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Born & Raised IPA - No-Li Brewhouse

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184 Ratings
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Ratings: 184
Reviews: 49
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 10.58%
Wants: 5
Gots: 15 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
No-Li Brewhouse visit their website
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.00% ABV

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.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-01-2003)
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Photo of ThisWangsChung
3.2/5  rDev -15.3%

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

ThisWangsChung, Aug 18, 2014
Photo of dbrauneis
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a lightly hazy deep copper in color with light amounts of gentle visible carbonation along the edges of the surface and a hint of dark golden yellow + orange highlights. The beer has a two finger tall foamy sudsy light tan head which slowly reduces to a couple of medium thick patches, a thin film covering the remainder of the surface of the beer, and a medium thick ring at the edges of the glass. Significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate to strong aromas of pine, herbal, and citrus/grapefruit pith hops over a light amount of caramel malts.

T: Upfront there are moderate flavors of caramel malts with a fair amount of sweetness which is quickly overtaken by strong flavors of the hops - pine stands out with slightly lesser amounts of herbal and citrus/grapefruit pith. Moderate to heavy amounts of bitterness which lingers for a long time.

M: Slightly less than medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Moderate amounts of lingering dryness in the finish.

O: For me, this is just on the border of a IPA and a DIPA - probably would be more highly rated if it was a more well known brewery. I find this one to be really enjoyable and pairs quite nicely with spicy foods.

dbrauneis, Aug 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.4/5  rDev -10.1%

Zanico, Monday at 02:52 AM
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3/5  rDev -20.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

LouieBreschi, Nov 17, 2014
Photo of BeerAdvocate
3.8/5  rDev +0.5%

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%

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

BeerAdvocate, Oct 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

iain_reeve, Oct 26, 2014
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3.8/5  rDev +0.5%

Not a bad IPA strong on the malts

Ghrymm, Oct 18, 2014
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4.04/5  rDev +6.9%

Jessica509, Oct 06, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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Born & Raised IPA from No-Li Brewhouse
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