Born & Raised IPA - No-Li Brewhouse
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3.95/5 rDev +4.5%
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.
02-04-2013 18:19:09 | More by flagmantho
3.79/5 rDev +0.3%
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.
01-11-2013 05:13:03 | More by bifrost17
3.53/5 rDev -6.6%
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
12-30-2012 05:53:24 | More by harrymel
3.73/5 rDev -1.3%
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?
12-27-2012 20:27:08 | More by DIM
3.98/5 rDev +5.3%
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).
12-25-2012 06:10:29 | More by philbertk
3.78/5 rDev 0%
Poured in to a tulip. Deep copper/amber colored body, off-white colored head. Slightly hazy.
Aroma was pretty malty, sweet and caramely. A bit roasty, with some biscuit notes. Floral and citrusy hop aroma. Grapefruit and a bit resiny.
Taste was caramely and biscuity upfront. Good amount of maltiness. Some floral and grapefruit hop flavors. A bit grainy. Mild bitterness that was citrusy, slightly piney and resiny.
Mouthfeel was medium body, medium carb and a crisp finish.
Decent beer overall. Really malty/caramely. Somewhat subtle hop profile for a west coast IPA.
11-21-2012 01:34:00 | More by riored4v
3.3/5 rDev -12.7%
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 :~)
11-17-2012 00:32:30 | More by scootpolute
4.05/5 rDev +7.1%
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.
10-28-2012 17:46:47 | More by smakawhat
3.65/5 rDev -3.4%
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.
10-13-2012 19:04:16 | More by StonedTrippin
4.3/5 rDev +13.8%
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.
10-05-2012 00:32:27 | More by GilGarp
Born & Raised IPA from No-Li Brewhouse
85 out of 100 based on 166 ratings.