Pro-AM 2012 (Imperial IPA) | Southern Star Brewing Company

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very good
125 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by lnashsig on 08-15-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
125
Reviews:
30
Avg:
4.06
pDev:
11.82%
 
 
Wants:
14
Gots:
5
For Trade:
0
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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of FosterJM
3.83/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

1479th Review on BA
Can to Piraat Tulip
12oz can

No canning date. (Probably 2weeks old)
Thanks to lnashsig

App- A very deep orange coppery color with a small 1/4" head that was off white and faded quickly. Decent cling down the glass with a pond layer. Good density in color.

Smell- Well this dry hopped big ol amarillo bomb has a lot going on. Like a deep orange zest with a pine tree and whispy booze. Big and thick with a ton of aromatics. Not all in harmony but solid.

Taste- Its dry and crisp with a huge bitter, piney hoppy citrus flavor. This is a flavorful beer, like the nose its big and boozy but a bit more tidy on the flavors. The opening dry gives way to the citrus and finishes a bit hoppy. A good amount of pine needle flavor is what keeps this from being great. Dial that down, little better I think.

Mouth- This is the best part of the beer. A big boozy thick finish with a good amount of pine/zest residual flavors. A bit dry but has flashes of being a bit wetter.

Drink- Still not the biggest amarillo fan but this was pretty good. Boozy, piney and hoppy. Just needs to be dialed back a bit. Glad to try this but wouldnt have seeked it out.

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of jbeezification
4.63/5  rDev +14%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I bought this beer because I kept hearing about it on twitter and my beer store recommended it. I have never been a huge fan of Southern Star.

Served at 45 degrees poured in a (512) Snifter.

At first pour the color, body and aroma are instantly obvious and very pleasant. Good head about 1 finger from a non aggressive pour. Pretty good head retention.

It has a strong smell of citrus with hops. My buddy who isn't a craft beer drinker said it smells like weed. I didn't catch that but its worth noting.

Very good balance of hops, citrus and not overly bitter. Taste is reminiscent of Hoptimum and Endeavour. If I had to chose between this and those two I would have a tough decision to make. This beer is that good.

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5/5  rDev +23.2%

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4.42/5  rDev +8.9%
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!

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +17%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +17%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of lnashsig
4.73/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

#BOTG 115! A new proam release from Southern Star, and SUPER fresh. Just hit stores today. Poured from can into New Belgium tulip. Pours a terrific dark orange/amber color. Thick thick lacing coats the sides of the glass. An incredible looking IPA- really doesnt get better. Smell- Amarillo hops bring out citrus, pine, just a dank IPA smell. Guessing it was dry hopped like crazy with Amarillo. Taste- dank hop resins coat my mouth, but it is quickly balanced by a nice sweet malt backbone. I get pine, orange peel, grapefruit, followed by a nice peach sweet backbone. This is DANGEROUSLY drinkable for a 10% beer. Just through this review I'm halfway through it. In some ways, it reminds me of Deviant Dales with the hop profile. A really terrific job from Southern Star. Makes me proud.

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Pro-AM 2012 (Imperial IPA) from Southern Star Brewing Company
4.06 out of 5 based on 125 ratings.
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