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RATINGS: 337   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   IBU: 52   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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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%


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
manicmethod (7) - Maryland, USA - NOV 22, 2009 does not count
nice head, good taste, nice and hoppy, not too bitter. A slight aftertaste. Bottle says 5.8 ABV even though is says 7.2 here. Will drink this beer again

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
glkaiser (1214) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 18, 2009
Light copper with medium head. Biscuit malts and pine/citrus/mango hop flavors. Heavy bitterness. Solid, but doesn’t set itself apart much. Needs more hop flavor for my preferences. Balanced well; malts contribute almost as much as the hops. Seeing that this is only distributed Feb - Apr has me wondering if this isn’t the freshest bottle.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Cavie (3801) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - NOV 14, 2009
Bottle courtesy of emacgee. Clear orange pour. Very light aroma. Little amounts of anything on the nose. Taste is a dry hop with bitter elements that fill in the flavor. Dry finish that is a tad rough.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
blutt59 (6022) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 13, 2009
bottle, thanks to cavie, orange in color with oranges aroma, flavors are buttery citrus fruit with a light bitterness

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7867) - Los Angeles, California, USA - NOV 13, 2009
Bottle thanks to cavie. Pours with a hazy amber body and a fading off-white head. Aroma of light citrus and caramel. Taste is bitter and hoppy with some lemon/citrus and caramel. Medium carbonation. Did not notice the alcohol.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerBlockaid (683) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - NOV 7, 2009
Starr Hill hasn’t scored to well with me but this IPA is actually really good. I think they should knock off some of the other nonsense and focus on bringing this up a notch and deliver a stellar beer. Pours clear amber-gold. Lots of good hops and it’s straight to the point. Nice bouquet, decent amount of bite, and not some weirdo off-taste you get with smaller IPAs. The only thing that holds this back is that it doesn’t have that "ooo this is different" factor...yet. I think they can find that though. Lot’s of Florida folks here. They must be hammering the distribution this way.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PorterPounder (5592) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 31, 2009
Tallahassee, Fl. - Mellow Mushroom, 12 oz bottle. Dark copper pour, fluffy white head. Strong, fresh spruce aroma. Good bitter, citrusy grapefruit notes thickish mouthfeel with a hint of sting. Solid IPA.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
GodOfThunder (1247) - Orlando, Florida, USA - OCT 29, 2009
Thanks to drew. Fairly average session IPA. Not bad, not great.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - OCT 29, 2009
Courtesy Drew sitting at the bar at Redlight. Copper gold, white carbonation. Drinks like an APA, decent, sessionable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
brew4fun (209) - West Virginia, USA - OCT 26, 2009
Draft, in Charlottesvile at The Boat House. Amber pour with thick creamy head, lacing to the bottom of the glass. Aroma citrusy-floral, lightly malty. Flavor bracingly bitter (in a very good way), caramel malt with solid citrusy-piney hop presence. Medium body, very satisfying. Solid IPA.


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