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RATINGS: 347   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.


3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
CardsPackHawks (112) - Illinois, USA - MAR 28, 2015
Decent IPA from a Virginia brewery. Nothing spectacular, pretty average. Had a few while in the DC area.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
klk343 (101) - - MAR 11, 2015
Clear amber appearance. A nice texture thatís easy to drink. Very little scent but a little sweet. Some lemon, citrus hops but also caramel, roasted malts. Good.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fooj (21) - Maryland, USA - FEB 7, 2015
Good color with a nice head. The taste is subtle and the after taste is slightly hoppy. Overall good but not great. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 6/20
samsmith33 (476) - - FEB 4, 2015
Appearance is clear yellow orange, medium white head. Aroma is faint. fruit (berry), wood, resin. Taste is.... ashy, pasty, not pleasant. Lively carbonation, but no amount of bubbles makes up for the retched taste. Not a fan.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
blackisle (973) - IJburg, NETHERLANDS - FEB 1, 2015
Bottle 12 fl.oz. Clear medium amber, big foamy off-white head, recedes slowly to a foamy layer, good lacing; strong and fresh citrus aroma, orange peel, grapefruit, some caramel, floral hops; taste light sweet and medium bitter, citrusy; medium body, oily texture, average carbonation, mild dry bitter aftertaste, bit spicy, fruity notes; overall a nice mild bitter IPA.

2.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DarkSong (322) - Dacula, Georgia, USA - JAN 9, 2015
12 oz bottle. It pours a golden amber color with a small white, quickly vanishing head. I think I detect a very faint tropical fruit aroma. I taste some tropical fruit, pine and citrus flavors from the hops along with a slight hop bitterness. This is a nice enough beer but itís nothing special. I probably wouldnít but this one again.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 9/20
Ctplt777 (251) - - JAN 4, 2015
Floral citrusy hops on the aroma. Really fresh smelling. Itís really hop forward which a plus for me. Lots of pleasant hop bitterness with a dry finish. I like it a lot. This is the first Starr HIll beer Iíve had and it was really good.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ElCapitan22 (193) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 31, 2014
Pours a clear gold color with decent lacing and fair head retention. Tastes slightly bitter and malty, but nothing really stands out here. Pretty non- descript.

2.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Itzjerm (1542) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - OCT 30, 2014
Pretty disappointing ipa. Not much hop aroma or taste. A nice malty pale ale but not an ipa other than maybe abv. Average pass. Nice fading head.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kaser (3565) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 25, 2014
Orange pour, clear with white head. Bottle pour. Nice tropical and fruity flavor. Unusually not too bitter or hoppy for the style. Very drinkable.


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