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Northern Lights IPA - Starr Hill Brewery

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Northern Lights IPANorthern Lights IPA

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728 Ratings
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Ratings: 728
Reviews: 230
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 13.52%
Wants: 11
Gots: 55 | 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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ChaelCox, Oct 09, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

brendaniel, Oct 09, 2012
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4/5  rDev +12.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

JeffTheJuice, Oct 05, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

jaswilson2, Oct 03, 2012
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2/5  rDev -43.7%

flyingmick, Oct 02, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

aliveguy17, Sep 28, 2012
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2.65/5  rDev -25.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I poured this hoppy beer into my tumbler at 45 degrees. The beer poured a amber sort of dirty blonde color. The head was gone really fast but lacing hung on for a little while. The smell and taste was certainly IPA, but too much for me. The beer was very dry with a bitter finish. Not for me and I will not buy again.

Minkybut, Sep 25, 2012
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4/5  rDev +12.7%

Rizzy17, Sep 24, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

bubseymour, Sep 16, 2012
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3.4/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a Samuel Adams Boston Lager glass. Taken from a Starr Hill "Road Show" mixed pack.

Appearance: Pours a slightly hazy, golden brown color. Has a large, frothy head that dissipates quickly and leaves some spotty lacing.

Smell: Has a nice floral hop aroma with a hint of citrus. I would guess it's Cascade hops but I'm not sure.

Taste: Starts bitter but with a nice balancing maltiness. Finishes strongly bitter with a grassy, piney Cascade hop flavor. All in all, a well-balanced, but typical, American IPA.

Mouthfeel: Well-carbonated and full-bodied.

Overall: Again, a well-balanced, slightly better than average IPA. Starr Hill is one of my sentimental favorites because it's fairly local and this is one of their better brews.

mckenziac, Sep 16, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

SPRichard, Sep 04, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -29.6%

tmars13, Sep 03, 2012
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4/5  rDev +12.7%

sevenshubby, Aug 22, 2012
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SocalKicks, Aug 17, 2012
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nitter, Aug 17, 2012
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GinDC, Aug 14, 2012
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3.78/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a brew I've been meaning to try for a while so this seems like a good time. Pours a bright orange brown with an opaque body and a solid cream colored head. Nose has varied citrus and floral notes and a general spicy hoppiness.

The flavor is rounded throughout the sip and features an impressive balance and some late hops in the aftertaste. Citrus, grimy floral and a hit of pine. Carbonation is maybe a little high but seems to fit this beer. Somewhat creamy in texture.

Not a beer to go across state lines for but well worth trying. Nice balance, medium bitterness, and fairly easy to quaff several.

daliandragon, Aug 14, 2012
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Northern Lights IPA from Starr Hill Brewery
81 out of 100 based on 728 ratings.