Grateful Pale Ale | Starr Hill Brewery

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BA SCORE
3.6/5
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429 Ratings
Grateful Pale AleGrateful Pale Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Starr Hill Brewery
Virginia, United States
starrhill.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.70%

Availability: Spring

Notes / Commercial Description:
A strong citrusy, resinous aroma from the hops leads into a light body with subtle malt flavor.

Added by TheBigBoy on 04-10-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
64
Ratings:
429
pDev:
11.94%
Bros Score:
3.96
 
 
Wants:
13
Gots:
119
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 429 |  Reviews: 64
Photo of Frank_TX
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A good Virginia Blue Ridge American Pale Ale. At 4.7% alc/vol, it's an easy drinking all day ale. Picked a six-pack up at my local Food Lion in Norfolk, VA. Star Hill brews are solid!

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Photo of NeckBootHeadAss
2.75/5  rDev -23.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of TeachChefs
4.42/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of haines710
3.92/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Had two bottles at the Duck Deli in Duck NC. Perfect for the day and time. Nice session IPA. I drank from the bottle with fish tacos. Nothing remarkable. Slightly fruity but not strong. I wouldn't go looking for this beer again but glad I had some on this vacation.

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Photo of foghornleghorn22
3.94/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerSexLove
3.81/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

This is a local beer I keep returning to. There's nothing that would make this beer stand a part from the over saturated market but because it's made close to home and it is crisp and refreshing, they'll occasionally get my dollars :-)

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Photo of avalon07
3.78/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

L: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had an orange-ish color and a clear consistency. There was a small amount of foamy head that quickly dissipated. Pretty good lacing.

S: A solid aroma of hops, pine, light fruit, and malt. Pretty standard, but good.

T: Tasted of a bit of fruit (orange, pineapple, for the most part), a little bit of caramel, light pine notes, some malt as well, and hops, though they aren't as prevalent as in some APAs. Light and airy flavor that's generally likable. Not a bad flavor, but nothing exceptional.

F: A well-carbonated beer with a smooth finish. Light-bodied.

O: This isn't anything to write home about, but it might make a good session beer. Drinkable.

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Photo of Andnkuhn
3.73/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Cyrion
3.42/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance is a bright copper and translucent beer with a one inch head that quickly fades. Great deal of carbonation.

Aroma is of pine hops and taste confirms this. Pine predominates the flavor, with a small bit of malt in the background. Not a lot of depth to this one.

This is called a pale ale, but it looks, smells and tastes like an IPA. (Similar to Blue Mountain's Full Nelson.) In a different category, I would give it higher marks. Either way, it is a flavorful and sessionable beer.

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Photo of 6thstreetbrewpub
3.68/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HILKERT009
2.99/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Low ABV, light taste, bitter, no aroma.

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Photo of Barleycorn
3.63/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of duvel1979
2.75/5  rDev -23.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of crewfan1952
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of McBraniel
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Speedihd
2.1/5  rDev -41.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Photo of cwbern
3.93/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jmg480
3.54/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of waddellc2
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kgammell1
3.85/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of wander4
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of illeagle05
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of condorsim
3.81/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Thawley
2.78/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

WOB TAP. There are better choices. This has the finish of absinthe or wormwood. Mama always told me if I don't have anything good to say don't say anything at all. Enough said.

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Photo of Cpmitchno1
3.25/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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Grateful Pale Ale from Starr Hill Brewery
Beer rating: 3.6 out of 5 with 429 ratings