Starr Hill Northern Lights

 
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65
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style
Formerly brewed at Starr Hill
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Crozet, Virginia USA
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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unknown

on tap
available

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RATINGS: 371   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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3.9
Foxbush (2143) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - APR 21, 2006
UPDATED: MAY 13, 2013 This was an amazing experience. Another ale at the Capital Ale House in Richmond, VA. The head was a frothy white and the aroma was a wonderful citrus or grapefruit aroma. The beverage was amber and clear. The hops bitterness and balance of malt and alcohol were perfect. This was super from the first sip to the last. I could have had only the ale all night. On my birthday in 2009 we enjoyed at Capital Ale House Starr Hill’s Northern Lights IPA. Somewhat cloudy and very frothy head. It was still an excellent IPA. My son had Racer 5 another great IPA. I tasted this IPA at the brewery in Crozet in early March. I learned that this also a favorite of the Brew Master Mark Thompson.

3.9
outerupt (133) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAY 8, 2006
Cask. A lovely IPA true to its name. Pours a lively and somewhat coarse head with a hazy and golden amber body. Reeks of hops. Nicely balanced with malt though. As my drinking buddy noted: "beer as it must have been in the 1700s." Not overabundant but not shy. British in texture but not in the bite... American in IBUs but not in strength. Simply a great session brew.

3.9
can8ianben (1603) - State College, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 21, 2007
Draft at Corzet open house. Delicously hoppy, very bitter but with a subtle sweetness to it as well. Sweet syrup in the nose, not much head, an orange colour and not much malt present.

3.9
hrking (141) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - JAN 9, 2009
I really like this IPA. Nice hop balance that is not in your face and comes across very creamy and smooth for an IPA. extremely drinkable. This IPA is worthy of a 90 percent rating easily.In todays hop in your face world of IPAs this is a refreshing treat from the market of over the top hoppy brews.

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.


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