kp (10883) - 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
hopscotch (10642) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - SEP 30, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
rosenbergh (10625) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 31, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
slowrunner77 (10231) - Reno, Nevada, USA - MAY 14, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Amber color, grapefruit hop aroma and flavor. Not much else. Moderately bitter. Ok overall.
DocLock (9999) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 17, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - MAY 8, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
leaparsons (9939) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 4, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 8, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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
j12601 (9562) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - AUG 27, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
sebletitje (9348) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JUN 2, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.