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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992 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:
#41,452
Reviews:
265
Ratings:
992
pDev:
13.45%
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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

Photo of Tone
4.04/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a clear copper color. 1/4 inch head of an off-white color. Decent retention and good lacing. Smells of piney hops, slight spicy hops, hint of citrus hops, and sweet malt. Fits the style of an American IPA. Mouth feel is smooth and clean, with an average carbonation level and noticeable bitterness. Tastes of piney hops, slight spicy hops, hint of caramel malt, hint of alcohol, hint of citrus hops, and sweet malt. Overall, good feel, blend, body, and welcome distinct style variety of hops.

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Northern Lights IPA from Starr Hill Brewery
Beer rating: 3.57 out of 5 with 992 ratings