Grateful Pale Ale | Starr Hill Brewery

Grateful Pale AleGrateful Pale Ale
BA SCORE
46.1%
Liked This Beer
3.61 w/ 427 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:
63
Ratings:
427
Liked:
197
Avg:
3.61/5
pDev:
11.91%
Alströms:
3.96
 
 
Wants:
13
Gots:
117
Trade:
1
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 427 |  Reviews: 63
Photo of Categart
4.29/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of OldSwampy
3.53/5  rDev -2.2%
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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Photo of nathanmiller
2.5/5  rDev -30.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of bradgalloway
4.1/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jkermitj
3.02/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of XsoldoutX
3.23/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Tarheel219
3.52/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Stofko1992
3.59/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Griggsy
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of holtonwes
4.04/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On draft into a pint glass. Golden with an offwhite head, about two fingers. great retention and lacing. Smell was piney with a bit of ripe citrus or pineapple. Taste was more even of the same. Hops up front, peach or pineapple in the middle, and then more hop\orange zest bitterness at the finish. Juicy and delicious.

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Photo of MisledTitan
3.63/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of hdf561
3.15/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a bottle into an English pub glass... Goldfish Amber appearance no lacing, or head....smells citrusy possibly some lemon?

Taste smoother than I expected, no harsh initial taste or after taste, pretty smooth finish more drinkable than I thought can taste some sort of citrus and hops, little fizzy

Overall a pretty good beer, I will drink again, good beer to begin drinking craft brews

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Photo of eldoctorador
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Bjhodge621
4.29/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of arcorey243
4.76/5  rDev +31.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of InspectorBob
3.28/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MasterRigger
3/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of stevoj
2.84/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On tap at Pizza Paradiso-DuPont. Kind of bland with some unusual citrus, metallic notes. Extremely light bodied, pale golden, early airy head. Grainy with chemical notes

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Photo of vabeerguy
3.89/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a tulip glass. A nice golden color. Floral hop smell and taste. A very easy to drink beer. Its low ABV makes it a contender with many of the low ABV IPAs and APAs on the market.

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Photo of thewilliamhart
3.9/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of hopphead31415
4/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I grabbed the winter variety pack by Starr Hill and this nice Grateful Pale Ale was among them. It sports a mild 4.7% ABV and is delicious.

Look-It pours a light golden yellow with a rich white head and sparse moist lacing on the glass.

Smell-It smells strongly of apricot and orange marmalade and some orchids. I get a touch of lemon peel zest and some Valencia oranges and maybe a tinge of honey suckle.

Taste-It tastes of floral hops and citrus delight much like the nose indicated: Valencia orange, orange marmalade, and apricot as well as lemon peel zest. The malts balance nicely the hoppiness which is mild and the alcohol is more noticeable than I would expect from a weak 4.7% brew.

Mouthfeel-The mouthfeel is smooth and moist as well as clean and crisp. It leaves a mild coating of hop oils on the tongue that are accompanied by the citrus flavors.

Overall-It has a slightly weak malt backbone which I think is nice, because it allows the relatively mild hop component to be more noticeable. This pale ale is refreshing and crisp and I was quite surprised by the flavor quality in this one. Great job, Starr Hill!

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Photo of JamesStreet
3.56/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bruvar
4.03/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PGVG
3.25/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Grateful Pale Ale from Starr Hill Brewery
Beer rating: 46.1% out of 100 with 427 ratings
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