Style: Pale Ale

ABV: 4.7 IBU: 45.0

Aroma: 11
Appearance: 3
Flavor: 19
Mouthfeel: 4

Starr Hill Grateful Pale Ale

What the brewers say

“A fresh spin on the American pale ale. This remastered recipe gives Grateful a fruitier hops aroma, more citrus hops flavor, and a smoother, fuller body.”

What our panel thought

Aroma: “Lots of nice hops aromas—pine foremost, followed by light tropical fruit, some fresh peach notes, and a light floral note. Some new-mown hay and earthy notes as the beer warms. A soft grainy malt background note. Fermentation esters blend nicely with the hops and are probably responsible for some of the stone-fruit notes.”

Flavor: “Lots of hops flavor but rather low on bitterness. There’s a bright fruitiness in the beginning with a light earthy characteristic. Medium bitterness balances out the fruit with mild carbonation. Light bready malt provides sweetness mid-palate but drops out for a drier, mild finish that has an interesting hops character with hints of tobacco and resin.”

Overall: “Well-balanced. The hops flavors are interesting and complex. The beer finishes dry but with enough malt to linger pleasantly into the aftertaste.”

What our editors thought



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