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RATINGS: 337   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   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%


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jake65 (2674) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 15, 2013
Bottle, courtesy of nimbleprop – thanks! Pours an amber orange, nice clarity and two fingers of creamy sand colored head. Thick sheets of lacing and great head retention. Ripe citrus hops, grapefruit and light tropical fruit blend, a faint dank herbal scent, and caramel malt. The taste is soft up front, herbals and dirty florals. The citrus fruit is missing, but the malt base works very well with the florals. Good flavors, but mild in intensity. It does have a little more bite at the finish, but overall mild for a DIPA.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
catface5326 (154) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - DEC 5, 2013
Orange brown when poured from a tap. Light tasting and sweet ipa. A little taste of pine. Solid ipa

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
firemarshal (168) - North Carolina, USA - NOV 20, 2013
Bottle into shaker. Aroma of cereal, spruce, earthy. Clear amber color. Light sweetness, very bitter. Just what I would expect from an IPA. Very hoppy. Medium body, sticky, average carbonation, long finish. I would drink this again.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
SPDickerman (975) - Texas, USA - NOV 14, 2013
Pours clear dark orange with a large off-white head. Smells of citrus and pine. Taste is bitter, lots of resinous pine and hints of citrus. Medium-bodied with a slick texture and soft mouth-carbonation, Starr Hill Northern Lights finishes with a soft, tingly bitterness.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Leafs93 (1696) - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 23, 2013
Pours hazy orange with a medium White head. Aroma is citrus, caramel and a hint of pine. Taste is moderate bitters with light sweetness. Medium bodied, mild carbonation and some stickiness.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bigrond (1480) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 18, 2013
his beer surprised the hell out of me. I wasn’t expecting a good beer. But that’s what I got. Great hops flavor with a big hops nose. Bitter but well balanced.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
tcane7 (1664) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 13, 2013
Can. Pours a lightly hazy amber with medium, diminishing, beige head. Nose of caramel, toffee, cardboard, mild citrus. Medium body. Malty, cardboard flavor. Clearly not fresh. Drain pour

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gmb5127 (234) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 7, 2013
Has a pleasant mild citrusy aroma and taste. Very drinkable, I think it?s underrated.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
acearl (390) - The Ham, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 22, 2013
12 oz can, cooper hue with thick creamy white lasting head, smells of citrus and resin, medium texture not much carbonation or bitterness, sweet malt, good, not great

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
eelbasher (285) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 10, 2013
Draft. Pours deeper copper with a nice white head. Pine resin, floral hops, and caramel to the nose. Nice and easy drinking here. More piney hops with some citrus mixed in. Toasted grain and some caramel notes linger. Overall a nice decent IPA


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