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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 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
gregwilsonstl (1352) - Missouri, USA - JAN 18, 2013
This is pretty bad. Tastes like a really cheap beer with lots of stale hops added. Thanks steph.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
rubbishystuff (1998) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 6, 2012
Hazy dark orange look. Big piney hop aroma and flavor. A little herbalness to the hops too. Slightly burn caramel maltiness. Mouthfeel strange at end of sip. Sort of all over the place both a bold hoppy pale ale but also flavors that are all over the place. Serving: Can

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nearbeer (4120) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 15, 2012
Pint can. Hazy copper with a lasting half-inch of sticky foam. Big nose of fresh green herb, resin, earthy toffee, and smoky citrus. Flavor is less bold, but still a nice mix of the same flavors. Light-medium body is soft and dry, has medium carbonation, and is pretty dam sessionable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jeremy2027 (1) - Texas, USA - NOV 14, 2012 does not count
Piney hops leaning more towards the malt side. Caramel and slight bread notes. A hoppy pale ale on the edge of IPA. Great beer especially when fresh.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Maltajo (329) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - OCT 21, 2012
16oz Can thanks to Fred! Boy! This beer sure is Pinie!. Nice and dry with a hopy middle and a nice Rye after taste. A very refreshing brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ronaldtheriot (1500) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - OCT 21, 2012
Southern Star Pine Belt Pale Ale has a very thick, foamy, creamy, cream-colored head, an opaque, brown-orange appearance, with lots of yeast chunks floating about, and a good amount of lacing left on the glass. The aroma is sweet, stinging, and bready. Flavor is of piney hops, bready malt, and sweetness. Mouthfeel is medium to heavy, and Southern Star Pine Belt Pale Ale finishes mostly dry, fairly refreshing, and decently drinkable. Overall, I really am enjoying this, and I consider it a most excellent beer. RJT

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
j12601 (7700) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - OCT 18, 2012
Big fat 16oz can courtesy of crajun from the Local Beer Swap Threeve. Thanks Kevin. Pours a hazed dark red brown amber with a huge white to beige head. Sweet soda malt, spicy hops, light citrus, malt thickens up and gets big and has a hint of oxidization. Medium bodied, spicy malt, a touch thinner than the nose would suggest. A touch of bitter toast and malt, soft hops, grapefruit and malt. Very slow finish with soft sticky malt. Decent enough.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrSilverworm (8335) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 17, 2012
16oz can. Good, smooth, soft lighter carbonation. Kind of creamy. More dry texture. Amber colored body. Totally hazy with lots of chunks of particles suspended in the body. Good creamy off-white head, with great retention. Leaves great, thick lace. Beautiful ale. Very nice piney resiny hop aroma. Little caramel malt. Kind of bready - malty. Light bitter, sweet taste. Definitely an above average pale ale. Kind of approaching IPA - territory. It is hard not to think of Dale’s Pale Ale here... that kind of brew

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrewDad (5117) - Olympia, Washington, USA - OCT 14, 2012
Golden amber in color, clear with a thin head. Super flavor and nice hops backing. This is a great beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ccex (1057) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 13, 2012
16 oz can pours a cloudy dark amber with lasting off-white head and good lacing. Not much to smell. Aroma has caramel, toffee, and a little citrus and pine. Tastes sweet with a bitter almost sour finish. Medium body, and average carbonation. If someone just handed me a mug of this with no hints, I never would have guessed that was a pale ale.

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