Texas Rig!
Southern Pines Brewing Company

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IPA - Imperial
Ranked #2,665
Ranked #13,551
4.01 | pDev: 9.73%
Southern Pines Brewing Company
North Carolina, United States
Notes: This Imperial IPA is loaded with Citra, Amarillo, and Crystal hops, giving it wonderful aroma and flavor of citrus, apricot, and resin.
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ovaltine from Indiana

4.17/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Burnt orange color, perfectly clear with an off-white head. Nice citrus notes on the nose and a rich caramalt aroma, too.

The citrus flavors present as juicy oranges on the taste, and there’s also anpiney flavor, and the caramalt for balance. Very nice.

Apr 09, 2019
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russpowell from Arkansas

3.77/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours an effervescent & hazed amber with a thumb of pearl colored head. Nice head retention & lacing

S: Oranges, a little mango & breadyness once warm

T: Oranges and pine, mango, plus a little dryness & grassiness up front. Mango & oranges as this warms, a little white grape & grassiness too. Finishes dry with grapefruit, a little pine & dryness

MF: Medium body, firm carbonation, decent balance

Decent take on the style, not life changing, drinks easy enough

Nov 29, 2018
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Wrigfen from South Carolina

4.34/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Had it on tap at their own brewery. You can taste all the flavors advertised but non are overwhelming. Pours great, laces well. Not overly hoppy, alcohol well concealed. The kind of beer you can sit and drink a lot because it is so smooth but I respected their average ABV

Nov 15, 2018
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Radome from Florida

4.18/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Tasted from a 16 oz "tall boy" can bought in North Carolina.

L - Copper colored and slightly hazy. Head is white, thick, creamy and very persistent.

S - Strong pumch of citrusy hops with a lower level of tropical fruits. Malt is not perceptible. Low fruity yeast note.

T - The flavors are more balanced than the aromas. Bready malt with a hint of sweetness and caramel is set against a strong blend of citrus, pine and tropical fruit hops. The sweet mid-palate is followed by a dry finish.

F - Medium body; medium to low carbonation, although it somehow is enough to sustain the strong head. Strong hops bitterness. Low alcohol presence.

O - This is a delicious IPA; strong but nuanced flavors.

Sep 02, 2018
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Cylinsier from Pennsylvania

3.69/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

16 oz can

Pours slightly hazy amber, white film for a head.

Smells of biscuit, pine, caramel, and dry earthy hop.

Flavor is caramel, biscuit, maple, and dry pine and earthy hop.

Medium body, tingly carbonation on the roof of the mouth.

Decent DIPA, rich and heavy. Drinks slow. I've had better DIPAs for sure but there is nothing wrong or off with this one. Worth a try or two.

Jul 21, 2018
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brentk56 from North Carolina

3.93/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Atop the clear amber liquid the head builds to a full three fingers; good stickage and multiple shards of lace

Smell: Balanced aromatics with caramel malt and pine tones; hints of citrus, as well

Taste: Caramel forwards, with piney flavors building, through the middle; pithy bitterness (grapefruit, primarily), after the swallow, with a hint of stone fruit complemented by the caramel in the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: A bit maltier than I like my DIPAs but a well-constructed beer for those who like the balanced style

Jan 20, 2018
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avalon07 from South Carolina

4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: Poured from a tallboy can to a tulip glass. Had a bright amber color and a clear texture. There was a half inch of foamy, off white, fairly long-lasting head. Average lacing.

S: A very nice aroma of hops, malt, pine, and some citrus.

T: Tasted of a bit of citrus fruit (grapefruit, lemon), some malt notes (mostly in the finish), a whole lot of hops, light pine, a little bit of caramel, and a light floral quality. This is one of the more balanced DIPA flavors I've tried recently. More hoppy than fruity. Not a groundbreaking taste, but well done.

F: A well-carbonated beer with a somewhat slick finish. Medium-bodied.

O: Texas Rig is a super solid DIPA. Well made and definitely easy to drink.

Oct 19, 2017
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TheRougeBastard from North Carolina

4.15/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Well done So'Pines! True to the originators of the style (S.Cal), perfect ratio of hop/malt, but definitly hop-forward (all the better). Nice and dry resin afertaste, this is a damn near perfect IIPA.

Aug 20, 2017
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BubbleBobble from New York

3.22/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours from the can (12/28/16) with eerily little carbonation, leaving a paper thin ring of off-white head despite an aggressive pour. Maybe it was me. Trouble picking up much of an aroma here, bit of pine, bit of hop, juicy fruit. Bitterness is forward here, alcohol lingers. Wet paper. Fine mouthfeel, a bit oily, thin carbonation. Pretty disappointing, but have a feeling something happened to this one in transit.

Feb 04, 2017
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oberon from North Carolina

4.02/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Came in a standard pint a deep burnt orange with a half finger slight off white head atop.Big pine and floral aromas with some caramel sweetness in tow as well but the hops are quite bright over top of the sweetness.Alot like the aromas the flavors are hop forward with grapefruit rind and resinous notes,the sweetness from the alcohol and caramel is there but not ever becoming to much.Nice to see a DIPA that isn't in your face sweet,a nice rendition here.

Aug 08, 2016
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dbrauneis from North Carolina

4.05/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Pours a clear golden honey in color with moderate amounts of active visible carbonation rising quickly from the bottom of the glass and moderate golden yellow + copper highlights. The beer has a tow finger tall foamy off-white head that reduces to a large patch of thin film covering the entire surface of the beer and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of citrus/grapefruit pith, tropical/mango, pine, and floral hops over the top of grainy + caramel malts.

T: Upfront there is a moderate flavor of grainy and caramel malts with a moderate amount of grainy sweetness. That is followed by slightly stronger than moderate flavors of citrus/grapefruit pith, tropical/mango, pine, herbal, and floral hops which impart a light to moderate amount of bitterness in the finish which fades away pretty quickly.

M: Slightly lighter than medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Light hints of dryness in the finish.

O: Easy to drink and very enjoyable with a really nice combination of hop aromas + flavors. Alcohol is well hidden. Definitely worth grabbing and I would gladly have another of these.

Jul 15, 2016
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FriedSlug from North Carolina

4.28/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This poured a clear, copper color with a fluffy, sticky, white head. The smell is grapefruit, mango, pine with a pleasant sweetness and floral notes. The taste is sweet, sticky overripe fruit like oranges and pineapples with a floral taste that emanates from the sinuses. The finish is clean and bitter with a pine quality. This is a really good beer that is loaded with fruit and hides the high ABV magnificently.

Jul 02, 2016
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OldManMetal from North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Texas Rig is a gold-colored beer that straddles the line between hazy and cloudy; its brief-lived medium slightly-off-white rocky head leaves decent rafts of lacing wherever it goes. The nose is moderate in intensity: a nice blend of citrus, pine and florals with hints of astringent alcohol and a bit of body-odor-like funk. Up front, the palate is mostly bitter pineapple and floral hints; by midpalate the hops flavor has become more resinous and the least bit of bready malt peeks through. The bitterness continues to build across the palate until it dominates at the end, strong even for the style. The finish is resinous and astringent, as the alcohol makes itself felt even at the end, competing with a long-lingering intense hoppy bitterness. This would be a great beer for folks who like a really dry IIPA and don't care if the alcohol is hidden or not; I prefer a bit more malt character in an IIPA. (growler)

Sep 04, 2015
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AdamGrant from North Carolina

4.04/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

On draft at the brewery:

Look: Slightly cloudy. Primarily straw with a hint of amber.

Smell: Huge hop notes of Resin, pine, and cut grass.

Taste: Very fresh hops are apparent. Primarily grass. The decently high alcohol content was covered well by the hops.

Feel: Overall not thick or lingering. Nice.

Overall: Good demonstrator of fresh hops.

Jul 04, 2015
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Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 37 ratings