afireinside96 (923) - Mountville, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 12, 2010Jrwhitney6 (490) - - JUN 2, 2017
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.
At Dave Matthews concert at Mann. Drinking from can, but still can tell the nose is pine. Taste is some citrus, but some solid bitter hops on the finish. Good
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone JPDIPSO (6216) - Wauwatosa, USA - MAR 29, 2017
Light amber color with modest sized taupe head. Light sweet start. Mildly earthy malts and hops in the middle. Malty, hoppy, simple IPA. 4/13
john44 (3078) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 31, 2017
Draft Third of a Pint at GBBF 2010 (Day 1), Earl’s Court, London Aug 2010 - Amber in colour. Hoppy; fruity citrus hops. Fruity; citrus grapefruit and orange. Malty; solid malt backbone. Fairly bitter but not too extreme. Very drinkable. (2010-08)
cyndrall (1) - North Carolina, USA - JAN 25, 2017 does not count
A very malty IPA in comparison to others in the market. The malts give way to a pine flavor with a hint of citrus. The finish is slightly bitter with more notes of pine and a little grass, but the bitterness isn’t overpowering.
Overall, it’s an enjoyable IPA that I would have again, but wouldn’t go out of my way to acquire. NikkTwist (3196) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 23, 2017
UPDATED: JAN 23, 2017 Draft at Irish Pol. Slightly hazy orange amber pour with a top of eggy white foam. Messy lace. Mix of slightly spicy caramel malts and woody hops. Notes of maple syrup, apricot, cinnamon, tangerine, dark honey and toasted wheat. Sort of works but the malts overpower the hide the complexity of the hops.
hopsgrove (3) - - JAN 14, 2017 does not count
The best part of this beer is the name - Northern Lights. Got my attention. Unfortunately, the taste doesn’t come close BREWMUSKCLES (2673) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 9, 2016
yeasty and fruity fruit punch with a two stage flavor pattern that is simply charming. good little change up to a scratchy hay malt in the finish with a touch of ivy. good pine flavor some caramel fruity sweetness and a bit of yeast to add interest in the body. underappreciated here. alcohol is hidden a bit in the good flavors. doesn’t need to be too bitter it’s crafted. raymow (1602) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 24, 2016
bottled - decent amber coloring. Hoppy and piney aroma and flavor. Not that good. AWS9 (699) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 21, 2016
Light honey pour, foamy head. Bit of caramel, slight staleness but not too bad. Hops could be stronger... it’s fine but maybe too weak. Ernest (7662) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 13, 2016
Bottle. Head is initially average sized, frothy, off-white, mostly diminishing. Body is dark yellow. Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (caramel, malt syrup), moderately hoppy (grapefruit, apricot), with a note of diacetyl. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation.
Very simple, crude, and overly sweet.