In this beer bog, we are going to get into another brew from Starr Hill Brewery. It is their Grateful Pale Ale. If you read my earlier blog on their Amber Ale, you know the history of this brewery. If you have not read that post, please, read that post. Let us get into the beer.
It has a clear golden to dark yellow color with a white head. The smell has a citrus with a touch of mango and grapefruit. The taste of this light to medium body ale has a light carbonated citrus with a slight dry hop finish. It extremely drinkable beer.
Here is a description from their website (www.starrhill.com):
Grateful creates a fresh spin on the American Pale Ale tradition. A strong citrusy, resinous aroma from the hops leads into a light body with subtle malt flavor. Grateful is a sessionable brew at 4.7% abv.
Malted Barley: Two Row, Wheat & Caramel Kettle Hops: Chinook, Centennial, Topaz & Cascade Yeast: Ale Yeast
Flavor: Aromatic hops with a light body Color: Light Gold Style: American Pale Ale IBUs: 26 ABV: 4.7%
Availability: Seasonal Release Date: May 01, 2013 Draught: 1/2 Barrel, 1/6 Barrel Package: 4/6 LNNR
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In closing, I have heard great things about their beers and I had one of their beers when I was in Washington D.C. I was pretty impressed with their Amber Ale. I just felt this was a great brew, however, this beer is too much of a light body for my taste. I love the hop they use in the beer. I understand where they were going with it being their summer seasonal. I was not impressed but I know for a fact this beer will sell. I recommend you trying this beer. Go get some! Drink it! Enjoy it! Metal it! \m/
Bill DJ Weiser