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: 368   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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3.5
mansquito (6805) - 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
oh6gdx (26487) - 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
madmitch76 (25344) - , 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
BiddleBrau (1221) - 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 it’s the only one on the list that was an IPA.

3.4
pineypower (3347) - 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
cgarvieuk (25739) - 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
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!

3.5
Gary (2054) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 9, 2010
(cask GBBF) l was pretty wasted but my notes did seem to enjoy this. " chewet aromatics .piney dryness" .

3.5
dnstone (3488) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - AUG 8, 2010
Well balanced hop/malt aroma. Brownish-gold color. Malty anf dirty (in a good way) with an earthy hop flavor. Notes: On Cask at the GBBF ’10

3.5
shakespeare33 (203) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 4, 2010
sixer from norms in vienna... pours a darker amber than most of the cali IPAs Im used to. familiar hop infused scent. Taste is healthy notes of citrus and caramel malts. less potency than the western hop bombs, but not a bad brew...


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