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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%


3.7
   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 (643) - 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 (1710) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (11530) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 18, 2009
(12oz bottle) Medium off-white head atop clear amber body. Aroma is medium sweet, grapefruit/pine, some bread. Taste is medium sweet, pine/grapefruit, bread. Chewy medium body, some hop acidity.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
keepersj12 (2688) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - JUL 12, 2009
Solid IPA. Nothing really special. Citrus pine aroma. Flavor is the same with a dry hoppy finish. Pretty nice.

3.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
maltdog (617) - Colorado, USA - JUL 10, 2009
Bottle, 5.8%abv. Smooth amber color, attractive one-inch sandy head is lumpy and persistent. Promising citric-herbal hop aromas plus caramel. A buttery, almost greasy malt flavor intros a fanfare of glassy hops that carry over into the long deep aftertaste… juniper berries, herbal/chocolatey, and a touch of cedar. This is the beer’s highlight, like a lapdance on the tongue. It’s difficult to reconcile normally supergrapefruity Cascade with these flavors. Fullish, chewy palate; pinpoit carbonation is spot on. Remaining cottonball clumps of lace require a spatula to remove... my poor glass end up looking like a cheesy "sand art" candle. Very enjoyable IPA.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Birdiebeagle (958) - Perkasie, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 10, 2009
Bottle Pours an amber-orange with an off white head, The head is foamy and mostly lasting, provides good lacing. Has a aroma of citrus, earth, spices, caramel, and fruits. Has a good carbonation. The flavor is pretty good. Well blended. Has a good hop presence. Has an oily texture. A medium body. The finish is good and has an okay aftertaste.


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