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Grateful Pale Ale - Starr Hill Brewery

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250 Ratings
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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Photo of KTCamm
3.51/5  rDev -1.7%

Pours light gold with light white foam. Very mild beer smell. Bright. Taste is on the lighter side with a peppy hop bitter. Fast finish and a peppery leave behind. Mild mellow pale. Well named. Easy going and good for the season.

Poured from bottle into pint glass on 6/13

KTCamm, Jul 12, 2014
Photo of 57md
3.64/5  rDev +2%

Appearance is a straw color with a half finger of head that dissipates very quickly but leaves some thin lacing behind on the glass. The body is relatively light for the style. The malt in the flavor profile is quite light. The finish is pleasantly hoppy. This is a decent session beer but nothing more than that.

57md, Jul 12, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

Rmbr2, Jul 12, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +19%

BlueMoon10, Jul 11, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

DeadWalkerAir, Jul 09, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5%

jfcaa193, Jul 09, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5%

pat_usher, Jul 08, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5%

JMUduke, Jun 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev +12%

Griffinjones24, Jun 26, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -9%

WDJersey, Jun 26, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

Boone757, Jun 25, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -9%

baconfromwalmart, Jun 24, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

muskiesman, Jun 21, 2014
Photo of beerthulhu
3.6/5  rDev +0.8%

pgd. 2/19/14. consumed 6/6/14.

A: Soft glowing sunset orange coloring with a good clarity revealing a quick paced effervesce. Pie crust tinted head is bready in texture, slightly withstanding of average retention. Leaves with a washy lacing.

A: Aroma of fresh wet lemons with a balance of lightly dry straw. Still fairly good natured and strong despite the 4 months layover. Some pine-orange mixture, fresh and wet.

T: The flavor was fresh and wet pine-orange hopping. Some wet citrus with some grassy undertones. Lightly dry hopping, dry grains with background nuances of tropical fruitiness. Flowery edge of grapefruit with a crisp malting.

M: Crisp mouthful, wet hopping quenches the tongue with a refreshing bite.

O: Overall nice and wet flavorful hops, crisp pale malt with a low amount of speciality grains keeping the pale in pale ale. Refreshing easy drinking multiple downer with a strong movement of hops that border on ipa standards.

beerthulhu, Jun 20, 2014
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1.75/5  rDev -51%

beerrat, Jun 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev +12%

CreoleWilliams, Jun 16, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +19%

yammy, Jun 16, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +19%

inkedwriter, Jun 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev +12%

4Socialanxiety, Jun 11, 2014
Photo of oberon
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.

oberon, Jun 10, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5%

RayDee3, Jun 10, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -9%

sanitarium16, Jun 09, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -9%

KevMo84, Jun 09, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +19%

walkinginplace, Jun 08, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5%

sludgegnome, Jun 05, 2014
Grateful Pale Ale from Starr Hill Brewery
81 out of 100 based on 250 ratings.