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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

180 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 180
Reviews: 49
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 10.58%
Wants: 5
Gots: 16 | 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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Ratings: 180 | Reviews: 49 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of loren01
2.23/5  rDev -41%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

A: Poured amber color, 1 finger width frothy white head, good lace down the glass
S: Smell is good, hops very evident, very citrusy.
T: Bitter hops, I mean very bitter!! Not hardly any malt flavor at all, maybe there was but this beer was too hop heavy. Astringent aftertaste.
M: Mouthfeel was alright, medium bodied.
D: I'm a big IPA fan but this one just plain sucked, way too bitter and astringent, not balanced at all. 1st IPA i've never been able to finish.

loren01, Sep 09, 2007
Photo of Pencible
2.45/5  rDev -35.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: This poured a cloudy copper with a little off white head.
S: It smelled like faint copper hops and bready malt.
T: It tasted like copper and waxy resin hops, with some bready malt. It had a dirty bitter aftertaste.
M: It was somewhat thick with moderate carbonation.
D: This was not a good IPA. The scent and taste were ok at best, although the body was nice. The finish was rough, so it wasn't that easy to drink. Not recommended.

Pencible, Jul 04, 2013
Photo of leftoverburrito
2.75/5  rDev -27.2%

leftoverburrito, Oct 11, 2013
Photo of Tim81883
2.75/5  rDev -27.2%

Tim81883, Aug 02, 2014
Photo of Sazz9
3/5  rDev -20.6%

Sazz9, May 31, 2014
Photo of Varls
3/5  rDev -20.6%

Varls, Aug 16, 2014
Photo of ygtbsm94
3/5  rDev -20.6%

ygtbsm94, Oct 23, 2013
Photo of MikeM417
3/5  rDev -20.6%

MikeM417, Jul 15, 2014
Photo of TrickkyGangsta
3/5  rDev -20.6%

TrickkyGangsta, Dec 05, 2011
Photo of woemad
3.03/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pint had at the brewpub in Spokane for $3.25.

Came with a reddish amber color and a medium off-white head. Not much lacing to speak of.

Smell was primarily of piney, floral hops (big shock). Didn't note any malt backing, as the pine scent pretty much dominated this one.

Taste was mostly of piney flavor, with a tiny bit of maltiness way off in the distance. Other than that , there really wasn't much to the flavor.

Mouthfeel was ok, moderate amount of carbonation, didn't seem too thick.

This was a very average IPA. While it was more hoppy than their pale ale, there wasn't a huge difference. The beers from Northern Lights impress me less and less, and the service at their brewpub just plain sucks. It's a crying shame that this is the only micro in Spokane.

woemad, Apr 18, 2004
Photo of rawfish
3.03/5  rDev -19.8%
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.

rawfish, Jan 06, 2014
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 drinkin-beeers
3.25/5  rDev -14%

drinkin-beeers, Aug 25, 2014
Photo of mrunseen
3.25/5  rDev -14%

mrunseen, Sep 05, 2012
Photo of AngusOg
3.25/5  rDev -14%

AngusOg, Aug 09, 2013
Photo of nmann08
3.25/5  rDev -14%

nmann08, Apr 07, 2013
Photo of Derek
3.25/5  rDev -14%

Derek, Mar 07, 2014
Photo of JMBSH
3.25/5  rDev -14%

JMBSH, Oct 22, 2012
Photo of C_S
3.25/5  rDev -14%

C_S, Aug 22, 2013
Photo of Stephen_Purdue
3.25/5  rDev -14%

Stephen_Purdue, Jun 22, 2014
Photo of DenverHopHead
3.29/5  rDev -13%

DenverHopHead, Jul 04, 2013
Photo of scootpolute
3.3/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Appearance is redish, more so than most IPAs...Smooth, great hop kick at the top, followed by malts and spice (from the alcohol)some citrus, then ending with more pine-like spices...a pretty nice balanced finish...The carbonation is good There's a good fullness. Present, but not 'too' much fruity/sweet flavors...The final pine/spice balances the beer out wonderfully,...I was expecting a fruitier/hoppier finish...This one good, perhaps better than the '83' rating thus far...this is still a great example of a NW American IPA, but there are far better ones out 'here...'Chasin' Cheers :~)

scootpolute, Nov 17, 2012
Photo of RJLarse
3.35/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I had this one on tap at the Northern Lights brew pub. Poured in to a pint tumbler with virtually no head.

Pours a red/brown color and is cloudy.

The smell is a piney aroma. Not much else going on, but a pleasant smell.

The taste is of citrus fruit, grapefruit, and bitters, with a bit of a sweet floral flavor on the side.

Mouth feel is crisp, but a bit thick, and it leaves a film in the mouth. Not the cleanest IPA I’ve had.

This is a drinkable beer. A bit heavy, and a bit pricey at $3.50 a pint, but drinkable just the same.

RJLarse, Jul 02, 2006
Photo of beertunes
3.38/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Served in straight pint glass. Poured a cloudy (perhaps due to the cask not having had time to settle after being delivered) copper-amber color that had just a thin cap of head, but still left a nice amount of lacing.

A nicely sharp hop aroma greets the nose. The flavor is dominantly citrus hops, with some floral notes on the finish. The body and drinkability were typical for an American IPA.

Overall, a decent example of the style that's worth a try if you see it.

beertunes, Jan 15, 2010
Photo of ssteakley
3.48/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The PNW knows how to do IPA's. Sometimes it can be a bit overdone and I think this one is. Their website states a "lingering hop finish" I agree but I would insert Strong before hop. Up front it is a good beer but I am just not accustomed to chewing a hop at the end. I can understand how one could get addicted to this taste though. I will buy it again and give it a second drive around the block.

ssteakley, Sep 20, 2013
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Born & Raised IPA from No-Li Brewhouse
85 out of 100 based on 180 ratings.