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Northern Lights IPA - Starr Hill Brewery

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Northern Lights IPANorthern Lights IPA

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669 Ratings
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Ratings: 669
Reviews: 229
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 13.48%
Wants: 8
Gots: 39 | 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 jacobseyb:
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jacobseyb

Alabama

3.6/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle into a snifter a nice, deep amber orange color with a one finger tan head that laces well. Aroma has some initial sweetness of caramel malts with a definite bitter undertone of piney hops. Seems like there might be a hint of floral in there as well. Taste is malty in the beginning with bitterness ruling the roost after the sweetness subsides. Primary bitter flavors are pine and floral. Feels smooth, I usually prefer a bit more carbonation, though there is nothing wrong with the level in this beer. Overall a good representative of the style and one I will have again I am sure.

Serving type: bottle

05-14-2011 00:24:36 | More by jacobseyb
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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.

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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
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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...

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Northern Lights IPA from Starr Hill Brewery
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