Northern Lights IPA
Starr Hill Brewery

Northern Lights IPANorthern Lights IPA
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From:
Starr Hill Brewery
 
Virginia, United States
Style:
American IPA
Ranked #3,819
ABV:
6.2%
Score:
81
Ranked #27,648
Avg:
3.57 | pDev: 13.17%
Reviews:
274
Ratings:
760
Status:
Active
Rated:
Oct 31, 2021
Added:
Sep 19, 2004
Wants:
  22
Gots:
  215
SCORE
81
Good
Northern Lights IPANorthern Lights IPA
Notes: None
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Reviewed by akaizer from Virginia

3.78/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
A can poured into a pint glass. Look has a 1/2" white foam head with a brilliant clear amber golden body. Scent has prototypical hoppy notes -- pine, grassy spiciness -- with notes of maltiness in the backdrop. Taste follows with a more traditional IPA flavor profile (less tropical fruit, more pine/grassy bitterness) where the malts play a role in subduing the hoppiness. Feel is on the medium bodied side with a bitterness the lingers in the aftertaste. Overall a solid IPA.
Oct 31, 2021
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Reviewed by RonaldTheriot from Louisiana

4.52/5  rDev +26.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Northern Lights has a thick, off-white head, and a somewhat bubbly, orange appearance, with minimal lacing. The aroma is of white bread and tropical fruit. The flavor is of strong bitterness, white bread crust, fruit, and sweetness. Northern Lights has a high-medium body and a mostly-dry finish.

RJT
Jul 24, 2021
 
Rated: 3.59 by eluvah from New York

Jul 02, 2021
 
Rated: 3.67 by carrcolind from District of Columbia

Sep 21, 2020
 
Rated: 3.75 by Velivolus1 from Vermont

Aug 05, 2020
 
Rated: 3.46 by RT-Kris from New York

Mar 09, 2020
 
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Reviewed by teromous from Virginia

3.58/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
From the neck of the bottle in blue ink: "PKG ON 12/19/19B"

Appearance: The body of the beer is a medium shade of copper. There is a slight haze to the beer. The head is medium-sized, white, and fluffy. It has very good head retention. Very good lacing.

Aroma: There is a light bit of pine aroma to the beer. There is a hint of biscuit. The aromas are nice but they are not very strong.

Taste: There is a nice pine flavor to the beer.

Mouthfeel: It is on the low end of medium-bodied with just a light slickness on the tongue. It has very good bitterness and carbonation feels right.

Overall: It is a nice IPA with a good pine-like flavor and excellent bitterness. It isn't the most robust or complex IPA but it is enjoyable. I could drink it again, especially if it's available at a restaurant. The beer would pair well with anything from tacos to a roast beef sandwich. I would recommend it if you're looking for a solid IPA for a party or get-together.
Jan 11, 2020
 
Rated: 3.75 by Velivolus from Vermont

Nov 27, 2019
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Rated by WJL2112 from Georgia

4.02/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Love this one. Good balance of citrus and bitterness.
Nov 12, 2019
 
Rated: 3.99 by AccipiterofBeer from New York

Nov 10, 2019
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Reviewed by BeerAndGasMasks from Virginia

3.59/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
From the bottle, it pours a slightly hazy amber with a modest head that soon diminishes and leaves a bit of lacing. In the nose, it is a bit of citrus and malt. In the mouth, it is pineapple and some malt. Nice!
Sep 16, 2019
 
Rated: 3.29 by ScottP from New Hampshire

Jul 01, 2019
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Reviewed by Thomas_Wikman from Texas

3.5/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
I thought this was an aromatic but easy drinking IPA. However, I would have liked a little bit more flavor.

Look: semi-clear golden with a finger thick white head

Aroma: caramel, grapefruit, and pine. Fairly aromatic.

Taste: It is malty grains some caramel, citrus particularly grapefruit, maybe some pine at least in the aroma. However. For an IPA it is mild, good but mild.

Body/Overall: light to medium body, easy drinking
Jun 21, 2019
 
Rated: 3.25 by wilfonzo from Florida

May 14, 2019
 
Rated: 3.48 by SpectrePLUS from Virginia

Apr 30, 2019
 
Rated: 3.75 by DCHritz from Pennsylvania

Apr 27, 2019
 
Rated: 3.75 by jvgoor3786 from Arkansas

Apr 23, 2019
 
Rated: 3.75 by dafla67 from Pennsylvania

Apr 12, 2019
 
Rated: 3.51 by danzorb from Pennsylvania

Feb 28, 2019
 
Rated: 4 by ThePold from Virginia

Feb 09, 2019
 
Rated: 3.25 by Shenk87 from Pennsylvania

Jan 26, 2019
 
Rated: 5 by Kwright from North Carolina

Jan 24, 2019
 
Rated: 4.53 by eldergleam from Virginia

Jan 18, 2019
 
Rated: 3.63 by Rockhead from Virginia

Dec 30, 2018
 
Rated: 3.5 by Quafftastic from Virginia

Dec 27, 2018
 
Rated: 3.67 by shreead from Pennsylvania

Dec 25, 2018
 
Rated: 3.67 by SHMD_Brewing from New York

Dec 24, 2018
 
Rated: 3.24 by rmarquardt17 from Michigan

Dec 20, 2018
 
Rated: 3.9 by sptopeka from Maryland

Nov 17, 2018
 
Rated: 2.75 by NeckBootHeadAss from Virginia

Oct 29, 2018
 
Rated: 4 by Yeldarb92 from Ohio

Oct 26, 2018
 
Rated: 3.63 by ALLMUCH from Pennsylvania

Oct 02, 2018
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Reviewed by hman43 from North Carolina

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.
Sep 22, 2018
 
Rated: 3.67 by Unclevince from West Virginia

Sep 03, 2018
 
Rated: 3.75 by paulish from New York

Sep 01, 2018
 
Rated: 3.45 by DavetotheB from Pennsylvania

Aug 30, 2018
 
Rated: 3.75 by fthegiants from California

Aug 29, 2018
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Reviewed by Husky-Topper from New Jersey

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.
Aug 29, 2018
 
Rated: 3.77 by BKotch from Texas

Aug 11, 2018
Northern Lights IPA from Starr Hill Brewery
Beer rating: 81 out of 100 with 1034 ratings