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: 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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3.5
arminjewell (9636) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JUN 14, 2011
Bonused, thanks a ton! Bottle pour is hazy orange with white head, not lacing extremely well. Aroma has nice pine, resin, grassy notes, some slight grapefruit along with sweet bread, caramel notes. Taste is some pine, resinous hops, some slight bitter grapefruit, leading to sweet biscuit, caramel, touch of earth, finishing slightly bitter. Nice IPA.

3.1
JoeMcPhee (9426) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 13, 2015
Amber pour. The nose is light and fairly sweet. Has some sweet maltiness and a little bit of bitterness. Lightly peppery and a little bit sweet. Pretty typical.

2.5
blipp (9268) - La Mesa, California, USA - OCT 22, 2012
Bottle. Pours golden orange with a white head. Earthy and herbal hops, and sweet toffee malts. Not that good, or perhaps old.

3.4
DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - AUG 26, 2010
Cask Stillage at the GBBF, Earls Court 03/08/2010 Fruity hop aroma. Golden coloured hoppy and fruity with a pineapple flavour. Dry and bitter lasting finish.

3
solidfunk (8943) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAR 11, 2014
A light citrus taste with some unremarkable malt and an ok session beer quality to it. Pours orangy red with ok head and lacing. Medium bitterness, fizzy carbonation. Tap at 121 Acre.

3
drowland (8676) - Georgia, USA - OCT 20, 2009
Tried a sample at Brewfest Tallahassee. One of their better, but I wasn’t impressed much by their stuff. A decent American hop presence in the aroma and flavor, but hopheads will be disappointed.

3.8
Ibrew2or3 (8614) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUL 29, 2009
Courtesy of dkachur. Pours clear copper with gold edges and off white head. The aroma is pine mixing with caramel, sweet malts and a bit of esters that smell like cherry candy. The taste is full with a malty sweetness mixing with pine hop flavor and then moving toward modest hop bitterness and a sense of dark tea. For an IPA the hops are a little too subtle but tasty brew nonetheless.

3.4
jackl (8071) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 24, 2013
Can from Beer Run. The pour’s amber with a small head. The nose is quite resinous. Loads of pine wood. Countryside grass. Caramel. The taste is more pine, resinous hops. Pacific northwest goodness. Toffee body. Medium body, moderate carbonation. Overall, a decent IPA.

3.7
radagast83 (8059) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - MAY 1, 2009
I heard a rumor about this beer. I heard it was either trying to base itself on the old "New River Pale Ale" that was discontinued a few years back (sadly). Whether or not it’s true, I know that for me, this one beer is at least a good replacement, always awaiting the return of the real deal. Aroma is hops, citrus, florals. Flavor is crisp, clean bitter, hoppy, touch of malts. Very nice!

3.5
PorterPounder (7965) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 31, 2009
Tallahassee, Fl. - Mellow Mushroom, 12 oz bottle. Dark copper pour, fluffy white head. Strong, fresh spruce aroma. Good bitter, citrusy grapefruit notes thickish mouthfeel with a hint of sting. Solid IPA.


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