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RATINGS: 88   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
60minuteman (904) - 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 (241) - 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 (3862) - - 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 (4893) - 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 (232) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mike5326 (1037) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - MAY 20, 2014
Poured from a tap. Clear yellow color, medium white head. Mild hops and grapefruit nose. Medium body strong grapefruit flavor. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
snoworsummer (2615) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 19, 2014
Draft at Magerks. Pours clear gold with a thick, creamy white head. Aroma is biscuit and wheat malts, bold citrus fruit, light grassy notes, and some floral notes. Flavor is dry malts, grassy hop bitterness, light fruit esters, and faint herbs. Dry finish. Medium body and low carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Luvystypotables (835) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - MAY 18, 2014
A grapefruit rind nose, clear dark yellow colour bitter indistinctive taste with a watery chalky finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
SpringsLicker (3172) - Tennessee, USA - MAY 8, 2014
Pours clear medium yellow with a white head. Aroma of light hops and juicy malts. The flavor is lightly bitter with a dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Darwenus (572) - Virginia, USA - APR 30, 2014
Not bad. Pours yellow/orange, not much head. The aroma is mild grassy hops and malt, and that’s the flavor, too. A little more burn in the finish than I expected.

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