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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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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
Photo of Pencible


3.1/5  rDev -15.8%

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.

07-04-2013 19:19:43 | More by Pencible
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
Photo of cswhitehorse


3.65/5  rDev -0.8%

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.

06-16-2013 01:13:27 | More by cswhitehorse
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 beertunes


3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

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.

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


3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

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


3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +8.7%

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


3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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


4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

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


3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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


3.79/5  rDev +3%

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...

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


3.91/5  rDev +6.3%

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.

03-12-2013 23:59:09 | More by flagmantho
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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


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
Photo of draheim


3.96/5  rDev +7.6%

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.

01-31-2013 05:45:36 | More by draheim
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

01-25-2013 16:52:57 | More by leedorham
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

01-18-2013 06:53:36 | More by twelveinches
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

01-06-2013 22:50:01 | More by Cjtytler
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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

District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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


3.63/5  rDev -1.4%

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.

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