Northern Lights IPA | Starr Hill Brewery

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Northern Lights IPANorthern Lights IPA
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3.57/5
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1,004 Ratings
Northern Lights IPANorthern Lights IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Starr Hill Brewery
Virginia, United States
starrhill.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by OldFrothingSlosh on 09-19-2004

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#36,682
Reviews:
268
Ratings:
1,004
pDev:
13.45%
 
 
Wants:
21
Gots:
210
Trade:
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Photo of NeckBootHeadAss
2.75/5  rDev -23%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Yeldarb92
4/5  rDev +12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of ALLMUCH
3.63/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hman43
3.13/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Look: It pours golden with a slight off white head.

Smell: It has aromas of citrus, grapefruit and floral. There is a very low grainy sweetness in the background.

Taste: It has a balance of grainy sweet malt, citrus, floral, and grapefruit. There are very low background caramel elements with some bread.

Feel: It has a moderate body with a slight slickness to it. It is mildly bitter.

Overall, it has some decent flavors but this reminds me more of an american pale ale on the lighter side than an ipa.

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Photo of Unclevince
3.67/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of paulish
3.75/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DavetotheB
3.45/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of fthegiants
3.75/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Husky-Topper
3.25/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Citrusy IPA that isn’t terris Lee overall as a beer but off as what is expected of an IPA. Name also misleading. Northern Lights implies a more bitter beer. Southern Cross would have been better.

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Photo of BKotch
3.77/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of crackerjack57
4.17/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rudiecantfail
3.36/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle poured into a tulip glass.

L---Somewhat hazy. Dark orange/light amber color. Nice white head that quickly dissipated into a cap and left surprisingly good lacing.

S---Very mild aroma. Light floral notes and light tropical fruits.

T---Follows the nose. Nothing outstanding. Mild fruit & floral taste. Perhaps some grapefruit & orange, but nothing very forward.

F---Watery. Light feel with good carbonation.

O---This falls short of the flavor and overall oomph I expect from an IPA. I'll pass in the future.

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Photo of Zonian1
3.54/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of flyersfan900
3.5/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of wwoj
3.79/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of EMV
3.65/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a Dogfish Head tulip

L: Nearly clear golden orange pour. 2 fingers of white head. Nice ring of lacing.

S: Toasted grains, citrus, and piney hops.

T/F: Follows the nose. Lightly toasted grains... mild caramel give way to a spice and citrus hop profile. Mild evergreen. Somewhat sweet but modest bitterness to balance. Light bodied and well carbonated.

O: Nothing fancy, but a solid everyday IPA.

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Photo of 1971bernat
3/5  rDev -16%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of raycoll
3.29/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of RockySasquatch
3.49/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of yaksurf
2.77/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of DrBass
3.88/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of highstrung
2.83/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Keananmichael5
3.7/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sb17
4.1/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

An aggressive pour resulted in a white, two finger head that didn't stick around long. The beer was amber copper - looked enticing. Nose is pine and taste is citrus. Mouth feel was great, super easy to drink.

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Photo of Lampro
3.33/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

On tap, it was not an exceptional IPA, but certainly enjoyable. Not overwhelmingly bitter or piney.

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Northern Lights IPA from Starr Hill Brewery
Beer rating: 3.57 out of 5 with 1,004 ratings