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Jet Star Imperial IPA - No-Li Brewhouse

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Jet Star Imperial IPAJet Star Imperial IPA

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161 Ratings
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Ratings: 161
Reviews: 33
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 12.57%
Wants: 0
Gots: 21 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
No-Li Brewhouse visit their website
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.10% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: harrymel on 09-14-2012

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Ratings: 161 | Reviews: 33
Photo of georgiaboy8686
3.54/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Amedlin18
3.9/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of northof60hops
3.71/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BPMeyer27
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of weezarc
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mikus
3.14/5  rDev -16%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Made the mistake of grabbing this off the shelf (on the rec of an employee of my favorite bottle shop), without looking at the date. Kicking myself in the ass. (316) looks like mid - November. That said... here goes a review of 3 - month-old Jet Star. Into the Spiegelau with a gentle ring of head, cloudy medium amber hue, and some nice lacing. Lighter appearance around the edges of the glass in the light. Big (115 IBU) bitterness, masked the remaining light pine aroma, somewhat muddled overall. (Recent fresh can of Hi-res with 115 IBU had a cleaner, more prominent bitterness). For a big IIPA, there was a scene missing on the front of the palate. Mid-taste was overpowered with bitterness, and a pleasing note of orange. Back of the palate had some light pine. Underwhelming flavors which had an overarching oxidized presence. Medium mouthfeel with some lingering bitterness and pine, a bit light for a big IIPA. Felt like I was hunting for scent/flavors... knowing this might have been past its prime, the building blocks seemed to be there... will re-review a fresher bottle some time.

Photo of Noahtrumble
4.69/5  rDev +25.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Great taste, great flavor. A definite buy again and share with others

Photo of bigbluebeerguy
3.56/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BungTapper96
3.4/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Hazy orange with white fluffy head. More earthy nose, a bit of pine needle. Viscous mouthfeel leaning towards resin. Pleasant choice for a one pint night.

Photo of rarigney
3.85/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of arini10
4.26/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.8/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a murky dark honey orange with a foamy orange-tan head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy rings of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell is of citrus fruit, candied citrus zest, and brown sugar aromas. Taste is much the same with citrus fruit, grapefruit juice, and slight pine needle flavors on the finish. There is a medium amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with nice candied citrus zest aspects that come thought slightly better in the smell to me.

Serving type: bottle.

Photo of Vipin
4.06/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bumchilly25
3.62/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mab09002
4/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Photo of archyquaffer
4/5  rDev +7%

Poured from a longneck into a shaker. The chunky, billowy head slowly descends, leaving sticky remnants along the sides of the glass. The beer is a pale amber color with medium carbonation.

Nothing overpowering in the aroma, with mainly light pine and floral notes. The flavor brings out the citrus a bit more, and results in an addition of lemony-grassy notes to mesh with some pine and grapefruit pith. The malt backbone is substantial and includes some molasses and dark bread notes with a hint of chewing tobacco now and then- especially at first. As the beer progresses, some distinctly melon-like notes present themselves. The ABV seems well hidden, but probably enhances the other flavors and adds a spicy bite.

In my opinion, the bitterness (115 IBUs) balances the substantial malt base quite well, and it has all the characteristics of a big beer with very well-meshed and unique flavors. Borderline excellent, in my humble opinion, but may not satisfy the more extreme hopheads out there.

Photo of Zanico
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of amvrana
3.65/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of Joshdp65
4.6/5  rDev +23%

Photo of GeorgeAKeim
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of LouZ
4.17/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of vwbus7
4.5/5  rDev +20.3%

Photo of Salemjeff
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of slimrn
4.5/5  rDev +20.3%

Photo of cam12
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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Jet Star Imperial IPA from No-Li Brewhouse
84 out of 100 based on 161 ratings.