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RATINGS: 364   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32/5   IBU: 52   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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
Flavor: Intense, high hop aroma, flavor and bitterness
Color: Amber
Style: India Pale Ale
IBUs: 52
ABV: 6.5%

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nick76 (4363) - Tampa, Florida, USA - DEC 28, 2009
The aroma is very hoppy with pine, citrus, and herbs with some caramel malt to balance. The appearance is amber gold with quite a large head for the style. The flavor is like the aroma with a definite bite at he end. The palate is right for the style. Overall a well made IPA, maybe just a bit too astringent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
travita (4748) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 28, 2009
Bottle thanks to Cavie. The look is clear, golden in color, with an off white head. The smell is hops, floral, fruits, and ok. The taste is the caramel, hops, fruits, some bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Braudog (6196) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - DEC 13, 2009
Draft at County Grill. Rosy amber with a nice sudsy head. Citric aroma. Nice tacky mouthfeel and a full-on warmingly woodsy flavor. Delish! (#3769, 12/13/2009).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
obguthr (5309) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - DEC 8, 2009
Honeycomb and orange peel nose. Cloudy orange, medium yellow head, good lacing. Grapefruit flavor predominates, with a more bitter grapefruit peel and orange peel in the finish. Well blended celery notes appear as the glass warms. Well hopped with citrusy hops. Tastefully maltier when warm. Great IPA, not heavy, and quite bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mar (5142) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 3, 2009
Bottle thanks to cavie. Yellow pour with a white head. Light citrusy hops and smooth esters on the nose. Nice on the palate with a smooth citrusy hop flavor and a smooth finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
angrypirate06 (1388) - Texas, USA - DEC 1, 2009
Bottle thanks to Cavie. Clear orange pour. Aroma is caramel, faded hops. Flavor is citrus, pine, bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
glennmastrange (2586) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - DEC 1, 2009
Bottle. Malt aromas are of moderate grain, roasted and bread, pine for the hops and light soap for the yeast. Head is thin, wispy, slightly off-white with fair lacing and is mostly diminishing. Color is hazy orange/tan. Flavor starts moderately acidic and lightly bitter, then the long finish is heavily bitter. Palate is medium, watery with a lively carbonation and a dry finish. Simple, lacking any sweetness and a bit out of balance, but still fairly IPA-ish.

   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

   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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Cavie (4195) - Arlington, 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.

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