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Fitgers Starfire Pale Ale

Fitgers Starfire Pale Ale
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RATINGS: 43   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 183   ABV: 6.1%
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North Shore style hoppy pale ale.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Brigadier (2975) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - SEP 15, 2014
On tap at GTMW 2014
A reintroduction to Fitgers started with a basic session beer. Buried at its heart is that upper Midwestern niceness that asks for permission before smothering you in hops. Bright and citrusy, this draft exemplifies the typical Fitgers attention to detail.

Aroma / Appearance - A light coppery body shimmers in the bright summer afternoon light. Fluid with just a thin trace of head, the body slowly unfolds with waves of citrusy hops, mellow malts, and an understated nature that feels apt for a beer from Minnesota.

Flavor / Palate - A burst of citrus tickles the tongue. It then explodes with a rich flavor that carries into a crisp finish. A refreshing beer packed with flavor tempts one to stay and get more more pours. If this is a regular draft I will be ordering one when I visit Duluth some day.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Braudog (5743) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - SEP 2, 2014
Draft at the brewpub. This is a very good, textbook APA. It delivers a sturdy malt backdrop, then a slippery, citric hop flourish. A go-to choice. (#5675, 8/29/2014)

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bacterial (1552) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - AUG 30, 2014
Few pours from a growler that was filled about 1.5 weeks ago. Nice copper color with a white head and white lacing. Nice hoppy nose and strong hop character in the taste. A bit too malty and bitter for my personal tastes on an APA, but pretty good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nero55 (720) - Wisconsin, USA - JUN 12, 2014
Draft. Light copper with small white head. Aroma of citrus and light pine hops. Medium/light body, medium pine hop bitterness and citrus notes with a dry bitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
csaso (1365) - Missouri, USA - MAY 14, 2014
Tap - good size foamy head, medium copper color, nice grapefruit hop aroma and flavor, mild malt backbone - pretty good overall ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
freshkleen (5) - Duluth, Minnesota, USA - APR 18, 2014 does not count
I hate this beer. Hate, hate, hate this beer. It’s billed as an APA, but its taste is sweet and musty. I usually have to pass out in a basement and wake up with a mouth full of cat hair to get the taste that this beer leaves in my mouth after just a few sips. I do not like this beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Trev (1935) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - APR 11, 2014
Dark gold pour. Nice citrus and herb hop aroma Medium malt body, citrus hop. Grainy piney finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nulptr (114) - SCOTLAND - SEP 7, 2013
growler. great grapefruit flavour, minimal malt but plenty of body especially for a pale ale. a perennial favourite.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheHOFF43 (1751) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - JUL 27, 2013
Sample at APN. Pours amber, tons of piney hop. Caramel malts, well-balanced, finishes nicely.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nuplastikk (4396) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 6, 2013
Filtered tan-orange body. Steady thin white head. Warming alcohol tones amongst a creamy golden malt backbone. Respectably hopped. Not my favorite style...the high ABV Pale Ale that is. OK.


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