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RATINGS: 93   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21   SEASONAL: Summer   IBU: 26   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
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Grateful creates a fresh spin on the American Pale Ale tradition. A strong citrusy, resinous aroma from the American hops leads into a light body with subtle malt flavor. Grateful is a sessionable brew at 4.7% abv.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dacrza (586) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - JUL 12, 2014
DATE REVIEWED: July 12, 2014... GLASSWARE: Brew at the Zoo pint... OCCASION: return from a great day at Point Pleasant--tired but thirsty...APPEARANCE: pours a bright, almost completely clear orange-yellow with crisscross effervescence; white head flames up the glass after thinning out efficiently; little lacing... AROMA: melon and bubblegum invade the nostrils; flowery hints of springtime and perfume--an attractive start... PALATE: a bit hard at the start, forcing expectations to more of an IPA--but thin at the end, with a lagerish aftertaste...in essence, a slightly uncomfortable mouthfeel... TASTE: dishwasher lemon zest comes through most prominently with some hay mown in; an odd, lagerish malty quality hovers at the edge of each sip; slightly sour ... OVERALLL: the "grateful" appellation suggests to me that something is owing to the Dead’s legacy, musical or otherwise, but this ale offers a slightly disjointed flavor profile, with enough syrupy, candied sweetness to challenge the drinker towards the next sip--not the goal of a pale ale...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mnurda (1180) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 10, 2014
Bottled sample from jr at the office. Golden yellow colour. Nice malt flavour. Hoppy. Bubbly. Loved it ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
gripweed57 (891) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - JUL 3, 2014
12 ounce bottle. Bright yellow gold with a large foamy white head. Fresh citrus, pine hop aroma. Light toasted malt nose, as well. Light toasted malt flavor with a slight metallic note. Grassy hops with a slight citrus twang. Dry hop finish. Ordinary, at best.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hangover (1087) - Atlanta, Alabama, USA - JUN 29, 2014
Clear, golden pour with a decent sized, creamy white head. Aroma isn’t very strong, primarily grapefruit. Medium bodied, pleasant amount of carbonation. Grapefruit and orange flavor. Malt profile is solid - very well balanced for a low abv brew with this much hoppiness. Nothing very unique about it though. Maybe a bit too citrusy.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
trapped (1141) - New York City, TURKEY - JUN 20, 2014
Drought. Pours bright yellow with white foamy head, yeast aroma, bitter yeasty taste, low carbonation, abrupt finish. Quite a forgettable experience.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
60minuteman (993) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 13, 2014
A true session beer. Citrus hops, pale malts, light citrus really dominate this APA. Hop dominant in the forefront. Then a bit sweet before turning just a bit bitter. It just didn’t hit it out of the park. Too cliche. Enjoyable though.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
johnbuck100 (247) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 9, 2014
a nice balance of hops and malt, although a bit too malt-y, filling and full-bodied for my taste. still a nice flavor and slightly better than expected. not my favorite starr hill product, but pretty good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
SSSteve (3906) - - MAY 28, 2014
bottle. hazy gold with a lively appearance and medium sized white head. clean, fresh hop of lemon peel and white grapefruit. flavor is bright and a mix of floral and white citrus. no caramel sweetness, maybe a honey malt. drinks light and refreshing. just a hint of vegetal from possible dry hop. a very enjoyable APA to say the least. i preferred this over the ipa (northern lights).

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jgb9348 (4994) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - MAY 26, 2014
Clear golden coloured body with a light copper glow and a very thin, single centimetre thick just off-white head. Aroma of light citrusey and resinous hops with some light sweetness, a hint of alcohol and a bit of pine and grapefruit. Light-bodied; Sharp deep hoppy notes with grass, herbs and resin the strongest flavours and a bit of malt near the end, but a very light and easy to drink beer. Aftertaste shows the dry hops and a hint of alcohol flavours, but almost no malt, no real depth and no pungency. Overall, a very nice light summer beer with tons of flavour still from the dry hopping and herbal notes. Great to sample and for the season (middle of summer) and style, this beer is great - definitely worth trying if you live in a hot area and you like hops! I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Giant Food in Falls Church, Virginia on 22-April-2014 for US$1.49 sampled at home in Washington on 26-May-2014.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
joejames (294) - Jacobus, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 25, 2014
Tap at Golden Crust, Red Lion, PA. Pours light gold, small head, moderate lacing. Aroma of light grapefruit, herbs. Taste slightly sweet from the malts, citrus, piney bitterness from the hops. Body is rather light, medium carbonation. Finishes dry with some lemon like bitterness. Middle of the road pale ale.

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