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.
JPDIPSO (5107) - 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 (816) - - 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 (1026) - Alabama, 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 (2257) - 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 (311) - 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 (15868) - 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 (28) - 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 (4871) - 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.
gsmitty80 (2011) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 24, 2014
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pretty mediocre pale. Metallic taste and old. I will relate if I can find on tap.
Maverick34 (2582) - New York, USA - OCT 15, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Canned. Poured a nice amber. Nice caramel malt blending into a tinge of piney hops. maybe the best southern star I’ve had.