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Northern Lights IPA - Starr Hill Brewery

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Northern Lights IPANorthern Lights IPA

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BA SCORE
81
good

769 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 769
Reviews: 230
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 13.48%
Wants: 13
Gots: 74 | 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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1/5  rDev -71.9%

Sbjeff, Jun 24, 2014
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1/5  rDev -71.9%

seth_paul, Jul 11, 2012
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1.25/5  rDev -64.9%

tripelz, Nov 03, 2012
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1.5/5  rDev -57.9%

OriolesFan1008, Jan 08, 2013
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1.5/5  rDev -57.9%

GTB, Mar 19, 2012
Photo of rustynosebleed
1.63/5  rDev -54.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

this is the most bland and crappy ipa i have ever tried. i made the mistake of buying a case, thinking that it would be at least decent. it's not. i would never get this again. it barely tastes of hops, it more or less just tastes like dirty water. disgusting. i can barely drink one or two in a sitting, and for the price, there are a lot better beers that one can buy, such as victory hopdevil or smuttynose finestkind.

rustynosebleed, Sep 19, 2009
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1.9/5  rDev -46.6%
look: 4 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 1

New arrival on shelves. Took a whiff of the opened bottle and inhaled an aroma of over ripe fruit, esters gone wild. Poured to pint glass where aroma increased. Good color, mouthfeel, and hop taste overwhelmed by bad fruit flavors. Discontinued consumption.

ryanwaltz, Mar 01, 2009
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2/5  rDev -43.8%

Jimbo321, Jul 25, 2014
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2/5  rDev -43.8%

flyingmick, Oct 02, 2012
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2/5  rDev -43.8%

JLeet, Jan 15, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev -36.8%

TheBigBoy, Mar 31, 2013
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2.38/5  rDev -33.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Poured into a pint glass giving a very good white head of two fingers with somewhat soap like bubbles. Some carbonation from the bottom in a dark clear brown apple/gold color. Some retention and some lacing but not much. Decent looking beer this is a good start.

What the heck is that smell???. oh my lord I know what it is.. this thing smells exclusively of DISHWASHING SOAP! Are you kidding me? no hops no biscuit or citrus... this is not looking good.

Taste really does not improve at all by much. Extremely wet bodied and I can't get past that smell it feels like I am having Palmolive. Bitter hop finish at least but leaving a soap bitterness which just lingers.

I am never having this again and will never drink it anymore. I can drink it and get past and find some hop bitters on the finish but this whole soapy fake detergent/perfume thing is a killer. Nope never again thank god this was on sale and it didn't cost me an arm or a leg.

smakawhat, Jan 12, 2011
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2.48/5  rDev -30.3%

pcstock, Aug 24, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -29.8%

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2.5/5  rDev -29.8%

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2.5/5  rDev -29.8%

cfinch2, Nov 20, 2011
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2.5/5  rDev -29.8%

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2.5/5  rDev -29.8%

tmars13, Sep 03, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -29.8%

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2.5/5  rDev -29.8%

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Northern Lights IPA from Starr Hill Brewery
81 out of 100 based on 769 ratings.