Ratman197 (13278) - 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.
argo0 (13235) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 18, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(12oz bottle) Medium off-white head atop clear amber body. Aroma is medium sweet, grapefruit/pine, some bread. Taste is medium sweet, pine/grapefruit, bread. Chewy medium body, some hop acidity.
bu11zeye (12717) - 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.
jcwattsrugger (12190) - 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 (12101) - 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 (11781) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 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.
Dogbrick (11508) - 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.
Sammy (11177) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 10, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Understated IPA, orange flavour . Decent drinkability, but less than the style. Light orange colour. Fresh bottle from Wineworks, Cherry Hill.
Meilby (10944) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 8, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 355ml @ O’Brien’s Oyster Bar & Restaurant, Annapolis, MD
Pours hazy dark golden with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel and citrus. Taste is medium sweet and medium bitter. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
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