Review: Starr Hill Front Row and Looking Glass IPA

Two new brews from Starr Hill — one a permanent, one a seasonal to get while you can!

Starr Hill Front Row Golden Ale – This brand new offering, which joins the year-round core lineup, is made with Honey malt and Cascade hops, which makes it drink suspiciously like a lager, malty and crisp, but with a distinct honey sweetness. Quite refreshing, with hints of lemon peel and a grassy element, and more malt on the back end. 4.9% abv. B+

Starr Hill Looking Glass IPA – A new seasonal hazy IPA, available in late winter/spring. I loved this one from the start, its mango and pineapple notes perfect foils for a healthy bitterness courtesy of Galaxy, Citra, Mosaic, and Columbus hops. The alcohol is kept in check, which helps the fruit shine more clearly, and which lets some interesting chocolate notes emerge late in the game. 6.5% abv. A

about $15 per 12-pack / starrhill.com

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