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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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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Holdwine (1199) - Beertimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 9, 2010
Nice enough IPA. A little sudsy upfront. Enough hops to keep you interested, but not too much so you start complaining. Good, dry, crispy finish.

3.1
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jgb9348 (5911) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JUN 8, 2010
Nice super hazy caramel, copper coloured body with a potent glow and a nice tan head. Aroma of metal, feet, malt, alcohol, sugars and a decent amount of hops. Medium-bodied; Assertive grassy and floral hop flavour with a malt and caramel kick and a drying bitter finish - nice. Aftertaste shows a lot of hops, some alcohol, a touch of hay, some light spices and mostly a hoppy finish - very nice for the style. Overall, a very nice and relatively traditional American IPA - grassy hops throughout and a good dry, bitter finish - this is a nice drinking IPA for the summertime! I sampled this twelve ounce bottle pulled from a six pack, purchased at Harris Teeter in Pentagon City (Arlington), Virginia a few days ago on 08-June-2010.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ratman197 (13874) - 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.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bosco (299) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - NOV 17, 2010
Cloudy orange/amber, slightly smokey taste, bitter bite, semi sweet. Fair $1.59/12oz at Boca Total Wine & More

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
SonofGosh (1) - Colorado, USA - APR 27, 2011 does not count
The other side of the American IPA subcategory. I get zero floral, zero citrus until it warms way up and then fairly good grapefruit, and tons of piney throughout. Piney is predominant. Bad aroma for an IPA. All in all undesireabe as an IPA but interesting to analyze. Get it up to 60 degrees to appreciate the complexity.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
strap (824) - Sindelfingen, Baden-Wrttemberg, GERMANY - MAY 2, 2011
a decent IPA...maybe a little light on the hops. a few off flavors in the malts. nothing special.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Scrapersnbeer (1532) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 29, 2012
Thick hop aroma of grapefruit, heavy malt component is also obvious. Dark orange shade. Chewy bitter flavor undercuts a sweet caramel malt that otherwise dominates. Not the easiest drinker, though the 100 degree was not the best for testing it out.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 8, 2012
12oz bottle, thanks to Andrew. Bottled 8/08/12. Thin khaki / off-white head. Clear amber color. Satisfactory lace. Tropical fruit, resiny pine, caramel malts, some metallic. Crisp lighter carbonation, dry finish, hoppy aftertaste. Quite bitter. Fine, but I feel like theres something lacking to these hoppy Starr Hill brews. Fine, but doesnt really stand out from the crowded field of IPAs for me. However, I tried this on draft at a local bar later and much preferred it to the bottled version

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thechandler (593) - Charleston, West Virginia, USA - OCT 10, 2012
Pours a golden-copper color with a light white head. Aroma is light, mostly floral hops with a bit of pine. Flavor is a bit more bitter than I expected. Mostly floral hops with an ever-so-slight munich malt sweetness. Solid.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MadRobin (2863) - Silver Spring, Alabama, USA - DEC 2, 2012
On tap at Copper Canyon in Silver Spring, MD. Understated aroma of pine, light citrus and a touch of malt. Taste of grapefruit, pine, a bit of floral hops and a little bready and caramel malt. Medium body and medium carbonation. An unpresumptive IPA. A fine choice at a Copper Canyon, but not your best option at a typical beer bar. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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