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Grateful Pale Ale - Starr Hill Brewery

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BA SCORE
81
good

232 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 232
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 12.04%
Wants: 3
Gots: 18 | 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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GratefulJack

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -2%

12-01-2013 18:29:38 | More by GratefulJack
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BeerAdvocate

Massachusetts

3.94/5  rDev +10.4%

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.

11-27-2013 22:38:13 | More by BeerAdvocate
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bigeyedfish89

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +5%

11-22-2013 16:03:29 | More by bigeyedfish89
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dmk91

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -2%

11-13-2013 19:11:47 | More by dmk91
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ProstMasterson

Virginia

4/5  rDev +12%

11-11-2013 15:50:32 | More by ProstMasterson
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lupercmda

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -2%

10-31-2013 03:04:55 | More by lupercmda
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bigbutter

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -2%

10-28-2013 23:20:36 | More by bigbutter
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drsarver

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -2%

10-27-2013 03:13:49 | More by drsarver
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bzach

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -2%

10-26-2013 21:16:53 | More by bzach
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MSandahl23

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev +5%

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

Virginia

4/5  rDev +12%

10-13-2013 19:17:45 | More by Travis_M
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Xandrose

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +5%

10-12-2013 05:13:37 | More by Xandrose
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hoppymcgee

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +5%

10-02-2013 23:09:57 | More by hoppymcgee
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Rod_J

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -2%

10-01-2013 02:00:47 | More by Rod_J
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blbarnett3

Virginia

3/5  rDev -16%

09-30-2013 02:42:49 | More by blbarnett3
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2dogbrew

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +5%

09-28-2013 21:03:50 | More by 2dogbrew
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Cody101

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +5%

09-25-2013 17:20:43 | More by Cody101
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TTripp725

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +5%

09-21-2013 15:54:01 | More by TTripp725
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Fusion7777

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -2%

09-17-2013 23:41:49 | More by Fusion7777
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obywan59

Virginia

3.6/5  rDev +0.8%

Bottle dated 7/01/13

Light orange in color and nearly clear with a 1 finger white head that leaves almost no lacing.

Thick and fruity aroma of ripe citrus and tropical fruits, pineapple especially. Warm yeasty dough.

The taste is more subdued. Some lightly sweet malts upfront, but mostly dry, then fruity in the middle with some citric tartness before the bitter hops come to dominate in the end.

Prickly at first, with some light syrup, but drying and astringent. Slightly warming.

Last of the mixed 12 pack, and the best of the bunch as was rated. The Love was the only failure, I'll have to try it again and hope for a fresher sampling. Grateful was very fresh in aroma and taste. While not as complex as some, there was enough going on to make a very satisfying session.

09-17-2013 02:06:31 | More by obywan59
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dgherm

Pennsylvania

3.59/5  rDev +0.6%

Nice quaffable pale ale here. Not super hoppy not too watery goes down smooth. Poured a bright orange with the slightest bit of haze. Nice white bubbly foamy head that dissapears after a few minutes. Sparse lacing gripping the glass. Citrusy, slightly medicinal in odor. Hoppy up front, some medicinal, bready on the back end. Nice mouthfeel. Overall a good easy drinking pale ale.

09-11-2013 17:49:10 | More by dgherm
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hopsolutely

Ontario (Canada)

3.48/5  rDev -2.5%

Pours a light and clear golden colour with a burst of white head that disappears quickly. Has a muted aroma of bready malts with minimal yet faded hops . Bottle is not super-fresh (dated 4 months ago), but I expected more of a hop focus. Taste is also lacking the citrus or tropical fruit "APA" tones for which I'd hoped. It has a rather flat transition from crystal malts into bittering hops, with little flavour depth. Perhaps this will act as a gateway beer to get some people further into the micro realm, but it is not as well balanced or hop-centric an APA as I'd hoped.

09-07-2013 23:14:34 | More by hopsolutely
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George2744

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +19%

09-07-2013 07:30:40 | More by George2744
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redfox405

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +5%

09-01-2013 05:32:16 | More by redfox405
Grateful Pale Ale from Starr Hill Brewery
81 out of 100 based on 232 ratings.