ronaldtheriot (1283) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - OCT 21, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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
j12601 (6612) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - OCT 18, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
DrSilverworm (6579) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 17, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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
BrewDad (5004) - Olympia, Washington, USA - OCT 14, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golden amber in color, clear with a thin head. Super flavor and nice hops backing. This is a great beer.
ccex (931) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 13, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
Robbievegas (230) - Las vegas, Nevada, USA - OCT 3, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tried this on tap at Mongoose versus Cobra in Houston,TX. Full flavor amber colored pale ale that's not filtered.
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scottyshades (130) - Parkland, Florida, Florida, USA - SEP 20, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A: Hazy amber color with a huge eggshell color head. Retention is awesome
S: Lots of malty notes, not so much hoppy. Caramel, butterscotch, and a lingering sweetness. Hops are real subtle and earthy. in general, malty...
T: Similar to the nose- malt forward, not really hoppy at all. Caramel, residual sugar, toffee. I really can’t find any trace of hops...this can’t be an old can either because the store just got them in. Mild bitterness, mainly a subtle trace of earthy hops.
MF/D: Pretty viscous with a smooth creamy feel. The finish is of butterscotch
Notes: More like an amber ale than a pale ale. Hops are hardly present, definitely malt dominant. If this was an amber ale I would have scored it higher. I do like it, but not to-style
cbfobes (2324) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - SEP 17, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from 16oz can, pours a dark amber orange with a thick white head and lacing, aroma has a nice amount of fruit and citrus with a nice malt backing, flavor has a weird front end with a good amount of sweetness, the finish is of more malt and caramel than anything else, kind of old hops. It kind of makes sense now that this was in the discount bin and on sale, must be pretty dang old, would like to try a fresh one some day.
3sheets2wind (78) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - SEP 4, 2012
3.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 4, 2012 So this beer has the flavor of a nice medium hoppy american pale ale, think Sierra Nevada with a little more malt, but it is very dark for a pale ale. Not much nose but it has a nice mouthfeel. Solid beer from an up-and-coming brewer. Poured from a pint can into my Jester King goblet
dwm1034 (650) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 21, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
16 oz can from Binny’s....pours a thick head over a foggy darker amber....dissapates quickly. Hops of hops in here; along with some caramel; great beer...I’d maybe call it a amber instead of an APA but hey...very tasty