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Spin Cycle Red Ale - No-Li Brewhouse

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BA SCORE
83
good

113 Ratings
THE BROS
84
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Ratings: 113
Reviews: 36
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 13.66%
Wants: 1
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
No-Li Brewhouse visit their website
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) |  5.75% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Zraly on 11-30-2002)
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Reviews by youradhere:
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4.45/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours bright copper, off white head leaves a cap of lacing. Smell is sweet mangoes, slight pine, booze and slight sulfur. Taste- kinda weird but in a good way. Initially I get the same mango flavor and some other fruit I can't quite place; nice crisp hop bitterness begins to drown out the flavors. Mouthfeel is light and airy, malt flavors are there but muted. This is almost like a light IPA; if the malt were more forward- which it should not be this is perfect- it would taste more like an IPA. Carbonation is medium and prickly. Overall a decent beer; the hoppiness would keep me from drinking too much of this, but I am glad I had it and will pick up more of it.

youradhere, Apr 23, 2011
More User Reviews:
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3.68/5  rDev +0.5%

From BeerAdvocate magazine Issue #69 (October 2012):

A refreshing change of pace to run into a malt bomb and a very well balanced one to boot! The west coast is not all about ales with a heavy hand of hops. So robust for a beer this size and drinkable, a good reminder to all that not every beer has to test your palate to be good … it can just be good.

STYLE: English Bitter
ABV: 5.5%
AVAILABILITY: Year-round

LOOK: Bright deep amber, amazing looking head

SMELL: Herbal, woody, leafy, earthy, faint pine, mild hop resin, buttery, ripe fruit

TASTE: Smooth, malty, a bit creamy, caramel, bready, ripe pears, faintly buttery, balanced hop, light bitterness, very herbal, leafy, lightly spicy, woody, grassy, dry finish

BeerAdvocate, Oct 29, 2014
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 mverity
3.44/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

I had this beer under it's pseudonym "Crystal Bitter ESB". Reddish amber brown in color with light tan head, medium collar, good lacing and wisps. Aroma is caramel malts and earthy hops. Taste is too bitter for a bitter in my opinion. I get some earthy hoppiness, burnt caramel, and wet wood. Medium body and medium carbonation as well.

mverity, Nov 13, 2014
Photo of Jason
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Jason, Aug 19, 2012
Photo of briandaube
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
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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
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4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

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

serebeerdrinker, Dec 21, 2013
Photo of souvenirs
3.7/5  rDev +1.1%

I guess I was expecting more hops, but this is very well balanced. Quite nice. Grassy, some bitterness, but well balanced with malts.

souvenirs, Nov 07, 2014
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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
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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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3.92/5  rDev +7.1%

afuchs78, Nov 01, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

kk73, Dec 17, 2013
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Spin Cycle Red Ale from No-Li Brewhouse
83 out of 100 based on 113 ratings.