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Fitgers Starfire Pale Ale
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RATINGS: 38   MEAN: 3.39/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 183   ABV: 6.1%
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North Shore style hoppy pale ale.


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
IlanMan (1015) - Appleton, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 27, 2010
On tap at Fitgers. Pour was medium hazy golden with a white head. Aroma was of cascade hops, some spice, peach, and grapefruit. Flavors were similar but a bit more rough on the tongue. Good brew, but could have been smoother.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
EHopper (619) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 5, 2009
Tried as part of a sampler on our way to haul the sailboat for the winter. Nice pale ale. Kind of like a Summit but with more flavor. Left with a growler.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DJMonarch (9158) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2009
Cask Stillage from the Jug at the GABF, Colorado Convention Center 24/09/2009 Pale hop aroma. Small white head. Golden coloured hoppy and pine flavoured with a crisp and slightly dry bitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
zer0crew (119) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 9, 2009
On tap at Fitger’s Brewpub in Duluth, MN. Pours a clear amber-red color. Has hints of hops in the aroma and strong hops in flavor, but seems much more reasonable than their El Nino IPA. Medium bodied and a tiny bit dry, but I would definitely drink it again.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
troyc (2227) - Illinois, USA - NOV 5, 2009
[Tap] Part of the brewpub sampler back in August. Pours an even amber color with wisps of white head. Aroma of sweet biscuit and lots of pine. The taste certainly consisted of more pine than citrus, which was quite tasty. A good amount of caramel malts added a pretty decent balance to this beer. Could have been a little thicker, but a nice robust pale ale overall.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hophead22 (2880) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - JUL 26, 2009
Sample at the brewpub Dark gold/amber with a white head. Good hops all around, a bit nutty as well, good hop finish, a little piney as well.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bluemooner (586) - East Bethel, Minnesota, USA - JUN 30, 2009
Pours a clear amber with a thin white head. Aroma is hoppy with pine, citrus, and some grains. Flavor is also hoppy though well balanced and features more pine, citrus, grains, sweet malts, and some earthy notes. Quite enjoyable.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BVery (5618) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - JUN 29, 2009
TAP: pale amber pour, pine hop on the nose. Fairly well-balanced, medium-body, and citrus on taste.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
satan165 (1018) - River Grove, Illinois, USA - OCT 31, 2008
on cask at the brewpub. i love a good pale on cask so long as its nicely bittered. well this is not, but it brought something else to the table to really make me scratch my head...and smile. the hops i craved were replaced with mysterious fruity notes, matched by the almost tropical valencia color. wonderful body might have just been due to an excellent pour by the barkeep but either way this is a winner.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
juancoltrane (2) - st paul, Minnesota, USA - JUN 18, 2008 does not count
Aroma is hop foward with some crystal malt in the background. Apperance is pale amber with a nice fluffy head. Decent lacing. The initial flavour is of earthy/piney hops, then comes the sweet caramel malt and then a rather large and assertive bitterness. This is a medium/light bodied beer with moderate carbonation. Overall this is one heck of a good beer. I would say it is closer to an IPA than an APA but there isn’t anything wrong with that.


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