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Starr Hill Northern Lights

 
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66
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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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3.2
kidmartinek (5001) - austin, Texas, USA - APR 22, 2010
Nutty aroma. Thick malt and toffee flavor. Mineral malty flavor. Soda mouthfeel. Very bitter finish. Salt and hops on the finish

3.6
guzzler67 (1696) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAR 30, 2010
Hazy amber appearance with a large, eggshell white head and good lacing. Typical cascade hop aroma of citrus, along with some resin, which carries over to the taste. Malts in the background offer a touch of sweetness, but bitterness rules the flavor. Dry, medium-bodied, well carbonated mouthfeel with a lingering finish.

3
zebracakes (1339) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 20, 2010
Bottle. Pours clear orange yellow, thick off white head. Aroma is hops, peat, caramel. Not a good start, since I dislike peat intensely. Flavor is hoppy bitter, somewhat peaty and malty. The peat/wet dog/bog flavor is not as bad as I expected from the aroma, so I can drink this beer alright. I would not buy it again though.

2.9
coolpop (1394) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - MAR 20, 2010
Draft. Pours a bright golden yellow with a medium white head. Aroma and flavor are very hoppy. Lots of floral and citrus notes, particularly grapefruit. Some bitter pineyness in the finish. Not much malt. A nice beer, but rather one note.

3.4
potbeerjob (1343) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 18, 2010
Bottled. Also drinken while at a Phish show... i know an unfair advantage...Amber with white medium head. Aroma is floral sweet and bread/dough. Flavor is the same but very bitter also.

3.1
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - FEB 27, 2010
Serving: Draft at Tap House in Charlottesville. It pours a light amber gold with a small, foamy, off-white head. The nose is very hop forward with notes of florals, grapefruit, and a slight graininess. The taste reminds me of something that was dry hopped with the hops definitely taking center stage. Herbal, floral, and citric notes are all present, but not much from the malt side. Medium bodied with medium carbonation and a long, hoppy finish. Overall there wasn’t much to make this brew stand out, but it is still decent and sessionable.

2.9
markwise (5441) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - FEB 18, 2010
On draft at OTH. Pours clear gold with soapy white head. Nose is slight caramel, grapefruit, pine, and bitterness. Flavor is similar with some sweetness added to the bitterness. Medium body and so-so overall.

3
bu11zeye (13140) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 16, 2010
(12oz bottle, courtesy of Cavie) Pours a clear golden body with a small off-white head. Aroma of herbs, grass, pine, and grapefruit. Flavor of hops (grass, herbal, orange, pine) and caramel malt with a bitter finish.

2.7
william146 (80) - Winterville, North Carolina, USA - FEB 15, 2010
Purchased at Winslow’s Tavern, Greenville, NC No head whatsoever. Decent flavor but was flat. Disappointed - made me feel like I had a bad bottle (it was a twist top).

3.7
craftbeerdesign (2254) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 12, 2010
bottle... pours a deep orange with a 1 finger white head... deep citrus hop / light malt nose... medium body with dark hop notes, some caramel malt... nice deep bitter finish... well balanced IPA.


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