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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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670 Ratings
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Ratings: 670
Reviews: 229
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 13.48%
Wants: 8
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 ElderBeagle:
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ElderBeagle

Maryland

3.08/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Obtained in the sampler pack

Really strange looking IPA. Clear dark amber color with very little head.

Smells very sweet for an IPA. Caramel maltiness, with the piny, citrus hops as well.

The taste is very sweet just like the nose, then the back of the tongue is the dry piny hops. Not much depth to the hops here which is disappointing, as I like complex hop flavor (citrus, tropical fruit, etc). Mostly just a dry piny, resinous flavor which is almost bulled over by the malt sweetness.

Its like an amber ale that was dry hopped or something. Overall, not the IPA for me. I actually think their pale ale is more complex and hoppy than this, and therefore more enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

07-01-2013 17:58:42 | More by ElderBeagle
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JeffKowalek

Tennessee

2.75/5  rDev -22.8%

07-31-2014 22:27:50 | More by JeffKowalek
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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

07-31-2014 00:44:55 | More by Caskey
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kbyard


3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

07-30-2014 17:37:19 | More by kbyard
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4/5  rDev +12.4%

07-28-2014 22:50:13 | More by dbalwanz
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rolltide

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -29.8%

07-28-2014 21:29:55 | More by rolltide
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costanzo_mike

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

07-28-2014 12:46:03 | More by costanzo_mike
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Jimbo321

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -43.8%

07-25-2014 15:09:39 | More by Jimbo321
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hoosier222002

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

07-25-2014 03:10:02 | More by hoosier222002
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Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

07-24-2014 20:29:10 | More by augustwest
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Beer_4_brains

Tennessee

4/5  rDev +12.4%

07-23-2014 01:58:24 | More by Beer_4_brains
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Zach136

Georgia

3.55/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottled on 4/29 Reviewed live.

A - Deep orange, thin white head.

S - Faint notes of citrus and grass. Actually having to really get my nose in there to discern.

T - Light hop flavors of grass, pine, a citrus peel. Fairly astringent.

M - Medium bodied, refreshing finish.

O - Nothing particularly wrong with the beer, but far from being intense enough to be a go-to American IPA.

Serving type: bottle

07-23-2014 01:07:11 | More by Zach136
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Ozzylizard

Pennsylvania

3.56/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottled 5/21/14 at 40 degrees into standard pint glass
Aroma of conifers
Head large (6 cm), off white, frothy, slowly diminishing to 6 to 10 mm uneven layer
Lacing OK, some medium islands and stalactites of various size bubbles
Body light orange, clear
Flavor begins very piney, short lived, leaving a bitter aftertaste, also short lived
Palate medium, watery, soft carbonation

Not a bad IPA.

Serving type: bottle

07-22-2014 22:12:50 | More by Ozzylizard
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curlybird

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

07-22-2014 20:21:08 | More by curlybird
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mendvicdog

Maryland

2.5/5  rDev -29.8%

07-22-2014 18:15:25 | More by mendvicdog
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Thomas0790


4.75/5  rDev +33.4%

07-22-2014 03:20:49 | More by Thomas0790
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BcOneSeven

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +12.4%

07-19-2014 03:13:32 | More by BcOneSeven
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dacrza1

New Jersey

3.93/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

DATE REVIEWED: July 17, 2014... GLASSWARE: Maudite snifter... OCCASION: the end of a beautiful summer day... APPEARANCE: an all-too-calm orange amber body; thick, nearly two-finger white head dissipates to a rocky, palpable ring; lacing is random soap spots... AROMA: citrus and candy predominate--watermelon and Boardwalk taffy... PALATE: full-bodied wall of bite that sizzles through the teeth; elicits a lasting, mouth-watering Pavlovian response...a bit warm, though for 6.5% ABV... TASTE: strong and clearly pronounced hops here--Cascade for certain, that West Coast varietal--and a nice underpinning of malts when exhaled; a classic IPA taste without too much confusion or interference... OVERALL: of the four choices in the Starr Hill mix pack, this one easily warrants the most return interest, with its style-adherent flavor and its sessionability--just short of outstanding, the beer refreshes and ingratiates with a full-bodied presence...

Serving type: bottle

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Virginia

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Virginia

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North Carolina

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Virginia

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Northern Lights IPA from Starr Hill Brewery
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