durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUL 24, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample at Samís. Donít really have much to say about it other than itís 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.
chandler0201 (647) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUL 22, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber pour with caramel and citrus in the aroma, lightly bitter flavor for an IPA, drinks smooth. Not bad overall.
gkost (1714) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUL 19, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours amber. Nose is caramel malts and citrus hops. Flavor is citrus and malt. Not too complex. Easy drinker.
argo0 (11712) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 18, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(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.
keepersj12 (2785) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - JUL 12, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Solid IPA. Nothing really special. Citrus pine aroma. Flavor is the same with a dry hoppy finish. Pretty nice.
maltdog (619) - Colorado, USA - JUL 10, 2009
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
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 aftertasteÖ juniper berries, herbal/chocolatey, and a touch of cedar. This is the beerís highlight, like a lapdance on the tongue. Itís 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.
Birdiebeagle (958) - Perkasie, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 10, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
FastCarboy (2) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - JUL 9, 2009 does not count
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottled. Good IPA with enough hops to separate it from "every other IPA"... barley. Slightly sticky. While the citric bite is there, the mouthfeel is soapy with a slight iron(?) aftertaste. Itís good, but w/ a name like Northern Lights you expect dank.
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale Łber alles, Arizona, USA - JUL 7, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle BB november... the year i am unsure of...
pours with a pale coppery hue and a rocky light tan head. itís got lots of splotchy clingy lacing.
there is a distinct aroma similar to a hand full of pennies... mixed with grapefruit, orange, caramel malt, cinnamon-like spiciness, dirty earthy hops and dried apricots.
initially, it tastes like blood?.... along with grapefruit, grain, caramel, spicy hops, orange, juniper-like sweet pine and dirt. the palate is far too sweet and out of balance. the only bitterness comes on the finish though it is not really dry. meh.
ross (2104) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - JUN 30, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from the grocery store. Pours out a copper orange color with a white head on it. Smell is grassy, fruity, hops, grapefruit, and some sugary malt smell. Pretty good tasting beer too, refreshing, hoppy, not over the top. An easy drinking, yet run of the mill IPA. Doesnt stand out in the sea of IPAs. I would buy it again though.