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RATINGS: 329   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   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%


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daknole (8863) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 11, 2009
Amber pour. Whitish head. Citrus hops and a pretty good malt backbone. Flavors are much the same. Grapefruit peel, citrus, caramel malt. Pretty good.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - OCT 11, 2009
Bottle. Pours a lightly hazy, dusky orange-amber hue with a small, smooth head of off-white foam. Tattered, spotty ribbons of lacing circle the glass. The aroma shows a moderately sweet toffee and caramel malt base, with hints of fairly fresh cereal grain. Orange and grapefruit hops provide resinous, bittering stability, while some boozy notes also emerge. Flavors are largely the same, well balanced between the toffee, grain, and bitter citrus hops. Simple, yet pleasing. The palate is substantial, initially leaning towards the sweet side but abruptly shifting towards dry and alcoholic. Pretty solid brew. Not great, but solid.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopscotch (8783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - SEP 30, 2009
Bottle… Clear amber ale with a small, frothy, white head. Good retention. The biscuity, earthy aroma offers additional mild notes of honey and pine. Full-bodied and lightly creamy with lively carbonation. The flavor leans way onto the bitter side of balance, even as the beer approaches room temperature. Good toffee and biscuit malts serve as an ample backbone, but can’t restrain the biting, earthy, spicy hops. Lengthy, bitter, and then dry finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
satan165 (1019) - River Grove, Illinois, USA - SEP 23, 2009
bottle, 5.8%. aroma is of pine and light resin, light floral sweetness. appearance is clean gold. flavor is bracing bitterness, more pine with a hit of water somewhere amongst it all.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
tastybeer (1666) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - SEP 19, 2009
Bottle. Pours dark orange with very nice head and lots of lacing. Hoppy with lots of citrus and pine. Leaves a hoptastic aftertaste but mostly unremarkable versus other IPAs.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrBayern (1139) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - SEP 13, 2009
12 oz. bottle. Orange/amber body with a medium off white head, some good lace, and fair durability. Citrus and pine at the forefront in the aroma, with some dark toffee and slight fruitiness lingering behind. Medium body and carbonation, quite resinous, very dry palate. The hops assault comes early, overshadowing whatever sweetness the malt brings to the game. A strong citrus peel character dictates the lengthy, bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jrmac (330) - South Carolina, USA - AUG 23, 2009
This brewery seems to be offering better then average brews and this is indeed one of their best. Great piny hop aroma and taste. Would buy again.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nearbeer (3588) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 21, 2009
12 oz, 5.8% abv. Clear, copper-amber with a lasting disc of bubbles. Aroma of earthy leaf, resin and light caramel. Taste is similar with some more resin, tea leaf and woody tones on the nice bitter finish. Near-medium body is smooth and dry.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
gsmitty80 (1791) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 21, 2009
This is a good standard IPA. Nice heavy hops with a clean palate feel after the taste. Not much lingering taste. Respectable.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
coolbeans22 (11) - Teachey, North Carolina, USA - AUG 16, 2009
Amber with small white head. Taste of piney resin with citris notes. A very well rounded IPA. i like.


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