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RATINGS: 331   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rondphoto (1828) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - MAR 24, 2013
Clear dirty orange amber with a frothy long-lasting head, big-bubbled sheets of lace. Taste is a conventional IPA - caramel malt at the beginning, pine hops take over somewhere through the palate, a little revisit of malt deep in the finish. Nothing special here, just another good American IPA.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Voodoo (294) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 21, 2013
Pours a deep copper color with a thin head. Aroma is doughy, thin pine. Light citrus moves to bread malt taste and very mild bitterness. Crisp, clean but not terribly complex but drinkable, would benefit from much more complexity as it is a solid base British IPA but does not stand out.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
60minuteman (698) - Frazer, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 13, 2013
Bottle. Decent hop flavor. Medium body and carbonation. Sticky palate, good bite with a good flavorful malt backbone

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
hfmejias (683) - Dover, Delaware, USA - MAR 10, 2013
12 Fl. Oz. Bottle. Poured a clear amber with a little bit of white head. Aroma of mostly hops but not very strong I also get some hints of malts. taste is quite watery nice bitterness to it. probably a good alternative to introduce somebody to the world of IPAs since it is not that strong but it stills shows the qualities of the style. Easy to drink.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
phikus01 (103) - New York, USA - FEB 28, 2013
UPDATED: APR 29, 2013 Don’t know why or when they started using wheat malt in all their beers. Wasn’t bad in ’10, but I think its changed now. Maybe just me.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jkwalking05 (3646) - Arlington, Texas, USA - FEB 28, 2013
Tasted in 2009 (backlog). Amber in color with a small white head. Aroma is of malt, cardboard and cheese. Taste is of grass, citrus and caramel.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Arayaga2 (1769) - portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 26, 2013
Light chestnut color of medium opacity with a 2" bone colored head. Aroma is light hop citrus with herbal and malt notes. Taste is mostly that, with a sharp, almost lemon-pithy edge. $2/12oz

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Khaggerty118 (66) - Olney, Maryland, USA - FEB 22, 2013
Distant hop smell. Flavor of caramel and slight bittery hop. A let down of an ipa but a decent beer. More malty than most ipas. A beer snob would wave his/her hand away at this. Its too hoppy for "standard" beer drinker to get drunk off easily, and too weak for a connoisseur to give the high ratings.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hayduke (3323) - Eureka, California, USA - FEB 17, 2013
At the Old Ebbitt Gill in Washington, DC. 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerZack (288) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - FEB 12, 2013
Some pine, citrus and sweet malt on the nose. Flavor is pretty light on the malts with a decent dose of bitterness.


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