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: 371   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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bu11zeye (13239) - 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.

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).

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.

PhillyBeer2112 (2925) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - FEB 4, 2010
Draft. Nice everyday crisp IPA. Very clean, with straightforward citric hops (lemon), a bit floral too. Lightly sweet, bready malts back it up. Balanced finish.

JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JAN 26, 2010
On tap at Brixx, Chapel Hill. As far as I can recall, this is my first beer from Starr Hill and I found it pretty enjoyable. As a session IPA, it satisfies in the same way that Ballast Point’s Big Eye does. Everything hits nicely to style, with a very full, wafting, floral aroma. Body is creamy, with a nice head and malts for substance and a hint of chewiness. Sweet hops to start but it’s a well balanced beer for sure, with a pleasantly dry finish. Nicely done.

jrob21 (3889) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 26, 2010
Bottle back from VA over christmas. Floral aroma with a little bubble gum action is pretty interesting and nice. The flavor is vastly different though on the hop spectrum as it leaves a bit of a fusel alcohol and band aid kind of flavor on the finish. Mid palate though is some nice caramel malt. There are some grassy hops working mid palate as well which is tasty. Other than that all too bitter finish, everything else is working well.

thirdeye11 (6162) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 23, 2010
( 12oz bottle thanks to cavie) Pours clear medium yellow with some bubbles. Nose of chlorine, and citrus rinds. Taste of citrus oils (bitter) with a creamy and oily finish. Nice and drinkable.

radioseer (300) - Virginia, USA - JAN 18, 2010
(sample) Pours a clear golden color with decent size head. Aroma is of floral, herbal and grapefruit citrus hops. It is also balanced with a caramel malt and a small notes of wheat malt. Tastes is of hops and caramel malt. Finish is long and bitter, average carbonation.

nick76 (4403) - Tampa, Florida, USA - DEC 28, 2009
The aroma is very hoppy with pine, citrus, and herbs with some caramel malt to balance. The appearance is amber gold with quite a large head for the style. The flavor is like the aroma with a definite bite at he end. The palate is right for the style. Overall a well made IPA, maybe just a bit too astringent.

travita (5008) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 28, 2009
Bottle thanks to Cavie. The look is clear, golden in color, with an off white head. The smell is hops, floral, fruits, and ok. The taste is the caramel, hops, fruits, some bitterness.

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