Pine Belt Pale Ale
Southern Star Brewing Company

Pine Belt Pale AlePine Belt Pale Ale
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From:
Southern Star Brewing Company
 
Texas, United States
Style:
Pale Ale - American
Ranked #819
ABV:
6.3%
Score:
86
Ranked #21,158
Avg:
3.81 | pDev: 11.81%
Ratings:
680
Status:
Active
Rated:
Apr 17, 2020
Added:
Apr 09, 2008
Wants:
  22
Gots:
  94
SCORE
86
Very Good
Pine Belt Pale AlePine Belt Pale Ale
Notes: A deep copper colored ale with a substantial malt backbone accented with British crystal malts with aggressive hop bitterness and substantial American hop flavor and aroma. The yeast profile is neutral.

45 IBU

Malt: Rahr special pale, Simpsons 30-37, Crisp 45
Hops: Galena, CTZ, Nugget
Yeast: California Ale
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Ratings by NODAK:
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3.15/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
by NODAK from Tennessee

Smell is certainly of pine tree hops predominately but it isn't all that strong...pretty tame but still unmistakeably Cascade in nature.

Taste, unsurprisingly starts out floral with some pine resin present....but it's kind of tame compared to what I thought it would be. The hops here are dialed back a bit compared to some other well known APA's in my opinion. A nice, small malty creaminess underlies this, and there is a little grain that shows up in the backend....and bitterness lingers a bit with an aspirin astringency after the swallow which is somewhat surprising given the tameless of the initial hoppiness.

All in all...pretty run of the mill APA that's pretty calm and subdued until the lingering bitterness. It won't give the classics a run for their money but it'll suffice as a quaffable option in a can.

May 22, 2012
More User Ratings:
 
3.5 by imperialking from Illinois on Apr 17, 2020
 
3 by RiceOwls27 from Texas on Apr 07, 2020
 
3.5 by bdlusa from Texas on Jun 25, 2019
 
3.75 by JohnDon from Texas on Oct 12, 2018
 
4.28 by gvickery from Texas on Apr 22, 2018
 
3.85 by GarbageMan10 from Texas on Feb 02, 2018
 
3.79 by cgrunin from Texas on Jan 30, 2018
 
3.25 by Matt141 from Texas on Aug 25, 2017
 
3.82 by Timmmmaaayyy from Pennsylvania on Jul 12, 2017
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by Beerucee from Texas

At the oyster bar with surprise oysters!
Happy father's day

Jun 18, 2017
 
3.79 by Wrigfen from South Carolina on Mar 14, 2017
 
3.79 by devilmakesthree from Oregon on Dec 31, 2016
 
3.76 by Tiernan from Texas on Dec 10, 2016
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4.44/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Robert_G from Texas

Look: Nice and dark for a pale ale. Good firm foamy head; lasts awhile.
Smell: Refreshing, piney; like being in the East Texas woodlands
Taste: Just simply delicious. I love this ale.
Feel: Just right; not watery but not viscous either.
Overall: I love this ale. This and Southern Star's Buried Hatchet Stout are always in my fridge!

Nov 16, 2016
 
3.06 by Dinkel from Texas on Nov 12, 2016
 
2.83 by Dface from Texas on Nov 05, 2016
 
3.77 by ovaltine from Indiana on Sep 21, 2016
 
3.5 by archero from Texas on Jul 28, 2016
 
3.5 by chubenzino from California on Jul 14, 2016
 
3 by Bryan12345 from Texas on Apr 23, 2016
 
3.84 by tiitomireles from Texas on Apr 11, 2016
 
4.26 by Jmeans5296 from Texas on Mar 24, 2016
 
3.99 by dcbeers from District of Columbia on Feb 28, 2016
 
2.92 by Brising from Texas on Feb 26, 2016
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3.57/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by 1ale_man from Texas

12oz.can poured into a Spiegelau ipa glass.
Very copperish in color and hazy.
Smells yeasty and malty and maybe grassy.
Pretty malty with some pine and grassy, floral. Not too hoppy.
Smooth feel. Not watery at all. Will have again.
I really like this beer. Easy drinking.

Feb 23, 2016
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3.64/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
by rodbeermunch from Nevada

A little darker than your average pale ale, forays into auburn and light brown territory. 1/3" head, off white. Hits some decent hoppy notes, I think I'm picking up Nuggets.

The appearance gives away the excessive use of crystal malt, this is a heavier malt ipa, still has its bitterness. This one really straddles the line between pale and brown malts it would seem.

Nonetheless, tallboy can, still a fun beer.

Feb 17, 2016
 
3.42 by Junichi from Texas on Feb 12, 2016
 
3.66 by rorjets from Connecticut on Feb 06, 2016
 
4.04 by coopdog1000 from Florida on Jan 09, 2016
 
4 by cmbeddoe7997 from Texas on Jan 01, 2016
 
3.54 by Pens1967 from Louisiana on Dec 22, 2015
 
4.1 by firkingroovin from Illinois on Dec 21, 2015
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3.84/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by donspublic from Texas

Poured from can into a New Belgium tulip. Nice 2 finger tan cream colored head. Sticks around for a while. Hazy copper color that cannot be seen thru. Smells of malt, slight floral and a little pine coming thru. ok they sell this as an aggressive hop bitterness, but not picking that up. This is more of a malt forward beer, and that is fine. Very smooth drinking. I find this very well balanced. I guess my taste buds have changed since I had this last about a year ago. I don't remember caring much for it, but I think I am changing my mind. There is some caramel type sweetness coming thru. Nice beer, this is one that could get you in trouble as it hides it's ABV quite well. Nice mouthfeel, will not thing twice about getting this one again

Dec 08, 2015
 
3.84 by cyrushire from Florida on Nov 11, 2015
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3.91/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by puck1225 from Texas

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass. Golden brown color with a pleasant clean slightly floral smell. Thin head with decent lacing. Nice crisp well balanced taste. I will get this beer again.

Nov 07, 2015
 
3.25 by Seabass1964 from Arkansas on Oct 10, 2015
 
3.79 by Lukebell15 from Texas on Sep 22, 2015
 
3 by SC_Beer_Drinker from South Carolina on Sep 07, 2015
 
4.5 by Mortarforker from Texas on Aug 22, 2015
Pine Belt Pale Ale from Southern Star Brewing Company
Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 680 ratings