Jet Star Imperial IPA - No-Li Brewhouse
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4.01/5 rDev +8.1%
Poured into an imperial nonic a a clear orange infused medium golden with a tightly formed pne finger white head,a great head and a menacing looking body.Drunken fruits and pine resin in the nose,just like it should be,you can tell it's gonna be sweet and alcoholic but the hops are larege and in charge.I gotta say this is much dryer on the palate than I was expecting,not a big sweet alcohol bomb but also not a big resiny hopped up bomb either.Dryer with a firm maltiness and rsiny hops,the sweetness creeps but the alcohol is pretty big.As I drink more the alcohol gets bigger but it's still not nearly as sweet as many of the style,a resiny almost spearmint-like hoppiness prevails along with alcohol.Another NO-LI winner in my opinion.
07-04-2013 19:43:19 | More by oberon
2.18/5 rDev -41.2%
22 oz bottle. Pours clear copper orange with a medium creamy white head that retains fairly well and laces the glass.
The aroma is very subdued - some grainy biscuit malt and light hops.
The flavor is sweet biscuity malt with grassy/floral metallic hops that add a lot of bitterness. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with smooth carbonation.
Overall, very subdued for a DIPA. I don't really care for the biscuit malts and the hops used.
09-16-2012 05:27:48 | More by Beaver13
4.23/5 rDev +14%
Thanks to jtd1969 for sharing this bottle
A - goldish orange with a soft, white head that has good retention
S - faintly herbal, crystal malts
T - citrus, bready, sweet malt, alcohol, faintly herbal, faintly piney
M - medium bodied, well carbonated, warm
This is a nice DIPA. It has a nice, complex hop character, solid balance, a nice drinkability for the ABV. This is definitely worth a try.
05-07-2013 00:05:38 | More by tdm168
3.68/5 rDev -0.8%
I'm sitting here in my new home trying desperately to think of something to say about this beer. I feel as though I want to say something spectacularly poignant about the beverage, but I am at a total loss for words. I want to say something decent because overall the beer is pretty drinkable.
From it's initially buttery mouthfeel, smooth on the draw to it's peachy tangerine citrusy undertones on the swallow, it has something that makes for an enjoyable drinking experience. The lack of carbonation as it passes my lips and engulfs my mouth is something I prefer when drinking IPAs of this style, but often fail to find. Further, the overall dryness is pleasant and not overbearing from the hops that my taste buds can discover.
That all said, it's rather mediocre in it's delivery. It is fairly un-complex and there leaves much to the imagination. There are moments where I feel like it should go somewhere, but it doesn't. As an Imperial IPA, there should be something that makes this beer break away from other, uh, normal IPAs. It brings you to a point you expect a smashing crescendo, and then it drops in a forgettable let-down.
I know exactly what this beer reminds me of. Ninny's 'Hurt'. I hate that song. It seems like Trent Rezner is building and building to this great orgasm of song, but he totally never delivers. It gets you pumped only leaving you majestically blah in the end. The song itself is fine, and I don't change the station when I hear it, but it leaves me so unfulfilled.
This beer is just like that.
12-29-2012 01:09:16 | More by missingtoes
3.9/5 rDev +5.1%
Great taste of an imperial without the alcohol level of most. Could almost be a session imperial, if that is actually a thing. Sweetness at first taste, pine, maple, citrus, hard candy, then not too dry and nice grapefruit finish with a slight smokey after taste. Nothing bitter lingering.
I think this beer is better than the other reviews and should be defiantly given a try.
02-24-2014 00:19:47 | More by rankandfile
3.58/5 rDev -3.5%
Poured from the bottle into a Dogfish Head Signature Ale glass.
A real nice simple amber orange body, with lots of visible rising carbonation. Head makes a real off tan creamy appearance and thick, three fingers deep. Holds well, looks pretty solid.
Nose is a mix of some biscuit like malt mostly, then a slight sense of bile. Faint orange tea like herbal hop rounds out the bouquet a bit also.
Palate hits with a noticeable medicinal hop like quality. Moves toward a nice orange bitter feeling, with a good lasting sweetness and mild astringent quality. Airy and dry but also a good malt thickness that coats the palate. A nice lingering mellow sweet finish actually.
Overall it's alright, somewhat big, but sort of not too memorable either unfortunately. Easily drinkable and worth a sip again if provided, you could do a lot worse.
11-21-2012 21:42:57 | More by smakawhat
3.4/5 rDev -8.4%
12oz picked up tonight at Brewer's Haven Boise on the way home from work... Pours a fairly clear dark golden/light orangish.... decent white head... great lacing.
Nose is pretty standard/average DIPA territory... piney essence with some grapefruit pith back.... cracker malt/dry toast maltiness carries the hops... balanced, but too heavy toward the malt to really grab my attention.
Flavor doesn't have nearly big enough bitter bite to be in the DIPA category, especially in the PNW... instead almost an orange juice essence spiked with pithy zest is the hop big player... again, it seems too malty with a pretty substantial pale malt presence from front to back.
Body is right... carbonation is on the light side for the style.
Really, this is a pretty okay beer... no real flaws... but anybody calling their beer a DIPA nowadays has some benchmarks to live up to and this bottle just barely skates by.
02-18-2014 06:12:51 | More by JohnGalt1
3.95/5 rDev +6.5%
Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a slightly hazy medium golden amber with a fine, three finger off-white head with good retention and lots of lacing. Aroma of tropical fruit, citrus, sweet biscuit malt, light piney hops. Flavor follows aroma, nice citrus and fruit based malt body with pine and citrus hops, finishing with semisweet malt and lngering citrus hops. Medium bodied with nice sharp carbonation. A nicely balanced slightly sweet malty IIPA with a pleasant hop choice. I did not expect to enjoy this as much as I did and would not hesitate to buy this again.
01-22-2014 02:14:30 | More by LiquidAmber
3.23/5 rDev -12.9%
My first No-Li beer and very different than what you get normally from an Imperial IPA. A musty and catty aroma like some other reviewers have mentioned.
Very malty and biscuity with some earthy and mineral hop flavors, a hint of lemon rind and even some salty tang. Doesn't have the big pine or grapefruit kick of many beers in the style.
In the end, the aroma is better than the flavor for me. It is a very smooth beer for the strength and is balanced but the ends up being less complex than the DIPA's that stand out for me.
Not a bad beer but not one I would buy again or pick off of a beer menu as a must have. Simply too many other hoppy fun things out there!
11-17-2012 04:26:57 | More by LubricatedWisdom76
Jet Star Imperial IPA from No-Li Brewhouse
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