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Silent Treatment Pale Ale - No-Li Brewhouse

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BA SCORE
83
good

65 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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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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smakawhat

Maryland

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
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JMBSH

Colorado

3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

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

Colorado

4.03/5  rDev +9.5%

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.

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

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

10-11-2012 20:48:49 | More by deedric
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Jason

Massachusetts

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
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Prospero

Colorado

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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pixieskid

Germany

3.78/5  rDev +2.7%

Had on tap at the Baby Bar in Spokane, WA.

med thin body, very frothy/clean mouth feel with nice carbonation.

mild grainy note up front with a distinct piny hop presence throughout.

finishes clean with a hint of lemon and mild bitterness.

Overall a decent pale, was quite fresh and had a good mouth feel.

If you are in the area it is worth a try, but nothing special. For $2 a pint (baby bar Tuesdays) it was definitely a steal though.

06-16-2010 18:17:25 | More by pixieskid
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Spikester

Oregon

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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tbeck

Washington

4.05/5  rDev +10.1%

Pours a dark amber/brown with a creamy one finger white head. Aroma is excellent some malt and a lot of pine, good hoppy smell. Taste was malt and some sweetness and a lot of hops. Very well balanced and not a lot of bitterness, although there was a slight wheaty aftertaste. Texture was watery and thin but light and crisp on the tongue. Excellent flavor, very enjoyable and highly recommended as a session beer.

11-09-2008 03:06:34 | More by tbeck
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RedDiamond

Oregon

3.45/5  rDev -6.3%

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.

09-07-2007 18:37:05 | More by RedDiamond
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TiMX

Oregon

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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loren01

Oregon

3.03/5  rDev -17.7%

A: Had this in a bomber I brought back from a trip to Washington. Pours an orangish color with very good sized foamy white head. Good lacing down the glass
S: This was kind of interesting, not sure if it was just me but the smell kind of came and went as I was drinking it. Not too overpowering. Smells of biscut, with citrusy hop scent
T: Malt is overpowered by very bitter hoppiness. Malt kind of comes and goes as well.
M: Slightly dry finish, medium bodied beer
D: Could have a little more maltiness to it, malt is most of the time drounded out by bitter hoppiness.

09-08-2006 20:10:31 | More by loren01
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RJLarse

Washington

3.53/5  rDev -4.1%

I picked up a bomber of Northern Lights Pale Ale at a grocery store to taste, review and enjoy. I poured this beer in to a pint tumbler.

Pours a rich gold color and is slightly hazy. A rich foamy white head forms, and is extremely resilient.

The smell is fairly weak but it has a hop aroma, and a bit of a fruity smell.

The taste is well balance between hops and malt, with a little citrus (grapefruit) flavor on the side.

The mouth feel is clean crisp and refreshing.

This is a very drinkable beer. It’s light and refreshing with a nice flavor. I would definitely have Northern Lights Pale Ale again. I’ll probably visit the brew pub soon as well.

06-11-2006 04:31:26 | More by RJLarse
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Redrover

Illinois

3.63/5  rDev -1.4%

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.

10-28-2005 16:27:48 | More by Redrover
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woemad

Washington

3.8/5  rDev +3.3%

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.

09-28-2003 08:49:18 | More by woemad
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83 out of 100 based on 65 ratings.