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Starr Hill Whiter Shade of Pale Ale

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RATINGS: 29   MEAN: 3.52/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   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.


3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bigrond (1499) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 2, 2014
very nice IPA. Easy to drink. full of that hop flavor that is expected with an IPA. Very nice easy finish. Thumbs up

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Butters (3863) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - SEP 25, 2014
Clear golden pour with ring of white head. Really solid fruity and spicy ipa. The hop bitterness only shows up on the finish. Very refreshing for an ipa though. StarrHill is definitely able to do hops right...

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gachupines (954) - USA - SEP 8, 2014
Cloudy yellow with a relatively thick white head. Aroma is light spice, noticeable coriander. Flavor is mildly hoppy with a bit of spice and some yeast. Flavorful but could use just a touch more hops to add a bit of a bite. Wife: 3.9

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcnielsen (2278) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - SEP 7, 2014
On tap at Cork and Cask. Pours a golden orange color with white head. Hoppy, citrus, grassy aromas. Citrus, grapefruit, hoppy flavors. Pretty nice.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brigg (521) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 1, 2014
(Bottle) Hazy pale orange body with a medium, dissipating egg shell head. Wispy lace on glass. Aroma of orange, lemon, floral and some herbal notes. Medium to full bodies, oily texture, mild bubbles. Peppery citrus-pine flavor, grass. Strong bitterness, some warming alcohol comes through. Smooth finish. Maybe my favorite Starr hill beer, as far as I remember.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr (13458) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 24, 2014
Bottle. Hazy pale yellow color. Aroma is lager like. Taste is lavendar, perfume, straw. OK.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Maverick34 (2366) - 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 (1834) - 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 (5212) - 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 (4493) - 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.


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