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Whiter Shade Of Pale - Starr Hill Brewery

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Whiter Shade Of Pale
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86
very good

81 Ratings
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Ratings: 81
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 11.4%
Wants: 2
Gots: 7 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Starr Hill Brewery visit their website
Virginia, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Summer

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Beer added by: Phillyz on 06-12-2013

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Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 81 | Reviews: 10
Photo of Buck89
3.53/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of VirginiaBeerMan
3.33/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of FoodFan101
5/5  rDev +29.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Excellent orange-lemon aroma, nice hop flavor with a touch of Belgian spice. Really good example of this White IPA style.

Photo of oberon
3.72/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JMUduke
4.24/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JNForsyth
3.7/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bloodbuzz99
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of EuphonicHops
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.52/5  rDev -8.8%

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5/5  rDev +29.5%

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5/5  rDev +29.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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5/5  rDev +29.5%

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3.9/5  rDev +1%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

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3.52/5  rDev -8.8%

Photo of DLS168
3.85/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of clayrock81
3.78/5  rDev -2.1%

Poured a clear orange body with one finger head and a minor lace ring.
Aroma mixes citric hops with yeast and clove spicea and there is also hints of tropical fruit sweetness.
The yeast in the beer smoothes it out and there is a balance between citric, mostly orange, hops/flavors with some spice and touches of sweetness possibly coming from tropical fruit flavors or sugary malts.
By the end of the beer, the hops seem to take over so mostly I get a soapy hop taste that finishes real dry and almost sours as beer warms up.
Not a bad beer but the two styles didn't really mesh and it was a chore to finish this bomber.

Photo of nmann08
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

From a bottle, pours clear bubbly straw yellow.

Nose is very herbal, flowers, pineapple, lemon, tea leaves. The flavor is lemon tea, like lipton, floral hops, a little honey, orange, lavender. They are trying to combine two styles (Belgian Wit and IPA), but I think this counter acts the positive qualities of each style, taking away from the overall total package of the beer.

Photo of Steven423
3.6/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of Zach136
4.15/5  rDev +7.5%

Appearance: Medium clarity, yellow, white head with solid lasting power, but only slight lacing (3.75)

Aroma: Pineapple hops and assorted fruity wit esters. (4.25)

Flavor: Slight dose of hop bitterness, definitely still an IPA. Sweet wheat malt, peppery Belgian yeast, piney hop flavor. (4.25)

Mouthfeel: Medium-light body, solid carbonation, refreshing with a slight hop bitterness lingering (4.00)

Overall: A very solid "White IPA". Great for the summertime.

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Whiter Shade Of Pale from Starr Hill Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 81 ratings.