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RATINGS: 329   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%


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3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrBayern (1139) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - SEP 13, 2009
12 oz. bottle. Orange/amber body with a medium off white head, some good lace, and fair durability. Citrus and pine at the forefront in the aroma, with some dark toffee and slight fruitiness lingering behind. Medium body and carbonation, quite resinous, very dry palate. The hops assault comes early, overshadowing whatever sweetness the malt brings to the game. A strong citrus peel character dictates the lengthy, bitter finish.


2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
hockeybeerguy (1496) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - JUL 12, 2014
Reviewed from notes. This was poured into a pint glass. The appearance was a nice hazy golden orange color with a one finger white foamy head that once it dissipated there was a decent looking stringy lacing sliding into the beer. The smell had some piney to lemon/orange aromas delicately coming underneath my nose. The taste was mainly sweet but had a decent bitter piney background. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fairly decent sessionability about it. The carbonation was good for an AIPA as there was just enough harshness about it. Overall, I say this was a decent AIPA to come back to, however, not a standout.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
devman171 (880) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - JUL 9, 2014
UPDATED: JUL 10, 2014 Bottle pours amber with low head. Aroma is piney and citrus fruits. Taste is mild pine and big malt backbone.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hallinghansen (1870) - Odense S, DENMARK - JUN 30, 2014
On tap at O’Malley’s Pub. Hazy golden body with a medium white head. Fruit, hops, pine, grassy notes. Nice and refreshing.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Imaena (1791) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 27, 2014
Bottle. This is a middle of the road IPA without much to distinguish it from the pack.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mike5326 (802) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - JUN 19, 2014
Poured from a bottle. Clear caramel color, small white head. Medium floral aroma. Medium body with a sweet hops flavor and a light finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
coyforce (572) - Virginia, 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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hangover (1056) - Atlanta, Alabama, USA - JUN 1, 2014
Copper pour with a thick and creamy off-white head. Aroma is primarily citrus with some sweet malt notes. Flavor is hop forward, lots of bittering citrus and floral notes. Some earthy malt on the backend, palette is sticky and resinous. Well balanced.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SSSteve (3722) - - MAY 28, 2014
bottle. clear amber with a large white head. more toasty and caramel notes in aroma compared to the pale ale (grateful) and much darker in color. flavor is more malty and sweeter than the APA also. some caramel and munich notes are very obvious. i’m pretty sure the APA is hoppier too. medium bodied and smooth.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
pras (420) - Maryland, USA - MAY 27, 2014
Looks the way it should, tastes the way it should. Enjoyable. Just the right amount of citrus hops backed up against the malt backbone. WOuld drink again.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jw0406 (728) - atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 19, 2014
12 oz bottle pours an amber with a nice white head. Aromas of citrus, sweet malt, floral. Medium bodied, a basic ipa


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