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Northern Lights IPA - Starr Hill Brewery

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Northern Lights IPANorthern Lights IPA

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649 Ratings
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Ratings: 649
Reviews: 226
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 13.48%
Wants: 8
Gots: 32 | 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 ocelot2500:
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ocelot2500

Arizona

3.43/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear golden color with a tight, white head that leaves chunks of lacing.

Smells of a little malt with grassy hops.

Tastes of the grassy hops with decent malt base. Grassy and flora hops with some pine character lead off. Malts come through with biscuit notes and some sweet grains. Leans towards bitter, which is a little misleading based upon the nose.

Mouthfeel is medium with a crisp amount of carbonation.

Overall, a pretty good attempt that falls in line with all of the other beers from Starr Hill.

Serving type: bottle

11-24-2011 23:32:33 | More by ocelot2500
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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.

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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.

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Northern Lights IPA from Starr Hill Brewery
81 out of 100 based on 649 ratings.