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RATINGS: 395   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46/5   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
LtDan (1806) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - APR 9, 2010
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
SSKD814 (854) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 26, 2010
Thanks for the opportunity to try this beer! A-Well, the can acted l shook it up before opening. Overflowed..but just a little bit. Poured with a super big head that needed a lot of time to fade. But once it did it maintained a nice 1-2 finger, foamy, frothy head very nicely. Loads of lacing left all the way down the glass. Body is a very nice super cloudy translucent golden yellow body. S- This has a nose that rings classic APA. It has a big piny hop smell but also has a nice balance of pale malt and a slight earthiness. T- Very similar to the smell. Its a nice APA. When you think APA this + a little bit of extra pine flavors come through. A great sweet pale malt backbone balances the earthy and piny hops. The finish has a hint of piny refreshment...but not as much as an IPA...the finish is more clean than anything. P- Wow. Wonderful mouthfeel. Low to medium carbonation and very smooth and creamy mouthfeel with a perfect balance between malt and hop oils. Mouthfeel is medium in weight. O- This is a great classic APA. It’s not as hoppy as Dale’s or other hoppy examples of the style...but it is a bit hoppier than most classic examples. The mouthfeel is immaculate and this is one that I would love to have again. Serving type: can Reviewed on: 01-15-2009 04:17:59

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
stxoil (32) - Texas, USA - NOV 22, 2014
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dfinney23 (2937) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 18, 2015
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?

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pastor (799) - Skowhegan, Maine, USA - SEP 20, 2008
Thanks to ckeegan04 for this one. My can was poured into a standard pint glass .Nice amber body brew toped of with a good two fingers worth of off white head that turned to a thick lace. Great aromas of pine and sweet malts filled my nose This is a good pale ale well balanced with the sweetness of the malts coming first and the fresh hoppy flavors finishing it off. The mouthfeel is medium to light and crisp in the carbonation department. Drinkability is great on this brew; I could sit back with a six of this easily. Another great session brew for sure, finished this one watching the sox win another one

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
johnnysmoke (104) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 18, 2009
Was given by a friend that doesn’t drink craft beer. I was pleasantly surprised although the can distracts from the flavor (IMO). Good head, some lace, hoppy, good color and nice on the palate. Would buy again. Hard to believe it’s brewed in Conroe, TX.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - APR 30, 2012
Originally reviewed: 5/28/09. Pours a very dark amber gold with a massive white head bursting forth. This looks like the top of a milk shake. Very thick head that sticks around for a long time. Some sticky globby lacing as well. Smells of floral hops, and some caramel and sweet sugar. Mouthfeel is decent. Not the crispest beer out there, but creamy and firm. Flavor is very malty and sweet. This is one of the sweetest APAs I’ve ever had, but I’m not complaining. There’s some bitterness in there, but it is totally knocked down by the big caramel, brown sugar, sweet bready flavor that dominates. I really like this. It could be more balanced, but I found it refreshing nonetheless. Recommend.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ronaldtheriot (1798) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JakeSparks (125) - Alvin, Texas, USA - JAN 21, 2013
had at the yagas chilli beer fest. also remember when this first came out. extremely nice aggressive pale

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Modularman (132) - - JUN 14, 2014
Smell of pine and fruit, appearance is amber with white head, taste is fruit malt and slight bitter finish.

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