Northern Lights IPA | Starr Hill Brewery

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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
Ratings:
971
Reviews:
261
Avg:
3.63
pDev:
13.22%
 
 
Wants:
19
Gots:
198
For Trade:
0
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Photo of Yankeejw
3.64/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ckollias
4/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of warrendietrich2001
3.57/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Chucker17
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of toti1972
4.02/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MartyDiBergi
3.53/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of csnyder83
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of OldSwampy
4.08/5  rDev +12.4%
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 +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Lelandgtate
3.46/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of WesMantooth
3.03/5  rDev -16.5%
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 -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Forsythe2016
3.58/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cantal
4.05/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jpuetz
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Rifugium
3.03/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of DontTellMom
3.64/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jason_cs
3.62/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of FriedSlug
3.37/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Reddish orange beer with a quickly fading white head. No lacing left behind. There is really very little aroma to this one. The faint smells are a little onion and citrus with malt. The taste is a bit better than the smell but mainly it is mildly sweet, slightly fruity and a little bitter. This just did not turn out to be one of my favorite IPAs.

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Photo of dankjohn
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Frank_TX
3.43/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sisterofba
3.24/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of nuebs
3/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of brocktune
3.53/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TeachChefs
3.51/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Northern Lights IPA from Starr Hill Brewery
3.63 out of 5 based on 971 ratings.
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