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Grateful Pale Ale - Starr Hill Brewery

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BA SCORE
81
good

240 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 240
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 11.76%
Wants: 4
Gots: 22 | 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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djrn2

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -9%

10-14-2013 18:16:46 | More by djrn2
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nmann08

District of Columbia

3.25/5  rDev -9%

07-19-2013 13:39:21 | More by nmann08
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.2/5  rDev -10.4%

08-28-2014 22:14:00 | More by acurtis
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -16%

12-07-2013 19:10:21 | More by Knapp85
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oberon

North Carolina

3.74/5  rDev +4.8%

Pours into a nonic a clear medium golden with a thinner white head atop.Some nice floral hop notes in the nose with a bit of toasted grain and biscuit malt,light but pleasant.Citrusy hops with a bit of tangerine at the onset of the palate with sweet biscuit malts a smack of toasted grain in the finish.I don't think this beer is bad at all it's light and somewhat refreshing on a sweaty ass humid day like today.

06-10-2014 20:33:49 | More by oberon
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Kegatron

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +5%

07-11-2013 22:29:42 | More by Kegatron
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mendvicdog

Maryland

3.25/5  rDev -9%

07-22-2014 18:16:20 | More by mendvicdog
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oriolesfan4

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +5%

05-11-2014 02:59:52 | More by oriolesfan4
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smakawhat

Maryland

3.95/5  rDev +10.6%

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.

08-16-2013 22:44:33 | More by smakawhat
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beerthulhu

New Jersey

3.6/5  rDev +0.8%

pgd. 2/19/14. consumed 6/6/14.

A: Soft glowing sunset orange coloring with a good clarity revealing a quick paced effervesce. Pie crust tinted head is bready in texture, slightly withstanding of average retention. Leaves with a washy lacing.

A: Aroma of fresh wet lemons with a balance of lightly dry straw. Still fairly good natured and strong despite the 4 months layover. Some pine-orange mixture, fresh and wet.

T: The flavor was fresh and wet pine-orange hopping. Some wet citrus with some grassy undertones. Lightly dry hopping, dry grains with background nuances of tropical fruitiness. Flowery edge of grapefruit with a crisp malting.

M: Crisp mouthful, wet hopping quenches the tongue with a refreshing bite.

O: Overall nice and wet flavorful hops, crisp pale malt with a low amount of speciality grains keeping the pale in pale ale. Refreshing easy drinking multiple downer with a strong movement of hops that border on ipa standards.

06-20-2014 00:20:46 | More by beerthulhu
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tdm168

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +5%

04-08-2014 19:37:01 | More by tdm168
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chinchill

South Carolina

3.34/5  rDev -6.4%

12 oz bottle.
Pours pale golden in color with a decent head.

Has a fine hoppy aroma with a touch of sweet malts.

Flavor: A typcial APA with an average hop level.

Feel: thin body is too watery.

O: A disappointing offering from a brewery that has some much better beers.

04-08-2014 00:39:42 | More by chinchill
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rolltide8425

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -2%

07-23-2013 19:52:00 | More by rolltide8425
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Rhettroactive

District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev -2%

07-23-2013 04:32:13 | More by Rhettroactive
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atrocity

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -2%

04-29-2014 20:30:16 | More by atrocity
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Boone757

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -2%

06-25-2014 00:55:06 | More by Boone757
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IPAchris

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -9%

08-26-2013 18:40:31 | More by IPAchris
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outoffocus

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -2%

03-15-2014 14:01:43 | More by outoffocus
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jfcaa193

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +5%

07-09-2014 01:51:32 | More by jfcaa193
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Florida9

Illinois

3.33/5  rDev -6.7%

A: A lighter shade of yellow. Very clear. Forms a moderate sized, fluffy white head, but there is little retention as it quickly falls to a thin surface coating. Some light lacing.

S: Aroma is light. A blend of pale malts, biscuit, light citrus notes, and just a bit of pine.

T: Taste is also very light. Almost lager-like with a hint of that green-apple flavor I come to associate with lagers. Otherwise crisp pale malts, white bread, and some grassy-herbal hops on the back end.

M: Light body. Heavier carbonation. Crisp. Mild bitterness.

O: Well, if I can say one thing about this beer, it is quite drinkable. That said, this is not a bad beer. It's just not a very exciting one. It's an ever-so-slightly better than average pale ale in a market flooded with much-better-than-average pale ales, resulting in a beer that kind of falls flat.

05-01-2014 01:47:00 | More by Florida9
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argock

Virginia

3.81/5  rDev +6.7%

Poured from a 12 oz brown bottle into a Samuel Adams Perfect Pint glass. Bottled on 04/26/13 emblazoned cleared on neck above label. 6-pack purchased at Market Street WIneshop (Charlottesville, VA).

A: Very light golden, excellent clarity, with 1-finger off-white frothy head with decent retention and a moderate cuff of lace.

S: American hops with a lot of lemon, grapefruit, orange, and melon with some pine resin dominate. THe malt component of the aroma is small with a little graininess but otherwise not a while lot else going on.

T: Very good delivery vehicle for citrus, pine, and honeysuckle hops flavors. They come through with a nice light malt base, just a touch of light caramel and a little more roasted grain, almost like they used pale ale malt rather than 2-row. Moderate bitterness but well-balanced for the light nature of this session beer. No significant yeast esters -- clean and drinkable.

M: The body is appropriately light-medium with a little too much carbonation for my taste but not way off either. Good solid dry finish helps keep this very drinkable.

O: A really nice summer session APA with a manageable ABV and a good splash of fruity American hoppiness. Definitely is one of the more solid beers from Starr Hill -- is a nice cousin to Northern LIghts and I think I enjoy Grateful a little more due to the more subdued caramel malt sweetness.

07-24-2013 03:22:56 | More by argock
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jmdrpi

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -2%

08-17-2013 03:35:30 | More by jmdrpi
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MSandahl23

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev +5%

10-15-2013 04:57:26 | More by MSandahl23
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stereosforgeeks

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -2%

08-02-2013 15:55:47 | More by stereosforgeeks
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Hanzo

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -2%

07-04-2013 00:58:58 | More by Hanzo
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Grateful Pale Ale from Starr Hill Brewery
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