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RATINGS: 337   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   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%


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (11315) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 1, 2011
Bottle in the Maj Ap at Hamilton during C&C Day 2011. Pours a dark, clear, brown-gold with a foamy head. Light pine and orange, lemon citrus nose. Has some nice honey and caramel notes, more pine, and light to medium bitterness in the flavor. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Short to medium hop finish, mild resins. Decent.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (11104) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 2, 2011
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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011

Name: Northern Lights IPA
Date: March 04, 2011
Mode: Bottle
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
Rating: 3.2/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: ** /4

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ratman197 (9948) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUN 9, 2010
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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (9765) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAR 21, 2011
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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daknole (9224) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 11, 2009
Amber pour. Whitish head. Citrus hops and a pretty good malt backbone. Flavors are much the same. Grapefruit peel, citrus, caramel malt. Pretty good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopscotch (9215) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - SEP 30, 2009
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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DJMonarch (9159) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - AUG 26, 2010
Cask Stillage at the GBBF, Earls Court 03/08/2010 Fruity hop aroma. Golden coloured hoppy and fruity with a pineapple flavour. Dry and bitter lasting finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sammy (8719) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drake (8617) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - DEC 30, 2008
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.


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