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Pine Belt Pale Ale - Southern Star Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

588 Ratings
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Ratings: 588
Reviews: 382
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 12.01%
Wants: 15
Gots: 50 | 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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Lagerquestrian

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

11-11-2013 23:36:21 | More by Lagerquestrian
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kikenazz

Texas

4.11/5  rDev +7.3%

Poured from fridge can into silicone pint glass.

A- a mix of burnt orange/yellow-brown. Head dissipated within a minute or two but a steady stream of bubbles was persistent.

S- Lives up to its name. First thing is smell was pine aroma. I would guess there is some Warrior hops in there. Also get a little bit of lemony smell.

T/M- Very bitter. A few seconds after drinking, the back of my tongue would get a tingling bitterness left behind. The malt aspect of the beer seems to be low key. Seems light on my tongue. More citrus in the taste than what I smelled but the pine is still there tied up with the bitterness.

Definitely pleased with this beer. First beer I have had that was so prominently piney. Much more bitter than I expected and seems borderline IPA to me, but who is gonna draw the line. Would recommend to my friends.

09-29-2013 23:48:06 | More by kikenazz
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hsus0225

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

09-29-2013 00:53:40 | More by hsus0225
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EagleTalon

Oklahoma

3.13/5  rDev -18.3%

Pours to a thick head and erratic lacing. Color is an unfiltered orange amber. Aroma is piney hops and a bit of specialty malts. Flavor is a nice blend of crystal and pale malts and citrus and pine flavored hops. The bitterness is off, which I suspect is a water issue. If the water source is high in certain salts such as bicarbonates, the bitterness of the hops comes off soapy, alkaline and medicinal. Mouthfeel is thin. Overall, it seems to be a good recipe, just needs a mineral adjustment. Or not. I could be wrong. Either way, it's been my experience as a home brewer that water can greatly affect hop perception. Now that the hop mania is in full swing, everybody's piling them on with little regard for how the local water will interact with them.

09-28-2013 13:28:22 | More by EagleTalon
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Dicers

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

09-16-2013 00:41:14 | More by Dicers
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Jame515

Texas

4/5  rDev +4.4%

09-11-2013 22:35:34 | More by Jame515
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JasonMinck

Texas

4/5  rDev +4.4%

09-09-2013 02:42:39 | More by JasonMinck
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DeaconD

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

09-08-2013 16:22:26 | More by DeaconD
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omnibusfilms

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

08-26-2013 00:34:04 | More by omnibusfilms
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nsheehan

Texas

3.28/5  rDev -14.4%

Pine Belt pale ale
Southern Star Brewing Co
20130626
16oz can to Modern craft pint

A – A uniformly cloudy amber. Somewhat translucent, a bit translucent. Poured quite vigorously, but the head subsided very quickly, leaving just a layer of it on top.

S – Pinecone, grass, orange and a bit of pineapple. There’s also a muddled earthy-sweet smell, like dirt or rock with a bit of brown sugar. As it warms, a little the pine lets a little more citrus and floral notes through, I think I pick up a bit of mango now.

T – A whole lot of not bitter pine. There’s a tiny bit of citrus riding along in the backbone, and a malt backbone to hold it up, but it really is a pinecone bomb (not very bitter though). As it warms some citrus and grass get through the pine, and it’s better. A hop spiciness emerges as well.

M – Heavy-light bodied. A little bit tingly, a little bit smooth, less than average dryness for style. Stays close to the tongue.

D - The can says serve at 50 degrees (F) and it definitely got better as it warmed for 20 minutes. It’s good but not great. Has average complexity, but it’s masked by too much rough pine cone smell and taste.
3.25, 3.25, 3.25, 3.5, 3.25; 3.3.

08-23-2013 04:18:02 | More by nsheehan
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csfcmitchell

Texas

4/5  rDev +4.4%

08-22-2013 04:16:17 | More by csfcmitchell
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Jimmys

Pennsylvania

2.9/5  rDev -24.3%

16 fl. oz. can into Flying Dog tulip. no canned-on date.

A: slight haze on an orange body. head has an orange tint on an otherwise white body. good retention, plenty of lacing.

S: a mild caramel malt, a zesty hop aroma. faded.

T: slightly astringent. certainly oxidized. the caramel provides a body that should have a greater presence. time has thinned it out. pretty bitter. actually very bitter.

M: carb is a touch on the mild side. nothing too nuts, a little too mild for me. medium body.

D: overall, flavors are too muddy for me. distracts from the brew. bitterness is all out of wack. id pass.

08-17-2013 02:52:15 | More by Jimmys
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BRBrewBro

Louisiana

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

08-13-2013 18:53:33 | More by BRBrewBro
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icehawk

South Carolina

3.2/5  rDev -16.4%

Can Appearance: Cloudy amber with nice foamy white head Aroma: dark bread Taste: Bready malts, Palate: Fairly bitter up front, but finishes smooth with a good malt backbone. Fairly lively mouthfeel Overall: A bit heavy, good drinking. Good taste

08-07-2013 17:25:53 | More by icehawk
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BryantForestry

Texas

4/5  rDev +4.4%

08-05-2013 00:02:17 | More by BryantForestry
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Hopheadjeffery

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

08-01-2013 14:41:41 | More by Hopheadjeffery
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Josh777

New York

3/5  rDev -21.7%

08-01-2013 03:44:18 | More by Josh777
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OgreSanchez

Texas

4/5  rDev +4.4%

07-28-2013 00:40:51 | More by OgreSanchez
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jkoogler

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

07-26-2013 02:55:51 | More by jkoogler
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markasparov

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

07-21-2013 18:44:54 | More by markasparov
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jerefreakinmiah

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

07-19-2013 05:00:37 | More by jerefreakinmiah
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Beer_Slayer

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

07-10-2013 17:50:02 | More by Beer_Slayer
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ACB

California

4/5  rDev +4.4%

07-08-2013 21:15:49 | More by ACB
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4Socialanxiety

Tennessee

4/5  rDev +4.4%

07-06-2013 23:20:18 | More by 4Socialanxiety
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JamLand

Hawaii

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

06-30-2013 15:59:04 | More by JamLand
Pine Belt Pale Ale from Southern Star Brewing Company
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