Northern Lights IPA - Starr Hill Brewery
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Reviews by gdfan47:
3.85/5 rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
A - a nice amberish brown, with a little white lacing
S- some hops and sugar not much else, doesnt scream west coast
T- hops, (cascade maybe?), some faint pine notes, a little lemon
M- very pleasant, high carbonation
D- nice, dont know the abv, but id guess between 6 and 7
this beer reminds me of Magic Hat HIPA... check it out, not mind blowing... but for the price it wasnt bad
had this beer in Hampton , VA.. seems like they are a small brewery trying to to some cool things. they have some cool tap handles, labels, and nice caps (even though they are very simple)
Serving type: bottle
03-11-2009 07:22:15 | More by gdfan47
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3.78/5 rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
12oz bottle, bottled on 04/23/14, served in a tumbler glass.
Appearance: Clear copper-amber. Thin white skin of foam across the top with a thicker ring at the edge. Some persistent strands of lacing.
Smell: Floral with just a hint of tropical fruit.
Taste: Floral and tropical fruits with some notes of grapefruit citrus mixed in with some sweet tea flavors, with the tea flavors coming out a bit stronger at the finish. I'm not digging the sweet tea finish. However, as the beer warmed up the tea flavors get replaced with a bit more pine and stronger grapefruit bitterness at the finish.
Mouthfeel: Very smooth and a little bit creamy even in thickness. Light carbonation. Definite stickiness on the teeth.
Overall / Drinkability: Mild by most AIPA standards these days, but tasty. Easily drinkable - brings flavor but doesn't pound you over the head with it. Finished quickly and wouldn't mind a larger one, and yet it was best with food. I think because I had a longer meal is why I wouldn't mind another one. Without food I think I might get a little bored with this one. Glad I tried it though.
Serving type: bottle
07-03-2014 22:21:19 | More by damndirtyape
Northern Lights IPA from Starr Hill Brewery
81 out of 100 based on 649 ratings.