Born & Raised IPA - No-Li Brewhouse
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3.9/5 rDev +3.2%
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.
01-13-2014 00:23:28 | More by superspak
3.03/5 rDev -19.8%
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.
01-06-2014 09:56:10 | More by rawfish
3.6/5 rDev -4.8%
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.
01-01-2014 19:21:40 | More by bsp77
4.51/5 rDev +19.3%
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.
11-26-2013 18:51:03 | More by tmm313
4.14/5 rDev +9.5%
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.
10-20-2013 00:01:55 | More by bobhits
3.9/5 rDev +3.2%
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.
10-17-2013 07:41:53 | More by Spikester
3.81/5 rDev +0.8%
Pours a darker than normal copper, clear, with a thin white head. Not much lacing to speak of. Slightly off style. Lots of pine with grapefruit and a hint of tropical fruit round out the hop aroma. I also get some well baked biscuit and thick caramel behind the hops. The malt profile really sticks out with this IPA. Lemon and some grapefruit accompany white bread crust flavors, fading to overcooked bread/biscuit and crispy cracker. There's a hint of caramel, or at least caramelized sugar. The bitterness is piney and biting. It reminds me of sap or pitch. Read: it's strong. But it kinda goes with the malt. It is reminiscent of the outdoors if you feel romantic about this brew. The feel is viscous, but only slightly so, and the finish is dry.
I like the idea behind this. It's like the Estate Ale by Sierra Nevada, but it's more hop forward. I'd like this again, but not often. It's an interesting IPA.
10-02-2013 04:28:41 | More by Philousa
4/5 rDev +5.8%
I had this one on tap on the Brooklyn Oyster house in Seattle.
Served in a shaker, the beer is a dark copper with a slight chill haze. It has a big dense beige head. It has really nice lacing.
Citrus and pine on the nose. Big and inviting.
Taste is bitter but balanced by lots of caramel malts. Citrus, pine and a hint of fruit. Slight mineral taste in the finish.
The mouth is slightly oily and coating.
It was an easy drinker, glad to see it on tap.
09-21-2013 23:09:14 | More by Redrover
3.48/5 rDev -7.9%
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.
09-20-2013 04:02:29 | More by ssteakley
Born & Raised IPA from No-Li Brewhouse
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