Starr Hill Northern Lights

 
overall
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: 378   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%

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3.3
GIJOE (1204) - North Berwick, Maine, USA - NOV 6, 2015
Standard IPA - Pours amber with a foamy, white head. Refreshing hoppy bitterness on a malty backbone. Medium body with vigorous carbonation. Good stuff.

3.3
nittanytide (286) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 11, 2015
Poured copper with a nice foamy head. Grassy aroma. Taste is pine and grass. Not a lot of fruit in the flavor profile. Dry, lingering finish. Decent.

3.2
joejames (510) - Jacobus, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 29, 2015
Bottle to shaker glass, pours slightly hazy amber. Quick 1+ finger off white head. Little lacing and some retention. Aroma is citrus and grassy. Taste is more sweet than bitter. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, slick mouth feel. Finishes slightly bitter . Tasting notes of caramel, grass, pine, lemon and herbs. It’s OK, nothing special but OK.

3.5
ilovedarkbeer (2741) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - AUG 25, 2015
Pours an amber color with a foamy canvas colored head. Notes of pine, orange citrus, brown sugar, and burnt bread.

2.9
tnkw01 (1753) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 25, 2015
Bottle. Orange, copper, amber in color with a medium size head. Aroma is citrus, spruce. Taste is citrus, spruce, slightly sweet upfront with a bitter finish.

3.8
OnTheTrail (504) - Virginia, USA - AUG 4, 2015
Citrus, some malt aroma. Pine, citrus, and caramel taste. Very nice bubbly palette. Amber color.

3.1
alobar (3778) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 10, 2015
Pours a copper orange color with no head. Aroma of citrus, bread, and pine. Lots of citrus flavor with some caramel, and bread. Good beer!

3.5
bkurtz (1093) - MOROCCO - JUN 20, 2015
Bottle - Pours a deep, clear golden with a nice creamy head. Aromas of mandarin, peach and citrus. Juicy mouth feel with some bitter finish.

3.1
malvrich (322) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 17, 2015
12 oz. bottle into a standard pint. pkg. on 03/09/15 A: A gentle and very cold pour. Very little head of beige color. SLightly dingy orange body with a little visible carbonation. S: Floral/earthy hop scent. Willamette coming to the forefront. Odd for an IPA but what do I know? I do love this hop and I like the smell of the beer.Maybe a little toasted grain to go along. Slight alcohol detected. T: Piney hops greet the tongue first. A slight citrus pith note on the resinous finish. The earthy essence from the nose is present but faint. This is a little different but not in a bad way. Not much malt sweetness to mention. Tastes a bit like a favorite of mine : Highland Gaelic amber ale but needs more malt. M: Medium light body with light but ample carbonation. Average. O: This IPA has a distintive smell thanks I suppose to the Willamette hops. Doesn’t quite translate to a great taste but the taste is novel and agreeable. I do like the relatively low ABV (6.5) for an IPA. This six pack is 3 months old and who know how it has been treated so it probably deserves another try. Not bad but not a favorite either.

3.1
JoeMcPhee (9426) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 13, 2015
Amber pour. The nose is light and fairly sweet. Has some sweet maltiness and a little bit of bitterness. Lightly peppery and a little bit sweet. Pretty typical.


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