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Northern Lights IPA - Starr Hill Brewery

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Northern Lights IPANorthern Lights IPA

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795 Ratings
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Ratings: 795
Reviews: 235
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 13.76%
Wants: 13
Gots: 87 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Starr Hill Brewery visit their website
Virginia, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: OldFrothingSlosh on 09-19-2004

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3/5  rDev -15.7%

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4/5  rDev +12.4%

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3.41/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear golden color with a tight, white head that leaves chunks of lacing.

Smells of a little malt with grassy hops.

Tastes of the grassy hops with decent malt base. Grassy and flora hops with some pine character lead off. Malts come through with biscuit notes and some sweet grains. Leans towards bitter, which is a little misleading based upon the nose.

Mouthfeel is medium with a crisp amount of carbonation.

Overall, a pretty good attempt that falls in line with all of the other beers from Starr Hill.

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4/5  rDev +12.4%

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3/5  rDev -15.7%

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2.87/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12oz bottle dated best by 01/2012 as an extra in an excellent trade with wino47--thanks.
Clear honey-gold elixir poured into SA glass. Copious, tight bubbles, thick one finger head, beautiful lacing throughout.
Very subtle hop aroma, flowery, old lady soap smell (dove?).
Taste is better--a bit. Hop bitterness, mild resin, malt.
Bump it up for the nice carbonation and medium body.
Must me better representations of the style in NC.

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4/5  rDev +12.4%

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2.97/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The Starr Hill Brewery Northern Lights IPA is decent. The beer poured golden/light copper clear with frothy white head that is lacing. The smell is weak....some floral notes along some bitter citrus. The casscade and wilmette hops provide a combination of bitter citrus and slight pine. The mouthfeel is medium body with good carbonation. Overall it is a decent beer. Not as good as some other IPAs I have tried however.

Northern Lights IPA from Starr Hill Brewery
81 out of 100 based on 795 ratings.