Northern Lights IPA - Starr Hill Brewery
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Reviews by IBUnit63:
4.03/5 rDev +12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
BBD September...12 oz. into Portsmouth snifter.
Pours a quintessential IPA color - light bourbon caramel...pretty clear, a little bit of haze. Only beef is not enough head - again, just a few wisps.
Wow - I wasn't paying enough attention when I first tried this a few days ago but I'm digging the Ruby Red grapefruit on the nose - it's mellow but a damn good hop profile. Slight sweetness from caramel-ish crystal malt balances well.
The grapefruit nose translates more to rind on the back of the palate but it's still a clean, hoppy IPA. Residual sugars are minimal but just enough to give this a nice malt backbone. Finish is a little tight.
Even though carbonation isn't visible it shows up on the palate. Again, it's clean but when you toss the biting grapefruit rind in with a fair amount of carbonation it does give off a little bit of burn. Again, solid malt profile, although still dry, balances well.
This is a solid take and one I'll seek out when back to visit the family in VA. Nicely done!
Serving type: bottle
04-01-2009 00:31:30 | More by IBUnit63
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3.61/5 rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Starr Hill Northern Lights IPA
The body has a light clear amber hue to it topped off with a thin but creamy white head.
The aroma is somewhat floral and grassy, with some sweet fruitiness, finishing off with just a little grapefruit.
As far as taste goes everything seems rather subtle. Nothing jumps out and slaps you on the kisser. The caramel malt is there, as is the expected hop bitterness on the tail end. The balance in this is great.
The Mouthfeel is high in carbonation, with a juicy aftertaste.
Overall this is a decent brew, a solid IPA.
Serving type: bottle
03-23-2014 02:38:55 | More by godlessape
Northern Lights IPA from Starr Hill Brewery
81 out of 100 based on 599 ratings.