Northern Lights IPA - Starr Hill Brewery
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Reviews by jifigz:
3.73/5 rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
A bottle poured into a mug.
A: The appearance is pretty average for an American IPA. The beer is a typical color with a nice lasting head and a little bit of lacing.
S: A very mild citrus aroma is evident with a little sweetness. This smells closer to a pale ale than an IPA.
T: The taste is very light for an American IPA and not aggressive at all. The flavors are mild and subdued and certainly not in your face. A light hop flavor with a little bit of lasting bitterness. Ripe fruit and a decent malt flavor are quite evident in the beginning of the flavor.
M: An average mouthfeel is here. Medium bodied and lightly carbed.
O: This is not a bad beer at all, but it certainly not a great one. It seems pretty generic and boring but it's not a bad beer. This is my first offering from this brewery and actually the first time I have ever heard of them.
Serving type: bottle
08-23-2011 03:13:05 | More by jifigz
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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 651 ratings.