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RATINGS: 335   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%


3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Aurelius (4178) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 16, 2009
Nicely balanced AIPA aroma, with lots of sweet caramel, toast and pungent hops. Honey colored, foggy, with a big, beady head in a pint glass. Appearance ding for a bad label and a twist-off longneck. Citrus pith bitterness, drier than it smells. The foam is unpalatable, bitter and metallic, so let it sit. A little over medium bodied, but not too weighty. Long, kumquat/hop finish, that goes a little spritzy. Not bad. New Leaf Market.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MmmcKay (1051) - Brentwood, Tennessee, USA - OCT 13, 2009
On draft at Woody’s Smokes and Brews. Nice standard IPA. Very average but not in a bad way. Nothing that stands out for me.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dchmela (2640) - Orlando, Florida, USA - OCT 12, 2009
Tap at Maggie’s Attic. Pours a nice amber color with a thick creamy head. Just a light citrus hop aroma. Some toffee, caramel malt with a nice bitter citrus hop taste. Good ipa.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
brewski519 (644) - Morrisville, North Carolina, USA - OCT 12, 2009
Sampled at WBF in Durham. Poured an amber color with a white head. Nose is hoppy, citrusy and piney - everything you would expect from a good IPA. Nice bitter taste right off the bat with grapefruit and hops that stand right out - resinous pine and some floral notes finish it off. I enjoyed this offering much more than their Amber Ale I purchased a few weeks ago.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GJF (1248) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - OCT 12, 2009
Nothing that stands out particularly, but a very nice drinkable straightforward IPA. Grapefruit hops and bready malt.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
wcampbell (721) - Clemson, South Carolina, USA - OCT 12, 2009
My bottle says 5.8%. That makes a big difference. Mild all around. Some grapefruit hop additions are the highlight of the beer. Some caramel malts, but not enough. Lightly watery and without much balance. No spices. Lightly dry finish that dissipates quickly. Drinkable, but not memorable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daknole (9114) - 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 (9161) - 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.


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