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RATINGS: 366   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32/5   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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sebletitje (8957) - 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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Radek Kliber (7056) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - MAY 31, 2010
On tap at Virginia Beach festival 2010
Aroma leafy citric hop. Pale like not enough umph to be IPA. Beyond that not bad set up.
Appearance straight amber with mid lighter top.3-
Flavor and Palate : mid bodied ale with good bitterness shown. Sweet with amber malts. Citric. Milder finish , low carbonation.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
roder60 (1289) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 26, 2010
Pours a clear bright orange color with medium amount of bubbly offwhite head. Aroma is typical citrus hops with slight caramel sweetness. Flavor is a bit lighter than expected, dry, bit of burnt toasted grain, and a bitter bland citrus finish - like a nonsweetened grapefruit. Overall, decent, but not great.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Capa (2566) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - MAY 10, 2010
Nice rounded maltiness with earthy and citrus hops. Full bodied with nice carbonation. Light bitter feel on the finish that sticks around. Good but easily over powered. Still, id buy it again.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Holdwine (1159) - Beertimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 9, 2010
Nice enough IPA. A little sudsy upfront. Enough hops to keep you interested, but not too much so you start complaining. Good, dry, crispy finish.

1.8
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
robgibbens (429) - Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA - APR 29, 2010
Appearance: clear amber color is pretty standard. head is ok with a lot of lacing. Aroma: strong metallic aroma with hints of malt Taste: medium bitterness Palate: medium body is a bit creamy, the finish is long and bitter, it lasts. Overall: even though I love IPAs, this one does not stand up to the test for my liking. I don’t like the metallic, kind of skunkiness aroma.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
nickd717 (4058) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 27, 2010
12oz bottle via trade thanks to ben4321. My first VA beer, which is crazy considering I’ve rated over 1700 and lived in VA for 8 years. Pours clear copper with a small white head. Aroma is floral and citrusy hops, sweet malt, and something that strikes me as a little strange, maybe wet dog. Flavor is a little better: Munich malt, citrusy hops, and a little spice. Well-balanced. Nice palate, with lots of hop bitterness and good crispness with medium body. A good IPA overall, if not quite as assertive as I’d like.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
kidmartinek (4446) - austin, Texas, USA - APR 22, 2010
Nutty aroma. Thick malt and toffee flavor. Mineral malty flavor. Soda mouthfeel. Very bitter finish. Salt and hops on the finish

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
guzzler67 (1647) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAR 30, 2010
Hazy amber appearance with a large, eggshell white head and good lacing. Typical cascade hop aroma of citrus, along with some resin, which carries over to the taste. Malts in the background offer a touch of sweetness, but bitterness rules the flavor. Dry, medium-bodied, well carbonated mouthfeel with a lingering finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
zebracakes (1339) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 20, 2010
Bottle. Pours clear orange yellow, thick off white head. Aroma is hops, peat, caramel. Not a good start, since I dislike peat intensely. Flavor is hoppy bitter, somewhat peaty and malty. The peat/wet dog/bog flavor is not as bad as I expected from the aroma, so I can drink this beer alright. I would not buy it again though.


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