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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993 Ratings
Northern Lights IPANorthern Lights IPA
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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:
#41,691
Reviews:
266
Ratings:
993
pDev:
13.45%
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0
 
 
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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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Photo of Tohibii
3.71/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

If you're not a huge fan of IPAs and are going to have one, this isn't a bad choice as it's a bit more malty, balanced and easy drinking compared to standard issue for the style. Conversely, I would certainly not recommend it to IPA lovers, but it was nice enough for me as the black sheep in a seasonal sampler pack with 3 other malty beers.

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Photo of Nosquatch
3.17/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of Andrewmcmurray
4.3/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

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

Photo of mochasoylatte
4.58/5  rDev +28.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Fantastic easy drinking beer. Love the golden color and smooth flavor. Not bitter at all!

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Photo of Schmidts
3.89/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours Amber / Orange with a small disappearing gray head.Smells of Citrus and Mild Hops. Taste is very Nice a almost Perfect Balance between Sweet and Hop Bitterness. I do not like most IPA's but this one is wonderful not over powering. A smooth flow from biter to lightly sweet.. In your Mouth this beer is very,very refreshing a Pleasure to your Taste buds! This is an awesome IPA I give it a overall of 4. Give this one a try if you do not normally like IPA's you will like this one.

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Photo of MKrauss
3.78/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of lic217
3.77/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Nace4
4.04/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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Northern Lights IPA from Starr Hill Brewery
Beer rating: 3.57 out of 5 with 993 ratings