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RATINGS: 331   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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3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KennyGalanif (42) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 1, 2014
Pours a slightly hazy burnt orange color, with one finger of head that lasts a while, with good lacing. the aroma has lots going on, citrus hops, earthy hops, clove, maybe black licorice, along with sweet light to medium roasted malts. the taste is well balanced, a powerful hop presence, lots of spices, clove, honey, licorice, citrus, and other earthy notes. overall, this is a floral hop IPA, that is well balanced with citrus hops and a good malt backbone.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Darkmagus82 (475) - - JUL 20, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 7-7-12 - Poured from bottle into pint glass Appearance – Pours a light copper color with a large white head. The head fades over a moderate amount of time to give a light amount of lacing. Smell – A nice bready aroma with good hints of citrus; mainly orange and grapefruit in nature. Mixed with this are light floral notes as well as a slightly earthy note. Taste – The taste begins with a nice malty base mixed with a citrus hop. The hop taste starts out with a nice sweeter citrus flavor of tangerine and some light bitterness of grapefruit. The flavors bitter more as the taste goes on with some other floral and light pine flavors coming to the tongue. Overall the hop is on the more lower side of hop spice, but actually quite smooth overall. Mouthfeel – The body of the brew is slightly on the thicker side with the carbonation level being very average. Both suit the beer quite well and make for an easy drinking brew. Overall – A very easy drinking IPA with good flavor. A little low in hoppiness, but it does have nice flavors.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dacrza (490) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - JUL 17, 2014
DATE REVIEWED: July 17, 2014... GLASSWARE: Maudite snifter... OCCASION: the end of a beautiful summer day... APPEARANCE: an all-too-calm orange amber body; thick, nearly two-finger white head dissipates to a rocky, palpable ring; lacing is random soap spots... AROMA: citrus and candy predominate--watermelon and Boardwalk taffy... PALATE: full-bodied wall of bite that sizzles through the teeth; elicits a lasting, mouth-watering Pavlovian response...a bit warm, though for 6.5% ABV... TASTE: strong and clearly pronounced hops here--Cascade for certain, that West Coast varietal--and a nice underpinning of malts when exhaled; a classic IPA taste without too much confusion or interference... OVERALL: of the four choices in the Starr Hill mix pack, this one easily warrants the most return interest, with its style-adherent flavor and its sessionability--just short of outstanding, the beer refreshes and ingratiates with a full-bodied presence...

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
hockeybeerguy (1599) - 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 (892) - 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 (1892) - 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 (1796) - 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 (807) - 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 (579) - 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 (1057) - 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 (3732) - - 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.


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