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: 368   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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3.1
Ratman197 (14958) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUN 9, 2010
Bottle poured a hazy golden amber with a lasting amber head. Aromas of biscuit, earthines and light citrus. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of biscut, earthiness and light citrus with a smooth dry lingering bitter finish.

3.3
argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 18, 2009
(12oz bottle) Medium off-white head atop clear amber body. Aroma is medium sweet, grapefruit/pine, some bread. Taste is medium sweet, pine/grapefruit, bread. Chewy medium body, some hop acidity.

3.5
Drake (13948) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 30, 2008
12 ounce bottle from Whole Foods Market Charlottesville, VA. Northern Lights label. Pours a clear bronze color with a medium white head, average head retention and decent lacing. Bitter, resiny hop aroma with some citrus notes as well. Bitter, leafy hop taste with some resiny notes and a slightly sweet finish. Medium bodied.

3.8
BeerandBlues2 (13594) - Escondido, California, USA - MAR 21, 2011
Tap. Pours clear amber with an average, creamy beige head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (bread, cookie, caramel, toasted), heavy hops (floral, pine, citrus), and average esters (apple/pear) with notes of peach and apricot. Flavor is heavy malt (bread, cookie, caramel, toasted), heavy hops (floral, pine, citrus), and average esters (apple/pear) with notes of peach and apricot. Medium body, warmth, and carbonation, low creaminess with a dry and biting finish.

3.3
Dogbrick (13144) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 8, 2012
This IPA pours a hazy orange-amber color with a medium off-white head that diminishes slowly to a film. Short strings of lacing on the glass. Medium body with a mildly citrrusy hops character and notes of caramel malt and trace spices. The finish is lightly bitter hops with a short lemony aftertaste. Slightly above average all around.

2.5
crossovert (13078) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 22, 2017
355ml bottle. Different label. Pours an ambergold. Aroma is basic piney resinous ipa. Flavor is basic ipa, east coast style, meh meh meh.

3
bu11zeye (13029) - 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.

3.3
j12601 (12652) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - AUG 27, 2011
Can. Pours a softly hazed amber orange with a thin to medium sized beige head. Light citrus, earthy malt. Earthy malt and toast, caramel. Sweet, earthy malt. Toast and earthy citrus and soft bitterness on the finish.

3.5
jcwattsrugger (12428) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 2, 2011
12oz bottle-pours a white head with copper color. Aroma is sweet light/medium malt, some fruit/pine. Taste follows, better as it gets to cellar temp.

3.1
Sammy (12347) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 10, 2013
Understated IPA, orange flavour . Decent drinkability, but less than the style. Light orange colour. Fresh bottle from Wineworks, Cherry Hill.


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