Whiter Shade of Pale

Virginia
United States
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
95
Aroma:
23 / 24
Flavor:
38 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20
Description 

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.

Profile

ABV: 
7.5%
IBUs: 
45
Served at: 
50° - 55° F
Hops: 
Falconer's Flight, Simcoe, Cascade, Columbus
Malts: 
Two-Row, Wheat
Judges Review 
Judges Rating:
95
Aroma:
23 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10

A slight haze gives this beer a classic dry-hopped look. The low white head had good retention with small bubbles that laced the glass. The aroma is surprisingly spicy with a pleasant hop character. The flavor solves the riddles of the spice, which is similar to light coriander and orange citrus...

Brewery Introduction

In the mid-90’s, Master Brewer Mark Thompson returned to his native Virginia from Portland, OR, having learned two things: First, that the craft of artisanal brewing was one part science and one part art; and second, that making delicious beer was a lot cooler than anything he had ever done as a... Read More

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