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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984 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:
#40,022
Reviews:
264
Ratings:
984
pDev:
13.45%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 984 |  Reviews: 264
Photo of EdgarGerik
3.77/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of LooseMoose1978
3.5/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of MMOSNN
3.05/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Look - a hazy orangish amber color with a creamy two-finger off-white head and some slight lacing.
Smell - bready malts, caramel, some faint notes of citrus.
Taste - barely any hop characteristics, mostly sweet malts, but it ends with vague citrus flavors.
Feel - carbonation is decent, but the body is thin.
Overall, this IPA is subpar with little to no hop aromas or flavors.

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Photo of illeagle05
3.75/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DarkSideOfTheMoon
4.31/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hazen
3.87/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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

Photo of OtisCampbell007
3.98/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of JMHRAH
3.09/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Riff
3.88/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a tall boy to a shaker glass. Pour was dark amber with a thin white head about a finger deep. Smell was hops heavy, piney. Taste is light, nicely balanced hops that aren't too overpowering. This is not a hop heads IPA. Feel is on the thin side, there but not so much as other IPAs. Overall a decent IPA, very drinkable and pairs well with a number of meals, did not overpower pasta and seafood.

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Photo of Yankeejw
3.64/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of warrendietrich2001
3.57/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Chucker17
3.75/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RockyM72
4.02/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MartyDiBergi
3.53/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of csnyder83
3.75/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of OldSwampy
4.08/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Attractive ruby-amber with off-white head leaving some lacing. Balanced nose of floral and piney hops. Taste is a good balance of hops and mild toffee malts. Mouthfeel slightly creamy but also a little thin. A fine IPA, hoppy but not bitter to the point of overkill. Quite nice; the more I drank the more I appreciated the balance.

Bottle date 2/29/16.

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Photo of markarizmendi
3.69/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Lelandgtate
3.46/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of WesMantooth
3.03/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Bottled 2/1/16
A foggy, reddish orange color. Big off-white foamy head. Some lacing.

Little to no aroma. A tocuh of citrusy hops, but mainly subdued malts.

Some sharp rind and all lemon a d grapefruit. An orange like sweetness. Bitter, slightly aspirin like aftertaste with floral hops.

Body is kind of syrupy and oily.

I know this is not the freshest of bottles, but I can't imagine 10-12 weeks having that much of an effect that it makes it a borderline average ipa. Just doesnt offer much.

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Photo of AD17
3.5/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Northern Lights IPA from Starr Hill Brewery
Beer rating: 3.57 out of 5 with 984 ratings