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

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
425
Reviews:
62
Avg:
3.64
pDev:
11.81%
 
 
Wants:
13
Gots:
116
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 425 |  Reviews: 62
Photo of foghornleghorn22
3.94/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerSexLove
3.81/5  rDev +4.7%
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 +3.8%
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 +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Cyrion
3.42/5  rDev -6%
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 +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HILKERT009
2.99/5  rDev -17.9%
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 -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of duvel1979
2.75/5  rDev -24.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of crewfan1952
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of McBraniel
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Speedihd
2.1/5  rDev -42.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Photo of cwbern
3.93/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jmg480
3.54/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of waddellc2
3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of illeagle05
3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of condorsim
3.81/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Thawley
2.78/5  rDev -23.6%
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 -10.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of epyon396
3.54/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DrDemento456
3.63/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Oh no another beer pushed to the back of the fridge this one marked 10/21/15 makes this IPA more than 6 months old!

A - Despite this color is good a honey orange clear with no sediment and a 1/2 inch of head that pulls back to great lace.
S - Yep little to no hops on the nose means they have faded. Not getting much sweet malts either. Hopefully it tastes better than it smells.
T - Watery faded hops with semi sweet pale malts also a tad fading leaving a slight soapy feeling on the finish.
M - The most watery pale ale I have had in some time man I regret not drinking this sooner.

Overall don't be like me and drink this one fresh!

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Photo of Categart
4.29/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of OldSwampy
3.53/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Bottle with stamp "PKG ON 03/28/16A" poured into a clear glass. Color: straw / gold. White head, not too durable. Nose: hops dominant, not too strong, a mild piney, floral, and perhaps lightly fruity blend. Taste is very straightforward, almost monodimensional. Clear hops over a modest dry malt background, fading smoothly. Mouthfeel smooth, clean. Not as much happening here as there is in this brewery's Northern Lights IPA. They are not exactly the same style, of course. Mild-mannered in both flavor and ABV.

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