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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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beerad666

Illinois

4.33/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to xpimptastikx for this 16oz can.

Pours a dark hazy copper with a huge off-white head. It takes a good while for head to reside, leaving lots of lacing behind with it. The smell is a sweet crisp hop with a decent amount of malt. The taste is very well balanced. I almost see this as a beer for someone who wants to like hops but just isn't ready yet. The citrus and pine from hops are masked and crushed by the sweetness of the malts and ends up finishing dry. Very drinkable and I would love to have this one again.

Serving type: can

04-30-2009 21:42:09 | More by beerad666
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Pours a hazy deep amber with a beautiful three fingers of head that airily dissipates to a rock half inch of beige cream. Decent retention; lots of sticky lacing.

S:
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.