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Pine Belt Pale Ale - Southern Star Brewing Company

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86
very good

581 Ratings
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Ratings: 581
Reviews: 382
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 12.01%
Wants: 15
Gots: 47 | 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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jamie2dope

Massachusetts

3.48/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I got a single of this as an extra from mar. Thanks for the opportunity dude. Nice coloration on this one: a hazed dark orange, with a frothy white head. Nose has some bread like malts, some earthy hop presence, and a little bit of fruit as well. The balance is pretty impressive here, with the malt and hops complimenting each other, but with the latter winning in the end. It comes off rather spicy and juicy in places, but with an odd metallic twang near the end. The body of this beer is right on track for this style, and is pretty damn refreshing as well. I am enjoying this one more and more with every sip. All I can say is cheers to another brewery using cans, and to the first brew I have had from Texas.

Serving type: can

05-05-2010 22:15:28 | More by jamie2dope
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Pours a hazy amber color with a thick creamy head.

Aroma is faintly hoppy with alcohol more noticeable as it warms. Some malt and a little fish sauce in there.

Taste is caramel malt with hop bittering and a metallic finish.

Good carb with a sweet sticky finish.

Would buy again.

Serving type: can

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TheDoctor

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3.91/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A:
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.

T:
Crisp, bitter, refreshing. Very quick and dry with dusty, husky hop flavors up front and some rising acidity in the finish with a vaguely malty, bitter finish.

M:
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O:
Damn good IPA (or whatever you want to call it).
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Basically tastes like a sun-baked pine in the Texas heat.
Would get again if I ever had access to it; well worth trying if you can get it.

Serving type: can

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Pine Belt Pale Ale from Southern Star Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 581 ratings.