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RATINGS: 104   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2/5   SEASONAL: Summer   IBU: 26   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
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 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
SSSteve (4007) - - 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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Velkyal (317) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Paincane (170) - Georgia, USA - OCT 8, 2014
Golden body with a frothy white head & nice lace. Citrusy and floral nose. Fruit, malt backbone and pine flavors end moderately hoppy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GandGKevin (932) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - APR 21, 2013
Pretty good pale ale. Good aromas and flavors. Finishes clean. Another winner from Starr Hill.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mike5326 (1328) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mnurda (1214) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
OnTheTrail (177) - Virginia, USA - MAY 22, 2015
a pleasant american pale ale. Not as good as SNPA, or Stone. Perhaps I tired it to early in the season?

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jsmerig (1387) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
emacgee (4457) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ordybill (829) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - FEB 26, 2015
Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. Aroma- Had a mix of hops and citrus, pretty good smelling. Appearance- A clear yellow/orange with a small whitehead. Taste- Has that citrus note mixed with hops, and a small biscuit flavor tossed in. Palate- A light to medium bodied brew with medium carbonation. Overall- A good beer, I enjoyed it and would drink it again.

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