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Grateful Pale Ale - Starr Hill Brewery

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BA SCORE
81
good

250 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 250
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 11.76%
Wants: 4
Gots: 24 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -2%

drsarver, Oct 27, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

bzach, Oct 26, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +5%

MSandahl23, Oct 15, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -9%

djrn2, Oct 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev +12%

Travis_M, Oct 13, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +5%

Xandrose, Oct 12, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +5%

hoppymcgee, Oct 03, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

Rod_J, Oct 01, 2013
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3/5  rDev -16%

blbarnett3, Sep 30, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +5%

2dogbrew, Sep 28, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +5%

Cody101, Sep 25, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +5%

TTripp725, Sep 21, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

Fusion7777, Sep 18, 2013
Photo of obywan59
3.6/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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.

obywan59, Sep 17, 2013
Photo of dgherm
3.59/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

dgherm, Sep 11, 2013
Photo of hopsolutely
3.48/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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.

hopsolutely, Sep 08, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +19%

George2744, Sep 07, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +5%

redfox405, Sep 01, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -9%

purppy, Sep 01, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -9%

Joshuwutphilly, Aug 28, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -9%

IPAchris, Aug 26, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +5%

sholland119, Aug 26, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +5%

jaswilson2, Aug 23, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

Shall6815, Aug 23, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +5%

Hockey_Fan, Aug 23, 2013
Grateful Pale Ale from Starr Hill Brewery
81 out of 100 based on 250 ratings.