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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%


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sammy (8092) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 10, 2013
Understated IPA, orange flavour . Decent drinkability, but less than the style. Light orange colour. Fresh bottle from Wineworks, Cherry Hill.

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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
swoopjones (5329) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 22, 2014
bottle. caramel/orange colored pour. Very malt forward IPA. Malt dominated, slight floral & Citrusy hop presence. Sweet malts from front to finish

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ScottyP (425) - Brentwood, Tennessee, USA - MAY 2, 2009
Cloudy amber poor with small fizzy head. Floral hop aroma. Very hoppy throughout with bitter finish. A better than average IPA.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
agl108 (722) - Upper St. Clair, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 10, 2009
On draft at Asheville Civic Center. Poured amber with little head. Sweet caramel flavor, almost EPA like. A mildly bitter finish. Forgettable.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - JUL 7, 2009
bottle BB november... the year i am unsure of... pours with a pale coppery hue and a rocky light tan head. it’s got lots of splotchy clingy lacing. there is a distinct aroma similar to a hand full of pennies... mixed with grapefruit, orange, caramel malt, cinnamon-like spiciness, dirty earthy hops and dried apricots. initially, it tastes like blood?.... along with grapefruit, grain, caramel, spicy hops, orange, juniper-like sweet pine and dirt. the palate is far too sweet and out of balance. the only bitterness comes on the finish though it is not really dry. meh. 6/3/6/3/12/3.0

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
tastybeer (1607) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - SEP 19, 2009
Bottle. Pours dark orange with very nice head and lots of lacing. Hoppy with lots of citrus and pine. Leaves a hoptastic aftertaste but mostly unremarkable versus other IPAs.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
drowland (5953) - 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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
GodOfThunder (1244) - Orlando, Florida, USA - OCT 29, 2009
Thanks to drew. Fairly average session IPA. Not bad, not great.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
travita (3692) - Frisco, Texas, USA - DEC 28, 2009
Bottle thanks to Cavie. The look is clear, golden in color, with an off white head. The smell is hops, floral, fruits, and ok. The taste is the caramel, hops, fruits, some bitterness.


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