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 (1936) - 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. 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!
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. daknole (11049) - 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. AndyReynolds (1085) - Cincinnati, Ohio, 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. 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. dyetube (1378) - Hurst, 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!