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Silent Treatment Pale Ale - No-Li Brewhouse

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Silent Treatment Pale AleSilent Treatment Pale Ale

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65 Ratings

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Ratings: 65
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 10.05%
Wants: 3
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
No-Li Brewhouse visit their website
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.75% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

If a tall pine falls in the Palouse and no one is there to hear it… Quietly brewed since 1993 and renamed in 2012 after another brewery gave us the silent treatment over a trademark issue with “Northern Lights,” this Spokane-style Pale lets its generous malt base and imposing use of Cluster and Cascade hops do the talking… No-Lie.

(Beer added by: woemad on 09-28-2003)
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Reviews by smakawhat:
Photo of smakawhat


3.9/5  rDev +6%

Poured from the bottle into a nonic pint glass.

A three finger off white and fluffy head hits the glass, holding on with lots of staying power. That head sits on a classic deep and clear amber body, but there is lots of fast rising cola like carbonation coming up. Not much of it sticking to the sides of the glass though.

A real light toasty airy malt emanates on first smell. A good light biscuity sense, and mild hop presence, and light tangerine citrus sweetness hiding. Pretty solid if subdued.

Real good biscuity mouthfeel and palate forward. Mid palate gives real nice wonderful toasty aromas, crackling and almost crackery with a dry presences. The sweetness comes next in the back on the swallow and there's a very noticeable hop action, but it plays second fiddle to this sweet malt profile. Almost chewy, but giving to a dry sense and airy malt, with a faint hint of orange sensing citrus hop action.

A real good solid pale ale, with a decent noticeable hop profile that doesn't overwhelm. Delicious!

10-28-2012 20:08:49 | More by smakawhat
More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon

North Carolina

4.06/5  rDev +10.3%

Iam really digging this brewery from the Palouse.Poured into an imperial pint glass orange infused lighter golden with a nice looking one finger craterous white headthat left multiple broken rings of lace as it settled rather slowly.Aromas constist of biscuit malt and leafy hops,a little light but pretty fresh.This beer won't hammer you over the head with hops but damn it has alot of really nice subtle hop complexity,plums and mint,along with leafiness over top of a sweetish caramel/biscuit base,there is a nice crispness in the finish.This is a damn fine APA,take the time to taste it and you'll be impressed with it.

06-10-2013 21:09:52 | More by oberon
Photo of Jason


4.1/5  rDev +11.4%

22oz brown bomber with no freshness date

LOOK: Clear golden straw hue, good display of lacing

SMELL: Spicy, biscuity, blood oranges, stone fruit, tobacco, parsley

TASTE: Very smooth, moderate sized body, slight crispness, mineral, earthy hop, citric rind, leafy, blonde tobacco, bitter resin, white peaches, very floral, dried grass, green peppercorns, very dry hoppy finish

Not your usual APA, a glimpse of what was perhaps the norm within the much smaller craft beer world with the simple use of Cluster hops ... if you remember that hop then you know what I am talking about. Yes, Cascade hops are very present but Cluster is a completely different world from what breweries are playing with today.

09-16-2012 03:11:37 | More by Jason
Photo of Prospero


3.68/5  rDev 0%

Pours a hazy orange color with a good two to three fingers of white foamy head. The aroma is fairly fresh and piney maybe a little citrus with the hops and malts about even and in balance, I didn't think it was overly hopped, unless you think Dale's Pale is overly hopped. Taste is a bit of biscuit and cascade hops are very apparent in the aroma but mild in bittering. Some astringency in the mouthfeel. Nothing really stands out here.

02-10-2011 22:36:21 | More by Prospero
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4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

04-12-2013 17:26:03 | More by briandaube
Photo of chinchill

South Carolina

3.66/5  rDev -0.5%

On tap at the NOC in Nantahala, NC.
Lightly hazy apricot color with a proportionate size head. The head has moderate duration.
A: Pleasant, fruity aroma.
Flavor: somewhat distinctive, with more fruit than usual. Very good balance.
O: Solid APA choice: Enjoyed and recommended.

07-01-2013 17:57:13 | More by chinchill
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

11-16-2013 07:39:37 | More by Hardcore
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

01-25-2014 14:55:59 | More by dexterk1
Photo of n2185

North Carolina

3.54/5  rDev -3.8%

A: Pours a clear burnished copper with two fingers of white head that fades into a thin layer with little lacing.

S: Grapefruit notes along with dry pine aromas dominate with some underlying notes of sweeter citrus and caramel malts.

T: Grapefruit, citrus rind, and dry pine flavors dominate here in an earthy, dry, and only lightly bitter flavor.

M: Medium-light body with medium carbonation, this beer is pretty light and drinkable for something that is fairly hoppy.

O: A solid pale ale overall that is easy to drink and enjoy, though it lacks some of the hop pungency that I like in my hoppy beers.

06-03-2013 22:23:39 | More by n2185
Photo of Spikester


3.78/5  rDev +2.7%

Amber with a good sized off white head. Good amount of lacings. Aroma is bready and some pine. Taste is quite bitter and yeasty. Astringent mouthfeel. Hops seemed to be overly bitter with the malts component too little. After doing a side by side with another well regarded Pale Ale the bitterness was less pronounced. Not a bad Pale but some off putting yeast components or brewing byproducts kept this off the top ten list.

06-23-2009 08:26:09 | More by Spikester
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

03-03-2014 01:34:29 | More by tjcamm
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

12-25-2013 01:39:09 | More by kk73
Photo of TiMX


4.8/5  rDev +30.4%

I just have to say I love this beer. This is the first Northern Lights beer I have had and It is great.

I think it could be a bit less cloudy. But the hops really come through in the smell.

The taste is a bit more hoppy than I would have guessed. But being from eastern Washington it should be a bit more hoppy. ( right? ) It is very fresh and light. This is a great beer for a hot day.

I think the mouth feel is right on for a lighter beer like this one.

Drinkability? I wish I had bought more than one that is for sure!!

07-08-2007 02:43:48 | More by TiMX
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

04-12-2013 23:50:12 | More by dsshuck
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

06-05-2013 00:34:47 | More by Ribsandwhiskey
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

12-11-2012 13:01:03 | More by jtd335
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3.72/5  rDev +1.1%

08-17-2014 00:15:58 | More by Noonan425
Photo of dbrauneis

North Carolina

4.03/5  rDev +9.5%

A: Pours a very lightly hazy medium to dark golden yellow in color with light to moderate amounts of visible carbonation and some peach + apricot highlights. The beer has a finger tall creamy foamy off-white head that slowly reduces to a thick film covering the entire surface of the beer with a medium thick ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of spicy, herbal, and citrus/grapefruit pith hops over the top of some light aromas of biscuit malts.

T: Upfront there is a light to moderate flavor of biscuit malts with just the lightest hint of caramel sweetness. That is followed by some moderate to strong flavors of earthy, herbal, and citrus/grapefruit hops that impart a light to moderate amount of bitterness which fades pretty quickly.

M: Medium bodied with moderate to heavy amounts of carbonation. Smooth bordering on creamy.

O: I found this beer to be quite enjoyable and one that I would definitely grab again. Easy to drink and almost sessionable.

07-20-2013 00:49:41 | More by dbrauneis
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North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

05-18-2013 21:41:53 | More by baklo
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

07-23-2013 00:38:05 | More by bluckbeyes
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3/5  rDev -18.5%

01-02-2014 00:35:01 | More by TasteTester
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4.7/5  rDev +27.7%

Hands down, the best pale I've had on tap. Very hard to describe the perfect beer across genres: balanced without being modest, backstage, supporting actor. Medium bodied but still light on the uptake. Malt is upfront and hop bite behind: the first is plain biscuit, the last extra special bitter but no more. Tasted like someone really cared and adored the making. I love this beer.

03-01-2013 03:54:52 | More by marcellaproust
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District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

12-02-2012 04:21:29 | More by nmann08
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

01-06-2013 22:50:01 | More by Cjtytler
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2.96/5  rDev -19.6%

Silent is a appropriate name, the smell is barely audible, taste has is almost Silent. Could be good for a really Hot Dry Texas day, if you like it dry and crisp on the end this one is for you. Silence is Golden to some but for now I will pass on this one.

09-18-2013 04:39:23 | More by ssteakley
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