smith4498 (2631) - Miami, Florida, USA - JUN 26, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from a trade with ksurkin. Pours dark golden color with off white head. Citrus aroma with some sweet malts. Sweet grapefruit and caramel flavors with some other citrus also. Medium body with average carbonation and a sticky mouthfeel. Thanks Ken.
brigg (461) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 12, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Draft from Whole Foods) Bright copper body with a bid, foamy off-white head. Great floral, fruity hop aroma: grapefruit, orange, sweet, and very floral notes. Medium- to full-bodied, a little sticky. Alcohol is pretty evident, and it has a warming finish. Very bitter flavor; has grapefruit, rose, lemon, moderately sweet. Long, bitter finish.
emacgee (3445) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JUN 1, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours bright mango skin flesh orange with one finger of creamy yellowish head. Nose is rich and resinous, notes of grapefruit rind and apricot over a sweet malt character. Flavor is rich and a bit more bitter than iíd like. Not as dry as it should be. Grapefruit rind bitterness on the finish.
obguthr (3225) - Poquoson, Virginia, USA - MAY 27, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Orange peel and grapefruit peel aroma. Slightly hazy amber, medium cream colored head, good lacing. Powerfully bitter lemon zest initially. Grapefruit peel reveals itself at midpalate with a lesser degree of bitterness. Very very tinny. Somewhat resinous. Despite the detractors, Starr Hill went all in with the hops. Decent IIPA.
TURDFERGUSON (3567) - Carrboro, North Carolina, USA - MAY 20, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thanks emacgee for sharing. Golden amber with thin white head. Nose is big grapefruit, light floral and pine, some sweet buttery malts. Flavor is bitter grapefruit, sweetness is minimal. Chalky and astringent finish. Meh.
TheBeerGod (4632) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - MAY 20, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Amber bodied with a short, foamy tan head. Strong citrus, spicy hops, floral notes, caramel and sweet malt in the nose. Taste is big citrus, orange rinds, grapefruit pulp, spicy hops, caramel, sweet malt, and floral notes. Body is medium with a strong, creamy carbonation and a lingering resinous and bitter mouthfeel. Finishes with more spicy hosp, citrus resins, grapefruit, light pine, caramel, and sweet malt. Some tropical fruit as well.
carl4beer (520) - Fairfax Station, Virginia, USA - MAY 14, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 17/20
back at RB after a lotta just dinkiní the stuff...
pours clear with deep golden color and small white head. aroma is citrus grapefruit and a hint of pine. mouthful is very representative of the aroma with a nice bitter finish the lingers just a bit. pretty easy drinking DIPA that i will make a regular of mine.
msante79 (2124) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - APR 23, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Duckworths. Pours clear golden orange with white head. Aromas of grapefruit, little bit of pine, some caramel, and hops. Flavors of grapefruit citrus, pine, caramel malts, and bitter hops. Carbonation is a little light, but finishes with bitter hops. Nice hops flavor, but mouthfeel is off.
weharvie (40) - USA - APR 23, 2011
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma - nice floral aroma
Appearance - golden
Taste - fairly nice balance, but could use more character
Palate - a little fizzy at the brewery on tap - good bitterness
Overall - no a double IPA, but fair
Thorpe429 (4844) - , Illinois, USA - APR 14, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Galaxy Hut. Served in a pint glass.
Pours a nice golden-orange color with a two-finger white head and some pretty good lacing as it makes its way down the sides of the pint glass. The nose brings a pretty good amount of citrus hops with a bit of pine and resin. Definite strong hop component.
The flavor brings a very strong bitterness along with mild notes of grapefruit and orange, though those flavors arenít as strong as would be predicted from the nose. A bit of light pine exists as well. The mouthfeel is medium with a good amount of bitterness and a moderately-dry finish. Drinks quite well and might be the best thing that Iíve had from Starr Hill.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 11-21-2010