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RATINGS: 316   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%


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cletus (6329) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 7, 2009
Pours gold with a white head. Smells of resiny hops, some toasty caramel, yeasty. tastes of sage, some resiny hints, some bitter notes, caramel.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sebletitje (6326) - 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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Radek Kliber (6321) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - MAY 31, 2010
On tap at Virginia Beach festival 2010
Aroma leafy citric hop. Pale like not enough umph to be IPA. Beyond that not bad set up.
Appearance straight amber with mid lighter top.3-
Flavor and Palate : mid bodied ale with good bitterness shown. Sweet with amber malts. Citric. Milder finish , low carbonation.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rosenbergh (6086) - Helsinki, 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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
blutt59 (5999) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 13, 2009
bottle, thanks to cavie, orange in color with oranges aroma, flavors are buttery citrus fruit with a light bitterness

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
drowland (5958) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - OCT 20, 2009
Tried a sample at Brewfest Tallahassee. One of their better, but I wasn’t impressed much by their stuff. A decent American hop presence in the aroma and flavor, but hopheads will be disappointed.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
arminjewell (5716) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 14, 2011
Bonused, thanks a ton! Bottle pour is hazy orange with white head, not lacing extremely well. Aroma has nice pine, resin, grassy notes, some slight grapefruit along with sweet bread, caramel notes. Taste is some pine, resinous hops, some slight bitter grapefruit, leading to sweet biscuit, caramel, touch of earth, finishing slightly bitter. Nice IPA.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
blipp (5679) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - OCT 22, 2012
Bottle. Pours golden orange with a white head. Earthy and herbal hops, and sweet toffee malts. Not that good, or perhaps old.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
riversideAK (5560) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - SEP 13, 2010
Drank this at some shit ass bar in Richmond, VA called City Limits. It was in a shopping center, there were a shit ton of dykes in there. My buddy was blacked out and hitting on them not realizing this. It was fun and interesting. Somewhat floral and herbal nose, light caramel and iced tea notes. Reminded me of a PNW IPA with less robust hopping. Pours amber, rather well filtered with not much head or lace. Flavors of caramel, iced tea, floral earthy hops and light citrus. Not overly assertive or interesting but nothing wrong with it really. It just did not do it for me really.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Braudog (5489) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - DEC 13, 2009
Draft at County Grill. Rosy amber with a nice sudsy head. Citric aroma. Nice tacky mouthfeel and a full-on warmingly woodsy flavor. Delish! (#3769, 12/13/2009).


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