overall
68
45
style
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

bottling
unknown

on tap
available

Regional Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 372   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32/5   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%

Tick this beer for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
riversideAK (6231) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - SEP 13, 2010
Drank this at some shit ass bar in Richmond, VA called City Limits. It was in a shopping center, there were a shit ton of dykes in there. My buddy was blacked out and hitting on them not realizing this. It was fun and interesting. Somewhat floral and herbal nose, light caramel and iced tea notes. Reminded me of a PNW IPA with less robust hopping. Pours amber, rather well filtered with not much head or lace. Flavors of caramel, iced tea, floral earthy hops and light citrus. Not overly assertive or interesting but nothing wrong with it really. It just did not do it for me really.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jtclockwork (15454) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 9, 2010
Bottle via trade with drowland. Pours brown with white head. Semi clear. Nose and taste of hops, caramel malts, pine and citrus. Medium body.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - AUG 26, 2010
Cask Stillage at the GBBF, Earls Court 03/08/2010 Fruity hop aroma. Golden coloured hoppy and fruity with a pineapple flavour. Dry and bitter lasting finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mansquito (5739) - Nueva York, New York, USA - AUG 24, 2010
Mad Hatter, DC tap ($6): Pours a very nice light amber color with a straight up white head that lasts for quite a while (think it is because it was on draught). Aroma is of piny and floral hops. At first, the main thing that I got out of this beer was a lot of piny hops. Moderate bitterness. Not overkill. Then as it warmed up the citrus flavors became a little bit more apparent. Quite enjoyable

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (25736) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 22, 2010
[email protected] Amber colour, small head. Aroma is fruits, wood, hops, caramel, some grass and mild alcohol. Flavour is fruits, wood, mild syrup as well as some herbs. Nicely balanced.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (23354) - , Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 22, 2010
3rd August 2010. GBBF
Clear amber beer with a tiny white head. Light dry palate. Light orange and sweet pineapple hops. Well balanced. Nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BiddleBrau (1178) - Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 22, 2010
Light amber with nice fluffy white head. Nice pine citrus nose. Nice hop bite with subtle malt balance. This is a nice IPA with a relatively creamy mouthfeel. Not sure if this is the Starr Hill IPA I had but its the only one on the list that was an IPA.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pineypower (3173) - Ocean County, New Jersey, USA - AUG 15, 2010
Pours a slightly cloudy copper color with good carbonation and a tiny off white head. Aroma is of light citrus and floral hops and some slightly sweet caramel malt notes. Taste is floral hops, some citrus, caramel and a little bit of a grainy note in the background, light bitterness on the finish. Well balanced IPA and rather solid, despite the fact I usually like a little more of a hop punch.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
cgarvieuk (22429) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 11, 2010
CASK at BSF GBBF 2010 ... amber ... cheesy hop nose ... big hop ... soft toffee ... light woody bitter ... dry hop linger

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
doboy (424) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - AUG 9, 2010
Bestowed on me by the Swanson-Collie family on their Quest to Attend the BSA National Jamboree! Friends of Scouting visit ken at http://www.boyscoutmuseum.com/aboutus.shtml A good aroma started the tasting of thisdark orange brew. Nice and floral aroma. Great carbonation. Head was thick and creamy, clinging to the side of the glass and lasting throughout the beer. Great hop taste, citrusy and floral. Really good mouthfeel. Nice bittering on the back side and aftertaste left me wanting more. I like this beer and thank my friends for thinking of me!


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page  1 « 20 21 22  23  24 25 26 » 38
Tick this beer for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5