Grateful Pale Ale - Starr Hill Brewery
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Reviews by smakawhat:
3.95/5 rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from the bottle into a nonic pint glass.
Deep brass to bronze color, sparkling and crystal clear with some fast rising thin carbonation. Head is fluffy white bleach and bright, with some little bit of peak and valley retention. Settles slowly to an easy half finger tall head.
Good solid nose. Some hints of crispness, but some sweet faint caramel and lots of light toasty brown sugar. Very nice hop angle on this, hinting of citrus and a nice oily sensation. There's a little bit of muddy character though, but it doesn't detract too badly.
Palate hits the right notes. Very nice balanced between sweet malt and citrus hops. There's a tight palate to this on the feel with some sharp carbonation but it's not distracting. Giant minty hop finish and aftertaste mixing with some pine like bitterness. Good malt sweet backbone compliments nicely on the swallow bringing the brown sugar sensations.
Overall this is probably the most pleasant beer I've had from this brewery.
Serving type: bottle
08-16-2013 22:44:33 | More by smakawhat
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4.04/5 rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Poured from a cask at Duckworth's, Huntersville, NC, into an American pint glass.
Pours cloudy and golden with a viscous head and thick sticky lacing. There's a lot to like here, loads of piney citrus notes from the hops please both the nose and the mouth. There are also notes of bread, green tea and hints of onion. No idea how this compares to the kegged version, but this is a damn nice and creamy brew I could drink all day. I highly recommend you try this if you see it.
Serving type: cask
03-14-2014 21:59:26 | More by Mantooth
3.94/5 rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
From BeerAdvocate magazine Issue #77 (June 2013):
LOOK: Bright clear gold, excellent head
SMELL: Piney, orange peel, blond tobacco, parsley, faint green onion, light resin, crackers
TASTE: Very crisp, hop resin, bread crust, hop oil, herbal, earthy, minty, lighter bodied, dry, ample hop bitterness, lychee fruit, green tea, faintly spicy, long-lasting hop finish
Hopping ranges from old school to popular, far-away to the usual, with the additions of Chinook, Centennial, Topaz and Cascade. A very sessionable APA for the hopheads; a whole lot of fun knocking this one back. Starr Hill should think about making this a year-round option.
Serving type: bottle
11-27-2013 22:38:13 | More by BeerAdvocate
Grateful Pale Ale from Starr Hill Brewery
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