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Grateful Pale Ale - Starr Hill Brewery

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BA SCORE
81
good

268 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 268
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 11.76%
Wants: 4
Gots: 26 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Starr Hill Brewery visit their website
Virginia, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  4.70% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: TheBigBoy on 04-10-2013)
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5/5  rDev +40.1%

Cvillebogey, Sep 06, 2014
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4.8/5  rDev +34.5%

OCain, Sep 25, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +33.1%

hyoung41, Apr 14, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +26.1%

BertLoveIII, May 28, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +26.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured this into a Samuel Smith Nonic. The body is light gold--almost as light as your average American lager. The head is white and thin and simmers down to a wee skim.
The aroma is intense with a combo of lemon, peach, raw cigarette tobacco, and white sugar. Nice.
The taste is everything above, finishing with a not so subtle, tiger out of the cage, hop bite.
This is right up there with all the great APA's. I hope this brewery expands to the point that they can market this brew in 12 packs as soon as possible.

godlessape, Mar 29, 2014
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4.3/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A: Light gold and exceedingly clear. White frothy head with some staying power.

S: Citrus hops up front with a light pine / minty quality as well. Light cracker-like malt aroma in the back that is slightly husky rustic grainy. Some very faint fruity (peachy) esters, but way in the back.

T: Citrus and other fruit hop flavors up front followed by great balance with bready malt flavors (bread crust). Finish is bitter -- more reminiscent of a British bitter than an American pale ale. Finish is quite long with lingering bitterness. Very well balanced with the slight tip (aftertaste) toward hop bitterness. Fruity esters are restrained, but there (peachy, slightly apple-like). No diacetyl or DMS in the flavor.

MF: Medium light bodied, medium carbonation. Somewhat creamy with no alcohol heat. Slightly prickly on the tongue, but nicely so. Refreshing / quenching.

O: A great example of a straightforward-not-trying-to-kick-your-ass-or-melt-your-damn-face-off-your-frickin-skull pale ale. There needs to be more beers like this on the market. Highly drinkable, flavorful, and refreshing. I will keep coming back.

MerkinMan, May 01, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +19%

catboy, Apr 03, 2014
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ordybill, Sep 04, 2014
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4.04/5  rDev +13.2%
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.

Mantooth, Mar 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev +12%

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Grateful Pale Ale from Starr Hill Brewery
81 out of 100 based on 268 ratings.