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RATINGS: 317   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%


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
durhamlou (13) - - JAN 13, 2013
I was surprised that this beer was so darn good. I never heard of the brewery, but this IPA is worth finding. Great maltiness and the right amount of hop for my taste. Smooth enough to be a session brew but it aint...bottoms up beer lovers.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DCLawyer (1312) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - DEC 30, 2012
Bottle->SA. Copper with substantial offwhite head. Aroma: hops,citrus, conifer. Taste: hops, grass, some malt. Good balance, decent IPA.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RobertDale (2947) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - DEC 20, 2012
12 ounce can. Pours a dark gold with a nice white head. Aroma of citrus, grass, and malt. Taste is grapefruit, pine, caramel malt, and grass. Decent IPA.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
pushkinwow (1844) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 10, 2012
12oz bottle. Clear vibrant amber with a faint biege ring of head. Light hops that are somehow astringent, caramel, bit of apple and otherwise quite plain. Moderate carbonation, mild body, sweet and caramel taste, becomes quite bitter and not too balanced.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MadRobin (1702) - Silver Spring, USA - DEC 2, 2012
On tap at Copper Canyon in Silver Spring, MD. Understated aroma of pine, light citrus and a touch of malt. Taste of grapefruit, pine, a bit of floral hops and a little bready and caramel malt. Medium body and medium carbonation. An unpresumptive IPA. A fine choice at a Copper Canyon, but not your best option at a typical beer bar. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JFGrind (1811) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 18, 2012
Description says Northern Lights is a seasonal, if that’s the case this beer has held up well. Citrus aroma, golden bodied, foam and lacing throughout the sample. I like the crispness of this medium bodied IPA. Even tasted a wee bit of banana. Sampled in a Veltins 0.3l thistle glass.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Darwenus (488) - Virginia, USA - NOV 14, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 15, 2013 It was creamy orange, but had only a trace of a head. The aroma was strong hops and citrus, and the flavor was really big, bitter hops. Pine, grass, citrus, and a little sweetness in the finish. Comparable to Sierra Nevada’s Torpedo, but not as clean. I mean "not as clean" in a good way. I enjoyed this beer.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
italianjohn (2234) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 29, 2012
Clear deep golden pour, thin white head and light lacing ... aroma is light and malty with just a hint of citrus hops .... taste is of bitter citrusy hops, caramel malts and lightly toasted malts with a light rindy and resiny hop flavor as well ... finish is bitter and lingers slightly ... very apa-ish and boring

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
callmemickey (2273) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 28, 2012
Dark hazy golden-amber body. Moderate sized off-white head. Light citric and grassy hops, assertive caramel malt base in the nose. The flavor profile is even more minimalistic--fain hop bitterness, prominent caramel and pale malts. Medium bodied, assertive carbonation, moderate bitterness in the finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rocc90 (31) - Chester, Virginia, USA - OCT 27, 2012
From the bottle there was an immediate IPA taste with a perfectly bitter end and nice notes throughout. good beer


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