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Starr Hill Whiter Shade of Pale Ale

Starr Hill Whiter Shade of Pale Ale
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RATINGS: 17   MEAN: 3.56/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   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.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
NikkTwist (1535) - 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 (795) - 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 (309) - 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 (440) - , 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

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheGB (500) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUN 2, 2014
Light aroma of wheat and grass. Quite tasty with malt, wheat an lychee. Quite nice palate too. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cybercat (3223) - Georgia, USA - MAY 31, 2014
Pours a hazy, barely translucent golden with a thick, rather fine-bubbled ivory head. Wheaty aroma is a little stronger than most wits, with woody and slightly dusty hops dominating but letting through a few fruity notes. Flavor is quite hoppy like an IPA, with wheaty and citrus hints and a touch of yeast. Flavor is smooth, and fizz is not strong but persistent. An interesting blend that seems to capture the best of a wit with some strong points of an IPA.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheBeerGod (5177) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - MAY 23, 2014
Bottle. Initial pour with translucent gold with a short white head. Fruity and floral notes erupt from the carbonation and into the nose. Some yeast, soft malt and spices as well. Taste ups the spices a bit and continues along with more floral hops, yeast, soft malt, citrus, toasted wheat and light bready notes. Body is medium with a moderate, lively carbonation. Ends with more flowery notes, citrus zest, fruit, spice, wheat, sourdough bread, yeast and grains.

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
obguthr (3653) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - SEP 18, 2013
Candied violets, strong honeysuckle, lilly bouquet. Clear amber, medium head. Flavor features abundant honeysuckle notes and lilles, perhaps a bit of brett. Bitter finish of lillies. Wow! Belgian style IPA from Starr Hill? Floral, balanced, and wonderful!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
r464 (1890) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 17, 2013
Light amber with a large, foamy white head. Crisp and dry. Pepper, hops, wheat. Very dry though the finish. Quite different.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MadRobin (1858) - Silver Spring, USA - AUG 8, 2013
On tap 5 oz. sample at The Bistro in Old Line Wine in Beltsville, MD. Clear, yellow-amber with an off-white head and excellent lacing. Aroma of grain, citrus, pine corriander, light fruit and caramel. Taste of pine, citrus, light fruit, grain and spice. Medium body and high/medium carbonization. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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