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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

173 Ratings
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Ratings: 173
Reviews: 47
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 10.85%
Wants: 5
Gots: 13 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +19%

Bruhaha, Jan 23, 2014
Photo of IPhantom
3.83/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

From a 22 oz. bottle poured into a tulip glass. Rich amber tending towards brown with a one-finger snow white head that laces stickily and a bit streaky. Nose is citrus/pine hops, a little earthy and herbal, and a slight bit of malt. Taste is big hops up front, mostly of the grapefruit rind variety, with some medicinal/pine notes, and a bit of malt holding it up--but clearly a hop-forward beer. Mouthfeel is what a Northwest IPA should be--well-carbonated, a bit buttery, and super-sticky hops. I'd rate this good to very good, absolutely worth trying and even seeking out if you're in want of a good, archetypal American IPA.

IPhantom, Jan 22, 2014
Photo of Fatehunter
3.61/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours two and half fingers on a clear dark straw colored body.
The aroma is spicy with some lemon and a little earthy.
The taste is moderate pine and lemon bitterness backed up by a big malt bill. It finishes with a long pine bitter note.
The texture is crisp with moderate carbonation.
Quite enjoyable.

Fatehunter, Jan 17, 2014
Photo of smekermann
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

smekermann, Jan 16, 2014
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
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 bsp77
3.6/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

bsp77, Jan 01, 2014
Photo of JRod1969
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

JRod1969, Dec 26, 2013
Photo of Artjsantos
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Artjsantos, Dec 20, 2013
Photo of TaborTime
4/5  rDev +5.8%

TaborTime, Dec 18, 2013
Photo of kk73
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

kk73, Dec 17, 2013
Photo of shelby415
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

shelby415, Dec 15, 2013
Photo of JesseMurdock
4.5/5  rDev +19%

JesseMurdock, Dec 14, 2013
Photo of sharpski
4/5  rDev +5.8%

sharpski, Dec 07, 2013
Photo of Ronw
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Ronw, Nov 29, 2013
Photo of tmm313
4.51/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

tmm313, Nov 26, 2013
Photo of Sparrow_Feather
4.75/5  rDev +25.7%

Sparrow_Feather, Nov 24, 2013
Photo of jds16
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

jds16, Nov 10, 2013
Photo of Lovely85
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Lovely85, Nov 04, 2013
Photo of nickfl
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

nickfl, Nov 02, 2013
Photo of ygtbsm94
3/5  rDev -20.6%

ygtbsm94, Oct 23, 2013
Photo of bobhits
4.14/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

bobhits, Oct 20, 2013
Photo of Spikester
3.9/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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.

Spikester, Oct 17, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -27.2%

leftoverburrito, Oct 11, 2013
Photo of Zach122
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Zach122, Oct 06, 2013
Born & Raised IPA from No-Li Brewhouse
85 out of 100 based on 173 ratings.