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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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BA SCORE
84
good

60 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 60
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 9.95%
Wants: 3
Gots: 1 | 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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Ratings: 60 | Reviews: 29 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by smakawhat:
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smakawhat

Maryland

3.9/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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!

Serving type: bottle

10-28-2012 20:08:49 | More by smakawhat
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NYR_Rob

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

05-18-2014 03:17:50 | More by NYR_Rob
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leftoverburrito

Oregon

3/5  rDev -19.4%

04-11-2014 22:00:32 | More by leftoverburrito
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canucklehead

British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

03-08-2014 18:31:02 | More by canucklehead
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tjcamm

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

03-03-2014 01:34:29 | More by tjcamm
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dexterk1

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

01-25-2014 14:55:59 | More by dexterk1
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tedho21

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

01-12-2014 17:51:58 | More by tedho21
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TasteTester

Ohio

3/5  rDev -19.4%

01-02-2014 00:35:01 | More by TasteTester
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kk73

Hawaii

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

12-25-2013 01:39:09 | More by kk73
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TaborTime

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

12-18-2013 05:04:21 | More by TaborTime
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UltimateLivewire

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

11-29-2013 04:31:04 | More by UltimateLivewire
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Hardcore

Hawaii

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

11-16-2013 07:39:37 | More by Hardcore
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Jeeb

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

10-31-2013 00:44:48 | More by Jeeb
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bobhits

Kentucky

3.03/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 1.5

So the bomber format needs to have great beers in it given price. Silent treatment is a lot of citrus flavor, oranges are very noticed. Poured into an ok poured body/head/lacing and gives off just a lot of citrus flavors and aromas.

This would be a really good beer in a better format but in a bomber sorry PASS.

I can't lie I"m grossly discounting this one for the price and being in the crappy bomber format without being a beer worth that.

Serving type: bottle

10-26-2013 23:01:35 | More by bobhits
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Kylemif

Oregon

4/5  rDev +7.5%

10-03-2013 20:08:58 | More by Kylemif
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rastamendi

California

3.69/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: Deep gold/light copper color with a faint haze. Head dissipates into a thin layer that persists.

Smell: Classic pale ale.Faint citrusy hops, with background notes of light caramel malts, and a touch of biscuity character. Not a mind blower, but those who may reckon how pale ales used to taste would approve.

Taste: Balance is definitely towards the bitterness, though it is not overwhelming. Malt character is subdued (I would expect a tad more malt, considering the 5.75% ABV). Very pleasant citrus/pine hop flavor lingers. Clean, with not apparent flaws.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied, but with a creamy texture aided by ample carbonation.

Overall: An extremely pleasant pale ale. Refreshing, hoppy, without being overwhelming from any angle. People who are looking for a beer to blow their mind will likely be underwhelmed by this beer. However, people who remember how beer used to taste before the recent pissing contest of flavor/alcohol/hop concentration will appreciate this beer for what it is...good.

Serving type: bottle

09-18-2013 19:21:35 | More by rastamendi
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ssteakley

Washington

2.96/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: bottle

09-18-2013 04:39:23 | More by ssteakley
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GJ40

North Carolina

3.76/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Sampled from a 22oz bottle purchased at Triangle Wine in Morrisville.

A - Golden and very clear with a big white head of large bubbles.

S - Citrusy, piney and slightly grassy hops.

T - Starts with pine and a mild sweetness. A nice hop bitterness picks up midway and lasts after the finish. Enough toasted malt to prop up the hops but the hops definitely run the show.

M - Moderate carbonation and consistency. Maybe a little light.

O - A very drinkable pale ale but there's a sweetness that I didn't need.

Serving type: bottle

09-01-2013 14:18:26 | More by GJ40
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mccallisters_dali

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

08-17-2013 19:42:24 | More by mccallisters_dali
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bluckbeyes

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

07-23-2013 00:38:05 | More by bluckbeyes
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MrBoh

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

07-22-2013 02:49:59 | More by MrBoh
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

4.03/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Virginia

3.1/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: This poured a cloudy gold with a little white head.
S: It smelled like faint orange hops and bready biscuit malt.
T: It tasted like faint copper and bready biscuit malt, with a little orange and honey. It had a clean, mild bitter aftertaste.
M: It was somewhat thick with moderate carbonation.
D: This was an ok pale ale. The scent and taste and body were all fitting for the style, but really not that great. Easy to drink, but subpar.

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2013 19:19:43 | More by Pencible
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chinchill

South Carolina

3.66/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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.

Serving type: on-tap

07-01-2013 17:57:13 | More by chinchill
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cswhitehorse

Oregon

3.65/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

The Silent Treatment Pale Ale poured into the pint glass and looked a lovely amber with a good soft pillow two finger foam head. It had good sticky lacing that held to the side of the glass. It was unfiltered had some protein floating around like a Belgian.

The aroma was light and floral. The taste was smooth and resembled more of an ESB rather than a pale ale. The mouthfeel was gentle and didn't leave much of a mark. Nice for a ale but still reminded me more of the ESB again. Overall not a bad a beer but styled wrong.

Serving type: bottle

06-16-2013 01:13:27 | More by cswhitehorse
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Silent Treatment Pale Ale from No-Li Brewhouse
84 out of 100 based on 60 ratings.