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Northern Lights IPA - Starr Hill Brewery

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Northern Lights IPANorthern Lights IPA

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BA SCORE
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671 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 671
Reviews: 229
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 13.48%
Wants: 9
Gots: 43 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Starr Hill Brewery visit their website
Virginia, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: OldFrothingSlosh on 09-19-2004)
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Reviews by BuxMontBeerLover:
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BuxMontBeerLover

Pennsylvania

3.78/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The bottle was given to me by Mark, the GM at the Keswick Tavern in Glenside, PA. Thanks for the sample, Mark!

Poured and sampled from a DFH Pint Glass

A - The beer pours an opaque, slightly hazy, golden orange color. A foamy, one-finger head on the initial pour. Lots of sticky lacing left after drinking.

S - An average smelling IPA with a mix of pine, grapefruit and hops.

T - A sweet, malty taste yet it still has a nice hoppy bitterness to it. A mixture of the standard IPA tastes of pine and citrus (grapefruit ). A earthy, grassy taste as well. There is a tangy, caramel-like aftertaste. The ABV is well hidden. A very sessionable beer, in my opinion.

M - medium consistency. Good amount of carbonation.

O - A good IPA and a beer that I would definitely have again. That being said, nothing really sets it apart from the multitude of IPA's out there so I can't say it was the best I ever had by any means. It is what it is...an easy drinking, middle of the road IPA that is worth a try if you see it.

Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

10-25-2012 20:46:03 | More by BuxMontBeerLover
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Northern Lights IPA from Starr Hill Brewery
81 out of 100 based on 671 ratings.