jeremy2027 (1) - Texas, USA - NOV 14, 2012
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.
malvrich (191) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - APR 27, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Undated 12 oz. can into a tulip.
A: Deep orange pour with a short, fading head of fine bubbles. Looks hazy and thick.
S: Mildly sweet pine/spruce scent with orange and honey notes.
T: Bitter orange and pine suggesting English ales. Malty and a bit roasty but not exactly sweet. Well balanced flavor.
M: Medium heavy body with average level of carbonation fighting through.
O: Pretty good though a bit stronger than I prefer in a go-to pale. Worth having.
Brandon1989 (492) - Euless, Texas, USA - DEC 21, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a hazy copper color with a medium sized white head that left some good lacing around the glass. The aroma is hops, some breadiness, and mild pine with possibly some caramel as well. The taste is bready up front then hops kick in with the pine flavor as well. The after taste is pine needles.
JPDIPSO (5373) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 27, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Odd the first can was fine, but the last three have all been gushers. At least this last one I was ready with it held over the waste basket. Murky dark amber color. Of course a taller head, but it diminishes rather quickly and leave a ring and fairly dense island of foam in the surface and a nice lace trail. Quite sweet in aroma, with brown sugar, caramelized sugar, toasted malt; citric hops that remind me of oranges placed on the grill, and some aromatic woods. Some interesting things, but not overly enticing. Sweet caramel, toasted marshmallows and grains in the flavors. Light citrus courses throughout. Light brown sugar and lightly toasted malt return in the finish and linger. This one is better if you don’t think about it too much. 2/10
BeerdedDave (1184) - - JUL 16, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
slightly cloudy amber color;a very light pale ale; bready, semi-sweet malt aroma with mild piney hops; light toasted malt with bitter, piney hops, but not a lot of character; rather bland
GreatDane1632 (1155) - North Dakota, USA - JUL 11, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rated based on notes taken 22 Aug 2014 -- My favorite of the Southern Star brews. Great Piney flavor. Prefect name.
dfinney23 (2576) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 18, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Best looking beer I’ve had in weeks and pretty damn tasty, too. Tastes like caramel apples in an evergreen forest. More like caramel pine cones, maybe. Caramel bitter orange?
gkeh (398) - Texas, USA - MAR 10, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy Amber pour with a white head that lingers nicely. Caramel malt and piney hops abound on the aroma. The taste is a perfect balance of malt and hop. Bitter bite on the finish, very good pale.
Travlr (19872) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 6, 2014
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Pretty clear amber color, medium white head. Nice aroma of mixed citrus and pine forest. Taste is juicy citrus, stick pine. Very tasty.
stxoil (30) - Texas, USA - NOV 22, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hoppy and piney aroma. Pours a nice amber with decent head. Smooth drinking, medium-bodied pale ale. Hoppy taste, but balanced by malts and not too bitter on the finish. A very nice pale ale.
dwyerpg (5282) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - NOV 10, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Easily the best beer of the first 6 or so on my Tennessee trip. A great piney hop aroma and flavor with a good body that is smooth and sessionable. Some light orange as well. Great stuff.