KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - APR 20, 2008
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
SPDickerman (954) - Texas, USA - MAR 2, 2011
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours hazy copper-orange with three fingers of white, fluffy head. Smells hoppy with a malty background. The taste is straight up bitter from hops that jumps out on the middle and back of the tongue while there is faint malt flavors at the front end of the tongue; very full on flavor. Medium-bodied with a smooth texture and mild prickliness from mouth-carbonation, Southern Star Pine Belt Pale Ale has a lasting bitter finish that fades subtly over time. Personally it is a bit too hoppy for a pale ale, and I think is more like an IPA, but it is really good.
jeremy2027 (1) - Texas, USA - NOV 14, 2012 does not count
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
amc3000 (47) - alhambra, California, USA - MAY 2, 2008
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
chandos212 (3) - - AUG 14, 2013 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hands down one of my favorites. I’m a huge fan of almost everything Southern Star puts out, but once I found Pine Belt, I fell in love. Crisp, a little sweet with an IBU almost as high as an IPA. Nothing beats tossing back one or two of these right at the brewery on Saturdays.
UncleKorm (814) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - OCT 17, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Can poured a hazy orange hue w/ large frothy head and nice lacing. Big piney and citrusy aroma. Initial flavor is light sweet w/ a bold bitter finish of lasting duration. Tastes are pine, grapefruit, lemon, and straw. Big bodied, creamy mouthfeel, crisp finish.
SudsMcDuff (5825) - .....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!!!
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.
cking (1175) - North Canton, Ohio, USA - APR 15, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A couple 16 ounce cans added to the mixed sixer I recently made. Enjoyed both cans during the final college basketball game of the ’08-’09 season. Impressed right away and the awesomeness of this beer never let up, this beer is fanfreakingtastic. Hazy, orange/copper pour with a lasting, foamy, off white head and thick web-like lacing. Fresh aroma of cereal and floral hops, along with tea and honey. Beautifully balanced, it’s a big and hearty Pale Ale. Bitter-sweet, creamy and oh so drinkable. Fresh pine flavor backed by flowers, honey, toast and cereal. A hint of oranges and grapefruit are evident. This is my kind of Pale Ale, fantastic and "big".
LtDan (1784) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - APR 9, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Appearance: Pours a cloudy amber with a fluffy beige head.
Aroma: Huge whiffs of pineapple and brown sugar.
Taste: Pineapple, citrus, brown sugar, caramel. Very similar to Dale’s Pale Ale.
Mouthfeel: Thick with low to medium carbonation.
Overall: I was really surprised at how good this is. I hate to be influenced by the Dale’s Pale Ale that popped into my head, but there is more to the similarities besides the can.