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RATINGS: 355   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   IBU: 52   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A classic American-style India Pale Ale, Northern Lights weighs in at 52 IBUs and 6.5% ABV. Characterized by its full-flavored bitterness and poignant citrus-floral aroma, a perfect blend of barley and hops make this a very balanced IPA. For the craftbrew connoisseur, Northern Lights is a deliciously crafted piece of the heavens.

Malted Barley: Two Row, Caramel, Munich & Wheat
Hop Variety: Cascade, Willamette & Columbus
Yeast: Ale Yeast
Characteristics
Flavor: Intense, high hop aroma, flavor and bitterness
Color: Amber
Style: India Pale Ale
IBUs: 52
ABV: 6.5%


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kublai3 (175) - Staten Island, New York, USA - JUL 27, 2010
Starr Hill Norther Lights is a deep golden color with a medium bitterness. Although for an India Pale Ale I’d expect a little bit more. A nice refreshing brew but there are better India Pale Ale’s out there.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Palidor19 (3076) - Brandon, Florida, USA - JUL 14, 2010
I thought this would a nice ordinary IPA, I was wrong. strong nice malt flavor with a great hop flavor but no astringent flavor. great beer

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ROGUE (2145) - Newark, Delaware, USA - JUL 14, 2010
On tap at Clyde’s in Columbia, MD. Poured a golden copper color with a medium white head that reduced to a thin cap. Light citrus aroma with some caramel and a bit of mustiness. A bitter hop bite right away with little flavor, and mostly just bitterness, that fades to a mild sweetness. The bitterness lingers on the back of the throat for awhile. Thin body with decent carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
picknbrew (196) - Mechanicsville, Virginia, USA - JUL 10, 2010
12 oz. bottle. Clear amber color with a moderate amount of lacing from the head that sticks to the side. Plenty of citrusy and floral hops in the aroma as well as some caramel malt. Some grassy hops in the taste and little bit of the malt that peaks through. Finishes dry with an assertive bitterness that lingers a bit. Slick full mouthfeel with plenty of carbonation. A very drinkable IPA.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - JUN 26, 2010
Has a nice pretty color of darkish brown with light orange hazy hue to it. The foam gathered around the rim and quickly disappeared. The flavors and aromas has notes of floral hops, citrus, malts, yeast and herbs. Really enjoyable.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - JUN 16, 2010
12oz twist-off bottle. Amber color, off-white head. Nice color. Nice nose. Aromas of fruit, citrus, CascadeHops, Munich malts, a touch of wheat. Flavor is not like the smell. Sweet caramel malt, bold sharp hop bitterness. Very well made American IPA. I will look for this one again.

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
SanfordBrewer (1411) - Sanford, Florida, USA - JUN 13, 2010
slightly hazy copper, lasting white head, medium-full body, crisp medium co2.

aroma: lots of bright floral pine hops, bready caramel malts, nicely balanced.

taste:
T1= sweet bready malt, slight citrus.
T2= very floral piney fresh hops, vegetal mineraly hop bitterness, hint of saltyness, very slight charcoal note.
T3= resinous hop bitterness.

malt character is nice in the aroma, but gets quickly overwhelmed on the palate. decent americanized ipa, but a bit too hop resinous for me. needs more malt sweetness or oak aging to become a nicely balanced traditional ipa.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ratman197 (11360) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUN 9, 2010
Bottle poured a hazy golden amber with a lasting amber head. Aromas of biscuit, earthines and light citrus. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of biscut, earthiness and light citrus with a smooth dry lingering bitter finish.

3.1
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jgb9348 (5118) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JUN 8, 2010
Nice super hazy caramel, copper coloured body with a potent glow and a nice tan head. Aroma of metal, feet, malt, alcohol, sugars and a decent amount of hops. Medium-bodied; Assertive grassy and floral hop flavour with a malt and caramel kick and a drying bitter finish - nice. Aftertaste shows a lot of hops, some alcohol, a touch of hay, some light spices and mostly a hoppy finish - very nice for the style. Overall, a very nice and relatively traditional American IPA - grassy hops throughout and a good dry, bitter finish - this is a nice drinking IPA for the summertime! I sampled this twelve ounce bottle pulled from a six pack, purchased at Harris Teeter in Pentagon City (Arlington), Virginia a few days ago on 08-June-2010.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sebletitje (7879) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JUN 2, 2010
draft @ OTH. light golden/amberish, thick white head. aroma, grassy, citrus and a mild malty nose. flavors, piney hops, lingering grapefruit. Some toasted malts, couldn’t help but get a kind of basement yeasty mouthfeel that did not settle well with this beer. Finishes of thick caramel with mild bitterness.


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