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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3.4
satan165 (1020) - River Grove, Illinois, USA - SEP 23, 2009
bottle, 5.8%. aroma is of pine and light resin, light floral sweetness. appearance is clean gold. flavor is bracing bitterness, more pine with a hit of water somewhere amongst it all.

2.5
Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - MAY 1, 2012
Originally reviewed: 8/14/09. I was excited to find this in my local grocery. Poured into my pint glass a very deep copper amber with a frothy off-white head on top. Retention is fair, and there’s some nice lacing rings after each sip. Smells of funk, yeast, and caramelly malts. No hops in the nose at all. The mouth is creamy and smooth, with little crispness. The flavor is a little different as well. Some tart yeasty presence and sweet malts. There’s a nice bitter finish, but it’s spicy rather than citrusy. This reminds me more of a Belgian IPA, rather than American. This was alright, but I was disappointed overall. I’ve really liked the rest of their offerings, but this fell short.

3.4
502Che (999) - @, CAMBODIA - JUL 26, 2009
On tap at Nashville’s Music City Brew Festival, at least I think this is the beer. The tap just said Starr Hill IPA. Nice resinous hop profile, but a bit plane. Nice for the summer though.

3.7
urbnhautebourg (997) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - MAY 5, 2009
Reminiscent of Dale’s Pale Ale--great maltiness and fine, if simple, hop character. A real quaffer.

3.9
Dacrza (978) - 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...

3.5
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.

3.4
TylerGreenDC (952) - - SEP 27, 2014
On draft. No appreciable aroma, but maybe that’s just where I am. Nice piney hops, caramel malts flavors. Dry finish.

3.9
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
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
arone12 (929) - 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.


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