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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."

Ingredients:
Malt: Rahr special pale, Simpsons 30-37, Crisp 45
Hops: Galena, CTZ, Palisades
Yeast: California Ale
Gravity: 1.054 - 1.011


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ronaldtheriot (1338) - 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

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JakeSparks (124) - Alvin, Texas, USA - JAN 21, 2013
had at the yagas chilli beer fest. also remember when this first came out. extremely nice aggressive pale

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   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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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerZack (288) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - APR 12, 2008
Pours a pale amber color thats slightly cloudy crowned by a spotty head that does leave some lace. Whoa, the smell jumps right out at you. Smell is excellent. Big grapefruit impression with sweet light caramalts, woodsy hops and a bit of a weird, but nice, aged hop quality. Sweet lightly toasted malts with a good balance of citrusy-flavored hops. Pretty fruity, grapefruit, orange with some graininess, especially on the finish. This medium-light bodied APA is smooth and drinkable. The flavor doesn’t quite live up to the outstanding aroma, but this is good Texas beer... and it comes in a 16oz can!

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slimchill (1044) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUN 26, 2008
Can. Pours a clear copper-red with an intense white head that is frothy and long-lasting. Nose is fresh pine needles until the head begins to subside, letting forth some more citrus-hop aromas and a candy-like sweetness. Full-flavored hop profile, lots of pine and citrus rind, with mild bitterness, caramel, and a light woodsiness. Sharp palate, smooths out towards the end. A really nicely put together pale ale.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daknole (9443) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 15, 2008
Can from mar, thanks! this ranks as one of the best pale ales I have ever had. Pours a wonderful amber color with a nice whitish head. Aroma is malty and floral hops. Flavor is juicy, malty, great hops and just is wonderful. I usually am not a huge fan of pales, but wow with this one.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
AndyReynolds (918) - Dayton, Kentucky, USA - MAY 23, 2010
Very hoppy pale ale. Good color, with nice lacing. Strong hop pressence, with notes of pine, fresh grass, and citrus. Impressive.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thewheelman (14) - Maine, USA - MAY 28, 2010
This beer pours deep copper, and the brewer’s "Clarity is Overrated" slogan rings true. I taste the malt, and I taste more hops. Great malt nose - like driving by a brewery with the window down.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dyetube (1188) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JUN 9, 2010
This beer pours a dark amber with a medium white head lacing some great lacing down the sides. The aromas are bread, leather and maybe some light vanilla. It has a medium body with a slightly sticky mouthfeel and a bitter ending. This is a well crafted beer! Cheers!

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Haast (37) - Texas, USA - MAR 28, 2011
UPDATED: SEP 27, 2011 16oz can. Pour is dark amber with visible hope bits. Plenty of creamy, orange-tinted head that laces all the way down the glass. Aroma is citrusy orange & slightly floral. Taste is malty sweet up front with a satisying hoppy bitterness after. A very refreshing APA. Mouthfeel is dense and a little oily. Man, I love this beer!


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