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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 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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jmad (72) - - APR 17, 2011
I poured a 16 oz can into a tall pub glass... The beer was a murky orange, copper color with a thick, frothy, off white head. Smells of pine, spruce, citrus peel and a hint of caramel. The taste is mostly bitter piney hops with some biscuity flavors, melon and a bit of sweet toffee. You can also taste bitter, citrus peel in the finish. This beer is medium bodied with perfect cabonation. I canít tell you how impressed I was with this one. Being a Texan I canít believe I havenít tried it before. Highly recommended!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
graham515 (537) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 27, 2008
UPDATED: AUG 28, 2008 16oz can: Pours a nice deep copper into the glass with a nice white head that has some staying power. Aroma is slightly fruity with some nice hop accents. Flavor is very clean with a nice balance of malt and hop character. Too many pale ales seem to be so one dimensional either with hops or malt. This beer is an extremely nice blend of the two. Iím extremely proud that such a good beer is being made up the road from me!!!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
djd07 (9992) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 30, 2008
16 oz. can. Pours a cloudy copper color with a small creamy off white head. The aroma is floral hops and grapefruit. Good lacing on the glass. The taste is piney hops with light malt and caramel. A very pale ale from Southern Star.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JRoche00 (4) - Katy, Texas, USA - JUN 12, 2008 does not count
16 oz. poured from a can into a iced tea glass. Good head that holds well. Nice copper amber color and good clairity. Great hop presence in the nose with plenty of pine and resin. Flavor has some smooth up front bitterness but isnít overpowering at all. Finishes crisp with flavorful lingering bitterness that doesnít bite. Good balance between malt and bitterness. In my experience, a pale ale can scare away casual beer drinkers who are turned off by bold hops, but this beer is easy to drink and very tasty and refreshing!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Suttree (6070) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 14, 2008
Pours reddish orange and just a wee bit cloudy. Smallish beige head. Smells surprisingly malty - toasty and smoky, with some citrus in the background. Much more hoppy in the flavor, with a lot of citrusy, flinty flavors. Plenty of smoky, toasty flavors, too. Really tasty. Thanks to KAggie97 for the trade!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
IrishBoy (4102) - Bakersfield, California, USA - AUG 23, 2008
16 oz can from Kaggie; Can’t find a batch number! lightly hazy copper-orange with a big beige head that leaves rings on the glass; Nose of piney hops, caramel, a peachy note with a tiny vanilla undertone; flavor is a light bitterness, caramel, light fruits, and some grapefruit; finish lightly bitter. Now I need to get ahold of a case!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwalking05 (4587) - Arlington, Texas, USA - SEP 6, 2008
UPDATED: SEP 9, 2009 Beautiful medium amber color with a slight reddish tint; beige colored head is thick and frothy. Aroma is of caramel, pine, oranges, and fresh hops with a malty accent. Flavor is light and malty with a hint of tropical fruits (pineapple and papaya), grapefruit, grass, and a bitter hop bite. Beautifully balanced.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Haslinger (909) - The World of Beer, Texas, USA - SEP 28, 2008
12 ounce can. Thanks Zinister. Incredible hops aroma. a bit of malt. Taste is absolutely superb lots of hops balanced out by the nice lingering malt. One of the best beers I have ever had from Texas. Buy again

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 5, 2008
Can courtesy of ericandersnavy. Pours a hazy copper with a thin white head. Smells of light citrus, some pine, caramel. Tastes of pine resin, some underlying sweet citrus, a touch of bitterness, some earthiness. Mouthfeel is full bodied. Enjoyable.

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