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RATINGS: 362   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32/5   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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 12/20
afireinside96 (923) - Mountville, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 12, 2010
A fairly dry IPA that wears its cascade roots on its sleeve. Really the only thing detectable in both the nose and flavor is the familiar citrus tang of cascade hops. Not that that is a bad thing just something that has become a bit cliche in recent years. I would still buy it again but would pass over it if more exciting options were available.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
7stern (554) - Bromma, SWEDEN - MAR 27, 2016
Clear amber with low head. Pear and citrus aroma. Taste of mango and also pear and citrus. Moderate mouthfeel and bitterness.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tysonf7 (22) - - JAN 12, 2016
12 oz. bottle. Pours light hazy and fairly bright red amber. Has a decent aroma with not much to it. Taste is fairly thin, much more sweet than bitter. Notes of citrus and predominately pear. Good and enjoyable, but not great. I prefer a little more full flavor. Might be a good IPA to introduce to a non IPA drinker.

1.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
Sirmixsomewhat (173) - Paoli, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 10, 2015
This beer is awful. Just dreadful. I bought it hoping it would be an IPA that could get me liking IPAs (dont worry, that mantle was taken up by another beer and it was successful), but this is garbage. Its bitterness is overwhelming, its aroma is forgettable, and if given the choice between drinking it and eating my own toenails, Id go get the clippers myself.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Franchise (2) - - DEC 4, 2015 does not count
Citrus aroma. Pours with above average amount of foam. Hazy copper color. Hoppy flavor but its more sweet than bitter. Not too heavy. A decent but not great beer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GIJOE (1051) - North Berwick, Maine, USA - NOV 6, 2015
Standard IPA - Pours amber with a foamy, white head. Refreshing hoppy bitterness on a malty backbone. Medium body with vigorous carbonation. Good stuff.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nittanytide (259) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 11, 2015
Poured copper with a nice foamy head. Grassy aroma. Taste is pine and grass. Not a lot of fruit in the flavor profile. Dry, lingering finish. Decent.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joejames (454) - Jacobus, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 29, 2015
Bottle to shaker glass, pours slightly hazy amber. Quick 1+ finger off white head. Little lacing and some retention. Aroma is citrus and grassy. Taste is more sweet than bitter. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, slick mouth feel. Finishes slightly bitter . Tasting notes of caramel, grass, pine, lemon and herbs. Its OK, nothing special but OK.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ilovedarkbeer (2676) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - AUG 25, 2015
Pours an amber color with a foamy canvas colored head. Notes of pine, orange citrus, brown sugar, and burnt bread.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tnkw01 (1678) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 25, 2015
Bottle. Orange, copper, amber in color with a medium size head. Aroma is citrus, spruce. Taste is citrus, spruce, slightly sweet upfront with a bitter finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
OnTheTrail (276) - Virginia, USA - AUG 4, 2015
Citrus, some malt aroma. Pine, citrus, and caramel taste. Very nice bubbly palette. Amber color.


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