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45
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RATINGS: 373   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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3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Arayaga2 (2158) - portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 26, 2013
Light chestnut color of medium opacity with a 2" bone colored head. Aroma is light hop citrus with herbal and malt notes. Taste is mostly that, with a sharp, almost lemon-pithy edge. $2/12oz


3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
NikkTwist (2901) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 23, 2017
UPDATED: JAN 23, 2017 Draft at Irish Pol. Slightly hazy orange amber pour with a top of eggy white foam. Messy lace. Mix of slightly spicy caramel malts and woody hops. Notes of maple syrup, apricot, cinnamon, tangerine, dark honey and toasted wheat. Sort of works but the malts overpower the hide the complexity of the hops.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopsgrove (3) - - JAN 14, 2017 does not count
The best part of this beer is the name - Northern Lights. Got my attention. Unfortunately, the taste doesnt come close

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BREWMUSKCLES (2613) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 9, 2016
yeasty and fruity fruit punch with a two stage flavor pattern that is simply charming. good little change up to a scratchy hay malt in the finish with a touch of ivy. good pine flavor some caramel fruity sweetness and a bit of yeast to add interest in the body. underappreciated here. alcohol is hidden a bit in the good flavors. doesnt need to be too bitter its crafted.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
raymow (1498) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 24, 2016
bottled - decent amber coloring. Hoppy and piney aroma and flavor. Not that good.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AWS9 (670) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 21, 2016
Light honey pour, foamy head. Bit of caramel, slight staleness but not too bad. Hops could be stronger... its fine but maybe too weak.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ernest (7481) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 13, 2016
Bottle. Head is initially average sized, frothy, off-white, mostly diminishing. Body is dark yellow. Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (caramel, malt syrup), moderately hoppy (grapefruit, apricot), with a note of diacetyl. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Very simple, crude, and overly sweet.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Chudwick (2967) - Taylor Mill, Kentucky, USA - JUL 9, 2016
12oz bottle packaged on 02/25/16 - nose is minty resin. This one is 6.2% ABV per the label. Sip adds a juicy hop aroma. Not very bitter. Decent but lacks taste.

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
argeru (40) - Hillsboro, Oregon, USA - JUN 12, 2016
UPDATED: JUN 12, 2016 Bottle, pours deep cloudy gold. Piney northwestern aroma, taste follows through with similar traits and then fades quickly. Decent, pretty light overall.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Msdrbeat (587) - East Lansing, USA - JUN 10, 2016
Bottled. Medium hop character. Didn't pour but it's drinkable. Would be willing to try another.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
slowrunner77 (10785) - Reno, Nevada, USA - MAY 14, 2016
Amber color, grapefruit hop aroma and flavor. Not much else. Moderately bitter. Ok overall.


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