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Starr Hill Whiter Shade of Pale Ale

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RATINGS: 33   MEAN: 3.48/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopdog (10002) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 3, 2015
12oz bottle. Poured a clear gold color with an averaged sized off white head. Spicy hops dominate. A lighter citrus and fruitiness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Iphonephan (4631) - McLean, Virginia, USA - JUL 16, 2015
On draft at Blue Five Restaurant in Roanoke. Pours a clear gold with an off white head. Fruity nose. Flavors of citrus. BItter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Headbanger (3545) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - APR 10, 2015
22oz bottle 4/10/15 (Sam’s Bottle Shop)-Pours a light golden with a small white head. Aroma of citrus, wheat, yeast, and hops. Taste of the same with a bit more wheat and hops. This medium bodied brew is well balanced and goes down real smooth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jandd1983 (3223) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JAN 11, 2015
Sampled at an ESBLS tasting. It poured a clear golden color with a white head. The aroma was of citrus, bread, and coriander. The taste was of wheat, yeast and more coriander. Decent.

   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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Butters (3968) - 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...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gachupines (1091) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcnielsen (2691) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brigg (554) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr (16444) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 24, 2014
Bottle. Hazy pale yellow color. Aroma is lager like. Taste is lavendar, perfume, straw. OK.

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