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RATINGS: 352   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   IBU: 52   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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%


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUL 24, 2009
Sample at Samís. Donít really have much to say about it other than itís a very typical American IPA with a very typical hop profile. Poured amber with smallish white head. It is what it is... and it is what many others are, too.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
gsmitty80 (2011) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 21, 2009
This is a good standard IPA. Nice heavy hops with a clean palate feel after the taste. Not much lingering taste. Respectable.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerBlockaid (683) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - NOV 7, 2009
Starr Hill hasn’t scored to well with me but this IPA is actually really good. I think they should knock off some of the other nonsense and focus on bringing this up a notch and deliver a stellar beer. Pours clear amber-gold. Lots of good hops and it’s straight to the point. Nice bouquet, decent amount of bite, and not some weirdo off-taste you get with smaller IPAs. The only thing that holds this back is that it doesnít have that "ooo this is different" factor...yet. I think they can find that though. Lotís of Florida folks here. They must be hammering the distribution this way.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
blutt59 (6234) - 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

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
glkaiser (1214) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 18, 2009
Light copper with medium head. Biscuit malts and pine/citrus/mango hop flavors. Heavy bitterness. Solid, but doesnít set itself apart much. Needs more hop flavor for my preferences. Balanced well; malts contribute almost as much as the hops. Seeing that this is only distributed Feb - Apr has me wondering if this isnít the freshest bottle.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
glennmastrange (2431) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - DEC 1, 2009
Bottle. Malt aromas are of moderate grain, roasted and bread, pine for the hops and light soap for the yeast. Head is thin, wispy, slightly off-white with fair lacing and is mostly diminishing. Color is hazy orange/tan. Flavor starts moderately acidic and lightly bitter, then the long finish is heavily bitter. Palate is medium, watery with a lively carbonation and a dry finish. Simple, lacking any sweetness and a bit out of balance, but still fairly IPA-ish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
wcampbell (721) - Clemson, South Carolina, USA - OCT 12, 2009
My bottle says 5.8%. That makes a big difference. Mild all around. Some grapefruit hop additions are the highlight of the beer. Some caramel malts, but not enough. Lightly watery and without much balance. No spices. Lightly dry finish that dissipates quickly. Drinkable, but not memorable.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
angrypirate06 (1387) - Texas, USA - DEC 1, 2009
Bottle thanks to Cavie. Clear orange pour. Aroma is caramel, faded hops. Flavor is citrus, pine, bitter.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - FEB 27, 2010
Serving: Draft at Tap House in Charlottesville. It pours a light amber gold with a small, foamy, off-white head. The nose is very hop forward with notes of florals, grapefruit, and a slight graininess. The taste reminds me of something that was dry hopped with the hops definitely taking center stage. Herbal, floral, and citric notes are all present, but not much from the malt side. Medium bodied with medium carbonation and a long, hoppy finish. Overall there wasnít much to make this brew stand out, but it is still decent and sessionable.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Holdwine (1128) - Beertimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 9, 2010
Nice enough IPA. A little sudsy upfront. Enough hops to keep you interested, but not too much so you start complaining. Good, dry, crispy finish.


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