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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

61 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 61
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 9.97%
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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oberon

North Carolina

4.06/5  rDev +9.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-10-2013 21:09:52 | More by oberon
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beertunes

Washington

3.25/5  rDev -12.4%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

06-09-2013 17:56:47 | More by beertunes
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Ribsandwhiskey

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

06-05-2013 00:34:47 | More by Ribsandwhiskey
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n2185

North Carolina

3.54/5  rDev -4.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-03-2013 22:23:39 | More by n2185
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baklo

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

05-18-2013 21:41:53 | More by baklo
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RedneckBeerz

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

05-07-2013 13:37:40 | More by RedneckBeerz
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Axnjxn

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +7.8%

05-02-2013 15:43:03 | More by Axnjxn
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dsshuck

Delaware

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

04-12-2013 23:50:12 | More by dsshuck
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briandaube

Delaware

4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

04-12-2013 17:26:03 | More by briandaube
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Kahlerbock

Kansas

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

04-06-2013 18:29:53 | More by Kahlerbock
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beergoot

Colorado

3.79/5  rDev +2.2%
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...

Serving type: bottle

04-06-2013 00:25:35 | More by beergoot
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flagmantho

Washington

3.91/5  rDev +5.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-12-2013 23:59:09 | More by flagmantho
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bifrost17

Washington

4/5  rDev +7.8%

03-08-2013 05:24:14 | More by bifrost17
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marcellaproust

Washington

4.7/5  rDev +26.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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.

Serving type: on-tap

03-01-2013 03:54:52 | More by marcellaproust
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draheim

Washington

3.96/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz into a tulip. Pours a pale copper color w/ a sudsy bright white head, good sticky lacing.

Aroma is floral and bready. Clean pale malt and NW hops.

Taste is dry and biscuity, crisp and hoppy. Some light citrus notes. Drinkable, refreshing.

Mouthfeel is clean, medium-bodied, with a crisp hoppy finish.

Overall a good, sessionable pale ale. A little boring, but comfortable.

Serving type: bottle

01-31-2013 05:45:36 | More by draheim
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leedorham

Washington

4/5  rDev +7.8%

01-25-2013 16:52:57 | More by leedorham
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twelveinches

Washington

4/5  rDev +7.8%

01-18-2013 06:53:36 | More by twelveinches
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Cjtytler


3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

01-06-2013 22:50:01 | More by Cjtytler
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jtd335

Maryland

4/5  rDev +7.8%

12-11-2012 13:01:03 | More by jtd335
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nmann08

District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

12-02-2012 04:21:29 | More by nmann08
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mactrail

Washington

3.63/5  rDev -2.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-22-2012 04:30:40 | More by mactrail
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smakawhat

Maryland

3.9/5  rDev +5.1%
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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JMBSH

Colorado

3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

10-22-2012 02:36:30 | More by JMBSH
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

4.03/5  rDev +8.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-13-2012 20:01:43 | More by StonedTrippin
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deedric

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

10-11-2012 20:48:49 | More by deedric
Silent Treatment Pale Ale from No-Li Brewhouse
84 out of 100 based on 61 ratings.