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

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - APR 20, 2008
UPDATED: MAY 27, 2008 Draft at brewery.
Pours a deep, sappy amber with a nice head of whitel. Smell reminiscent of a pure pine forest resplendent with flowers of forest green hops. Flavor matches aroma and, according to a brewmaster, is 6 IBU"s short of an IPA. Thick, full, and coating mouthfeel. This is a darn good beer; lovers of hops should try it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
SPDickerman (1239) - Texas, USA - MAR 2, 2011
Pours hazy copper-orange with three fingers of white, fluffy head. Smells hoppy with a malty background. The taste is straight up bitter from hops that jumps out on the middle and back of the tongue while there is faint malt flavors at the front end of the tongue; very full on flavor. Medium-bodied with a smooth texture and mild prickliness from mouth-carbonation, Southern Star Pine Belt Pale Ale has a lasting bitter finish that fades subtly over time. Personally it is a bit too hoppy for a pale ale, and I think is more like an IPA, but it is really good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jeremy2027 (1) - Texas, USA - NOV 14, 2012 does not count
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
dwyerpg (5946) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - NOV 10, 2014
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
amc3000 (47) - alhambra, California, USA - MAY 2, 2008
On tap --Petrol Station.This is a most excellent pale ale. Great copper color, Aroma is very fresh hop floral, Taste fruit berries, citrus. Nice balance of malt to hops for a pale. Looking forward to more from this brewery.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
chandos212 (3) - - AUG 14, 2013 does not count
Hands down one of my favorites. Im a huge fan of almost everything Southern Star puts out, but once I found Pine Belt, I fell in love. Crisp, a little sweet with an IBU almost as high as an IPA. Nothing beats tossing back one or two of these right at the brewery on Saturdays.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
UncleKorm (1282) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - OCT 17, 2013
Can poured a hazy orange hue w/ large frothy head and nice lacing. Big piney and citrusy aroma. Initial flavor is light sweet w/ a bold bitter finish of lasting duration. Tastes are pine, grapefruit, lemon, and straw. Big bodied, creamy mouthfeel, crisp finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SudsMcDuff (8294) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAY 5, 2008
Are f*ckin kidding me, this beer ROCKS!!

... Lots of lacing and the head level is off the chain! .......

it was a rock lobster!!

.. colour is of late autumn pine cones ...

.... Taste is wonderful! ... of fresh hops and roasted caramel and pine... ..

... What a wonderful surprise coming from this new Texas brewer!!...

..i will be making a brewery visit later for sure!!! ... cant wait to see more from these guys!!! ...

...this beer marks my 900th beer reviewed!! .. and it is a worthy and enjoyable one at that!!!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mutualaid (142) - Texas, USA - MAY 16, 2008
Pours deep amber, and fairly dark for an APA. Creamy, off-white head with loads of retention. Sweet smells of malt are apparent, but it is the hop bouquet that is most assertive. The flavor is equally hop forward; herbal but rounded out with adequate maltiness. Medium body with a long hoppy finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cking (1175) - North Canton, Ohio, USA - APR 15, 2009
A couple 16 ounce cans added to the mixed sixer I recently made. Enjoyed both cans during the final college basketball game of the 08-09 season. Impressed right away and the awesomeness of this beer never let up, this beer is fanfreakingtastic. Hazy, orange/copper pour with a lasting, foamy, off white head and thick web-like lacing. Fresh aroma of cereal and floral hops, along with tea and honey. Beautifully balanced, its a big and hearty Pale Ale. Bitter-sweet, creamy and oh so drinkable. Fresh pine flavor backed by flowers, honey, toast and cereal. A hint of oranges and grapefruit are evident. This is my kind of Pale Ale, fantastic and "big".

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