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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."

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

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bullit (4025) - Burgos, SPAIN - MAY 14, 2008
Clear amber colour, medium head. Aroma has pine. Flavour has pine and floral hops. Bitter-dry finish. Nice one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
skortila (4557) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - MAY 14, 2008
Canned. Thx to Flippy. Aroma of floral hops. Clear, amber-red coloured with a nice off-white head. Taste is bitter, floral hoppy with some pine, slightly malty. Finishes dry. Light bodied. Well brewed session beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
texasbartender (160) - Sugarland, Texas, USA - MAY 14, 2008
The beer pours a clear brown amber with an off white head made up of large bubbles. The head doesn’t hang around long. The nose has a clear aroma of sweet floral hops. The taste is a mix of alcohol, light malts and hops. The finish is clean a short lived. A fair first time showing for a new Texas brewery.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SudsMcDuff (5863) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAY 5, 2008
Are f*ckin kidding me, this beer ROCKS!!

... Lots of lacing and the head level is off the chain! .......

it was a rock lobster!!

.. colour is of late autumn pine cones ...

.... Taste is wonderful! ... of fresh hops and roasted caramel and pine... ..

... What a wonderful surprise coming from this new Texas brewer!!...

..i will be making a brewery visit later for sure!!! ... can’t wait to see more from these guys!!! ...

...this beer marks my 900th beer reviewed!! .. and it is a worthy and enjoyable one at that!!!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lb4lb (2548) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAY 3, 2008
16 oz can. Pours a rich amber to reddish color with a nice beige head. Smell is big and fruity, and hoppy with lots of grapefruit. Taste is fruity, smooth caramel, and citrusy, again reminiscent of grapefruit. Milder bitterness and smoother than the nose might indicate, but still solidly bittered for great balance. Very refreshing and incredibly drinkable. This is a clean, sessionable, fantastic pale ale in a can that I’d be glad to have again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
amc3000 (47) - alhambra, California, USA - MAY 2, 2008
On tap --Petrol Station.This is a most excellent pale ale. Great copper color, Aroma is very fresh hop floral, Taste fruit berries, citrus. Nice balance of malt to hops for a pale. Looking forward to more from this brewery.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopeye101 (44) - Draughthouse, Texas, USA - MAY 1, 2008
Poured out of a 16 oz can. Cool! Nice mid Amber color. Poured a medium head. Quite a strong Hop Aroma for a pale ale. Aroma was very clean, Citrus, hint of spice. Taste was very smooth. Mouthfeel was very good for an APA. I could put down a lot of these. An excellent session beer. Glad to see some new breweries opening in Texas and Southern Star seems to be off to a good start. I look forward to drinking a lot of this beer in the future. Serving type: can

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - APR 20, 2008
UPDATED: MAY 27, 2008 Draft at brewery.
Pours a deep, sappy amber with a nice head of whitel. Smell reminiscent of a pure pine forest resplendent with flowers of forest green hops. Flavor matches aroma and, according to a brewmaster, is 6 IBU"s short of an IPA. Thick, full, and coating mouthfeel. This is a darn good beer; lovers of hops should try it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MaltOMeal (1092) - Land of Sugar, Texas, USA - APR 20, 2008
UPDATED: SEP 27, 2008 draft at brewery. Pours a clear orange/amber with a thin off-white head which lingered. Nose was a nice pine hops with some earthy tones. Taste was yummy pine with a slight lemon citrus to it. Mouthfeel was medium with slightly bitter aftertaste. Not as bitter as I prefer, but that is the way the brewer wanted in order to try and make a crossover for the BMC masses. Very drinkable beer. Had two pints and bought more at the local liquors store afterwards. Really like this APA/IPA.

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