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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

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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srw, Aug 06, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

mscudder, Aug 03, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

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2.75/5  rDev -22.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

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4/5  rDev +12.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -29.6%

rolltide, Jul 28, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

costanzo_mike, Jul 28, 2014
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2/5  rDev -43.7%

Jimbo321, Jul 25, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

hoosier222002, Jul 25, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

augustwest, Jul 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev +12.7%

Beer_4_brains, Jul 23, 2014
Photo of Zach136
3.55/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Zach136, Jul 23, 2014
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3.56/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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.

Ozzylizard, Jul 22, 2014
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BcOneSeven, Jul 19, 2014
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3.93/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 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...

dacrza1, Jul 18, 2014
Northern Lights IPA from Starr Hill Brewery
81 out of 100 based on 728 ratings.