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: 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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3.6
chinchill (4993) - 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.

3
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.

3.6
klk343 (162) - - 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.

3.2
fooj (42) - 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

3.5
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.

3.5
blackisle (2582) - 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.

2.3
DarkSong (379) - Dacula, Georgia, USA - JAN 9, 2015
12 oz bottle. It pours a golden amber color with a small white, quickly vanishing head. I think I detect a very faint tropical fruit aroma. I taste some tropical fruit, pine and citrus flavors from the hops along with a slight hop bitterness. This is a nice enough beer but it’s nothing special. I probably wouldn’t but this one again.

2.9
Ctplt777 (530) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JAN 4, 2015
Floral citrusy hops on the aroma. Really fresh smelling. It’s really hop forward which a plus for me. Lots of pleasant hop bitterness with a dry finish. I like it a lot. This is the first Starr HIll beer I’ve had and it was really good.

3.3
ElCapitan22 (363) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 31, 2014
Pours a clear gold color with decent lacing and fair head retention. Tastes slightly bitter and malty, but nothing really stands out here. Pretty non- descript.

3.1
Itzjerm (2866) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - OCT 30, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 29, 2015 Pretty disappointing ipa. Not much hop aroma or taste. A nice malty pale ale but not an ipa other than maybe abv. Average pass. Nice fading head. Update fresher bottle. Nice light hop flavor.


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