msante79 (2224) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - JUL 28, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle from Hops & Vine. Pours hazy orange with small white head. Aromas of caramel sweet malts, hops, and some citrus mixed in. Flavors medium bitter hops, some citrus, and good amount of caramel sweet malt. Has decent balance and hop bitterness but flavor profile as a whole seems a tad off. Not bad, but not for my favorite IPA.
kublai3 (175) - Staten Island, New York, USA - JUL 27, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
Palidor19 (3143) - Brandon, Florida, USA - JUL 14, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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
ROGUE (2152) - Lewes, Delaware, USA - JUL 14, 2010
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
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.
picknbrew (196) - Mechanicsville, Virginia, USA - JUL 10, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
dimenhetfield (2486) - , Florida, USA - JUN 26, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - JUN 16, 2010
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
SanfordBrewer (1462) - Sanford, Florida, USA - JUN 13, 2010
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
slightly hazy copper, lasting white head, medium-full body, crisp medium co2.
aroma: lots of bright floral pine hops, bready caramel malts, nicely balanced.
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.
Ratman197 (12822) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUN 9, 2010
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
jgb9348 (5524) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JUN 8, 2010
3.1 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.