Starr Hill Northern Lights

Formerly brewed at Starr Hill
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Crozet, Virginia USA
Serve in Shaker, Tulip


on tap

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RATINGS: 379   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31/5   IBU: 52   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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
Flavor: Intense, high hop aroma, flavor and bitterness
Color: Amber
Style: India Pale Ale
IBUs: 52
ABV: 6.5%

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AWS9 (704) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 21, 2016
Light honey pour, foamy head. Bit of caramel, slight staleness but not too bad. Hops could be stronger... it’s fine but maybe too weak.

Ernest (7696) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 13, 2016
Bottle. Head is initially average sized, frothy, off-white, mostly diminishing. Body is dark yellow. Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (caramel, malt syrup), moderately hoppy (grapefruit, apricot), with a note of diacetyl. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Very simple, crude, and overly sweet.

Chudwick (3210) - Taylor Mill, Kentucky, USA - JUL 9, 2016
12oz bottle packaged on 02/25/16 - nose is minty resin. This one is 6.2% ABV per the label. Sip adds a juicy hop aroma. Not very bitter. Decent but lacks taste.

argeru (94) - Hillsboro, Oregon, USA - JUN 12, 2016
UPDATED: JUN 12, 2016 Bottle, pours deep cloudy gold. Piney northwestern aroma, taste follows through with similar traits and then fades quickly. Decent, pretty light overall.

Msdrbeat (780) - East Lansing, USA - JUN 10, 2016
Bottled. Medium hop character. Didn't pour but it's drinkable. Would be willing to try another.

slowrunner77 (12051) - Reno, Nevada, USA - MAY 14, 2016
Amber color, grapefruit hop aroma and flavor. Not much else. Moderately bitter. Ok overall.

liquidbread86 (171) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 13, 2016
12 oz. bottle. Citrus aroma with a grapefruit flavor, but a little sweeter. Bitter on the finish.

7stern (647) - 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.

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.

Sirmixsomewhat (266) - 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 (don’t 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, I’d go get the clippers myself.

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