Grateful Pale Ale | Starr Hill Brewery

425 Ratings
Grateful Pale AleGrateful Pale Ale

Brewed by:
Starr Hill Brewery
Virginia, United States

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.

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3.91/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Undated bottle into 16-oz plastic cup (hey, I was at a ball game). Pours a clear goldish-amber with a modest white head. Initial impression is pine, citrus, and grapefruit rind. Mouthfeel is light and refreshing. Pine resin lingers in the finish. Quite easy to drink and a good choice for a session IPA. I would definitely try it again.

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.21/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

DATE REVIEWED: July 12, 2014... GLASSWARE: Brew at the Zoo pint... OCCASION: return from a great day at Point Pleasant--tired but thirsty...APPEARANCE: pours a bright, almost completely clear orange-yellow with crisscross effervescence; white head flames up the glass after thinning out efficiently; little lacing... AROMA: melon and bubblegum invade the nostrils; flowery hints of springtime and perfume--an attractive start... PALATE: a bit hard at the start, forcing expectations to more of an IPA--but thin at the end, with a lagerish essence, a slightly uncomfortable mouthfeel... TASTE: dishwasher lemon zest comes through most prominently with some hay mown in; an odd, lagerish malty quality hovers at the edge of each sip; slightly sour ... OVERALLL: the "grateful" appellation suggests to me that something is owing to the Dead's legacy, musical or otherwise, but this ale offers a slightly disjointed flavor profile, with enough syrupy, candied sweetness to challenge the drinker towards the next sip--not the goal of a pale ale...

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