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Pine Belt Pale Ale - Southern Star Brewing Company

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86
very good

580 Ratings
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Ratings: 580
Reviews: 382
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 12.01%
Wants: 15
Gots: 46 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Southern Star Brewing Company visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  6.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
A deep copper colored ale with a substantial malt backbone accented with British crystal malts with aggressive hop bitterness and substantial American hop flavor and aroma. The yeast profile is neutral.

45 IBU

Malt: Rahr special pale, Simpsons 30-37, Crisp 45
Hops: Galena, CTZ, Nugget
Yeast: California Ale

(Beer added by: BgThang on 04-09-2008)
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MEsquandoles

Texas

3.93/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Around $6.5 for the 4pk. Pint can into UK pub glass.

Hazy orangish red with plenty of thick carbonation and exceptional head retention.

Piney aroma that comes back in the finish and aftertaste. Well rounded hop presence that it is not as recognizable to a particular hop as used in most APAs or IPAs. Some lemongrass hop flavours?
Flavours cont'd: Peach and mandarin oranges. Caramel and toffee. Earthy but not extremely green like the West Coast versions. Nothing competing; well balanced. Creamy and chewy.

Pretty yeasty for an APA, although this is leaning towards English IPA I believe.

Very well made and very easy to drink. Worth trying.
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Their website shows:
Malt: Rahr special pale, Simpsons 30-37, Crisp 45
Hops: Sorachi Ace, Galena, CTZ, Palisades
Yeast: California Ale
IBU: 45
ABV: 6.3%

Serving type: can

02-26-2009 03:58:29 | More by MEsquandoles
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Malty with citric hops. Lemon rind, melon, pine, caramel, and some floral notes.

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Pine Belt Pale Ale from Southern Star Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 580 ratings.