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Born & Raised IPA - No-Li Brewhouse

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Born & Raised IPABorn & Raised IPA

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85
very good

177 Ratings
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Ratings: 177
Reviews: 48
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 10.85%
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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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

spycow, Sep 28, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -14%

nmann08, Apr 07, 2013
Photo of ygtbsm94
3/5  rDev -20.6%

ygtbsm94, Oct 23, 2013
Photo of oberon
4.14/5  rDev +9.5%
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.

oberon, May 20, 2013
Photo of StonedTrippin
3.65/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

despite a little higher abv, this is a very good session ipa. it pours a very clear and light brassy color with a solid white head. the smell isnt all that hoppy. balanced minerally light bready malts with a dose of fresh tasting bittering hops. nothing freakishly high alpha or resinous, just a well balanced brew here. the finish is insanely clean and quick. the is almost no aftertaste, which is i guess why i keep drinking it so fast. almost more of a pale ale than an ipa becuase it isnt so so hoppy, but i like it a lot. well carbonated and lighter body makes it super easy drinking. overall a nice product, worth the 7 or 8 bucks for a bomber.

StonedTrippin, Oct 13, 2012
Photo of nickfl
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

nickfl, Nov 02, 2013
Photo of drabmuh
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

drabmuh, Feb 22, 2013
Photo of DrunkinYogi
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

DrunkinYogi, Sep 03, 2013
Photo of smcolw
4.2/5  rDev +11.1%
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.

smcolw, Oct 17, 2011
Photo of GClarkage
4.5/5  rDev +19%

GClarkage, Jul 08, 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
Photo of barleywinefiend
3.53/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Poured a amberish color with good carbonation and anice white head

S: Nose is pine and that about all on this one

T: Has pine, floral and some citrus notes in there backed up with some caramel. Not a bad IPA

M: Clean, crisp, not an overabundance of bitterness, good mouthfeel, pretty balanced I thought

D: Worth a try for sure

barleywinefiend, Oct 14, 2010
Photo of superspak
3.9/5  rDev +3.2%
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.

superspak, Jan 13, 2014
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4.05/5  rDev +7.1%
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.

smakawhat, Oct 28, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

DrBier, Jul 26, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

rab53, Jul 01, 2013
Photo of JohnGalt1
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

JohnGalt1, Feb 20, 2014
Photo of Derek
3.25/5  rDev -14%

Derek, Mar 07, 2014
Photo of HuskyinPDX
3.65/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle picked up in Spokane on 6.27.12. This is my first exposure to No-Li (Northern Lights) Brewing.

A - Pours a cludy, dark orange with a huge light tan head.

S - PIne and grass dominate, with a sweet carmel background.

T - Pine, but subtle. Some sweet malt as well.

D - Good carbonation and a light to medium body.

O - Overall, not bad. Subtle hops with a sweeter background.

HuskyinPDX, Jul 16, 2012
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
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3.95/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from 22oz bomber into a dimpled mug.

Appearance: rich orange hue with a fair bit of haze; it's too murky to really see the effervescence. Head is a thick finger of pillowy tan foam with a touch of an orange cast to it. Quite good.

Smell: lightly caramelly, toasty malt base with a good citrus nose. I'm getting lots of grapefruit and a resiney, piney aroma as well. Very Northwestern; I think it's balanced and well-executed.

Taste: malt has a little bit more toastiness here than in the aroma, but the hop bill tastes almost exactly as it smells. There's a little bit of a deep funk going on here too, which is not surprising considering the strength of the hops. Bitterness is strong, but not out of balance; it's a little rasping but nothing out of hand. I like it.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a decent carbonation. Not exactly creamy, but passable for the style.

Overall: a decently drinkable Northwest IPA. It doesn't stand out from the pack, but it is a solid daily drinker.

flagmantho, Feb 04, 2013
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4.2/5  rDev +11.1%
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.

ccrida, May 01, 2009
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

Boone757, Feb 07, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Axnjxn, May 02, 2013
Photo of Evil_Pidde
3.99/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Hazy amber color while the off-white head is rather tall and compact, and leaves rather nice lacings.

S: Rich sweet bready toasted malt. Rich bitter hops as well as floral; pine and citric.

T: Very bitter together with rich sweetness from the toasted caramell malt. Pineapple, grapefruit, and oranges from the floral hops. The sweetness is almost like molasses.

M: Long bitter and very sweet aftertaste. The body is full and very smooth, while carbonation is modest.

O: A nice and bitter AIPA - with a sweet twist.

Evil_Pidde, Jul 15, 2013
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Born & Raised IPA from No-Li Brewhouse
85 out of 100 based on 177 ratings.