Blood Belt
Southern Star Brewing Company

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Southern Star Brewing Company
Texas, United States
American Pale Ale
3.87 | pDev: 9.82%
Apr 07, 2020
Oct 31, 2016
Blood Belt is a twist on our classic standard Pine Belt. It's brewed with fresh blood orange to give it a unique taste that's both refreshing and mysterious.
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Rated: 4 by RiceOwls27 from Texas

Apr 07, 2020
Rated: 3.81 by JoshuaShort13 from Texas

Mar 08, 2019
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Reviewed by dbrauneis from North Carolina

3.79/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
A: Pours an almost opaque lightly hazy dark reddish copper in color with moderate amounts of active visible carbonation rising along the edges of the glass and moderate garnet red + burnt orange + amber + ruby red colored highlights. The beer has a two finger tall sudsy foamy dark beige head that reduces to a handful of patches of thin film surrounded by a large patch of slightly mottled very thin film covering the majority of the remainder of the surface of the beer and a thin ring at the the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Slightly stronger than moderate aromas of citrus/blood orange with a hint of Hawaiian Punch tropical notes and light aromas of grainy + toasted malts with a light amount of grainy sweetness. Light aromas of pine hops.

T: Upfront there are light flavors of grainy + toasted malts with a light amount of grainy sweetness. That is followed by slightly stronger than moderate flavors of citrus/blood orange with a hint of Hawaiian Punch tropical notes. Finally there are light to moderate flavors of pine hops which contribute a light to moderate amount of assertive bitterness that lingers through finish.

M: Slightly lighter than medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Slightly thin/watery.

O: Easy to drink with well hidden alcohol. Enjoyable and really highlights the blood orange but not sure I would want to have more than one of these in a go.
Feb 01, 2019
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Reviewed by LancePK from Texas

4.18/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Very refreshing. Among all the blood orange beers (of which there are a lot), this one stands out the most to me. The blood orange flavor really differentiates itself from the hop bitterness. Not overly sweet. More on the tart side. Smooth, but a little acidic.
Sep 06, 2018
Rated: 3.84 by Txbrewing from Texas

Aug 21, 2018
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Reviewed by depechemode1983 from Texas

4.09/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours out orange brown in color. head is off white and is going rather quickly. Lacing is minimal but present.

I cant really say anything other than this beer smells like Hawaiian punch.

Taste like fruit punch with a hop bitterness in the back of the throat. Aftertaste is also of fruit punch. Burp as well.

Mouthfeel is light bodied and wet with very refreshing carbonation.
Aug 14, 2018
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Reviewed by JohnDee from Texas

2.95/5  rDev -23.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75
Hazy medium-dark amber color. Has a fresh, pleasant orange smell. The taste is... less pleasant. Rather more like grapefruit due to the combination of the orange and bitter hop flavors, and I really don't like grapefruit. A light touch on the hops would have made this ale more palatable.
Jul 19, 2018
Rated: 3.78 by Mortarforker from Texas

Apr 29, 2018
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Reviewed by gvickery from Texas

3.95/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Looks nice, dark amber gold, medium head. Smell is orange (of course) with some resin and pine mixed in. Taste follows the nose. A little gimmicky with the blood orange but they pulled it off well.
Apr 21, 2018
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Rated by Beerucee from Texas

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Too much orange
Apr 05, 2018
Rated: 3.5 by Pens1967 from Louisiana

Mar 01, 2018
Rated: 3.8 by AngEo from Texas

Feb 24, 2018
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Rated by chrishou1970 from Texas

4.57/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75
This was a great beer! Very refreshing, lots of orange smell and taste. This is a beer that I will keep in my rotation for certain.
Feb 16, 2018
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Rated by superwho24 from Arkansas

4.1/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Orange. Orange. Orange. Good beer.
Feb 14, 2018
Rated: 4.02 by BeerBeast from Florida

Feb 02, 2018
Rated: 3.98 by gobuccos from Ohio

Jan 24, 2018
Rated: 4 by cmbeddoe7997 from Texas

Jan 01, 2018
Rated: 3.75 by archero from Texas

Dec 03, 2017
Rated: 3.66 by tubeyes from Texas

Nov 18, 2017
Rated: 3.99 by SMH_NWI from Texas

Oct 03, 2017
Blood Belt from Southern Star Brewing Company
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 42 ratings