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Pro-AM 2012 (Imperial IPA) - Southern Star Brewing Company

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Pro-AM 2012 (Imperial IPA)Pro-AM 2012 (Imperial IPA)

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93
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120 Ratings
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Ratings: 120
Reviews: 30
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 11.22%
Wants: 11
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Southern Star Brewing Company visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: lnashsig on 08-15-2012)
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hammondc

Texas

4.38/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Dark copper. Nice sticky head that lasted almost the whole drink. Very thick resiny lacing that may need scrubbing to come clean. Poured in a 15oz snifter.

S - Dank and citrus. Smells like I just squeezed some sticky kush between my fingers and then punched a bowl of grapefruit. Dear lord this stuff smells good. A little citrus lingers. No alcohol smell at all

T - Resiny, piny and a bit sweet. VERY heavy grapefruit. Like you just bit off a chuck of pink grapefruit.

M - Despite it being right around 10%abv, there is virtually no booziness to it, however It comes across quite dry. Pretty intense bitterness in the throat and on the back of the tongue.

O - LOVE it. Maybe the best Double IPA brewed in Texas for distribution? I have not had one better if there is one. Fantastic brew. I'd like to see them up the sweetness a touch to offset some of the intense bitter. I am stocking up some to age for a bit to see if it calms it down. A++ value for $7 a 4pack.

Serving type: can

11-03-2012 20:49:11 | More by hammondc
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jhm


4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

11-02-2012 02:01:43 | More by jhm
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kbenson


5/5  rDev +19.3%

11-01-2012 14:41:41 | More by kbenson
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duceswild

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

10-31-2012 04:32:34 | More by duceswild
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Mora2000

Texas

4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: can

10-26-2012 03:59:14 | More by Mora2000
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BeerRunner

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

10-26-2012 00:56:22 | More by BeerRunner
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Davidmor


4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

10-21-2012 15:06:26 | More by Davidmor
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dumptruck81

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

10-20-2012 19:14:25 | More by dumptruck81
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rssoldier


4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

10-19-2012 12:58:53 | More by rssoldier
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drh1382

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

10-19-2012 00:43:25 | More by drh1382
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genitempo

Texas

4.08/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Polished well into a pint glass from a can (I let the can warm up for about 20 minutes prior to pouring). The color was surprising, an almost scorched IPA with a deeper and darker SRM than one would expect. Nice, frothy head that maintains a deep-root during the sipping. Minimal lace.

S - The nose was basically high-handed by a floral aroma. Although some may deem it overbearing, I felt it was the brews strength. Subtle fruits at the tail.

T - Booming. Well-balanced bitter that conceals the high ABV.

M - A tad bit thin for my palate. Low on carbonation. Its attenuation allows the flavor to really hit every aspect of your mouth.

O - Solid.

Serving type: can

10-18-2012 03:49:09 | More by genitempo
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fooziex

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

10-18-2012 02:17:08 | More by fooziex
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ilikebeer03

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

10-17-2012 21:30:38 | More by ilikebeer03
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acbe

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

10-16-2012 01:41:32 | More by acbe
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OriginalHopHead

Texas

5/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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.

Serving type: on-tap

10-13-2012 18:16:15 | More by OriginalHopHead
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OGkushington


4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

10-12-2012 05:16:32 | More by OGkushington
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zonker17

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

10-12-2012 03:37:18 | More by zonker17
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frogfan

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

10-11-2012 20:52:36 | More by frogfan
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ObiWanKushnobi

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

10-11-2012 17:37:51 | More by ObiWanKushnobi
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AgentZero

Illinois

3.7/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to MasterSki for this one.

A - Nice looking beer. Copper color with two fingers of white head with great retention. Slightly cloudy, some good stick on the sides of the glass.

S - Pine, grapefruit, whole lot of hops. Not particularly sweet.

T - Holy bitter Hell! I took a little sip straight out of the can, and I thought it reminded me of Pliny. After getting it into the glass and having some more generous sips I realize this is not the case. Exceptionally bitter, one of the more bitter beers I can remember having in quite some time. Lots of resin and oil, touch of pine, and some grapefruit that isn't sweet. It's nice tasting but might be a bit rough for some.

M - Medium bodied, fairly smooth somehow, although the hop bite might make it appear to be less smooth than it is. Moderate carbonation.

O - Solid beer, but was actually kind of hard for me to get down due to how bitter it was. Drinks much easier than 10%, alcohol very well hidden. Worth seeking out if you're a hop head.

Serving type: can

10-06-2012 04:49:00 | More by AgentZero
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Alieniloquium

Florida

3.85/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: can

10-06-2012 01:08:36 | More by Alieniloquium
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duff247

Texas

4/5  rDev -4.5%

10-05-2012 04:49:00 | More by duff247
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gtermi

Texas

4.4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

10-05-2012 03:57:44 | More by gtermi
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Kandla


5/5  rDev +19.3%

10-04-2012 20:46:09 | More by Kandla
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lawnmowerman85

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

09-30-2012 05:50:29 | More by lawnmowerman85
Pro-AM 2012 (Imperial IPA) from Southern Star Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 120 ratings.