1. American Craft Beer Fest returns to Boston on May 29 & 30, featuring 640+ beers from 140+ brewers. Tickets are on sale now.

Pine Belt Pale Ale - Southern Star Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Pine Belt Pale AlePine Belt Pale Ale

Educational use only; do not reuse.
very good

631 Ratings
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 631
Reviews: 387
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 11.75%
Wants: 18
Gots: 66 | FT: 1
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:
Beer added by: BgThang on 04-09-2008

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
View: Beers (19) | Events
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | Likes | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 631 | Reviews: 387 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of wejohnsn
4.75/5  rDev +24%

Photo of Boneswally
3/5  rDev -21.7%

Photo of Bearman13
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of JTahoe
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of Dello
4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

Photo of Shafaegalo
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of n2pux
3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

Photo of BKotch
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of victoriarugby
4.25/5  rDev +11%

Photo of MedicJTD
3/5  rDev -21.7%

Photo of TX-Badger
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of Ford
4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

Photo of seifer1886
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of rworkman
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of Fireslayer
3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

Photo of Mikeypnh
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of henryclay_
4.75/5  rDev +24%

Photo of wilfmaster
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of kaelahann
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of Sazz9
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of harpus
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of memphischas
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of grammodesguapote
3.11/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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.

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

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.

Malty with citric hops. Lemon rind, melon, pine, caramel, and some floral notes.

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.

Medium bodied with a nice creamy head and crisp carbonation. Pretty drinkable with slightly lingering medicinal/malt-sticky finish.

Damn good IPA (or whatever you want to call it).
This is a really fresh-tasting, dry pale ale and would be perfect on a hot day. Pours very nice and obviously unfiltered (a big plus in my book), has a pretty straightforward PA nose and an even, bitter, drying (and yet fresh) taste and palate. The only thing I didn't like was that I felt like it was a little lingering and sticky to be super-drinkable. But that's just me. Pretty tasty, either way.
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.

Photo of tpgraham
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Pine Belt Pale Ale from Southern Star Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 631 ratings.