Born & Raised IPA | No-Li Brewhouse

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85
very good
70 Reviews
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70
Ratings:
251
Avg:
3.75
pDev:
19.73%
 
 
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Born & Raised IPABorn & Raised IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
No-Li Brewhouse
Washington, United States | website

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Bred right here in the Fair City, this Expo-sized IPA is made from hops and barley harvested within 300 miles of the No-Li Brewhouse. Washington's own Cascade, Columbus and Chinook hops span across 2 row malt from Armstrong, BC.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 10-01-2003

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Photo of mac31
3.65/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

No Li IPA
Nice sweet and tropical nose. Taste falls short of the nose, though. It taste like either there is excessive early kettle hops used or hops with huge alpha acid content used early in in the boil. Really big bashing hops pummel the taste buds. The hops are piney and resinous without being over sticky. Big general bitterness without much nuance or floral notes. There are traces of pineapple and some candy like sweetness in the finish. If you search deep enough there is a sweet, malt under-toned back bone. The malts are slightly bready and contain some caramel. The malts barely contain the bitterness, any more bitterness would be way overboard. When Pliny is only 2 hours away and you can get Enjoy By and Alpine down the street, you have develop high expectations. This beer falls short to living up to (relative) standards.

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Photo of brentk56
3.87/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: An impressive pour, with a big bubble show that produces a three finger head; a clear amber liquid develops below; clumps of lacing hang around

Smell: Very malty, with pine and tea tones underneath

Taste: Caramel dominates from start to finish, with the tea and pine adding an earthy bitterness; through the middle, there is a hard candy sweetness that tastes of guava paste and cherry syrup; the finish is a blend of all the flavors that appear

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate carbonation

Overall: At first, I was ready to dismiss this as another old school IPA that time has passed by; over time, I grew to enjoy it, thinking it more of a strong ale with an interesting blend of sweet flavors

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Photo of beertrek
3.95/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Sweet at the beginning. Dry and hopped at the end. The bitter is a good bitter. Not long lasting or sour. Full bodied and creamy even. Rounded. A good drinkable IPA that cleans the palate while you eat.

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Photo of constantine_272
3.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Dark copper with a thick hazy cloudiness. Small light tan head. Slight booziness on the nose with a hefty dry straw and grass aroma. The taste is very hop forward with a big dry earthy and herbaceous taste. Rich straw and dry autumn leaves abound in the taste. A malty maple syrup sweetness peaks through the hoppiness on the end. The hoppines builds to a medium heavy dryness building continually. The malt helps to balance the big hop character. The hops bring a great orange pithe and grapefruit juice tanginess to the picture. Pretty good imperial ipa. 7.0 qualifies as imperial right? It was a little on the dry side for my preference, but still pretty good.

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Photo of BucannonXC5
3.33/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Type: 22-oz. bottle
Glass: Clear hotel snifter glass
From: Whole Foods Market in Honolulu, Hawaii
Price: $6.99
Purchased: Dec. 20, 2015
Consumed: Dec. 23, 2015
Misc.: N/A

Poured a dark honey, brown, murky color with 3-to-4 fingers of khaki white, frothy head. Excellent foamy lacing on the sides of the glass. Excellent retention. (Sight - 3.75)

Smelled cascade hops, herbal hops, menthol, rye hops, spicy chinook hops, caramel, toffee and veggies. (Smell - 3.25)

Taste follows the nose, seeming more like a strong ale than an IPA (even an English IPA). Got caramel, toffee, herbal hops, menthol, cascade hops, tobacco and dates. Very malty. (Taste - 3.25)

Medium body. Creamy texture Average carbonation. Long finish. (Feel - 3.75)

This should really be an American Strong Ale, but I reviwed this according to an IPA. Would have been around a 3.75 I would guess if reviewed this as an ASA. (Overall - 3.25)

3.33 | 76 | B-

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Photo of delta490
3.71/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours cloudy and deep amber, with a moderate amount of off-white head. The head hangs on and settles down to a thin disc. It still leaves a respectable amount of sticky small head. The smell is milder but still has some nice hoppy qualities (floral and pine) with some sweetness. The taste is about the same but a little more robust and is pretty good. The body is a little lighter and slightly thin, but not bad.

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Photo of JohnnyMac_AK
4.5/5  rDev +20%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Drank straight out of the 22oz bomber. Solid hop flavor and aroma. Citrus and Pine with stiff bitterness that hangs in from start to finish and leaves a malty film in the mouth and a buzz on the tongue. Definitely a true IPA and might require some big pants for some to palate. I like it and it's recommend you try it.

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Photo of Troy-Hawaii
3.25/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Bough from Bev Mart $2.59 12 ounce. Poured into a glass. Hazy copper color, taste of chocolate, smooth and easy drinking. I've never had an IPA that had a taste of chocolate so it was an interesting beer to try.

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Photo of ZachT
4.39/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

L: Copper in colour, clear, one inch of which white head when poured into an IPA glass
S: Melon, papaya, wet earth, citrusy, a bit resinous, touch of bread crusts
T: Citrus, pine, resin, earthy, bread crust, some malt sweetness, aggressive bitterness
F: Medium-full bodied, well carbonated, great bitterness from start to finish and then lingers on the palate
O: Solid, delicious IPA, all that NW hop goodness with a big enough malt body to keep it all balanced. Not for the faint of heart, a true IPA for hop lovers.

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Photo of Grack_Attack
4.03/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bomber poured into pint glass. Pours a lovely haze copper-orange with decent head.
Aroma is pleasant. Taste is what you expect, citrus with pine, very delicious (chinook and cascade). Hint of mint. This beer drinks like a DIPA, it feels bigger than its stats. Loving it. The finish is very smooth, you will want more. Overall this is a high quality PNW IPA at a bargain price.

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Photo of Jconradt
4.19/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Solid ipa with awesome deep copper color and fresh crisp taste leaving behind just enough bitterness without being foul. Too bad I can't find this in a six pack the bomber gives a bit more of a buzz than I need .

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Photo of LampertLand
3.77/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

No-Li Brewing 'Born & Raised IPA' @ 7.0% , served from a 650 ml bottle purchased for $6.50
A-pour is gold from the bottle to a clear golden/amber in the glass with a medium size off-white head leaving a spotty lace along the pint
S-mild hoppiness
T-ok tasting IPA , good malt backbone
MF-ok/mild carbonation , feels full bodied
Ov-ok beer & PNW IPA
prost LampertLand

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Photo of mactrail
3.68/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Lovely coppery amber with a thin mustache of foam in the DuPont chalice. Sweet grainy taste to start. A touch of honeysuckle in the nose. Hot mango taste with a little leaf mold. Dark bitter finish.

A pleasant hoppy brew with a rich malty flavor. From the 22 oz bottle purchased at Haggen's supermarket.

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Photo of kgammell1
3.6/5  rDev -4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Not super impressed. Hazy, with a nice head, this beer just doesn't deliver a knockout punch in any one area. Some citrus, sweet malts but nothing special here.

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Photo of vladdswrath
3.7/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a deep dark amber with an absolutely massive head and a nice bubbles show further down the glass. Aroma is musty, swampy pine. Taste is a little funky, sweet and citrusy yet smothered by the thick and oily hops...again, just strangely swampy. A lot of people are going to love this beer. I appreciate what the brew is trying to do, I just don't think it is a flavor profile for me.

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Photo of Bunman3
3.93/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Oh my. I do love when I come across a pleasant surprise. This is a nice orange hued brew that pours with a bit of head that dissipates in short order. The nose is citrus, toffee and evergreen forest. The flavour is extremely nice and multi layered. Malt, black tea, citrus and pine take turns popping out. Overall, this is a wonderful example of the best a Pacific Northwest IPA can offer. This is the first No-Li offering I've tried, but it certainly won't be my last.

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Photo of Bookseeb
3.41/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance is a hazy orange amber supporting a healthy steady head leaving collared lace. Smell is sweet with citrus with a piney aroma. Taste is hop forward of the malt having that piney grapefruit with the sweetness of the malt. Mouthfeel is medium with good carbonation. Makes for a nice IPA offering.

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Photo of HopticalDeployment
4.23/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

As a west coast hop hound, this brew is remarkable. Thick, viscous body with three feel of a DIPA, or IIPA. Found it on sale and was wowed.

Way more quality than the current 89 that BA shows.

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Photo of RenzoD
3.92/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Dark copper color. Small head. Nice hoppy aroma. Very malty feel and taste. Has a pure, clean feel. It tastes like a really good homebrew. Great IPA. I might not go out of my way to pick it up but i would gladly drink it again.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.53/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a murky dark orange-brown with a foamy beige head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy swaths of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of tea, citrus fruit, candied citrus zest, and brown sugar aromas. Taste is much the same with tea, candied citrus zest, and brown sugar flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with solid tea and candied citrus zest qualities all around.

Serving type: bottle.

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Photo of biboergosum
3.88/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

22oz bottle. It wasn't that long ago when, traveling through Spokane, I found bupkis for local brew - nice to see that has changed (or maybe I just missed it). Oh, and cool that the malt for this brew comes from across the border in Canada.

This beer pours a clear, medium orange brick amber hue, with one chubby finger of loosely foamy, and generally bubbly pale tan head, which leaves a bit of roiling sea wave lace around the glass as it quickly abates.

It smells of somewhat musty orange, white grapefruit, and lemon/lime rind, mildly dank pine resin, fallen leaves, a touch of wet tobacco, a subdued bready caramel malt sweetness, some minor flinty notes, and further floral, earthy, and lightly perfumed hops. The taste is bitter citrus pith - blood orange, indistinct grapefruit, and pineapple core - grainy caramel malt, a touch of hard toffee, a sort of isolated charred leafiness, a burgeoning pine forest floor green character, and some tame boozy florals.

The carbonation is kind of amateurish in its fizzy and frothy flip-flopping (ok, granted, I just wanted to say that out loud, so it stuck), the body an agreeable middleweight, and more or less smooth, but with a looming threat of baying booze at the outer gates. It finishes quite dry, the maltiness leaning and acquiescing as such, while the hops and hard water edginess take it all in stride.

Another PAC-NW IPA offering that pushes the boundaries of the DIPA designation, failing only in the required (hah!) malt quotient. Tasty, and enjoyable in its tickling of my hop sensory mechanisms - too bad that I didn't come across this place, the last time that I could have.

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Photo of allengarvin
3.94/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: 4.0 - Lovely dark copper color with a slow-forming, dense head.
S: 3.75 - Moderately citrusy aroma.
T: 4.0 - Lots of bitterness up front, with appropriate hop flavor (perhaps more piney than citrus), but also has a solid malt profile adding some sweetness in the middle, a touch of caramel.
M: 4.0 - Good body but not heavy.
O: 4.0 - Above average IPA.

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Photo of BeerAdvocate
3.8/5  rDev +1.3%

From BeerAdvocate magazine Issue #69 (October 2012):

Some would say this is an old-school IPA, barley and hops grown no more than 300 miles away from the brewery. Cascade, Columbus and Chinook hops used to pepper the palate. A true American IPA without any bells and whistles or a level of hoppiness that completely devastates the taste buds.

STYLE: American IPA
ABV: 7.0%
AVAILABILITY: Year-round

LOOK: Crystal clear tawny hue, epic showing of head

SMELL: Fresh citrus rind, piney, pipe tobacco, spicy, guava, pineapple, cake batter

TASTE: Slightly crisp, bitter, smooth, grainy, very grassy, black tea, faint tobacco, grapefruit peel, juicy, estery, caramel, biscuity, nutty, semi-pungent, bitter drying finish

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Photo of ThisWangsChung
3.2/5  rDev -14.7%

12 oz bottle into a wine glass.

Appearance: Pours a darker copper color. The head is a finger high and pale orange in shade. Retention is very impressive, helped by the aesthetic appeal of the creamy texture. A nice ring of lacing is left on the glass. (4)

Smell: The hops take on a piny, somewhat dank tone here. There are some slight grapefruity twinges, though. It's quite malty by IPA standards, also. I'm picking up a lot of caramel, brown sugar, toffee, and fruit esters. I'd say it's a bit too sweet personally, but it's far from bad. (3.25)

Taste: Definitely a bitter, pine-forward IPA. There are three stages of this brew: an initial piny taste, an upsurge of sweet, almost candy-like malts, and a returning pine-laden finish. The aforementioned finish is really bitter - almost too bitter. On the plus side, it helps to quash some of the sweetness nicely, though some still lingers. (3)

Mouthfeel: The bitterness makes it really dry, but the lingering sweetness helps give it a long finish. Drinkability is solid, which is good for an IPA that leans toward being slightly heavy. Carbonation is high. (3.5)

Overall: A fairly typical 'old-school' IPA - that is to say there's a lot of malt, but also a lot of pine-laden bitterness. Well done for what it is, but I prefer the newer school approach (unobstructive malt, tons of hop flavor, minimal bitterness). This is hard for me to revisit considering it doesn't have any form of bottle dating on it. (3.25)

3.2/5: Decent IPA, but nothing spectacular

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Photo of jellikit
3.53/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: deep orange/amber. Clear. Small foamy head. Nice lacing.

S: flowers and citrus. Maybe grapefruit?

T: toasty malt element. Grapefruit hop flavor with a huge pine-resin bitterness. Flavor is hop dominated.

M: medium body. Dry. Medium carbonation.

O: decent IPA. Hop forward NW IPA. Good, but tastes like a lot of other IPAs out there.

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