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Northern Lights IPA - Starr Hill Brewery

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Northern Lights IPANorthern Lights IPA

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81
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667 Ratings
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Ratings: 667
Reviews: 229
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 13.48%
Wants: 8
Gots: 39 | 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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Ratings: 667 | Reviews: 229 | Display Reviews Only:
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thatoneguymike

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

05-25-2014 06:01:46 | More by thatoneguymike
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Braddeforest

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

05-25-2014 00:20:15 | More by Braddeforest
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jeffthepony

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

05-24-2014 15:28:06 | More by jeffthepony
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hophugger

Virginia

3.84/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

nice color, good head. A somewhat local beer for me, I have tried several from this brewery and this so far is my favorite. Nice hoppy bitterness, but not overdone. An above average beer, yet not quite one of the best IPAS I have had. Would definitely drink again and would recommend without hesitation. Good job, Starr Hill !!!!

Serving type: bottle

05-22-2014 16:39:43 | More by hophugger
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Sgbrown78

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

05-20-2014 01:48:05 | More by Sgbrown78
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robebo44

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

05-17-2014 23:47:06 | More by robebo44
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atlandy

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

05-17-2014 19:47:48 | More by atlandy
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moysauce

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottle poured into a snifter

A: Beautiful dark copper color - my favorite when it comes to beers. Left about 1 finger of head which dissipated rather quickly and left almost no lacing. Had the lacing been there and maybe a little thicker head, this would have received a 5. The color is just beautiful.

S: Nothing really to write home about here. Definitely a more floral smelling IPA. It's not off-putting, but very average.

T: This is what I would consider an upper-middle class IPA. You get all the bitterness of the hops without your palate taking any damage. At 52 IBUs and 6.5% ABV it is very standard to the American IPA genre. I don't really pick up very much in terms of malty qualities, but if I had to take a stab at it, I'd say I'm picking up some caramel. It;s very subdued, though.

M: Great mouthfeel! Nice and crisp, easy-drinking. Isn't too heavy or really coat your tongue very much, which is my preference. Great carbonation which adds to the crisp, refreshing sensation of this beer. Nice and smooth!

O: Overall, this is a very easy-drinking, refreshing, IPA. There isn't really anything that jumps out at you or grabs your attention, so to speak, but I definitely enjoy it. Pick it up and give it a try if you have a chance!

Serving type: bottle

05-14-2014 22:44:30 | More by moysauce
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KevinGordon

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

05-13-2014 02:08:00 | More by KevinGordon
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MikeWard

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

05-05-2014 23:05:19 | More by MikeWard
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Chinaskifan1

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

05-04-2014 00:03:36 | More by Chinaskifan1
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jimpyle48

Virginia

4/5  rDev +12.4%

05-01-2014 21:30:50 | More by jimpyle48
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wollefdoogylloj

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

04-30-2014 23:25:35 | More by wollefdoogylloj
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drolen

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +19.4%

04-29-2014 20:38:02 | More by drolen
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atrocity

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

04-29-2014 20:32:40 | More by atrocity
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bhurtle4

Tennessee

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

04-28-2014 15:06:21 | More by bhurtle4
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colinclovt

Virginia

2.5/5  rDev -29.8%

04-27-2014 17:29:08 | More by colinclovt
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Nitty703

Virginia

4/5  rDev +12.4%

04-27-2014 01:26:07 | More by Nitty703
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SFNC

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

04-26-2014 01:10:18 | More by SFNC
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apasternak

District of Columbia

3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

04-24-2014 23:49:22 | More by apasternak
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aqualung23

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +26.4%

04-19-2014 23:42:42 | More by aqualung23
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eelyj

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

04-17-2014 15:52:53 | More by eelyj
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GeorgiaBeerGuy

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

04-16-2014 20:51:24 | More by GeorgiaBeerGuy
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DubCo21

Virginia

3/5  rDev -15.7%

04-16-2014 02:35:41 | More by DubCo21
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Laulau

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

04-12-2014 20:46:07 | More by Laulau
Northern Lights IPA from Starr Hill Brewery
81 out of 100 based on 667 ratings.