bu11zeye (12405) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 16, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(12oz bottle, courtesy of Cavie) Pours a clear golden body with a small off-white head. Aroma of herbs, grass, pine, and grapefruit. Flavor of hops (grass, herbal, orange, pine) and caramel malt with a bitter finish.
Ratman197 (12152) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUN 9, 2010
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle poured a hazy golden amber with a lasting amber head. Aromas of biscuit, earthines and light citrus. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of biscut, earthiness and light citrus with a smooth dry lingering bitter finish.
jtclockwork (12133) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 9, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle via trade with drowland. Pours brown with white head. Semi clear. Nose and taste of hops, caramel malts, pine and citrus. Medium body.
jcwattsrugger (11752) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 2, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle-pours a white head with copper color. Aroma is sweet light/medium malt, some fruit/pine. Taste follows, better as it gets to cellar temp.
BeerandBlues2 (11471) - Escondido, California, USA - MAR 21, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Pours clear amber with an average, creamy beige head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (bread, cookie, caramel, toasted), heavy hops (floral, pine, citrus), and average esters (apple/pear) with notes of peach and apricot. Flavor is heavy malt (bread, cookie, caramel, toasted), heavy hops (floral, pine, citrus), and average esters (apple/pear) with notes of peach and apricot. Medium body, warmth, and carbonation, low creaminess with a dry and biting finish.
Drake (11432) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - DEC 30, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 ounce bottle from Whole Foods Market Charlottesville, VA. Northern Lights label.
Pours a clear bronze color with a medium white head, average
head retention and decent lacing. Bitter, resiny hop aroma with
some citrus notes as well. Bitter, leafy hop taste with some
resiny notes and a slightly sweet finish. Medium bodied.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Name: Northern Lights IPA
Date: March 04, 2011
Source: Trader Joe’s
Appearance: clear copper, frothy off white head, icy lace
Aroma: sweet pale malt aroma, plenty of floral and earthy hops
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, lots of balancing hops, light bready character, nice biterness followed by a long bitter finish
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Score: ** /4
daknole (10738) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 11, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber pour. Whitish head. Citrus hops and a pretty good malt backbone. Flavors are much the same. Grapefruit peel, citrus, caramel malt. Pretty good.
hopscotch (10426) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - SEP 30, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle… Clear amber ale with a small, frothy, white head. Good retention. The biscuity, earthy aroma offers additional mild notes of honey and pine. Full-bodied and lightly creamy with lively carbonation. The flavor leans way onto the bitter side of balance, even as the beer approaches room temperature. Good toffee and biscuit malts serve as an ample backbone, but can’t restrain the biting, earthy, spicy hops. Lengthy, bitter, and then dry finish.
Dogbrick (10416) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 8, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This IPA pours a hazy orange-amber color with a medium off-white head that diminishes slowly to a film. Short strings of lacing on the glass. Medium body with a mildly citrrusy hops character and notes of caramel malt and trace spices. The finish is lightly bitter hops with a short lemony aftertaste. Slightly above average all around.