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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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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

123 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 123
Reviews: 30
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 11.19%
Wants: 13
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:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: lnashsig on 08-15-2012)
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Photo of MaddDogg84
5/5  rDev +19%

MaddDogg84, Oct 17, 2013
Photo of davey101
3.9/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz can into a pint glass. Thanks for this one gtermi!

A - Pours a dark and hazy amber color with floating bits of hops and yeast. Two finger creamy white head with soapy and sticky lacing and retention. I'm a sucker for unfiltered IPA's!

S - Caramel malts, piney hops, bitter grapefruit, and some dank resin.

T - Nice blend of caramel malts and dank hops. Light grapefruit and pine. Bitterness is low but pleasant. A bit malt forward but rather tasty. Mouth feel is creamy and slick. I'm actually a bit surprised by the 10% abv, its not even noticeable.

O - Seeing as the first review is from mid-August I'd say this one has a bit of age on it. Even in its current state its drinking really well. Plenty of caramel malt and grapefruit/dank hops. Alcohol extremely in check. Really nice.

davey101, Nov 11, 2012
Photo of ChaseTheAce
4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

ChaseTheAce, Aug 21, 2012
Photo of vcoggins
3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

vcoggins, Sep 16, 2012
Photo of Beeradelphia
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Beeradelphia, Nov 13, 2012
Photo of ExaltedNecrosis
3.5/5  rDev -16.7%

ExaltedNecrosis, Dec 07, 2013
Photo of IrishGermanAmerican
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

IrishGermanAmerican, Aug 28, 2012
Photo of GregSVT
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz can into a snifter

A: Pours a slightly hazy dark orange with a nice white head that fades to a layering and leaves some good lacing on the glass. The carbonation is about perfect for the style and can really be seen if you swirl the glass...it creates a big creamy white head again that sticks around for longer than a normal DIPA.

S: The nose is about what you want from a DIPA. Big aromas of pine, tropical fruits, and sweet malt. The tropical fruits are there but not as prevalent as the pine.

T: The taste is really bitter at first but as you sip it and let it warm a bit you can really pick up the other flavors. There are big flavors of pine and bitter grapefruit rind along with some tropical fruits and caramel malt in the background.

M: The feel is creamy and medium bodied.

O: This is one of the better DIPAs I've had recently and can hold it's own with some of the more bitter and over-the-top examples of the style. I hope they make this on a regular basis as I'd buy it more often than some other IPAs in the TX market right now. The 10% abv is barely noticeable which is pretty impressive...so smooth and drinkable.

GregSVT, Sep 01, 2012
Photo of jl28r1
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

jl28r1, Jan 19, 2013
Photo of SteeleWright
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

SteeleWright, Jun 17, 2013
Photo of Lawl3ss
4.03/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. can into stemless tulip pint. No visible canning date, but I believe I bought it and stashed it in the fridge 2-3 months ago.

Look- Hazy orange-amber with four fingers of dense head that sticks around for absolutely forever. The look of it leads me to believe that the haze is almost certainly due to intense dry hopping. Ten minutes after the pour and a few sips later and there's still a finger and a half.

Smell- Bold, bright lemon-lime-grapefruit zest, passionfruit, fir, honey, pear, dry toast, resin, musk. Sweeter than expected, but not overly so and it works well.

Taste- half a hair shy of what I would consider a real hop bomb, malt is there but the bitterness and juicy hop flavor is solidly in the slap to the palatte range. Drier than expected, grapefruit, apricot, resin, vaguely nutty. Lingering tealike bitterness. No hint of the ABV.

Mouthfeel- Mild carbonation, medium body, almost silky. Something of a cottony feel. Very drinkable, a full pint...or two... would have been great.

Overall- Not much to fault it for, and well put together- I wish there was a bit more depth of flavor, but that's a minor gripe. Absolutely worth grabbing, lets hope they make this one a regular.

Lawl3ss, Nov 15, 2012
Photo of obrike
4.39/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Well lookee here...a Texas DIPA that quite possibly rivals Saint Arnold Endeavour in bad-assness.

Got a 4 pack at my Round Rock Specs thanks to the helpful employee who pointed it out to me. An awesome price at less than 8 bucks.

A rich, copper pour, not a huge head, but a lovely little white ring that leaves streaky lacing throught the drink. A rich looking DIPA.

Damn...this thing has a fresh aroma. A great combo of grapefruit, orange, tropical fruit, and sappy pine. Amazing scent from a canned brew.

Holy crap! A fantastic blend of sweet malt and sticky bitter hops. The piney hops are pronounced and the tropical fruit abundant. This one is comparable to a freshDeviant Dale's in my non-expert opinion....but better! Just mind-blowingly good and a huge surprise. Incredibly drinkable...dangerously so, for a 10%. beer.

Man... this one does indeed rival Endeavour as a fantastic Texas double IPA...seek it out my friends.

obrike, Sep 06, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

dumptruck81, Oct 20, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

raffy313, Sep 27, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -16.7%

BeerGreg, Nov 10, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

SalukiAlum, Dec 04, 2012
Photo of Andonato
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Andonato, Oct 17, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

ScubaSteve00, Aug 18, 2012
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

roodie, Aug 06, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

JDM44, Apr 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

PaulUH, Dec 27, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

canadianghetto, Aug 21, 2013
Photo of truesolution
3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

truesolution, Aug 31, 2012
Photo of DocJitsu
3.06/5  rDev -27.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

I received this beer in a trade. It might of been under more pressure than usual because of the jostling. However, I had let it sit in the fridge for at least three hours before opening. It spewed and poured suds out of the can the moment it opened. I tried to get most of it in the can. A huge bumpy head formed and stayed. Stayed. And stayed some more. There are some citrus notes on the nose, bust mostly a hammering of malt. It's a dark, murky amber color. Sort of ugly. Finally I get a sip around the fat foam. Malt bomb. A lot of raw hop hotness on the back of the throat, but no real hop flavor to balance this malty mess. There is a bit of misplaced chocolate. It's got a pleasing heavy mouthfeel. Only redeeming quality in my opinion.

DocJitsu, Mar 08, 2013
Photo of ObiWanKushnobi
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

ObiWanKushnobi, Oct 11, 2012
Pro-AM 2012 (Imperial IPA) from Southern Star Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 123 ratings.