Northern Lights IPA | Starr Hill Brewery

Northern Lights IPANorthern Lights IPA
974 Ratings
Northern Lights IPANorthern Lights IPA

Brewed by:
Starr Hill Brewery
Virginia, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by OldFrothingSlosh on 09-19-2004

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Ratings: 974 |  Reviews: 262
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3/5  rDev -16%

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2.75/5  rDev -23%

Photo of micromaniac129
3.52/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pretty much an average brew. Didn't notice a bottle date but suspect it's old. I tend to believe that 75% of most beer sold in a bottle store is out of date anyway.

Not picking up really any hop notes either in aroma or taste in this orange amber brew.
Mostly malts here and a metalic aftertaste.
Drinks harsh not smooth at all.
I'll revisit these guys latter on.

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

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2.75/5  rDev -23%

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4.5/5  rDev +26.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +5%

Photo of ALBuff
3.42/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

This is a solid "gateway IPA" for those individuals who may not yet appreciate the finer things in life hops can offer. Not overpowering by any stretch, the subtle citrus and herbal hops sit quietly in the background without imposing themselves too harshly onto the palate. Light, crisp, & refreshing, but I think Star Hill just missed the mark of a true IPA.

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

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3.25/5  rDev -9%

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

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3/5  rDev -16%

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3.75/5  rDev +5%

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3/5  rDev -16%

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3.75/5  rDev +5%

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3.43/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Twist off bottle dated 11/30/12. Let's hope it's a brewed on date.

A - Nice, clear, orangey body with a finger of white foam. It leaves a decent lace.

S - Caramel malts, earthy aromas, a touch of vanilla, oddly. It smells like an old ipa.

T - bitter grapefruit rind, light malty roasted flavors. Citrus begins to come to the front. It tastes much better than it smells.

M - dry, medium body. Foams up pretty well.

O - this is pretty bitter, a little bit old, and not very remarkable. If this were local to me, I'd probably grab a six pack every now and again if it was in the $8 range as it's fairly easy drinking, but not a go-to IPA.

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3/5  rDev -16%

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4/5  rDev +12%

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

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3.25/5  rDev -9%

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3/5  rDev -16%

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

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3.25/5  rDev -9%

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4/5  rDev +12%

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3.75/5  rDev +5%

Northern Lights IPA from Starr Hill Brewery
Beer rating: 3.57 out of 5 with 974 ratings
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