
UPDATED: AUG 28, 2008 16oz can: Pours a nice deep copper into the glass with a nice white head that has some staying power. Aroma is slightly fruity with some nice hop accents. Flavor is very clean with a nice balance of malt and hop character. Too many pale ales seem to be so one dimensional either with hops or malt. This beer is an extremely nice blend of the two. Iím extremely proud that such a good beer is being made up the road from me!!!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
biz82 (1328) - austin, Texas, USA - MAY 23, 2008
Amazingly clear for an unfiltered ale, copper in color with a large loose head. Sharp and spicy citrus aroma. Sweet caramel malt mingles with mellow hop flavors. Quick dry and perfectly bittered finish. No noticeable alcohol. Easy drinking ale but I would amp up the hops to meet the strength.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
scooterc (13) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 22, 2008
On tap at Flying Saucer, Houston. As a Southeast Texan, I was excited to experience this local addition, and it didnít dissappoint. Pour is amber, w/ small foamy head. Slightly floral, citrusy aroma, but flavor is not as citrusy as expected. Less hoppy than my preference. Very drinkable, would make a good session beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
NoiZe (2324) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - MAY 22, 2008
Can. Big thnx to flippy! Amber colored brew. Floral, hoppy aroma. Floral, malty, sweet, fruity flavor. A bit dry. Nice and enjoyable.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mutualaid (142) - Texas, USA - MAY 16, 2008
Pours deep amber, and fairly dark for an APA. Creamy, off-white head with loads of retention. Sweet smells of malt are apparent, but it is the hop bouquet that is most assertive. The flavor is equally hop forward; herbal but rounded out with adequate maltiness. Medium body with a long hoppy finish.


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