Pro-AM 2012 (Imperial IPA) - Southern Star Brewing Company
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4/5 rDev -4.5%
The beer pours an orange color with a white head. The aroma has some big double IPA notes, with a lot of resinous pine and orange citrus notes. I also get a hint of biscuit malt. The flavor is more of the same. The caramel malt keeps the bitterness from being too high, but what really comes through are some dank, resinous pine and orange citrus. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
10-26-2012 03:59:14 | More by Mora2000
4.2/5 rDev +0.2%
Poured out of the can into a tulip glass a burnt orange color with a one finger white head. Low head retention, but great lacing all the way down.
Scent is . . . HOPS, HOPS, HOPS. There's a small amount of alcohol in the nose as well.
The taste is a hop whollop, lots of piney citrus flavors with a great malted backbone. Overall well balanced IIPA flavor.
Mouth-feel is right up the standard for IIPA.
This has to be one of the best Texas Home Brew Winning beers that has been put into limited production (Eat your heart's out Divine Reserve Big Batch Brew Bash Winners, because none of you have equaled this beer).
09-01-2012 02:26:17 | More by whoneeds8
4.75/5 rDev +13.4%
#BOTG 115! A new proam release from Southern Star, and SUPER fresh. Just hit stores today. Poured from can into New Belgium tulip. Pours a terrific dark orange/amber color. Thick thick lacing coats the sides of the glass. An incredible looking IPA- really doesnt get better. Smell- Amarillo hops bring out citrus, pine, just a dank IPA smell. Guessing it was dry hopped like crazy with Amarillo. Taste- dank hop resins coat my mouth, but it is quickly balanced by a nice sweet malt backbone. I get pine, orange peel, grapefruit, followed by a nice peach sweet backbone. This is DANGEROUSLY drinkable for a 10% beer. Just through this review I'm halfway through it. In some ways, it reminds me of Deviant Dales with the hop profile. A really terrific job from Southern Star. Makes me proud.
08-15-2012 00:54:19 | More by lnashsig
4.43/5 rDev +5.7%
This beer blew me away. I have had hits n misses from Southern Star which is only 20 minutes from me. The aroma is combo of piney, grapefruit reminiscent of west coast dipas.
Malt backbone is good and mouthfeel has some stickiness to it, now i am thinking poor man's pliny. color is a deep copper w/a nice bit of head retention and lacing down my duvel glass. finishes well not too sweet and pretty dangerous drinkability for a 10%.
i am proud to say a texas craft beer has a dipa in a can that rivals a bunch of stuff from CO & CA. Well done Southern Star!
08-26-2012 00:44:50 | More by kaidasz
3.85/5 rDev -8.1%
12 oz. can poured into an Ommegang chalice. Thanks to ksurkin for this can.
Appearance - Pours a hazy burnt orange with a nice two finger off-white head. Sticks nicely.
Smell - Grassy and piney hops. Juicy grapefruit and just a hint of that simcoe garlic. There's a ton of hops, but even so a strong sweetness comes through behind. Just a little bit of a burnt malt smell. Gives it a touch of must.
Taste - An intense hop profile similar to the smell. Definite booze kick to it, too. Malty sweetness, but dries out making me think they added some adjunct to get the ABV up. I could have done without that. Healthy bitterness that is amplified by the dry finish.
Mouthfeel - Boozy and dry. Medium heavy. The sweetness is held in check by the bitterness at first, but it gets a little intense in the finish. The bitterness, that is.
Overall - I had high expectations. It's good, it's not great. It's a little rough around the edges and too big. Nice hop profile, though.
10-06-2012 01:08:36 | More by Alieniloquium
5/5 rDev +19.3%
Trying this beer for the first time at Hopfields, Austin -which is one of my favorite places to have beer. Looking at my snifter I'm loving the color; it's a nice, dark-amber color. It has a smooth smell. But let me tell you about the taste! Oh, the taste! You are going to love this Imperial if you are into bolder, richer flavors. This is one of the best I had in a while.
10-13-2012 18:16:15 | More by OriginalHopHead
4.13/5 rDev -1.4%
Another Texas winner that must be commented upon.
Pours dark orange with a long lasting firm white head.
The nose is just what you want in an IPA, none the less a 10% imperial IPA. The big fresh hop nose is very assertive, clean and pure. The high alcohol is not reflected in that "alcohol sweet" character some high abv IPAs can have. Nice nose all around.
Mouthfeel is big, rich and bold. Full bodied with light carbonation and nice bitter balance.
Flavor profile is big pleasant bitter pine and grapefruit skin but with high tones; bright tones and rich deep flavors. There's some burnt toast, "almost sweet" burnt oranges and just a big bitter character.
Finish is all grapefruit oil and long lasting. Another good Texas effort. 09/12
09-27-2012 01:46:21 | More by GRG1313
2.99/5 rDev -28.6%
Another beer from the creator of the canquest, woodychandler. Poured from a 12 oz. can. This beer comes gushing out of the can and has a caramel color with a 1 inch head. Smell is of hops, citrus. Taste is bitter yet not a lot of flavor, the citrus in the smell is not apparent in the taste, maybe a touch of pine and alcohol are present. Feels medium bodied and bitter in the mouth and overall I did not really enjoy this one.
07-21-2013 13:49:27 | More by tone77
4.28/5 rDev +2.1%
Pours a nice light ruby color, with a beige colored head. Dissipates to a spongy ring, leaves some spotty lacing. The aroma is slightly sweet and citrusy, some orange, with a caramel sticky maltiness. The taste is much more piny and resinous, with a big bitter bite to it that lingers. Some bright citrus tinges as well with a nice malt profile to balance things out. Solid full body, not too sticky or over-bearing, feels great on the palate.
This is a beast of an IIPA! Love me some pine!
09-07-2012 21:59:40 | More by EgadBananas
4.4/5 rDev +5%
A: This beer pours a very nice cloudy dark amber orange with a thick white head that slowly fades.
S: There is a nice spicy hop smell with a tiny bit of sweetness.
T: Just wow! The flavor of this beer is absolutely fantastic. It hits you with a strong hop flavor that explodes in my mouth and has a nice undertone of sweetness to control it just a tad bit. As the beer lingers, the hop flavor slightly fades away and the sweetness becomes more prominent.
M: This beer goes down with ease and has a nice full body. There is a bit of crispness on the tip of the tongue and the back of throat.
O: This is an amazing beer. I was lucky to find just one 4 pack and boy am I glad I found it.. Just amazing.
10-05-2012 03:57:44 | More by gtermi
Pro-AM 2012 (Imperial IPA) from Southern Star Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 121 ratings.