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RATINGS: 333   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   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%


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drake (8186) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jtclockwork (8183) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 9, 2010
Bottle via trade with drowland. Pours brown with white head. Semi clear. Nose and taste of hops, caramel malts, pine and citrus. Medium body.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
leaparsons (8019) - Leicester, 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7853) - Los Angeles, California, USA - NOV 13, 2009
Bottle thanks to cavie. Pours with a hazy amber body and a fading off-white head. Aroma of light citrus and caramel. Taste is bitter and hoppy with some lemon/citrus and caramel. Medium carbonation. Did not notice the alcohol.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dogbrick (7848) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DocLock (7824) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Meilby (7385) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - AUG 6, 2009
Bottle thanks to argo0: Pours a transparent bright golden brass with a spotty-lacing white head. Aroma of lightly sweet toasty pale malt and some juicy piny hops. Starts with good fullness and malty sweetness with a touch of caramel and a spruce/pine hop flavor before a drier, crisp bittersweet finish. A pretty good and drinkable IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ibrew2or3 (6835) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUL 29, 2009
Courtesy of dkachur. Pours clear copper with gold edges and off white head. The aroma is pine mixing with caramel, sweet malts and a bit of esters that smell like cherry candy. The taste is full with a malty sweetness mixing with pine hop flavor and then moving toward modest hop bitterness and a sense of dark tea. For an IPA the hops are a little too subtle but tasty brew nonetheless.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rosenbergh (6662) - 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.


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