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Starr Hill Pale Ale

Formerly brewed at Starr Hill
Style: English Pale Ale
Crozet, Virginia USA
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 101   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
Starr Hill Pale Ale is another award-winning, medium-bodied, year-round favorite. Creating a fresh spin on the English Pale Ale tradition, Master Brewer Mark Thompson uses liberal hopping and Munich malt to create a crisp, aromatic blend with a bit of bite. This brew has a higher alcohol content to balance its body and bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beergeek23322 (2602) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - MAR 25, 2013
January 2010: 12 oz. bottle. Pours orangy yellow with a large white head. Floral and grassy aroma with a slightly bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - MAY 1, 2012
Originally reviewed: 10/15/08. Got this in a ’make your own sixer’ from the Fresh Market. Pours a nice deep gold with a perfect 2 inch head that leaves perfect lacing. This is a beautiful beer. Smells of honey-kissed biscuits, and floral hops. This beer smells very inviting. The hop taste washes over the palate and leaves a nice quick bite on the tongue. Perfectly hopped. The malt backbone balances this out quite nicely. This brew has the perfect amount of carbonation and feel. Smooth yet crisp. I could drink a few of these. I am really impressed by this "local" beer! I had never heard of these guys, but I will seek them out again for sure.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
radioseer (299) - Virginia, USA - MAR 30, 2011
(12 ounce bottle - tumbler) Pours a translucent burnt yellow color, with sizeable head that leaves a sparse lacing. Tastes of caramel malt with citrus and resin hops. Light carbonation and pleasant hoppy finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
dpento1 (236) - Virginia, USA - JAN 10, 2011
Pours a orange/amber, with a big off-white head, and good lacing! Aroma of citrus, grains and floral hops. Flavor of citrus, pale malts and grains. A medium bitterness finishes Pale Ale, and lingers for a few. Very easy to drink!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JStax (4581) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - JAN 5, 2011
Poured from a bottle into an english pint glass. Appearance is a heavily carbonated copper with a good, solid beige head. Thick lacing. Aroma is all hops with some floral citrus and resin. Taste is bitter and grassy up front, somewhat sweet, and then bitter again. This one is okay. I like it more than the other offering I have had of theirs. As the beer warms, some of the bitterness wears off and sweetness shines through. It gets a lot more pleasant.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
502Che (999) - @, CAMBODIA - OCT 16, 2010
Bottle. Not flavorful with an almost non-existant aroma. Copper body. Totally forgettable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
thooper41 (556) - BELGIUM - SEP 11, 2010
12oz bottle: appearance is light brown with minimal off white head, aroma is of pale malt and a hint of hops, taste is again of pale malt with some citrus hops, very mild pale ale but does not disappoint.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
weihenweizen (2892) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - AUG 17, 2010
Refrigerated bottle poured into a shaker. Pours a light orange with small white head that dissapates quickly. Aroma is spicy pine, nice carbonation, good lacing. Taste is grainy malt and spicy (piney) herbal hops and finishes a little dry. Too much hop flavor to be an English Pale Ale should be American Pale Ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Acetobacter (816) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 12, 2010
Enjoyed on tap in a large hexagonal glass. The beer pours a medium amber color, with an average sized head. Aromas of citrus and slight pine come through in the nose, as does the Munich malt advertised in the beer’s description; the latter disguising itself quite effectively as medium English crystal malt. Carbonation is high for the English variant of pale ale, although this may be more a result of the restaurant’s tap system than the brewer’s intention. The palate is assertively, but not overly bitter, again showing a bit more of a tendency toward APA than EPA. The Munich malt makes its presence known in the mid-palate, before fading a bit to allow for a more balanced ending note. Said finish lingers for a moment, seems generally clean. Overall, not a beer that is going to change lives, but a solid effort.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
roder60 (1289) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 3, 2010
Pours a slightly hazy pale orange gold color with nice amount of foamy white head. Aroma is sweet grassy orange citrus. Flavor is nice and light on the palate but not at all watery. Good balanced dry grassy malt base with bitter dry hoppy, but not too hoppy, piney hop finish. Overall, a real enjoyable session ale.

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