Northern Lights IPA - Starr Hill Brewery
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3.55/5 rDev -0.3%
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.
07-23-2014 01:07:11 | More by Zach136
3.56/5 rDev 0%
Bottled 5/21/14 at 40 degrees into standard pint glass
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
Palate medium, watery, soft carbonation
Not a bad IPA.
07-22-2014 22:12:50 | More by Ozzylizard
3.93/5 rDev +10.4%
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...
07-18-2014 01:19:18 | More by dacrza1
3.78/5 rDev +6.2%
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.
07-03-2014 22:21:19 | More by damndirtyape
Northern Lights IPA from Starr Hill Brewery
81 out of 100 based on 687 ratings.