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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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Steimie

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

08-29-2012 20:00:26 | More by Steimie
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cdwil

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

11-28-2012 14:29:14 | More by cdwil
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Davidmor


4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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


4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

08-21-2013 13:20:33 | More by canadianghetto
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javieb

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

08-18-2012 02:31:01 | More by javieb
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Cvogel22

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

08-15-2013 11:56:04 | More by Cvogel22
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StArnoldFan

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

12-29-2012 00:26:21 | More by StArnoldFan
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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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jenray

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

08-21-2012 00:50:55 | More by jenray
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JDM44

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

04-28-2014 17:32:04 | More by JDM44
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Texasfan549

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

08-20-2012 00:57:03 | More by Texasfan549
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ScubaSteve00

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

08-18-2012 06:43:44 | More by ScubaSteve00
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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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jcloud


4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

02-09-2013 00:06:04 | More by jcloud
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pwsoldier

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

11-17-2012 16:11:33 | More by pwsoldier
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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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brentk56

North Carolina

4.48/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pours a clear amber color capped by a nicely formed head; very nice retention and several shards of lace are left behind

Smell: Floral, piney and citrusy - the epitome of a great DIPA aroma

Taste: This is a DIPA with a maximum dose of hops and just the right amount of malt balance as it starts out laying a hint of caramel and then dashing forward into the realm of the hops; the hops present as piney and citrusy and build from there; loads of grapefruit, along with some pineapple

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate carbonation; slightly boozy

Overall: This is a great DIPA to my way of thinking (or tasting) - love that the malts are way in the background and the vast majority of the flavor comes from the hops; not sticky at all like many other DIPAs - glad I was in Texas when it hit the shelves

Serving type: can

09-09-2012 18:40:17 | More by brentk56
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kaidasz

Texas

4.43/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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!

Serving type: can

08-26-2012 00:44:50 | More by kaidasz
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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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woodychandler

Pennsylvania

4.39/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The lovely JenRay sent me this in furtherance of The CANQuest (TM), but I put it aside awaiting its photo's approval (I think that is one of mine) and promptly forgot it until recently. Better late than never!

The Crack got a little spritz of excitement coming from the CAn, so I gave it a calming moment before proceeding with an inverted Glug. I got a great two-plus fingers of foamy, rocky, tawny head as a result and it sat there defying me to take a sip. Color was an oh-so-slightly hazy deep-amber. Nose was redolent with evergreen/pine hops and underlain with caramel malt. Mouthfeel was medium and the hops and malt had melded nicely over the elapsed time. I CAN imagine that this was originally a pretty hot little number, now grown accustomed to its status. The lacing that began to form was heavy and sticky. Ready the jackhammer for later, you boys! Finish was sweet with a burst of pine hops and far too easy to drink! 10 % ?!? Half-gone in the blink of an eye!

Serving type: can

06-25-2013 15:58:48 | More by woodychandler
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obrike

Texas

4.39/5  rDev +4.8%
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.

Serving type: can

09-06-2012 00:55:47 | More by obrike
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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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Siriusfisherman

Montana

4.29/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

The beer poured a hazy amber/gold with a nice finger of head that dissipated very quickly, good lacing as well. Remember, 'Clarity is overrated.' The aroma was explosive, huge citrusy west coast hops. There is a battle going on between the more aggressive piney hops and a bouquet of candy-like fruit. This all translates into the taste and is accompanied by a substantial and very refreshing hop bite. The malt contributes very well, not infringing in anyway upon the hops while still cutting the bitterness and giving reinforcement to the more delicate hop flavors. The body is full, and even somewhat silky, with a light carbonation bite and a touch of alcohol burn.

Overall, this is one impressive beer, it is so common for IPAs to be overly one-sided and this one is anything but. It has complexity within the hop bill, complexity within the malt bill, and it all works together so well. Very well one of the best Texas IPAs I have ever had, dangerously drinkable for a beer this strong. I would love to see Southern Star add this to the rotation.

Serving type: can

09-01-2012 01:51:20 | More by Siriusfisherman
Pro-AM 2012 (Imperial IPA) from Southern Star Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 120 ratings.