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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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4Socialanxiety

Tennessee

4/5  rDev +12%

06-11-2014 14:39:02 | More by 4Socialanxiety
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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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RayDee3

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +5%

06-10-2014 18:12:48 | More by RayDee3
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sanitarium16

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -9%

06-09-2014 13:45:47 | More by sanitarium16
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KevMo84

California

3.25/5  rDev -9%

06-09-2014 00:18:06 | More by KevMo84
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walkinginplace

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +12%

06-08-2014 01:38:58 | More by walkinginplace
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sludgegnome

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +5%

06-05-2014 20:03:28 | More by sludgegnome
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jimpyle48

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +5%

06-03-2014 21:13:40 | More by jimpyle48
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NJBeer265

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -9%

06-02-2014 21:16:21 | More by NJBeer265
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GiantMidget

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -9%

05-30-2014 01:35:52 | More by GiantMidget
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klesniew

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +19%

05-25-2014 22:09:09 | More by klesniew
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thatoneguymike

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -2%

05-25-2014 06:01:20 | More by thatoneguymike
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AndrewMichael

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -2%

05-25-2014 00:06:28 | More by AndrewMichael
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KeyWestGator

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +5%

05-23-2014 22:10:10 | More by KeyWestGator
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Nitty703

Virginia

4/5  rDev +12%

05-21-2014 01:24:54 | More by Nitty703
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OldSmaug

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -2%

05-18-2014 18:03:50 | More by OldSmaug
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oriolesfan4

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +5%

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

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +5%

05-07-2014 05:31:51 | More by OldTime
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Paz8812

Maryland

2.75/5  rDev -23%

05-03-2014 23:00:54 | More by Paz8812
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gregu2

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +12%

05-03-2014 02:02:53 | More by gregu2
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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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MerkinMan

Georgia

4.3/5  rDev +20.4%

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.

05-01-2014 00:54:56 | More by MerkinMan
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WuBByG999

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +19%

04-30-2014 04:08:45 | More by WuBByG999
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atrocity

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -2%

04-29-2014 20:30:16 | More by atrocity
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HuntDaddy540

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev +5%

04-28-2014 19:10:48 | More by HuntDaddy540
Grateful Pale Ale from Starr Hill Brewery
81 out of 100 based on 232 ratings.