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RATINGS: 367   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32/5   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%


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (13021) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 18, 2009
(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.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ratman197 (12958) - 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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bu11zeye (12616) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 16, 2010
(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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (12122) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (11974) - Escondido, California, 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 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drake (11499) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dogbrick (11180) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 8, 2012
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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sammy (10891) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kp (10884) - 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

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Meilby (10865) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 8, 2011
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.


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