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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
djd07 (5285) - 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.

   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. I’m extremely proud that such a good beer is being made up the road from me!!!

   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.

   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 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
NoiZe (2323) - 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.

   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 (4120) - 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 (4783) - 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 (6634) - .....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!!!

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