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Starr Hill Whiter Shade of Pale Ale

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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 3.52/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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Starr Hill’s Whiter Shade of Pale marries two bold beer styles: the Belgian Wit and the IPA. Two row and wheat malt provide a soft base beer for intense fruity and spicy esters of the unique Belgian yeast strain while enhancing the strong hop aroma. Whiter Shade is a refreshing IPA to enjoy during the summer.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Maverick34 (2208) - New York, USA - AUG 19, 2014
Bottled. Hazy orange gold. Starts off with wheat blending to more predominantly citrus hops.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gendv138 (1189) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - AUG 18, 2014
22 oz bottle shared by obguthr at the DC Local Tasting. Slightly hazy golden yellow with off-white head. Aromas of white fruit, light floral notes, spices. Tastes of floral notes, spices, citrus, white fruit, light pine. Medium body with a dry finish. Medium-low carbonation.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nimbleprop (4756) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 18, 2014
22oz bottle pours a clear gold with some wispy white head. Nose has lemony tea, mild lime, mild some, a little tropical fruit. Flavor is sweet, floral, a bit tannic too, some tropical fruit, orange, tangerine. Clean finish. Decent.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
solidfunk (3839) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - AUG 18, 2014
Citrus, with lots of pine. Golden pour with good head and lacing. Medium bitter finish. Good package.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Roser (24) - Virginia, USA - AUG 17, 2014
Appearance- semi cloudy, hazy golden yellow. Moderate bone white head that didn’t last long and left minimal lacing. Smell- citrus (grapefruit), piney hops, herbaceous. Taste- tart, citrus (lots of grapefruit and a little lemon). Mouthfeel- well balanced. Light to medium body. Silky. Overall- a solid brew. Would recommend and have again! Cheers!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DocLock (7824) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 12, 2014
Bomber from Capone’s. Pours turbid bright golden toward straw colored with 1-finger off-white head and a lot of carbonation. Nose is hopcitrus, wheat, white pepper, yeast. Tastes very hoppy, rich, citric, with yeasty malt, piney hops, and white pepper in the finish. Solid.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
NikkTwist (1579) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 28, 2014
Draft at Moriartys. Hazy pale amber pour with a larger fizzy/foamy white head. Very nice lace. Soft blonde wheat flavors with an interesting spicy hop kick. Juicy toast with clementine chilli marmalade. Lychee nuts. Snowflake rolls. Peppers. Only had a taster of this - but not nearly as bad as I feared.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
closey22 (847) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - JUN 13, 2014
Golden pale amber running white head; soft but firm aroma is yeasty and hoppy subtle spice; Flava is cleanly hoppy some grain some yeasty notes of bananna and bitter hoppy notes; feels lightish medium with lively fizz; finishes dry and hoppy bitter

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
reberiii (317) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 13, 2014
This is really good, and easily the best Starr Hill beer I’ve had (even better than Double Platinum). Floral grapefruit nose, clean. Light golden pour from bottle, tons of sweet grapefruit on the tongue. Super crisp and enjoyable to drink. Bitter grapefruit finish. Some sweetness in the middle.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kayres (455) - , Georgia, USA - JUN 6, 2014
Hazy yellow with a medium white head. Nice floral hop nose. Medium bodied a bit wheaty and well balanced. Bit of a citrus bite ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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