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Spin Cycle Red Ale - No-Li Brewhouse

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BA SCORE
83
good

106 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 106
Reviews: 32
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 13.93%
Wants: 1
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
No-Li Brewhouse visit their website
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
English Bitter |  5.75% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Zraly on 11-30-2002)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Reviews by Talisker:
Photo of Talisker
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle purchased on a lark at Rocket Market on a trip to Spokane, WA.

The label description makes this sound like a Frankenstein beer with respect to style, but it holds together well. To my SF Bay Area palate, this is like a pleasant hybrid of Anderson Valley's Boont Amber and Anchor Steam.

Pours a deep reddish brown, medium-sized creme-colored head. Nose of very clean malt, sweet but not too sweet, not too dry, some slight pleasant dough. Taste is beautifully integrated - starts off sweet, but not at all cloying, sort of like a typical red ale. Turns a corner with some extraordinarily crisp English-style bitterness (is this the lagering?), maybe too much, since the sweetness doesn't really return on the finish, leaves a too-lingering dryness afterward.

But I like this beer. Would happily make it a regular drinker, like I already do Boont Amber and Anchor Steam. I'm now going to try to find out more about this brewery!

Talisker, May 27, 2008
More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
3.56/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

My first try of this eastern Washington brewery.Pours into an imperial nonic a rch clear amber with a billowing creamy light beige head atop that left one full ring of lace as it settled into a creamy mass.Aromas were very light with come caramel and dough notes,not much hop presence except for faint leafiness.A really creamy feel to the beer,low carbonation and it gldes down easily.Toffee and biscuit malts dominate the flavors,although sweet not to sweet,my problem is that there really isn't a real hop presence with again just a light leafiness in the finish.The look and feel are top notch,aroma and taste are average.

oberon, May 14, 2013
Photo of Beaver13
3.08/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

22 oz bottle. Pours slightly hazy ruby amber with a small off white head that quickly goes to a thin dusting that leaves a little lacing.

The aroma is sweet bready caramel malts with a little fruit and hops.

The flavor is sweet, nutty toffee and caramel malts with a medium bitter finish that balances it. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with low carbonation.

Overall, this is one of the better ESBs I've had which is not usually a style I care for.

Beaver13, Feb 10, 2013
Photo of Jason
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Jason, Aug 19, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

briandaube, Jun 29, 2013
Photo of JuniperJesus
4.75/5  rDev +29.8%

JuniperJesus, May 08, 2014
Photo of Berndt
4.24/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

2/22/2013, on draft at Pioneer Square Saloon, Seattle. Served cold - warmed it up with my hands

Aroma - malt dominated, hops below my threshold

Appearance - clear, deep amber with some red

Taste - very flavorful, malt dominated with some dark malt included, some bitterness at the finish

Mouthfeel - Medium body, low-moderate carbonation

Overall. Quite enjoyable, full of flavor. Definitely something I will buy in a 22 oz. bottle, though I'll let it set outside the fridge for 15 minutes to let it warm up.

Berndt, Mar 12, 2013
Photo of tdm168
3.79/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Thanks to jtd1969 for opening this bottle

A - orangish amber with a soft, off white head

S - very faint aroma; hints of caramel

T - caramel, mildly bitter, faint citrus

M - medium bodied, well carbonated

This is a rather simple though quaffable beer. It has a nice, subtle flavor that keeps you interested but also doesn't make you over think. This is definitely a nice, lighter offering that is worth trying.

tdm168, May 07, 2013
Photo of socon67
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

socon67, Sep 12, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

aztraz, Jun 21, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

jmccraney, Sep 29, 2013
Photo of Hardcore
4/5  rDev +9.3%

Hardcore, Nov 12, 2013
Photo of Flight0011
4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

Flight0011, May 31, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

serebeerdrinker, Dec 21, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

dhannes, Apr 06, 2014
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3/5  rDev -18%

JamFuel, Jul 05, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Hockey_Fan, Jan 26, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

stampfler07, May 28, 2013
Photo of thudean
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

thudean, Jan 08, 2014
Photo of smakawhat
3.93/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a nonic pint glass. 2012 GABF gold medal winner in the category Extra Special Bitter.

A real nice beautiful crystal clear dark chestnut brown, with orange hued edges for the body is on the pour. A light tan head forms creamy at first, four fingers deep, then keeping a real nice crown with some soapy retention. Light mixes of sized bubbled carbonation come up, some cola sized, most of them smaller. A real nice beautiful looking beer, best part about it.

Nose is a mild sense of dry malt, light toffee, and a sense of char. Slight tannic nut quality also more like a brown ale. Subtle but good.

Palate fills nicely with some good depth even with a very light body. Toasty malts and light sensing malts. Most of the taste hits in the back end on the palate in the swallow. Not much herbal or fruity estery character to this interestingly enough. Tannic dry not character comes through like a classic brown ale.

Drinks incredibly easy, and very enjoyable. A real good balance to this beer, very impressed with No-Li's line up so far.

smakawhat, Oct 31, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

kk73, Dec 17, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

BodyPolitic, Sep 23, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Harkrank, Jul 18, 2013
Photo of brewercraig
2.58/5  rDev -29.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Part of our shipment from Liquid Gratitude. Beer poured very foamy and was cloudy. A very slight hop aroma with some malt. Flavor was initially malty followed by some hop citrus flavors. Finished bitter. Low carbonation, flat mouthfeel. An OK beer, however I probably wouldn't buy it again.

brewercraig, Jun 09, 2009
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Birdlegs, May 23, 2013
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Spin Cycle Red Ale from No-Li Brewhouse
83 out of 100 based on 106 ratings.