1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Grateful Pale Ale - Starr Hill Brewery

Not Rated.
Grateful Pale AleGrateful Pale Ale

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.

295 Ratings
very good

(view ratings)
Ratings: 295
Reviews: 30
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 11.7%
Wants: 4
Gots: 35 | 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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | Likes | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Grateful Pale Ale Alström Bros
Ratings: 295 | Reviews: 30 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of Cvillebogey
3.76/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of ordybill
4.05/5  rDev +12.8%

Photo of woodychandler
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

I was down in DC two weekends ago to partake of DC Beer Week, which is where I scored this and several other CANs in furtherance of The CANQuest ™.

From the CAN: “Founded in Charlottesville, VA.”; “The Gift of Great Beer. [undersigned] Mark A. Thompson Master Brewer”.

The Crack! was nice and loud so I celebrated with an inverted Glug, which I eventually had to back off of to avoid overflowing. It created two puffy fingers of dense, eggshell-white head with decent retention. Color was Yellow-Gold (SRM = 4 – 5) with NE-quality clarity and so my new friends, Mammon, Midas and Croesus came by for a taste. When it came to my turn, I took a sniff, noting a big grapefruit citrus presence. Mouthfeel was medium. The taste was not as pronounced as its smell, but it still had a decent amount of bitterness. I have a feeling that all of the intense AIPAs of late may have dulled my taste buds, diminishing my enjoyment of an APA. I found myself wishing that there was a greater hops presence, but that would be stylistically incorrect. What a CANundrum! Good lacing appeared as I drank it. Finish was semi-dry and quite drinkable. I CAN see putting some in the cooler, but I would probably reach for something hoppier.

Photo of Yrecon
3.6/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of Barnsley
3.8/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of kell50
3.7/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of mattbrat1
3.64/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of Guitars_and_beer
4/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of acurtis
3.2/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of rbail012
3.84/5  rDev +7%

Photo of EliHammett
3.52/5  rDev -1.9%

Photo of th3d1ck
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of mkirkland80
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of ObiBeerCanobi
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of cyber_phoenix
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of JohnParadee
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of KG710
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of Brogs
3.56/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of DerrickW
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of xJMFCx
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of Highbury09
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of petewheeler
4/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of ChrisKayler
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of Aidan_Stewart
3.96/5  rDev +10.3%

Photo of LukeGude
3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

Grateful Pale Ale from Starr Hill Brewery
82 out of 100 based on 295 ratings.