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RATINGS: 339   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 7, 2009
Pours gold with a white head. Smells of resiny hops, some toasty caramel, yeasty. tastes of sage, some resiny hints, some bitter notes, caramel.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - AUG 6, 2009
Bottle thanks to argo0: Pours a transparent bright golden brass with a spotty-lacing white head. Aroma of lightly sweet toasty pale malt and some juicy piny hops. Starts with good fullness and malty sweetness with a touch of caramel and a spruce/pine hop flavor before a drier, crisp bittersweet finish. A pretty good and drinkable IPA.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
astrofrk (341) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 1, 2009
Amber. Big, long head. Aroma: Citris, Pine. Flavor: Pine, earth, citris. Classic IPA. Bitter Hop finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ibrew2or3 (7077) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUL 29, 2009
Courtesy of dkachur. Pours clear copper with gold edges and off white head. The aroma is pine mixing with caramel, sweet malts and a bit of esters that smell like cherry candy. The taste is full with a malty sweetness mixing with pine hop flavor and then moving toward modest hop bitterness and a sense of dark tea. For an IPA the hops are a little too subtle but tasty brew nonetheless.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
EricE (1368) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - JUL 29, 2009
Clear orange pour with a thin white head. Lots of carbonation. Bitter hop aroma with some light creaminess. Creamy malt flavor with intense bitter pine hop finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - JUL 29, 2009
Bottle from argo0. Decent IPA, a bit more caramel/crystal than I like, but i dig thevery gentle carbonation and solid bitterness.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
502Che (999) - @, CAMBODIA - JUL 26, 2009
On tap at Nashville’s Music City Brew Festival, at least I think this is the beer. The tap just said Starr Hill IPA. Nice resinous hop profile, but a bit plane. Nice for the summer though.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUL 24, 2009
Sample at Sam’s. Don’t really have much to say about it other than it’s a very typical American IPA with a very typical hop profile. Poured amber with smallish white head. It is what it is... and it is what many others are, too.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chandler0201 (644) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUL 22, 2009
Amber pour with caramel and citrus in the aroma, lightly bitter flavor for an IPA, drinks smooth. Not bad overall.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gkost (1714) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUL 19, 2009
Bottle. Pours amber. Nose is caramel malts and citrus hops. Flavor is citrus and malt. Not too complex. Easy drinker.


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