LtDan (1806) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - APR 9, 2010
Appearance: Pours a cloudy amber with a fluffy beige head.SSKD814 (854) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 26, 2010
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.
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 stxoil (33) - 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. dfinney23 (3394) - 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? lb4lb (2627) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAY 3, 2008
16 oz can.
Pours a rich amber to reddish color with a nice beige head. Smell is big and fruity, and hoppy with lots of grapefruit. Taste is fruity, smooth caramel, and citrusy, again reminiscent of grapefruit. Milder bitterness and smoother than the nose might indicate, but still solidly bittered for great balance. Very refreshing and incredibly drinkable. This is a clean, sessionable, fantastic pale ale in a can that I’d be glad to have again.
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. 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. ronaldtheriot (1963) - 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
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 Modularman (133) - - JUN 14, 2014
Smell of pine and fruit, appearance is amber with white head, taste is fruit malt and slight bitter finish.