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RATINGS: 357   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   IBU: 52   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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
Flavor: Intense, high hop aroma, flavor and bitterness
Color: Amber
Style: India Pale Ale
IBUs: 52
ABV: 6.5%

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
KajII (799) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - MAR 28, 2012
Bottle. The pour was a hazy medium orange amber with an average sized (1-2 finger) off white frothy head that lasted throughout and had some excellent sheets of sticky lacing. The aroma was of floral and pine hops, a straw malt and a soapy yeast with notes of caramel, honey, and citrus (grapefruit and orange). The taste was a bit sweet and acidic with a decent note of caramel from the onset then progressed with a nice bitter hoppy flavor that possessed a hint of citrus and a drop of honey towards the end. The flavor lasted a ridiculously long time, which was great for it allowed one to enjoy the nice bold hoppy finish. Mouthfeel was about half way between light and medium in body with a nice distinct dry texture and a good lively carbonation. Overall a brew with a mild sweetness and a kickin’ hoppiness that are blended extremely well making this a very enjoyable beer...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
high_on_hops (797) - Burlingame, California, USA - MAY 11, 2012
A copper-orange color with a foamy head and lacing. The aroma is slightly faint, with some pine and grass and a bit of honey and malt. The flavor has great hop spiciness and some grass up front, along with a malty backbone and semisweet aftertaste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bricks (776) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Macegan75 (756) - Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 10, 2012
draft at Capone’s. nose is weak with cascade hops and breadt ntes. first sip is pretty balanced but no flavors pop out. finish is not bad with mild cascade bitterness that lingers. meh

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
wcampbell (721) - Clemson, South Carolina, USA - OCT 12, 2009
My bottle says 5.8%. That makes a big difference. Mild all around. Some grapefruit hop additions are the highlight of the beer. Some caramel malts, but not enough. Lightly watery and without much balance. No spices. Lightly dry finish that dissipates quickly. Drinkable, but not memorable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Daytonbeer (698) - Ohio, USA - DEC 13, 2011
Surprisingly good brew. Pours a cloudy orangish yellow. Light lacing. Aroma is pleasant...floral hoppiness. Taste is citrus hops, grapefruit, and malts. Bitter on the backend. Very drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
coyforce (684) - California, 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerBlockaid (683) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - NOV 7, 2009
Starr Hill hasn’t scored to well with me but this IPA is actually really good. I think they should knock off some of the other nonsense and focus on bringing this up a notch and deliver a stellar beer. Pours clear amber-gold. Lots of good hops and it’s straight to the point. Nice bouquet, decent amount of bite, and not some weirdo off-taste you get with smaller IPAs. The only thing that holds this back is that it doesn’t have that "ooo this is different" factor...yet. I think they can find that though. Lot’s of Florida folks here. They must be hammering the distribution this way.

   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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Darwenus (673) - 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.

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