Jet Star Imperial IPA - No-Li Brewhouse

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Jet Star Imperial IPAJet Star Imperial IPA

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Ratings: 147
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 12.87%
Wants: 0
Gots: 15 | FT: 0
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Washington, United States

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

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: harrymel on 09-14-2012)
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Photo of nmann08
3/5  rDev -19.6%

Photo of Texasfan549
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of jaydoc
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of oberon
4.01/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.9/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a real oddity here, not nearly as sticky and dank as ive come to expect big ipas to be these days. it pours a clear honey color with a sudsy white head with outstanding retention. this one smells like a wicker chair, all dry and woody and musty, but in a good way, if thats possible. theres some oily hop fragrance, but similar to the born and raised ipa, it isnt in your face at all. the malt really balances the hops, and is somewhere toward the red malt family, but not quite. the finish is pretty clean in this big ipa, which is an uncommon trait making this stand out to me. lighter body for such a big beer, about medium, and the carbonation is quite vibrant, like all no-li beers ive had so far. i expect this one to get popular in the months to come because its very different to what else is out there. more approachable i think, and its new to the state of colorado. good stuff.

Photo of RblWthACoz
3.7/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a fogged amber gold. Kind of a clogged and muddled dipa here. Some pine and mild citrus. Kind of salty. This seems more of a mix of a wad of hops instead of anything deliberate and graceful. A decent beer. But any brewery out of Washington state needs to be bringing a bit more.

Photo of MarkyMOD
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of GClarkage
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of dbrauneis
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of superspak
4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, no bottle dating. Pours lightly cloudy golden amber color with a 2 finger dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of big lemon/lime zest, grapefruit, orange peel, floral, grass, pine, herbal, light caramel, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good complexity of bright citrus/pine hops and light-moderate malt balance; with great strength. Taste of lemon/lime zest, orange peel, grapefruit, floral, grass, pine resin, herbal, light caramel, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Good amount of earthy pine/floral bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon/lime zest, orange peel, grapefruit, floral, grass, pine resin, herbal, light caramel, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Damn nice complexity of bright citrus/pine hops with light-moderate malt presence; with a very crisp malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, crisp, and resinous sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a small warming present after the finish. Overall this is a damn nice DIPA. All around good balance and complexity of resinous citrus/pine hops and light-moderate malt balance; and very smooth and crisp to sip on. A very enjoyable offering.

Photo of smakawhat
3.58/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 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.

Photo of tdm168
4.23/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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.

Photo of atrocity
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of Latarnik
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of JohnGalt1
3.4/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

3.75/3.5/3.25/3.5/3.5

Photo of Tone
3.86/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a clear, gold color. One inch head of an off-white color. Great retention and great lacing. Smells of citrus hops, sweet malt, alcohol, hint of earthy malt, and floral hops. Fits the style of an American Double / Imperial IPA. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of alcohol, hops, citrus, sweet malt, and earthy malt. Overall, great appearance, good aroma, and decent body.

Photo of Rhettroactive
3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

Photo of beertunes
3.18/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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.

Photo of Boone757
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.95/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of flagmantho
3.58/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 22oz bomber into a pint glass.

Appearance: medium orange hue with a moderate haze and a cacophony of tiny floaties and strong effervescence. Head is a thick finger of pillowy ivory foam. Quite attractive!

Smell: herbal, resiny hop aroma on top of a pretty sweet malt base. Not bad, but not really my favorite.

Taste: very bitter right off the bat. Hops are herbal, piney, resinous and earthy. Malt is sweet and relatively neutral in flavor; it's decent, but it's a bit harsh and the hop composition doesn't work great for me.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a good level of carbonation. Nicely creamy texture.

Overall: as I said, it's a decent beer but the hop flavor profile just doesn't suit my palate. If you like harsh, raspy hops, though, you may wish to give this a try.

Photo of ccrida
4.41/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Bomber poured into a goblet, a gorgeous hazy pale orange with a white head leaving foamy lace. Some still murkiness to it that is a bit off-putting, surely just yeast/sediment clinging to the glass.

Smell is resinous, dank, a touch phenolic.

Taste is really bright hops, funky, minimal malt, spot on my sweet spot. A little phenolic as well, some alcoholic spice, but by in large a big clean hop bomb. Well done!

Mouthfeel is bone dry, med-minus.

Drinkability is high. Digging this, a guzzler of a hop-bomb. Northern Lights continues to deliver killer IPAs, and I'm really happy to see this double deviates form the sugary trend some of their smaller IPAs trended towards. I'll keep my eye out for this at local tap-rooms.

Photo of Axnjxn
4.01/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22oz Bomber with no bottling date into a snifter

Pours a pretty orange color with a moderate white head. Smell is mild NW piney hops, typical for an IPA though I'd expect a bit more from a double. Taste is quite surprising. Not heavy at all, and in fact even lighter than their regular IPA despite the higher ABV. I'd guess this was in the 5-6% range. Light citrus and NW hops with a bitter finish. Beer goes down very smooth and this is one that you could finish a bomber off quick.

Overall a very solid IPA. Dont think of this one as a double, because it's really not.

Photo of twelveinches
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of jmdrpi
3.15/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

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.

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Jet Star Imperial IPA from No-Li Brewhouse
84 out of 100 based on 147 ratings.