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RATINGS: 347   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 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
unclemike (2402) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - SEP 7, 2013
This draft pour was a clear orange with and off-white head. Light lacing. nose of citrus hops. Medium in body. Smooth mouthfeel .Flavor is caramel malts and flora and citrus hops. Litter bitter finish. Quite good

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
PhillyCraft (3638) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 4, 2013
Backlog tick. Bottle, pours orange with medium sized white head. Notes are pretty weak...I get some cascade and Columbus citrus but mostly just malt, cardboard, and generic orange flavor. Lots of sweet caramel in the flavor. Not for me!

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
conway (1821) - - AUG 31, 2013
Bottle. Clear gold with a white head. Aroma is floral and sweet malt. Taste follows suit. Palate is crisp and well-carbed. Not very exciting.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jackl (5342) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - AUG 24, 2013
Can from Beer Run. The pour’s amber with a small head. The nose is quite resinous. Loads of pine wood. Countryside grass. Caramel. The taste is more pine, resinous hops. Pacific northwest goodness. Toffee body. Medium body, moderate carbonation. Overall, a decent IPA.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BrettTaylor (616) - Radford, Virginia, USA - AUG 12, 2013
Poured as a 2 oz sampler at Virginia Beer Live 2013. Some hop and malt on the nose. Flavor is very 1 note - 1 hop flavor.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sammy (9199) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 10, 2013
Understated IPA, orange flavour . Decent drinkability, but less than the style. Light orange colour. Fresh bottle from Wineworks, Cherry Hill.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerathon (1418) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 22, 2013
Reddish orange in color with lacing head. Slightly sticky clingly mouth feel with citrus/pine hops flavor.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
matty (236) - Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 18, 2013
Draft. Pours a clear copper color with a white head. Aroma of equal hops (slightly citrus) and malt. Medium body, nicely balanced between the hops and malt. Clean finish with a bit of the hops lingering. Very nice!

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MegaTuan (8) - APO, Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - JUL 18, 2013 does not count
Charlottesville has a great IPA they can call their own and it’s Northern Lights! Great flavor!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
deaconmike (414) - 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.


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