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Born & Raised IPA - No-Li Brewhouse

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Born & Raised IPABorn & Raised IPA

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BA SCORE
85
very good

161 Ratings
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Ratings: 161
Reviews: 46
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 10.53%
Wants: 4
Gots: 7 | 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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5/5  rDev +31.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +25%

03-25-2013 00:44:01 | More by MacStinson
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Washington

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Texas

4.75/5  rDev +25%

06-23-2014 02:01:54 | More by gfg0020
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tmm313

Georgia

4.51/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- Hazy, unfiltered, almost dark red, body. Poured a creamy 2 finger head. Awesome lacing.
S- Big grapefruit and pine over rich caramel. Nice notes of tropical fruits.
T- Sweet orange and tropical fruits up front, followed by big caramel, big pine and grapefruit rind. Sweet, slightly boozey, and resinous finish. Tropical fruits became more pronounced as it warmed.
M- Medium, creamy body. Nice oily feel. Dry, bitter aftertaste.
O- This is a really good beer. Big, well balanced, aromas and flavors. As it warmed, the better it became. I especially liked the caramel backbone mixing with the tropical fruits, but all the flavors played together well. I would definitely have again.

Serving type: bottle

11-26-2013 18:51:03 | More by tmm313
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Hawaii

4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

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Washington

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Colorado

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10-15-2012 21:02:19 | More by Mizorie
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Washington

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California

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Washington

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Arithmeticus

Maryland

4.4/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured chilled in ale glass chez White

A: cloudy dark amber; decent head, very good carbonation
S: hoppy, bubblegum; quite inviting
T: tastes as it smells: hoppy, sweet, bubblegum; complex and intense; medium bitterness

Really quite a decent IPA--cheers

Serving type: bottle

03-01-2013 13:17:24 | More by Arithmeticus
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GilGarp

Colorado

4.3/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bomber served cold into a pint glass.

Born & Raised is an amber IPA with a slight haze. The head is thick and creamy with good retention and great lacing.

Aroma is pleasantly hoppy and fresh. It has great citrus and pine notes.

Flavor is surprisingly bitter and bold. It has a solid caramel rich malt body to stand up to the hops but it's not enough to give it balance.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and nicely carbonated. I'm not certain if it is but it seems bottle conditioned, which I like.

Overall a very good IPA and worth a try if it comes to your area.

Serving type: bottle

10-05-2012 00:32:27 | More by GilGarp
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North Carolina

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Washington

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New York

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Oregon

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Washington

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Washington

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smcolw

Massachusetts

4.2/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

For a bar pour, this beer has a very good head that leaves a blanket of lace on the glass. The brew is cloudy with an orange-amber hue.

Very good floral hop aroma. Not to bitter but it is the predominant smell.

Brief pale malt flavor which is gone almost instantly from the hop kick of peppery bitterness. The body is accurate for the style, although the carbonation is a bit below expectations. Otherwise, true to the American version of an IPA.

Serving type: on-tap

10-17-2011 22:02:27 | More by smcolw
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ccrida

Oregon

4.2/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Update 3/27/13 - Bomber:
Still bright sweetness and candi sugared malts. Light bitterness, sugary, some citrus. Eh. No score edits, just casual impressions....
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On tap at the Dog & Pony for thier Brewer's Night, served in a shaker. I just had it on cask, and this version is the draught version, with Sarachi Ace rather then Warrior dry hopping. I'll just enumerate the differences.

The draught IPA is darker, with little to know head.

Smell is definitely sweeter and more tropical, really big curacao notes as it warmed.

Taste is similar. Really nice contrast between the cask version, I'm pretty surprised/impressed. I definitely dig the candy notes for the Sarachi, this one doesn't seem as resinous, yet hoppier flavor for sure. Candied peaches. This might the be beer my wife would actually like, especially in that it's not to bitter. The smoothness of the higher ABV means I'll like her reaction!

Mouthfeel is a bit crisper, but heavier as well.

Drinkability is pretty high, for different reasons then the cask. The maltiness seems a bit much due to the candi notes of the hops, but it has that in your face hop flavor that I look for in a local IPA. Well done, it was a treat to try two different versions and savor the differences in the dry-hopping and conditioning. Maybe I'm biased after chatting with the brewers, but it's really all about the beer, and tonight, it's very good. My first foray into Northern Lights brews, definitely call for a revisit next time a see them (which I admit isn't to often on the I-5 corridor I haunt). Solar Winds was still my favorite of the night.

Serving type: on-tap

05-01-2009 01:31:48 | More by ccrida
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oberon

North Carolina

4.14/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I just gotta say the northwest does it best...they just do.Pours into an imperial nonic a chill hazed deep copper color with a near perfect looking creamy/sticky off white head that left two broken rings of lace as it settled slowly into a frothy mass.The complex hops in the nose are just great,grassy,citric,and resiny but with a big lightly sweet firm biscuit base that is almost as big,there is a tinge of sweet alcohol that's DIPAish as well.This is a bigger "standard" IPA with a nice grassy and citric hop flavor profile and a sweeter alcohol influenced finish,there is that firm biscuit malt base there thru to the finish.This should be rated higher in my humble opinion,I think if this was an east coast brewed beer it would be...just my opinion.

Serving type: bottle

05-20-2013 20:57:48 | More by oberon
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bobhits

Kentucky

4.14/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A thick foamy head fills my snifter, leaving intricate lacing above a ruby body. Clean yet dense body.

Strong fruity west coast IPA hops with a good bready caramel malt. The malt is a bit stronger a bit more bready and thick than some of the other 7% ipa's from out west.

The flavors are just the mirror of the beer. Perfect citrus forward hops juice full of grape fruit, passion fruit, tangerines. the back is as i expected just a hair above what some of the other west coast IPAs do, still far far far from the likes of an east coast malt bomb and unquestionably west coast great!

Drinks like a 7% ipa that tastes amazing.

I highly recommend this one. It's a bit expensive coming in at 6 bucks for a bomber (cheap by bomber standards but who buys non imperial IPAs in bombers?). I can't see getting this often due to the price and I haven't looked too hard as this just appeared here, but I can't find a bottled on date so this might be a once and done.

Serving type: bottle

10-20-2013 00:01:55 | More by bobhits
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smakawhat

Maryland

4.05/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the bottle into a nonic pint glass.

A real dark amber body, caramel burnt brown and deep red, with a large fluffy four finger tan head. Pretty good retention but falling noticeably as it rests. It's appearance reminds me of Sculpin somewhat. Very minimal lacing.

Nose is lots of a sticky malt and mild citrus orange hop angles. Very subtle cream, a little bit of spiciness coming out.

Palate fills with a nice mellow sugary malt, and a super coating mouthfeel. The aftertaste really blossoms with a perfect balance of malt sweetness and hop pine bitterness and sap. Sweet tree sap melding quite nicely in this, with a lingering malt sweet caramel bread all over. Sweetness is held up it seems by a nice alcohol richness without a lot of boozy properties.

Overall not a major hop juice blast, but a great example of a balanced IPA with a wonderful sweet malty backbone, really dig this one.

Serving type: bottle

10-28-2012 17:46:47 | More by smakawhat
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Born & Raised IPA from No-Li Brewhouse
85 out of 100 based on 161 ratings.