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Born & Raised IPA - No-Li Brewhouse

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Born & Raised IPABorn & Raised IPA

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very good

179 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 179
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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Photo of baklo
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

baklo, May 05, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

RedneckBeerz, May 03, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Axnjxn, May 02, 2013
Photo of buckyp
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

buckyp, May 02, 2013
Photo of cantfindme
4/5  rDev +5.8%

cantfindme, Apr 26, 2013
Photo of hopluva1
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

hopluva1, Apr 16, 2013
Photo of nmann08
3.25/5  rDev -14%

nmann08, Apr 07, 2013
Photo of VinoGuy
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

VinoGuy, Mar 31, 2013
Photo of MacStinson
4.75/5  rDev +25.7%

MacStinson, Mar 25, 2013
Photo of draheim
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle into a tulip. Pours a clear amber w/ a big fluffy off-white head that leaves behind a film of lace.

Aroma is clean citrusy hops, some pine.

Taste is grapefruit and pine layered over a combination of pale and caramel malt. Just a touch of warming alcohol. Crisp, strongly bitter finish.

Mouthfeel is medium-bodied, balanced. Goes down smooth.

Overall a solid IPA in an overcrowded field of solid IPAs. $4 bomber price is solid too.

draheim, Mar 12, 2013
Photo of weerezboy
4/5  rDev +5.8%

weerezboy, Mar 06, 2013
Photo of Arithmeticus
4.4/5  rDev +16.4%
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

Arithmeticus, Mar 01, 2013
Photo of drabmuh
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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

Haybeerman, Feb 07, 2013
Photo of Boone757
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Boone757, Feb 07, 2013
Photo of flagmantho
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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4/5  rDev +5.8%

KiMiRaiK, Jan 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

leedorham, Jan 25, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +19%

JPWestCoastIPA, Jan 21, 2013
Photo of Hopmodium
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Hopmodium, Jan 14, 2013
Photo of bifrost17
3.79/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bomber poured into a Hair of the Dog tulip.

A: Really pretty looking dark orange, almost amber. Crystal clear, nice carbonation bubbles running up the glass. A fingers worth of tight white head, dissipates into a nice ring around the curves of the glass. Spotty lacing.

S: The nose is all hops. Big west coast tropical fruit IPA aroma. Citrusy, mango, hoppy goodness. The Cascade hops especially make their presence known in the nose. You can almost smell the hop bitterness. There's a touch of malty sweetness at the end. Makes my mouth water, can't wait to taste.

T: Starts off with a huge wave of bitterness that pops open the taste buds. Followed by the maltiness mixing with the tropical fruit flavors from the hops. Finishes with more hop bitterness and a slight touch of warming alcohol that cleans everything up. Leaves a lingering bitter taste on the pallet.

O: I really really enjoyed this beer. I tried No-Li's Crystal Bitter (my first No-Li brew) a few weeks ago on a whim and loved it! I couldn't wait to try more of their beer. Born and raised IPA did not fail to deliver. Another plus to No-Li is their awesome bottles, screen printed, clean, and classy. Awesome presentation. An outstanding example of a Pacific Northwest IPA.

bifrost17, Jan 11, 2013
Photo of harrymel
3.53/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Okay, finally getting around to reviewing more Northern Lights (No-Li) beers. After their rebranding everybody in the hometown suddenly wants to drink their beer again - meaning it's finally fresh while on the shelves!

Pours amber with soapy light tan foam atop. Smells of bubble gum, cotton candy, pine, resin, some grapefruit, a little touch of grass. I gotta say, this reminds me of two hearted initially. As it rests, the nose dies out pretty quick and becomes malt heavy. Flavor is bitter with matching sweet malts a bit o resin. Medium bodied with medium carb and a dry finish. Good beer

harrymel, Dec 30, 2012
Photo of DIM
3.73/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

a: This was a slightly chill hazed, dark golden color. It poured with a thick, sticky head.

s: Nice, zesty hop aromas are apparent as soon as I opened the cap. Fresh citrus with hints of pine. Sugar cookie and caramel base.

t: More balanced than the smell suggests, but still a nice tingle at the end. Lots of chewy caramel up front.

m: Kind of heavy for a 7% abv.

o: A pretty nice IPA that might have been better fresher. No date on the bottle though so who knows?

DIM, Dec 27, 2012
Photo of philbertk
3.98/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz. Bottle purchased at Fremont PCC, Seattle, Washington for $4.00. Thin off white orange hint wispy lace hint head. Slightly hazy rich deep amber color with lots of small tight fizz bubbles. Rich enticing appearance but just a touch of dull brown. Light sediment dusting. Malty rich floral mild fruit ester aromatic enticing hop front. Medium textured slightly creamy malty smooth mild sweet toasted caramel delicate fruit note tasty hint of earthy hop resin body. Nicely balanced smooth mildly spiced clean hot hint end. Malty tasty hoppy rich balanced Amber IPA. (4.0 / 5.0).

philbertk, Dec 25, 2012
Photo of NickThePyro
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

NickThePyro, Dec 24, 2012
Born & Raised IPA from No-Li Brewhouse
85 out of 100 based on 179 ratings.