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RATINGS: 369   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32/5   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kp (10883) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopscotch (10642) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rosenbergh (10625) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 31, 2012
355 ml bottle. 1416. Bottled on 07/11/12. From State Line Liquor, Elkton, MD.
Clear coppery amber colour with small white head. Sweet fruity aroma with hoppy bitterness. Quite mild aroma. Flavour is bitter resiny hoppy with sweetish malty body. Some bitterness in aftertaste. Quite light IPA. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
slowrunner77 (10231) - Reno, Nevada, USA - MAY 14, 2016
Amber color, grapefruit hop aroma and flavor. Not much else. Moderately bitter. Ok overall.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DocLock (9999) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 17, 2009
Draft at Green Leafe Newtown. Pours turbid dark straw with off-white head. Nose is resiny hoppy, fruity, malty, with some spice. Tastes smooth, rich, complex, very hoppy with well balanced malt and late tropical fruit and spicy notes. This one was very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - MAY 8, 2009
On tap at Goodfella’s in Chapel Hill. I heard some rumors about this so had to give it a try. Pours a slightly cloudy orange with a tan, rocky head that leaves considerable lacing. Great aroma of citrus hops, grapefruit, orange sherbet, pine resin. Taste is very creamy and smooth with great resiny hops, some spice, sweet caramel malt backing, orange blossom honey. Bitter, clean finish. This was all around excellent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
leaparsons (9939) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 4, 2010
Cask, GBBF 10. Hazy Amber hold with a thin head. Aromas are toffee and caramel with pine. Floral and lightly soapy with yeast. Flavours are sweet toffee with pine and soft spices. Smooth on the palate with a prickly grapefruit bitterness. Well balanced and enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 8, 2012
12oz bottle, thanks to Andrew. Bottled 8/08/12. Thin khaki / off-white head. Clear amber color. Satisfactory lace. Tropical fruit, resiny pine, caramel malts, some metallic. Crisp lighter carbonation, dry finish, hoppy aftertaste. Quite bitter. Fine, but I feel like there’s something lacking to these hoppy Starr Hill brews. Fine, but doesn’t really stand out from the crowded field of IPAs for me. However, I tried this on draft at a local bar later and much preferred it to the bottled version

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
j12601 (9562) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - AUG 27, 2011
Can. Pours a softly hazed amber orange with a thin to medium sized beige head. Light citrus, earthy malt. Earthy malt and toast, caramel. Sweet, earthy malt. Toast and earthy citrus and soft bitterness on the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sebletitje (9348) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JUN 2, 2010
draft @ OTH. light golden/amberish, thick white head. aroma, grassy, citrus and a mild malty nose. flavors, piney hops, lingering grapefruit. Some toasted malts, couldn’t help but get a kind of basement yeasty mouthfeel that did not settle well with this beer. Finishes of thick caramel with mild bitterness.

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