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Silent Treatment Pale Ale - No-Li Brewhouse

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BA SCORE
83
good

68 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 68
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 10.35%
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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Photo of nmann08
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

nmann08, Dec 02, 2012
Photo of oberon
4.06/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

oberon, Jun 10, 2013
Photo of Jason
4.1/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 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.

Jason, Sep 16, 2012
Photo of StonedTrippin
4.03/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

my favorite of the no-li beers so far. it pours clear and unsuspecting. its a dulled golden color with about a two inch white head that slowly relaxes. the smell is really floral. not floral hops, but actual flowers. not perfumy like lavender, but something much more delicate, very springtime. theres also some decent hopping going on, but nothing offensive. the flavor agrees, this is a balanced brew. some herbal notes come out right up front carrying through from the nose, and theres that floral hint again. malt profile is very light for an american pale, just adding body. finish is pleasantly bitter and quick. mouthfeel is wonderful. its light on the palate, drinkable as anything, and the low abv makes it a good all day beer. carbonation is appropriately upbeat. i see this as more of a spring beer than an autumnal one, but it worked just fine in this october context. look forward to having this again. lots of subtle tasties going on here.

StonedTrippin, Oct 13, 2012
Photo of mactrail
3.63/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Rich and warm toned hoppy beer. Appealing classic amber color in the snifter. Plenty of suds and lacing.

The fruity flavors are quite pleasant. Some kind of mix of hops and malt, and well balanced. A hint of orange peel, but not the highly bitter notes. Slightly tart with hints of caramel. Grainy flavors. Quite nicely hopped without the overdose. Modestly bitter aftertaste.

Thoroughly drinkable. It's hard to call this anything special, but it does a good job of providing a rich, hoppy mouthful. From the 12 oz bottle bought at Mayfair Liquors in Denver.

mactrail, Nov 22, 2012
Photo of dbrauneis
4.03/5  rDev +9.8%
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.

dbrauneis, Jul 20, 2013
Photo of smakawhat
3.9/5  rDev +6.3%
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!

smakawhat, Oct 28, 2012
Photo of chinchill
3.66/5  rDev -0.3%
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.

chinchill, Jul 01, 2013
Photo of beertunes
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Served in straight pint glass. Poured a pleasant coppery-gold color with about 1/2 inch of white head that had low retention and good lacing.

The aroma was fairly neutral and balanced at first, but after a moment a nice piney hop scent became apparent. The beer was mostly balanced with a gentle malt base scent. The taste was, for the most part, the same, with the biggest difference being a bit of a citrusy/grapefruit bite at the back of the tongue.

The body was nicely medium, pretty typical for the style, and had a dry finish. Drinkability was good enough, my pint went quickly, and there was just a bit of the grapefruit lingering aftertaste. Overall, a solid, unremarkable example of the style. It might be a everyday fridge brew if it were local to you, but probably not worth a lot of effort to obtain. Worth a shot if you see it though.

beertunes, Jun 09, 2013
Photo of flagmantho
3.91/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from 22oz bomber into a pint glass.

Appearance: golden yellow hue with a bit of haze and tons of effervescence. Head is a finger of frothy ivory foam with decent-enough retention. Not too bad.

Smell: sweet aroma with a lightly citrusy hop presence. The hops are almost lemony, the citrus is so delicate. Not too bad, although a bit on the sweet side for my taste.

Taste: like the aroma, but the sweetness of the malt is balanced better by the oily hoppiness. Delicate lemony citrus is the flavor here as well; it's actually quite nice.

Mouthfeel: medium-light body with a decent carbonation. Verging on nicely creamy, this beer didn't quite get there.

Overall: a decent pale ale and quite drinkable. I would probably be able to down lots of this on a hot day.

flagmantho, Mar 12, 2013
Photo of Axnjxn
4/5  rDev +9%

Axnjxn, May 02, 2013
Photo of RedDiamond
3.45/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I’m willing to tag this as an over-hopped beer, but of course, some people like that. In this case the hops are very fresh, very green, and derived from local Cascade and Columbus varieties – each of which I think of as the ’57 Chevy of hops. If the beer had wheels you’d call it a hop rod.

The racy carbonation produces a bright white head and generous lace on a predominantly clear body of burnished copper. The taste is strongly hopped – the whole beer is a highly charged hop magnet – though the lines are uncluttered and still clean enough to retain drinkability. The aroma however hints at hops momentarily but is otherwise oddly yeasted. 5.0% ABV.

RedDiamond, Sep 07, 2007
Photo of Pencible
3.1/5  rDev -15.5%
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.

Pencible, Jul 04, 2013
Photo of canucklehead
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

canucklehead, Mar 08, 2014
Photo of twelveinches
4/5  rDev +9%

twelveinches, Jan 18, 2013
Photo of ncstateplaya
3/5  rDev -18.3%

ncstateplaya, Aug 15, 2014
Photo of RedneckBeerz
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

RedneckBeerz, May 07, 2013
Photo of Redrover
3.63/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The beer was served in a standard pint glass. It was clear copper with an off-white head.

The nose was fresh and was bursting with cascade hops and a nice biscuit smell.

The taste was not quite as good as the smell. It was pleasantly bitter with slight piney taste. It may be a smidgen out of balance, as the malts seemed to go MIA at times.

Nice low levels of carbonation, but the mouth could be a bit creamier. Still a mildly sessionable ale.

Redrover, Oct 28, 2005
Photo of Stinger80OH
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

Stinger80OH, Aug 22, 2014
Photo of n2185
3.54/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

n2185, Jun 03, 2013
Photo of beergoot
3.79/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

The beer appears deep gold in color with nice carbonation bubbles that produce a thick, rich, creamy white head. Excellent floral and citrus hop aroma with touches of cracker and biscuit from the malt grains. Light grain flavors strongly overlapped with a zesty hop bitterness that pops up quickly and lingers well into the finish. Medium bodied; clean and dry finish.

This APA can be slightly deceptive in the taste department. The very first bit of each sip seems almost thin yet the subtle depth and complexity of the grains and hops quickly eliminate any hint of flavor weakness. Hop bitterness is the strong flavor component yet the mild graininess keeps the bitterness from overwhelming things. A well-brewed malted beverage offering...

beergoot, Apr 06, 2013
Photo of UltimateLivewire
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

UltimateLivewire, Nov 29, 2013
Photo of khargro2
2.75/5  rDev -25.1%

khargro2, Sep 06, 2014
Photo of woemad
3.8/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is an odd brew. It pours a hazy orange with a moderate white head that quickly dissipates, yet leaves behind a tiny layer of foam at the top. There is a strong hop presence in the scent. One gets notes of citrus fruits and juniper.
The taste is dominated by hops. My brother, who hates IPAs and big hoppyness in general (yet loves Sierra Nevada's Pale - go figure) thought this was an IPA due to the level of hoppines. While I think its quite hoppy for something labeled as just a Pale Ale, the citrusy zing of an IPA would last longer than it does with this beer. Perhaps this could be called an "IPA Lite." While this beer's style stradling makes me scratch my head, it is refreshing. I am grading it down a little due to the fact that it just doesn't seem like a true Pale Ale. My bottle was a bomber purchased at Jim's Homebrew in Spokane. It is also on tap at Mootsy's (a local bar) and at Northern Light's brewpub, located on Trent Avenue.

woemad, Sep 28, 2003
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Silent Treatment Pale Ale from No-Li Brewhouse
83 out of 100 based on 68 ratings.