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RATINGS: 328   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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
deaconmike (359) - Roswell, Georgia, USA - JUL 17, 2013
UPDATED: APR 17, 2014 On tap. Clear copper with white head and plenty of lacing. Floral hoppy aroma with fruit and pine. Taste is moderately sweet followed by pleasant citrusy hop bitterness and spice. Balanced nicely by bready caramel malt. Mouthfeel medium, maybe slightly chewy. Smooth drinking IPA.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
altonbrownd (3766) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JUL 16, 2013
On tap at PJ Clarke’s DC. Nice orange body with big head. Nose is floral, oranges, hops and grapefruit. Taste quite hoppy with fruits, grapefruit included. Enjoyable. Bitter in the finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HighlanderOne (983) - Bergen County, New Jersey, USA - JUL 4, 2013
Poured from bottle. Aroma of hops and vanilla cake. Bronze amber with weak head. Good mix of floral citrus and pine hops. Could probably use a touch more malt, but otherwise quite balanced. Pepper, earthy notes and a hint of alcohol as well. Quite a nice drink.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
r464 (1882) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 1, 2013
Balanced and smooth, more of an APA than an IPA. Malty caramel, a bit of citrus, and a balance of hops. Weak aroma.

2.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 3/20
DiscDueler (1) - North Carolina, USA - JUN 21, 2013 does not count
The nose was nice pine and citrus I was ready for a nice IPA. The front of the mouth is pretty much a regular IPA but it left my mouth with a metallic aftertaste, the warmer the brew got the stronger the aftertaste. I have had 3 cans of the 6 and poured out the last 2-3 oz of each

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mikem409 (1475) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - JUN 21, 2013
bottle. pours orange with medium thick head. corn and hop aroma. taste like a sweet corn cake with grass

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
pilgrimoutlaw (752) - Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 18, 2013
Bottle pours copper with thick off-white head. Citrus, floral, caramel, bread. Moderately bitter and sweet. Full creamy body with some crisp acidity on the trailing end.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
snoworsummer (1858) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 15, 2013
Draft. Pours deep copper with a thin head. Aroma is doughy with pine. Tastes like light citrus and then bread malt taste. Mild bitterness. Crisp and drinkable. Needs more complexity.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
dmac (3883) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - MAY 31, 2013
12oz bottle from Spirits Berkley. Poured a very good looking deep brownish orange body with a larger frothy off white head. Aroma of old oranges, toast, grains, touch of lemons and grapefruit as well. Medium bodied with a pleasantly bitter finish and an average duration on the aftertaste. Flavor of toast, grains, dried out citrus rinds, amber malts. This needs more hops in the flavor.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
baraciisch (1671) - USA - MAY 27, 2013
Caramel orange in color... Citrus hops and toffee aroma... Flavor is seriously malty for an ipa initially with solid English hop backbone and finish on the palate... Solid east coast ipa ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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