Pine Belt Pale Ale | Southern Star Brewing Company

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Pine Belt Pale AlePine Belt Pale Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Southern Star Brewing Company
Texas, United States
southernstarbrewing.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.30%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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

Added by BgThang on 04-09-2008

BEER STATS
Ratings:
673
Reviews:
392
Avg:
3.83
pDev:
11.75%
 
 
Wants:
20
Gots:
92
For Trade:
0
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3.82/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beerucee
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

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3.79/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of devilmakesthree
3.79/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tiernan
3.76/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Robert_G
4.44/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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!

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3.06/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Dface
2.83/5  rDev -26.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of ovaltine
3.77/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of archero
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of chubenzino
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bryanlindsey12345
3/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.84/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4.26/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.75

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3.99/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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2.92/5  rDev -23.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of 1ale_man
3.57/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

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3.64/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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.

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3.42/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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3.66/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.04/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

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3.54/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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4.1/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of donspublic
3.84/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

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Pine Belt Pale Ale from Southern Star Brewing Company
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