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RATINGS: 351   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
Westmeister (2061) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 22, 2013
Bottle. Pours mostly clear orange/amber with off white head and decent lace. Smell is citrus, caramel maltiness. Taste is big finishing bitterness, citrus, pine hops, larger bready malt aspect. Perhaps a bit past its prime, but underwhelming nonetheless. However, still quite rinkable.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sammy (9448) - 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 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Scouser (297) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 14, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 31, 2014 Pours a nice golden color with a little white head and a little bit of white lacing. A mild malty aroma which exactly explains how it taste, nothing to write home about here. Just missing a little something like hops

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
swoopjones (6864) - 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

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Luvystypotables (1016) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - MAY 8, 2014
Aroma of dried fruit and malt, caramel colored with a short lasting head. Taste of malt and citrus, slightly bitter with a bitter chalky palate.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mike5326 (1116) - 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

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JoeMcPhee (8962) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 13, 2015
Amber pour. The nose is light and fairly sweet. Has some sweet maltiness and a little bit of bitterness. Lightly peppery and a little bit sweet. Pretty typical.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
malvrich (96) - durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 17, 2015
12 oz. bottle into a standard pint. pkg. on 03/09/15 A: A gentle and very cold pour. Very little head of beige color. SLightly dingy orange body with a little visible carbonation. S: Floral/earthy hop scent. Willamette coming to the forefront. Odd for an IPA but what do I know? I do love this hop and I like the smell of the beer.Maybe a little toasted grain to go along. Slight alcohol detected. T: Piney hops greet the tongue first. A slight citrus pith note on the resinous finish. The earthy essence from the nose is present but faint. This is a little different but not in a bad way. Not much malt sweetness to mention. Tastes a bit like a favorite of mine : Highland Gaelic amber ale but needs more malt. M: Medium light body with light but ample carbonation. Average. O: This IPA has a distintive smell thanks I suppose to the Willamette hops. Doesn’t quite translate to a great taste but the taste is novel and agreeable. I do like the relatively low ABV (6.5) for an IPA. This six pack is 3 months old and who know how it has been treated so it probably deserves another try. Not bad but not a favorite either.

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   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.


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