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RATINGS: 316   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%


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3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Arayaga2 (1754) - 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


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cybercat (2988) - Georgia, USA - MAR 29, 2014
Comes out of the tap a pretty clear amber with a thick, find-bubbled ivory head. Aroma is fairly hoppy, not strong but tempting. Hoppy flavor has strong woody and hay notes,a little bitterness, a hint of grapefruit. Mouthfeel is firm and smooth, and leaves a lasting tingle. North or south, a worthy IPA.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
smaynard6000 (551) - Apopka, Florida, USA - MAR 19, 2014
12oz bottle. Pours an amber color with minimal white head. Has a sweeter, maltier aroma than most IPAs. Somewhat sweet flavor with a grassy, bitter finish. Not bad, different from the norm.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
solidfunk (3000) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAR 11, 2014
A light citrus taste with some unremarkable malt and an ok session beer quality to it. Pours orangy red with ok head and lacing. Medium bitterness, fizzy carbonation. Tap at 121 Acre.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
ADesenberg (500) - Ohio, USA - MAR 4, 2014
Bottle: pours a clear golden color with a big off white head. Aromas of grapefruit and sweet fruit. Taste is bitter, but has an easy drinking, almost watery mouthfeel. Normally watery is not what I want, but right now I actually am enjoying it... It’s clean and fresh... Drinkable.

2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
kramer (4686) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 2, 2014
Bottle. Pours a clear copper body under a one finger frothy off-white head that left some decent lacing. The nose is more slightly sweet crystal malt than it is hops, which is usually a very bad sign for an IPA. Very muted citrusy hop character. The flavor is overly sweet as well, hella strong on the sweet iced tea crystal malt. Very minimal hop bitterness, this doesn’t even come close to IPA levels of hoppiness. Medium bodied with soft fizzy carbonation, slightly sticky and clingy on the back end from all the residual sugars. Awful IPA.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (4547) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 27, 2014
Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a cloudy orange-amber color with a small creamy orange-tan head that left a bit of lacing. The aroma was sweet and malty with notes of lemon and grapefruit. The flavor was bitter, tart and sour with strong grapefruit moderate lemon and lime. Long bitter, tart and sour grapefruit finish. Medium body. Ok.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
swoopjones (5333) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 22, 2014
bottle. caramel/orange colored pour. Very malt forward IPA. Malt dominated, slight floral & Citrusy hop presence. Sweet malts from front to finish

2.7
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Scouser (228) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 14, 2014
Pours a nice golden color with a little white head and a little bit of white lacing. A mild malty aroma which exactly explains how it taste, nothing to write home about here. Just missing a little something like hops

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KennyGalanif (42) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 1, 2014
Pours a slightly hazy burnt orange color, with one finger of head that lasts a while, with good lacing. the aroma has lots going on, citrus hops, earthy hops, clove, maybe black licorice, along with sweet light to medium roasted malts. the taste is well balanced, a powerful hop presence, lots of spices, clove, honey, licorice, citrus, and other earthy notes. overall, this is a floral hop IPA, that is well balanced with citrus hops and a good malt backbone.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jake65 (2532) - Williston, North Dakota, 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.


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