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Starr Hill "Northern Lights"
Starr Hill Brewing Company - Crozet, Virginia USA
IPA (ABV 6.5%) (IBU 52)

[Best served in a Shaker glass]

Rating: 3.6/5.0

Aroma: 7/10
Appearance: 4/5
Taste: 7/10
Palate: 3/5
Overall: 15/20

The pour was a hazy medium orange amber with an average sized (1-2 finger) off white frothy head that lasted throughout and had some excellent sheets of sticky lacing.

The aroma was of floral and pine hops, a straw malt and a soapy yeast with notes of caramel, honey, and citrus (grapefruit and orange).

The taste was a bit sweet and acidic with a decent note of caramel from the onset then progressed with a nice bitter hoppy flavor that possessed a hint of citrus and a drop of honey towards the end. The flavor lasted a ridiculously long time, which was great for it allowed one to enjoy the nice bold hoppy finish.

Mouthfeel was about half way between light and medium in body with a nice distinct dry texture and a good lively carbonation.

Overall a brew with a mild sweetness and a kickin' hoppiness that are blended extremely well making this a very enjoyable beer...

Sampled: 3/22/2012

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