djd07 (5285) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 30, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
graham515 (536) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 27, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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. I’m extremely proud that such a good beer is being made up the road from me!!!
biz82 (1328) - austin, Texas, USA - MAY 23, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
scooterc (13) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 22, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Flying Saucer, Houston. As a Southeast Texan, I was excited to experience this local addition, and it didn’t 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.
NoiZe (2323) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - MAY 22, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can. Big thnx to flippy! Amber colored brew. Floral, hoppy aroma. Floral, malty, sweet, fruity flavor. A bit dry. Nice and enjoyable.
Mutualaid (142) - Texas, USA - MAY 16, 2008
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
Bullit (4120) - Burgos, SPAIN - MAY 14, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear amber colour, medium head. Aroma has pine. Flavour has pine and floral hops. Bitter-dry finish. Nice one.
skortila (4783) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - MAY 14, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
texasbartender (160) - Sugarland, Texas, USA - MAY 14, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
SudsMcDuff (6634) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAY 5, 2008
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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!!!