Jet Star Imperial IPA - No-Li Brewhouse
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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
2.25/5 rDev -39.4%
After their 7% ipa which was really good I had high hopes for this. Given the 8.1% it seems odd that 1% makes this imperial but we'll see.
The pour doesn't provide a huge amount of head. The body is tangerine and golden.
There's a huge amount of ruby grape fruit with a done of sugar and malt.
Passion fruit, ruby grape fruit, caramel, and artificial sweetener. This isn't very good.
Jet Star drinks like a double IPA even though it's rather low in alcohol for the style.
This is a huge pass and just isn't good. There's a fake sugar off flavor in here that's killing this one for me.
10-20-2013 00:44:11 | More by bobhits
3.08/5 rDev -17%
Bottled: very recently (last 14 days).
Pours amber with a few soapy white bubbles atop. Brilliant clarity. Nose carries plenty of pine, wood, catty characteristics, some mint (surprising), a bit of resin. This is a far deviation from the usual context of Mark's beers. Flavor is a bit sweet and caramel laden with a good bitterness and some tropical fruits as well (pineapple, grapefruit). Finish flavor is sweet and malty with some hints of orange juice and bitterness. Medium bodied with moderate carb and an off dry finish, making is pretty refreshing. This beer is tasty, easy to drink for ABV and something I'd consider having again - but I'd rather have Crystal Bitter, Solar Winds or IPA from the same brewery first.
09-14-2012 07:17:21 | More by harrymel
3.15/5 rDev -15.1%
22 oz bottle, no date.
appears a slight hazy golden color, bright white head. decent head retention. all hops aroma, but not that pungent. citrusy. taste is again similar, hops dominate the weak pale malt flavor. mix of hop flavors, can't put finger on the individual flavors. medium body and medium to higher carbonation. mouthfeel is fine.
overall - needs more malt body to balance out for my tastes.
11-20-2012 04:34:06 | More by jmdrpi
3.18/5 rDev -14.3%
From a hated 22oz bottle. Poured into straight pint glass. Poured a very hazy orange-amber color with about 1-1/4 inch of off-white head that good retention and very light-to-poor lacing.
The aroma was dominated by citrus hops, there was also a bit of pine, and just the lightest bit of malt. The flavor profile was pretty similar, citrus hop forward, a bit of pine and floral hops, and a very low malt presence.
The body was the typical medium of the style, but did have a bitter finish that lingered a bit too long and became somewhat unpleasant. Drinkability was OK, I would have rather have had a pint, but whatevs. Overall, not a bad brew, and not a notable one either. Worth a shot if you see it.
Edit: I didn't notice this earlier, but there was a bunch of yeasty chunks at the bottom of the glass, after pouring the last of the bottle. Not a big deal for me, but it is for some folks, so I thought I'd mention it.
04-13-2013 17:59:40 | More by beertunes
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
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
3.45/5 rDev -7%
Poured from a bomber into a shaker pint glass.
A: Slightly hazy, light orange-amber color with over one finger of persistent off-white foam head. Medium localized lacing remains on the glass and tiny yeast particles hang uniformly distributed in the column.
S: Piney and slightly toasted, with a floral suggestion confined to the margins. No alcohol is detected.
T: Begins off-dry, with crisp pale malt and hops aromatics that match well the smell. Acidity peaks into the middle where a thread of honey develops after the most assertive hops flavors begin to retreat. Development of bitterness seems a bit delayed, eventually achieving moderate intensity for style. Metabolites are not obvious or cloying, but do seem to fill in the gaps. No alcohol is detected.
M: Medium viscosity, slightly acidic and syrupy on the palate, with moderate carbonation.
D/O: Apparently standing just uphill of the border between regular IPA and double, this beer features a focused hops profile amidst other nuances that make it reasonably drinkable. While proficiently crafted, it lacks the sort of quality that one would brag to others about.
07-03-2013 19:04:12 | More by beagle75
Jet Star Imperial IPA from No-Li Brewhouse
84 out of 100 based on 120 ratings.