Starr Hill Northern Lights

 
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66
44
style
Formerly brewed at Starr Hill
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Crozet, Virginia USA
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

bottling
unknown

on tap
available

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RATINGS: 379   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31/5   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%

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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
Bosco (324) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - NOV 17, 2010
Cloudy orange/amber, slightly smokey taste, bitter bite, semi sweet. Fair $1.59/12oz at Boca Total Wine & More

3.6
NJJereme (387) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 13, 2010
Bottle. Pours a quasi-opaque honey-amber color w/ a light off-white head. Aromas of citrus and a hint of pine immediately apparent to the nose. Analogous flavors w/ a tinge of caramel finish. For an IPA, it is not brutal on the palate and actually goes down rather easily. Of course, medium bodied w/ signature IPA bitterness. A nice brew.

3.3
kassner (1663) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 8, 2010
very nice IPa from the six pack in Dc. Can be alittle metallic but alll in all very well balanced. Nice hops aroma, golden color and anice finish

3.5
llcooldave (1217) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - NOV 7, 2010
Pours an orange amber color that’s slightly cloudy in the glass. Aroma is a really great citrus & pine aroma. Flavor is a fairly straightforward citrus bitterness with a touch of mint mixed in. Overall it’s a nice sipping IPA with some decent flavor and gorgeous bouquet.

3.6
chickenflea (351) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - OCT 20, 2010
The beer pours an amber orange color with good head retention and lacing. Smell is light citrus and with a h hint of earthiness. Taste follows the nose. Very lightly malted. Overriding dimension is a dry hoppiness with some pepper, earthiness and light wet tobacco. Mouthfeel is medium bodied and drinkability is average. It’s dryness had me ready for another style after just one beer. A solid IPA. More in the English style.

3.7
jjuf1853 (1302) - Land O Lakes, Florida, USA - SEP 23, 2010
Draft at IBG (Lutz, FL). Pours a clear copper amber color with a beige head. This is a good IPA with a nice balance between the hops and malt. Good bitterness in the finish. The 7.2% is just the right amount for and IPA.

3.3
riversideAK (6261) - 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
jtclockwork (16603) - , 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
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.


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