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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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136 Ratings
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Ratings: 136
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 12.94%
Wants: 0
Gots: 14 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: harrymel on 09-14-2012)
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3/5  rDev -19.1%

TasteTester, Jan 02, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

seanchai, Dec 31, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

jaydoc, Dec 22, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

KatyC, Dec 21, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

ncstateplaya, Oct 29, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

BigJYoungblood, Oct 27, 2013
Photo of bobhits
2.25/5  rDev -39.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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.

bobhits, Oct 20, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

jakecattleco, Oct 12, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

meatyard, Oct 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

Zach122, Oct 07, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

diehl07, Sep 30, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Asics, Sep 26, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

Sparrow_Feather, Sep 22, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

CTJman, Sep 21, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

Rudes, Sep 20, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

johnnyboy76, Sep 01, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Birdlegs, Aug 30, 2013
Photo of ssteakley
4.45/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

IBU of 90 should indicate this is no watered down IPA. Fun & interesting from the first taste. If you want a very Hearty beer this one is it. Not for every occasion but get your beer drinking buddies together to enjoy and critique together. This beer should be enjoyed without food, just the beer.

ssteakley, Aug 29, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

blackcloud, Aug 05, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

snohojimbo, Jul 09, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

earlholman, Jul 08, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

earinc, Jul 05, 2013
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4.01/5  rDev +8.1%
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.

oberon, Jul 04, 2013
Photo of beagle75
3.45/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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.

beagle75, Jul 03, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

ColdOneKev, Jun 25, 2013
Jet Star Imperial IPA from No-Li Brewhouse
84 out of 100 based on 136 ratings.