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RATINGS: 80   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17   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.


4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
SSSteve (3770) - - 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).

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Velkyal (296) - Gordonsville, Virginia, USA - APR 17, 2013
Pours a golden colour with a good half inch or so of tight, white, foam. Yep, it looks like an American Pale Ale to me. In terms of aroma, you get that punchy citrus element that you would expect from a beer brewed with Centenntial, Chinook and Cascade, and sure there is a trace of pine resin, again classic, but there is something else, something different, something funky. Also in the hopping is Topaz, an Australian hop variety which has some earthiness to it, as well as the tropical fruit thing which is apparently common in Antipodean hops. Is Topaz where the beer is getting its grassiness from? By grass I don’t mean the common garden stuff that makes a lawn, I am talking about special grass. Maybe it’s just me, but I think it smells a bit like marijuana. Tastewise, up front and centre is a big whack of bright, tangy, citrus flavours, I wouldn’t go as far as to say grapefruit, more bitter orange in my opinion, but it is there and very much a star of the show. The backing singers though are noticeable and certainly add harmony to the main attraction with a light caramel note, blended with a light toasty element which gives it just enough of something else so as not to make this just yet another hop transportation system. The body is just on the light side of medium, which makes it nicely pintable, though not really a session beer at 4.7%. I can easily see this being a regular beer in the fridge over the summer months.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GandGKevin (920) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - APR 21, 2013
Pretty good pale ale. Good aromas and flavors. Finishes clean. Another winner from Starr Hill.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mike5326 (923) - 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

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mnurda (1129) - 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

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jsmerig (1246) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 20, 2013
Pours clear golden yellow. Aroma of citrus hops and rye malt. Taste of spicy peppery rye with a salty bitter finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
emacgee (4025) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - SEP 13, 2014
Pours a sharp and crystal clean straw blonde with two fingers of white head. Very pretty and unassuming. The aroma is a little skunky and grassy with notes of citrus rind and hay. Very dry and light bodied in the mouth. Citrus rind and a grassy bitterness. Very little malt interference and very easy to drink on. Nice

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrettTaylor (483) - Radford, Virginia, USA - AUG 12, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 23, 2014 Poured as a 2 oz sampler at Virginia Beer Live 2013. Okay drinking but had a strange gingerbread finish? 2nd try at Blacksburg Taphouse. Previous taste prob flawed from festival palate death. Pours a light gold color, light head, but lotta lacing. Lots of citrus on nose and palate, malt sweetness underneath, well-balanced and crisp finish.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
EKGoldings (526) - Radford, Virginia, USA - SEP 5, 2013
I really like this beer ... it is dry enough to provide a real crispness to the taste profile. Hopping is good, stronger dry hop character than SNPA for example. My case was purchased at the brewery so it was fresh. I like it equally well from tap.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
radagast83 (4644) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - MAR 10, 2014
Draft at the DC Craft Beer Festival. Poured a clear light golden yellow color with a small white head. Aroma was notes of pine and citrus, biscuit malt notes. Flavor was crisp and clean malts, with a nice amount of tropical and citrus fruits. Pretty enjoyable and easy to drink.


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