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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

702 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 702
Reviews: 229
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 13.8%
Wants: 9
Gots: 49 | 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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Sbjeff

North Carolina

1/5  rDev -71.8%

06-24-2014 01:51:58 | More by Sbjeff
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seth_paul


1/5  rDev -71.8%

07-11-2012 16:04:42 | More by seth_paul
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tripelz

Pennsylvania

1.25/5  rDev -64.8%

11-03-2012 02:38:19 | More by tripelz
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Istoner90


1.44/5  rDev -59.4%

08-22-2014 19:06:26 | More by Istoner90
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OriolesFan1008

Maryland

1.5/5  rDev -57.7%

01-08-2013 14:32:37 | More by OriolesFan1008
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GTB

North Carolina

1.5/5  rDev -57.7%

03-19-2012 02:45:53 | More by GTB
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rustynosebleed

Pennsylvania

1.63/5  rDev -54.1%

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.

09-19-2009 22:49:18 | More by rustynosebleed
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ryanwaltz

Delaware

1.9/5  rDev -46.5%

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.

03-01-2009 17:36:50 | More by ryanwaltz
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Jimbo321

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -43.7%

07-25-2014 15:09:39 | More by Jimbo321
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flyingmick

New Jersey

2/5  rDev -43.7%

10-02-2012 14:53:02 | More by flyingmick
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JLeet

Virginia

2/5  rDev -43.7%

01-15-2014 17:18:27 | More by JLeet
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TheBigBoy

Pennsylvania

2.25/5  rDev -36.6%

03-31-2013 03:34:19 | More by TheBigBoy
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smakawhat

Maryland

2.38/5  rDev -33%

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.

01-12-2011 04:18:46 | More by smakawhat
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pcstock

Maryland

2.48/5  rDev -30.1%

08-24-2014 20:10:47 | More by pcstock
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SeriousALEment

Ohio

2.5/5  rDev -29.6%

04-02-2013 23:00:26 | More by SeriousALEment
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Stofko1992

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -29.6%

12-25-2013 15:53:43 | More by Stofko1992
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mendvicdog

Maryland

2.5/5  rDev -29.6%

07-22-2014 18:15:25 | More by mendvicdog
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RBorsato

Virginia

2.5/5  rDev -29.6%

10-22-2013 15:58:10 | More by RBorsato
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e30todamax

Virginia

2.5/5  rDev -29.6%

11-30-2012 20:05:36 | More by e30todamax
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rolltide

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -29.6%

07-28-2014 21:29:55 | More by rolltide
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SarcasticAaron

Virginia

2.5/5  rDev -29.6%

06-15-2013 07:17:19 | More by SarcasticAaron
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cfinch2

Virginia

2.5/5  rDev -29.6%

11-20-2011 20:49:36 | More by cfinch2
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Lipsntoes

Ohio

2.5/5  rDev -29.6%

12-01-2012 18:25:18 | More by Lipsntoes
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tmars13

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -29.6%

09-03-2012 22:25:33 | More by tmars13
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bmjivi221

South Carolina

2.5/5  rDev -29.6%

07-21-2013 03:39:47 | More by bmjivi221
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Northern Lights IPA from Starr Hill Brewery
81 out of 100 based on 702 ratings.