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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990 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:
#41,128
Reviews:
265
Ratings:
990
pDev:
13.45%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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5/5  rDev +40.1%

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5/5  rDev +40.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is a great IPA for the price, some harsh reviews here but I still love this beer

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5/5  rDev +40.1%

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5/5  rDev +40.1%

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4.8/5  rDev +34.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +33.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +33.1%

Photo of wangbruins
4.75/5  rDev +33.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A- Light copper color with two finger head with great staying power and all over the place lacing

S- Piney and earthy, your typical IPA scents, but pretty strong with a bit of caramel

T- Earthy with some citrus flavors- lots of lemon and a bit of orange

M- A bit of a bite on the tongue at first with a little sting after but a good aftertaste that stays with you for a minute or two

D- I was impressed- I got this at work from the promoters trying to get my boss to carry it and wasn't expecting much but was pretty surprised- it's pretty damn good

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4.75/5  rDev +33.1%

Photo of superbarfff
4.7/5  rDev +31.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

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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4.56/5  rDev +27.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +26.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +26.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +26.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +26.1%

Photo of schmelby
4.5/5  rDev +26.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The new formula is MUCH better. Well done, SH.

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4.5/5  rDev +26.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +26.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +26.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +26.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +26.1%

Photo of ackleydg
4.45/5  rDev +24.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Northern Lights pours a nice reddish-amber color, with a substantial head and good lacing. The smell is hoppy for sure, mostly a citrus and floral character with some sweet malt in there. The taste compliments the aroma very well. It's not overwhelmingly bitter. The floral and citrus notes give way to a slight malty sweetness that you might expect from an amber or red ale. Mouthfeel is well-carbonated on the tongue and foam on the swallow.

A good IPA, a great blend of hops and malt.

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4.44/5  rDev +24.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

Poured a bottle into a standard White Hawk IPA pint glass.

A: Hazy dark golden with an overall orange tint. Decent head that leaves lots of lacing down the glass.

S: Exceptionally fragrant but not overpowering. Subtle notes of vanilla and honey hiding within the expected hoppy nose. Hops are floral here. Balanced nicely with a malt presence.

T: One of the nicest, most balanced IPA's I've had so far. Goes down smooth with very little bitter aftertaste. Lots of hops on the front with a decent malty wave in the middle and toward the end. I get mild grapefruit and a hint of pine.

D: As someone who finds it hard to consume more than 3 or 4 IPA's in a sitting usually, I'm hard-pressed to think of a more drinkable IPA. I killed 5 of these a little too easily...

Value: Regularly $8.99 a sixer by me, but I picked it up on sale for $6.99. At that price, forget about it, that's a total steal.

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Photo of Jmundy811
4.44/5  rDev +24.4%

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Northern Lights IPA from Starr Hill Brewery
Beer rating: 3.57 out of 5 with 990 ratings