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68
45
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Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 372   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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3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Darwenus (980) - Virginia, USA - NOV 14, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 15, 2013 It was creamy orange, but had only a trace of a head. The aroma was strong hops and citrus, and the flavor was really big, bitter hops. Pine, grass, citrus, and a little sweetness in the finish. Comparable to Sierra Nevadas Torpedo, but not as clean. I mean "not as clean" in a good way. I enjoyed this beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Birdiebeagle (958) - Perkasie, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 10, 2009
Bottle Pours an amber-orange with an off white head, The head is foamy and mostly lasting, provides good lacing. Has a aroma of citrus, earth, spices, caramel, and fruits. Has a good carbonation. The flavor is pretty good. Well blended. Has a good hop presence. Has an oily texture. A medium body. The finish is good and has an okay aftertaste.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LooseCannon (938) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - MAR 18, 2009
12oz bottle. Pours Clear amber in color with tan head. Aroma sweet, floral hops and spicy. Taste citrus hop, grapefruit bitter and malty with bitter finish.

1.8
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
GandGKevin (934) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - MAR 26, 2009
Not much going on here. Aromas are subdued. Not much in the way of flavor. Bitter finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
arone12 (928) - Maryland, USA - MAR 1, 2011
Pours a orange color with an off white head. Very large foamy head. Smells is nice and rich. Some hops and grass mixed into the aroma. Taste is fairly grassy. Not as bitter as I would like. Just okay.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 12/20
afireinside96 (923) - Mountville, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 12, 2010
A fairly dry IPA that wears its cascade roots on its sleeve. Really the only thing detectable in both the nose and flavor is the familiar citrus tang of cascade hops. Not that that is a bad thing just something that has become a bit cliche in recent years. I would still buy it again but would pass over it if more exciting options were available.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dacrza (897) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - JUL 17, 2014
DATE REVIEWED: July 17, 2014... GLASSWARE: Maudite snifter... OCCASION: the end of a beautiful summer day... APPEARANCE: an all-too-calm orange amber body; thick, nearly two-finger white head dissipates to a rocky, palpable ring; lacing is random soap spots... AROMA: citrus and candy predominate--watermelon and Boardwalk taffy... PALATE: full-bodied wall of bite that sizzles through the teeth; elicits a lasting, mouth-watering Pavlovian response...a bit warm, though for 6.5% ABV... TASTE: strong and clearly pronounced hops here--Cascade for certain, that West Coast varietal--and a nice underpinning of malts when exhaled; a classic IPA taste without too much confusion or interference... OVERALL: of the four choices in the Starr Hill mix pack, this one easily warrants the most return interest, with its style-adherent flavor and its sessionability--just short of outstanding, the beer refreshes and ingratiates with a full-bodied presence...

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
pilgrimoutlaw (888) - Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 18, 2013
Bottle pours copper with thick off-white head. Citrus, floral, caramel, bread. Moderately bitter and sweet. Full creamy body with some crisp acidity on the trailing end.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
GnarlyGnome (852) - Fairfield, Ohio, USA - MAR 4, 2014
Bottle: pours a clear golden color with a big off white head. Aromas of grapefruit and sweet fruit. Taste is bitter, but has an easy drinking, almost watery mouthfeel. Normally watery is not what I want, but right now I actually am enjoying it... Its clean and fresh... Drinkable.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TylerGreenDC (845) - - SEP 27, 2014
On draft. No appreciable aroma, but maybe thats just where I am. Nice piney hops, caramel malts flavors. Dry finish.


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