Whiter Shade Of Pale | Starr Hill Brewery

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BA SCORE
87
very good
16 Reviews
Whiter Shade Of PaleWhiter Shade Of Pale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Starr Hill Brewery
Virginia, United States | website

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Phillyz on 06-12-2013

BEER STATS
Reviews:
16
Ratings:
116
Avg:
3.92
pDev:
29.85%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
15
For Trade:
1
User Reviews
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Reviews: 16 | Ratings: 116
Reviews by the Alström Bros:
Photo of Jason
3.97/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz brown bottle, sample from the brewery.

Thin lacing but it stays, hazed golden amber hue. Smells like a Witbier with some hoppiness to it, expected. 1st sip you know its 7% abv, bit kiss of warmth. Spicy palate, somewhat hefty hop bitterness. Just enough malt girth to keep all of this together. Peppercorn, wild herbs, nutty yeast, plum fruitiness, & bready malt is the story of this brew.

Sip after sip this one really grows on me. 2014 Gold Medal Winner at GABF, can't debate the judging there.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
3.72/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TimoP
4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of cbradio
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of Mantooth
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of ryser2k
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of OCain
5/5  rDev +27.6%

Photo of alcohline_trip
3.93/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tdm168
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of hyoung41
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of avisong
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of John_Boat_J
5/5  rDev +27.6%

Photo of hophugger
3.07/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of jtierney89
3.65/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy pale golden glow with about a finger and a half of solid bright white head. Subdued nose of floral and citrus hops with a bit of belgian with fruity influence.

Pretty tightly flavored beer in all the right places. A little spicy up front with delicate citrus and floral flavors throughout. Wheat adds subtle sweetness along with a creamy mouthfeel that allows for crisp carbonation that doesn't break up the medium sized body. Finishes with an almost minty presence as the wheat and hop flavors collide and a delicate bitterness that builds with each sip. Raw leafy hop flavors faintly linger in the mouth. A very nice beer with well blended flavors that are very tightly nit and that go together well. Clean and refreshing enough for a wit beer lover and hoppy enough to appease the hop head. Alcohol barely detectable but it is a bit pricey.

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Photo of ajb3333
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of Hockey_Fan
3.91/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tone77
3.58/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of citrus, pine, spices. Taste is pine up front, citrus follows, good malt balance, a touch of spices. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a refreshing and satisfying beer.

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Photo of mlhyatt
3.85/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of VeganUndead
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of KevinGordon
4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of BeerBuzzGuy
4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of hoppymcgee
4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of robebo44
4.16/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ArtZan
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jsanford
3/5  rDev -23.5%

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Whiter Shade Of Pale from Starr Hill Brewery
3.92 out of 5 based on 116 ratings.
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