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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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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:
197
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 971 |  Reviews: 261
Photo of cwd
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of Axnjxn
3.61/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

on tap at hard times in Arlington VA. pours an amber color with a nice head. smell is malty and sweet. not bad but not what I was expecting from an IPA. taste is more of the same. hard to call this an IPA. medium body with light carbonation.

overall its decent but wouldn't call this an IPA.

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Photo of NormLobstah
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of mulliwater
3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of ThomasAWilson2
3/5  rDev -17.4%

Photo of BeerLover99
3.32/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A: dirty orange/shiny body, finger khaki head, spotty lacing

S: sugary biscuit, citrus, mild grass

T: kiwi/grapefruit, big sweet biscuit malt middle, earthy grass
bitter finish

M: med body, creamy/oily balanced mouth

O: Sweet Malty IPA? Interesting, usually not
my style at all, but enjoyed it, none the less.

SOLID; DON'T GO OUT OF YOUR WAY!

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Photo of erialbill
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of RonfromJersey
3.29/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Single purchased at the Pennington Circle SuperSaver.

A striking amber, with a slight haze. Two fingers of level dense white foam.

Inviting, assertive aroma of pine and pineapple.

Low level malt foundation. A flash of juicy fruit. Nuclear blast of bitterness. It's good bitter, but there is a whole lot of it. Big time tooth scraper.

Medium mouthfeel flows along.

If you are looking for a hugely bitter IPA, this beer is for you.

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Photo of UltimateLivewire
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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3/5  rDev -17.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of ZEB89
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

Photo of DrDemento456
3.27/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A - Pour is fairly dark amber with a 1/2 inch of head that leaves a pretty sweet lace ring throughout.
S - Smell is subdued hop bitterness, old malt, and some cracker crust.
T - A very lackluster IPA with more malty base than standard hop bitterness. Slightly below average.
M - Malty medium bodied with a not very "crisp" finish.

Overall a very forgettable IPA that is worth passing for the single reason of no bottling date. Guaranteed to be old.

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3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of jmdrpi
3.19/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

12 oz bottle, dated about 2 months old

Clear copper color, minimal head. Earthy hop aroma. Fairly bitter taste, just kinda boring. thin to Medium bodied

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Photo of Omnium
3.7/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottle > Pint Glass
A - Nice orange tinted gold, one finger head, average lacing
S - Not a bad smell, some fresh fruits, citrus and a hint of peach, flowers, and a slight scent of dankness.
T - Some decent hop bitterness here, a little citrus taste, as well as a little sweet malty finish, some dried flowers, and a hair of pine.
M - Lighter on feel, medium carbonization, but the bittereness hangs on more than it should
O - Average IPA, but its drinkable and is a decent style of single IPA, there's much better picks out there for singles, but its not bad.

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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3/5  rDev -17.4%

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