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Grateful Pale Ale - Starr Hill Brewery

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BA SCORE
81
good

306 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 306
Reviews: 33
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 11.7%
Wants: 4
Gots: 40 | 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:
Beer added by: TheBigBoy on 04-10-2013

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3.96/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 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.

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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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4/5  rDev +11.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

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4/5  rDev +11.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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3/5  rDev -16.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of obywan59
3.61/5  rDev +0.6%
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.

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3.59/5  rDev 0%
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.

Photo of hopsolutely
3.47/5  rDev -3.3%
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.

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4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

Grateful Pale Ale from Starr Hill Brewery
81 out of 100 based on 306 ratings.