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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

60 Reviews
THE BROS
86
very good

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Reviews: 60
Hads: 224
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 10.64%
Wants: 10
Gots: 36 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-01-2003

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.
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Photo of Grack_Attack
4.03/5  rDev +7.2%
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. (382 characters)

Photo of Jconradt
4.19/5  rDev +11.4%
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 . (212 characters)

Photo of LampertLand
3.77/5  rDev +0.3%
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 (366 characters)

Photo of mactrail
3.68/5  rDev -2.1%
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. (304 characters)

Photo of kgammell1
3.6/5  rDev -4.3%
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. (160 characters)

Photo of Bunman3
3.93/5  rDev +4.5%
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. (469 characters)

Photo of Bookseeb
3.41/5  rDev -9.3%
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. (308 characters)

Photo of HopticalDeployment
4.23/5  rDev +12.5%
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. (194 characters)

Photo of RenzoD
3.92/5  rDev +4.3%
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. (227 characters)

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.53/5  rDev -6.1%
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. (613 characters)

Photo of biboergosum
3.88/5  rDev +3.2%
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. (1,647 characters)

Photo of allengarvin
3.94/5  rDev +4.8%
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. (358 characters)

Photo of BeerAdvocate
3.8/5  rDev +1.1%

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 (718 characters)

Photo of ThisWangsChung
3.2/5  rDev -14.9%

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 (1,514 characters)

Photo of jellikit
3.53/5  rDev -6.1%
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. (357 characters)

Photo of canucklehead
3.85/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Great to see such a small brewer making all the way to Maui. good solid IPA that is not over the top but rather shows off the hops but marries it to the malt in a easy drinking sort of way. Could drink a few of these and the hops were still fairly fresh which is a challenge in the stores in Maui as some beers sit for quite awhile. (332 characters)

Photo of JohnGalt1
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

RB

22 picked up a few nights ago at Brewer's Haven in Boise... Enjoyed tonight... Pours a clear orange with a decent enough white head... spotty lacing.

Interesting hop profile... good citrus/resinous pine with some earthy notes.... a bit too much residual maltiness for my liking, but still well done.

Flavor mirrors the aroma with a nice balance between the bitterness and the pale maltiness... the citrus really blooms as this warms.... a very well balanced brew.

3.75's across the board. (495 characters)

Photo of IPhantom
3.8/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

From a 22 oz. bottle poured into a tulip glass. Rich amber tending towards brown with a one-finger snow white head that laces stickily and a bit streaky. Nose is citrus/pine hops, a little earthy and herbal, and a slight bit of malt. Taste is big hops up front, mostly of the grapefruit rind variety, with some medicinal/pine notes, and a bit of malt holding it up--but clearly a hop-forward beer. Mouthfeel is what a Northwest IPA should be--well-carbonated, a bit buttery, and super-sticky hops. I'd rate this good to very good, absolutely worth trying and even seeking out if you're in want of a good, archetypal American IPA. (629 characters)

Photo of Fatehunter
3.61/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours two and half fingers on a clear dark straw colored body.
The aroma is spicy with some lemon and a little earthy.
The taste is moderate pine and lemon bitterness backed up by a big malt bill. It finishes with a long pine bitter note.
The texture is crisp with moderate carbonation.
Quite enjoyable. (303 characters)

Photo of superspak
3.9/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, no bottle dating. Pours fairly hazy deep orange copper color with a 2 finger dense and rocky light khaki head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Spotty foamy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of big orange peel, grapefruit, tangerine, orange rind, floral, grass, caramel, pine, and floral earthiness. Very nice aromas with big citrus hop presence and moderate malt balance; with good strength. Taste of grapefruit, orange peel, tangerine, orange rind, floral, grass, pine, caramel, bread, and floral earthiness. Good amount of floral/pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, orange peel, orange rind, floral, grass, pine, caramel, bread, and floral earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance and complexity of citrus/pine hops with a moderate malt balance; with zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a lightly creamy, crisp, and moderately sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice IPA. All around good complexity of citrus/pine hops and moderate malt balance; and very smooth and crisp to sip on. A very enjoyable offering. (1,271 characters)

Photo of rawfish
3.03/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Gushing bottle but minimal spillage, pour is dark orange, turbid and muddy with a medium head of off white. Retention is average but does leave some nice rings of lacing on the glass.

Faint malt, sticky simple syrup sweeteners with a bit of toast. Big English ale yeast presence adding vinous fruit, sticky date and raisin to a faint orange citrus hop aroma.

Sticky caramel and toffee malts, high sweetness with the ale yeast imparts flavors reminiscent of some American strong ales, red berries, vinous fruit, apples. Faint hop flavors of orange and resin. Medium bitterness with a mouth coating dry feel.

Rather heavy body, medium carbonation despite the gushing. Sticky malt, chewy and menial alcohol. Overall a bit hard to pull down.

Unbalanced and malt forward, hard to tell this is an IPA, maybe an old IPA with DIPA malt. Okay beer but not one to try again. (869 characters)

Photo of bsp77
3.62/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Serving glass: Poured from bottle into wine glass.

Appearance: Hazy orange with large white head and great lacing.

Smell: Standard IPA aroma - orange, grapefruit, pine, toasted & caramel malts.

Taste: Pretty sweet caramel backbone with grapefruit, orange and light pine. Somewhat bitter but too much lingering sweetness.

Feel: Moderate carbonation, medium body, finish is not dry enough.

Overall: Decent flavor but too sweet to be a great IPA for me. (456 characters)

Photo of tmm313
4.53/5  rDev +20.5%
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. (686 characters)

Photo of bobhits
4.14/5  rDev +10.1%
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. (959 characters)

Photo of Spikester
3.87/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Om the dark side of amber. Good white head very good amount of lacing. Smell is floral hops some biscuit malts.
Taste is floral hops some pine resin and some caramel malts.
Mouthfeel is just right with good carbonation and a medium dry finish.
Overall a nice to excellent IPA. Leans slightly toward the malt side for the style but very tasty indeed. (349 characters)

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Born & Raised IPA from No-Li Brewhouse
85 out of 100 based on 60 ratings.