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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alobar (3970) - 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!

bkurtz (1151) - LITHUANIA - 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.

malvrich (364) - 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.

JoeMcPhee (10137) - 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.

chinchill (5396) - South Carolina, USA - APR 4, 2015
12 oz bottle dated best by Nov. 2011 served in a pint glass. (from notes). Light orange/amber; hazy with a generous off-white head that looks both sudsy and creamy. Lots of irregular sticky lacing. Aroma is mainly hoppy citrus with some malt, grass and pine underneath. Somewhat herbal. Alcohols esters appear upon warming. T - The taste features a citrus-tinged but mainly bitter hop bite. Plenty of white grapefruit bitterness in the lasting finish ... more than warranted by the mid-taste hop level. M: medium body; very good carbonation level. O - bolder than average, but lacking the balance and complexity of a world-class IPA.

CardsPackHawks (173) - South Elgin, Illinois, USA - MAR 28, 2015
Decent IPA from a Virginia brewery. Nothing spectacular, pretty average. Had a few while in the DC area.

klk343 (163) - - MAR 11, 2015
Clear amber appearance. A nice texture that’s easy to drink. Very little scent but a little sweet. Some lemon, citrus hops but also caramel, roasted malts. Good.

fooj (63) - Maryland, USA - FEB 7, 2015
Good color with a nice head. The taste is subtle and the after taste is slightly hoppy. Overall good but not great. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

samsmith33 (772) - - FEB 4, 2015
UPDATED: JUL 8, 2015 Appearance is clear yellow orange, medium white head.Aroma is faint. fruit (berry), wood, resin.Taste is.... ashy, pasty, not pleasant.Lively carbonation, but no amount of bubbles makes up for the retched taste.Not a fan.Update. 2.4.15.....7.7.15. 2.2 up to 3.5. Must have had a bad bottle earlier. This one was quite good. Smooth taste, hoppy but not overly, light wood and citrus.

blackisle (2893) - Amsterdam IJburg, NETHERLANDS - FEB 1, 2015
Bottle 12 fl.oz. Clear medium amber, big foamy off-white head, recedes slowly to a foamy layer, good lacing; strong and fresh citrus aroma, orange peel, grapefruit, some caramel, floral hops; taste light sweet and medium bitter, citrusy; medium body, oily texture, average carbonation, mild dry bitter aftertaste, bit spicy, fruity notes; overall a nice mild bitter IPA.

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