Grateful Pale Ale | Starr Hill Brewery

BA SCORE
83
good
425 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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
425
Reviews:
62
Avg:
3.64
pDev:
11.81%
 
 
Wants:
13
Gots:
115
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Reviews by Jimmys:
Photo of Jimmys
3.4/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

12 oz bottle into tulip. dated 05/09/13.

A: pours pretty blond. great clarity. head is frothy and bright white. good retention and lacing.

S: herbal while still being a little bit floral. this thing even smells bitter. very bitter, but resinous. not getting a lot of grist. manages to be inviting through all of this.

T: similar to the nose, very herbal hop flavor. bitterness is strong. mild bubblegum flavor in the middle. grist is really minimal as this thing is either herbal or bitter. finish continues to be bitter and dries out quickly.

M: average carb on a light body.

D: lacking complexity while taking it down the herbal/bitter road of the hop highway makes me desire a bit more. a good summer thirst quencher, yes, something ill be seeking out on the regular, probably not.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
3.74/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

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Photo of Andnkuhn
3.73/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeerAdvocate
3.96/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From BeerAdvocate magazine Issue #77 (June 2013):

LOOK: Bright clear gold, excellent head

SMELL: Piney, orange peel, blond tobacco, parsley, faint green onion, light resin, crackers

TASTE: Very crisp, hop resin, bread crust, hop oil, herbal, earthy, minty, lighter bodied, dry, ample hop bitterness, lychee fruit, green tea, faintly spicy, long-lasting hop finish

Hopping ranges from old school to popular, far-away to the usual, with the additions of Chinook, Centennial, Topaz and Cascade. A very sessionable APA for the hopheads; a whole lot of fun knocking this one back. Starr Hill should think about making this a year-round option.

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Photo of Cvillebogey
3.76/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of TTripp725
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of Guden
3.59/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of petewheeler
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of Jason
3.99/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dankjohn
3/5  rDev -17.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

Photo of Mantooth
4.02/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a cask at Duckworth's, Huntersville, NC, into an American pint glass.

Pours cloudy and golden with a viscous head and thick sticky lacing. There's a lot to like here, loads of piney citrus notes from the hops please both the nose and the mouth. There are also notes of bread, green tea and hints of onion. No idea how this compares to the kegged version, but this is a damn nice and creamy brew I could drink all day. I highly recommend you try this if you see it.

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Photo of briandaube
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of dmk91
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of chinchill
3.36/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

12 oz bottle.
Pours pale golden in color with a decent head.

Has a fine hoppy aroma with a touch of sweet malts.

Flavor: A typcial APA with an average hop level.

Feel: thin body is too watery.

O: A disappointing offering from a brewery that has some much better beers.

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of OCain
4.8/5  rDev +31.9%

Photo of acurtis
3.2/5  rDev -12.1%

Photo of dcbeers
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of alcohline_trip
3.64/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of wander4
3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of informaticsDoc
3.65/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JamesStreet
3.56/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kgammell1
3.85/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Loveyourbeer
4/5  rDev +9.9%

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Grateful Pale Ale from Starr Hill Brewery
3.64 out of 5 based on 425 ratings.
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