Grateful Pale Ale - Starr Hill Brewery

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BA SCORE
81
good

301 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 301
Reviews: 32
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 11.7%
Wants: 4
Gots: 36 | 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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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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.

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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.

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Grateful Pale Ale from Starr Hill Brewery
81 out of 100 based on 301 ratings.