Monday, May 20, 2013

Beer: Starr Hill - Grateful Pale Ale

Starr Hill Brewery is based in Virginia, and has been producing quality craft beers since 1999. I once tried their solid Boxcar pumpkin porter on a trip to Nashville, but that was the extent of my experience with Starr Hill. Luckily, thanx to Ronnie at Virginia Eagle Distributing, I had a chance to taste their superb new seasonal, a pale ale called "Grateful Pale Ale". 

Pours a clean golden-amber, with a thick, frothy 2 fingers of head. Beautiful and detailed lace. Nose is nice herbal and floral hops. Inviting. Taste is well-hopped, but it's not an overwhelming nor bitter hops character. This one is nicely balanced with plenty of malt presence.

The body is medium to heavy, and this is a solid and enjoyable pale ale, scoring a respectable 3.75 on a scale of 5. Well-done!

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