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RATINGS: 346   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%


2.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
jsh12bama (681) - Alabama, USA - DEC 21, 2011
Can. Pours orange with thick white head. Good lacing. Aroma of muted hops. Like a lager. Bland taste. Has to be dated. Good mouthfeel. Not good. Would like to re-rate. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bricks (673) - Delaware, USA - AUG 18, 2012
Great golden brown appearance.... immense foamy head. Aroma is average. Taste and palate reveal excellence balance of hops and malt. Very smooth yet not thin. great.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
merlin48 (656) - Jenkins, Kentucky, USA - MAY 10, 2009
Bottle pours a hazy amber with a medium offwhite head. Aroma of grapefruit, caramel, and grassy hops. Taste has a prevailing hop bitterness that is earthy, grassy, and citrusy. Malt is grainy and biscuity. Finishes with a citrus rind bitterness. A solid American IPA, but I don’t like it as much as the other Starr Hill brews I’ve sampled.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chandler0201 (648) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUL 22, 2009
Amber pour with caramel and citrus in the aroma, lightly bitter flavor for an IPA, drinks smooth. Not bad overall.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
brewski519 (644) - Morrisville, North Carolina, USA - OCT 12, 2009
Sampled at WBF in Durham. Poured an amber color with a white head. Nose is hoppy, citrusy and piney - everything you would expect from a good IPA. Nice bitter taste right off the bat with grapefruit and hops that stand right out - resinous pine and some floral notes finish it off. I enjoyed this offering much more than their Amber Ale I purchased a few weeks ago.

3.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
maltdog (619) - Colorado, USA - JUL 10, 2009
Bottle, 5.8%abv. Smooth amber color, attractive one-inch sandy head is lumpy and persistent. Promising citric-herbal hop aromas plus caramel. A buttery, almost greasy malt flavor intros a fanfare of glassy hops that carry over into the long deep aftertaste… juniper berries, herbal/chocolatey, and a touch of cedar. This is the beer’s highlight, like a lapdance on the tongue. It’s difficult to reconcile normally supergrapefruity Cascade with these flavors. Fullish, chewy palate; pinpoit carbonation is spot on. Remaining cottonball clumps of lace require a spatula to remove... my poor glass end up looking like a cheesy "sand art" candle. Very enjoyable IPA.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
coyforce (618) - Virginia, USA - JUN 7, 2014
Weak hops flavor on this brew. Would expect a bit more hoppiness from an IPA. Pour is a nice light amber with a thin white head.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BrettTaylor (616) - Radford, Virginia, USA - AUG 12, 2013
Poured as a 2 oz sampler at Virginia Beer Live 2013. Some hop and malt on the nose. Flavor is very 1 note - 1 hop flavor.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Darwenus (591) - Virginia, USA - NOV 14, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 15, 2013 It was creamy orange, but had only a trace of a head. The aroma was strong hops and citrus, and the flavor was really big, bitter hops. Pine, grass, citrus, and a little sweetness in the finish. Comparable to Sierra Nevada’s Torpedo, but not as clean. I mean "not as clean" in a good way. I enjoyed this beer.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thechandler (577) - Charleston, West Virginia, USA - OCT 10, 2012
Pours a golden-copper color with a light white head. Aroma is light, mostly floral hops with a bit of pine. Flavor is a bit more bitter than I expected. Mostly floral hops with an ever-so-slight munich malt sweetness. Solid.


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