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No-Li Empire No. 8 Session IPA - No-Li Brewhouse

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No-Li Empire No. 8 Session IPANo-Li Empire No. 8 Session IPA

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very good

24 Ratings
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Ratings: 24
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 10.4%
Wants: 0
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
No-Li Brewhouse visit their website
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: DaltonC on 02-23-2014)
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Color is more golden than amber in the big chalice. Plenty of sudsy mouthfeel, though short on lacing in the glass. Fairly light body. Citrus aroma with some fruity notes.

This is quite seriously hopped. Bitterness is on the brutal side after a few sips. Hops are listed as Cluster and Cascade with dry-hopped Cascade as well. There is a sweet tang but no real malt flavor. Grapefruit juice and pith dominates the taste.

Some pleasant aromatics before the bitterness sets in, but I don't find this very drinkable. This seems like the same West Coast or San Diego IPA nonsense all over again. Take that as a recommendation if that's where your heart is. From the 22 oz bottle purchased at Pioneer Market in La Conner.

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Appearance: very light golden hue with a lazy effervescence and a little bit of haze. Not too bad for a session IPA.

Smell: lightly citrusy aroma, with a little bit of a dank character. Not complex but OK for the style.

Taste: lightly grainy malt character with some citrusy hops and just a hint of that dankness from the aroma. Not bad.

Mouthfeel: light body with a light carbonation; rocky and refreshing.

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Tangerine with steady, creamy off white finger of foam that rings.
Tangerine rind on the nose with big, fresh green leafiness.
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No-Li Empire No. 8 Session IPA from No-Li Brewhouse
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