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Southern Star Red Cockaded Ale
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RATINGS: 27   MEAN: 3.31/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 110   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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Red Cockaded Ale is named after the Red Cockaded woodpecker, an endangered species that makes it home just miles from the brewery.  Portions of the proceeds from the sale of this beer are donated to the Friends Of Texas Wildlife to help raise awareness of this species and other Texas Wildlife. This beer is deep red with a generous dose of malted rye and English crystal malts, giving the malt profile a sticky caramel property and substantial earthiness.  The beer also has massive late charges of Pacific Northwest hops, as well as being generously dry hopped, making this beer intensely hoppy, displaying citrus, pine and resin in both aroma and flavor.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
dlihcsnatas (304) - Texas, USA - JUL 21, 2014
Hazy brown brew with a thick tan head that stics to the side of the glass. Smells of pine and caramel. Taste is simular with the addition of a dry resin. Good bitterness that does allow the caramel malts to show through. While this is a really great brew it does come with a bigger sticker price than most. Would knock down my overall due to price but since a portion is going to help our wildlife I can’t complain too much and will stick to my original overall score. I do love being outdoors and think everyone should do thier part to take care of our wildlife and stop trashing up the place.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
degbert (1148) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAY 16, 2013
UPDATED: OCT 10, 2013 Can. Pours a gorgeous deep, rich red-brown with a high ecru head. Nose is intensely herbal and floral -- dry lavender, sage, and rosemary. Hops punch is vibrant all the way through, but never out of balance; the toffee malt adds a perfect counterbalance. Easily one of the best of its style I’ve ever had. Love me some Conroe beer, I do.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ozarkspops (366) - - JUN 22, 2013
Mild hazy deep amber. Thick khaki head with good lacing. Sweet caramel and bready malty aroma with earthy, floral, and dank hops. Medium to thick body. Yeast flavors. Much malt, caramel, and good dank and earthy hop flavor. ---Rated via iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TXBadger (1421) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 23, 2014
Pours a nice clear red color with off-white head. Pine, some caramel malt, citrus, and resin on the nose, very hoppy; follows onto the palate. Very good DIPA, plays around with being a hoppy amber too.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rougeau13 (2016) - Richmond, Texas, USA - MAY 16, 2013
Can. Dark, clear, red-amber with an off-white head and substantial lacing. Aroma of pine, florals, toffee, and citrus, but somewhat mild. Taste is well balanced; nice bitterness and solid malt backbone. There’s almost a weird cocoa flavor. Medium bodied and a little dry. Good.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blutt59 (6021) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 30, 2013
Canned, dark amber orange color, lots of lacy foam, piney grapefruit aroma, smooth bitter grapefruit flavor, malty caramel, leathery very smooth with a soft finish

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (9084) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUN 1, 2013
Tap at Hay Merhcant, Houston, 21/05/13. Reddish amber with a good sized frothy off white head. Nose carries a good pine bite, hops, bitter grapefruit, caramel malt, tropical fruits. Taste comprises bitter hops, pine, orange pith, bitter grapefruit, caramel malt, light booze. Full end of medium bodied with fine carbonation, hop bitterness in the finish. Good stuff.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwalking05 (3811) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAY 31, 2013
Amber red in color with a decent beige head. Aroma is of bread dough, caramel, nuts, citrus, and pine. Taste is caramel, toffee, light roasted malt, and pine.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thirdeye11 (5593) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 5, 2013
(12oz can thanks to mora2000) clear deep copper, oily fine tan bubbles. Nose of caramel, rich hoppy/malty body, celery, oats. taste of caramel, nicely hoppy, pine/grapefruit, bitter finish, oily body.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jbeatty (1039) - New York, USA - JUN 3, 2013
Can, 06/03/2013. Pours red amber, thin creamy off-white head fades to a nice crema on the surface. Aroma is caramel and dark rye malts, cereal-like, piney hops and resinous citrus notes, earthy hop cone. Taste is bitter piney hops, dark toffee on top a more traditional malt backbone. Medium body. Overall not too shabby, decently tasty.


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