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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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113 Ratings
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Ratings: 113
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 13.21%
Wants: 0
Gots: 5 | 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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beagle75

Iowa

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-03-2013 19:04:12 | More by beagle75
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kjfinnerty

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

06-25-2013 21:33:33 | More by kjfinnerty
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velosuds

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

06-24-2013 23:28:43 | More by velosuds
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BigGingDrinker

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

06-21-2013 15:30:56 | More by BigGingDrinker
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

06-16-2013 19:10:16 | More by dbrauneis
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switzer

Oregon

4/5  rDev +7.8%

06-16-2013 14:29:51 | More by switzer
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bluckbeyes

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

06-06-2013 23:19:56 | More by bluckbeyes
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snaotheus

Washington

4.16/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

22oz bottle poured into a large snifter. No dates noticeable on the bottle.

Pours pretty, clear coppery golden with a pretty fluffy white head, fades fairly fast and leaves a clumpy sheet along the side of the glass. Smell is mild, but tasty. Floral, citrus, honeysuckle, reminds me of A Little Sumpin' Sumpin'.

Taste is weighted toward the grapefruit rind, lots of sweetness detectable but still dominated by the hops. This is actually pretty darn tasty.

Mouthfeel is light but slightly slick. Overall, pretty good! First beer I've tried from these guys, I think.

Serving type: bottle

05-27-2013 22:36:40 | More by snaotheus
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baklo

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +7.8%

05-17-2013 23:22:05 | More by baklo
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HKUSPC40

Washington

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

05-13-2013 08:34:14 | More by HKUSPC40
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MacStinson

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

05-07-2013 22:56:33 | More by MacStinson
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tdm168

North Carolina

4.23/5  rDev +14%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-07-2013 00:05:38 | More by tdm168
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Lantern


3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

05-05-2013 20:57:51 | More by Lantern
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Axnjxn

North Carolina

4.01/5  rDev +8.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-02-2013 15:48:03 | More by Axnjxn
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RedneckBeerz

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

05-02-2013 15:01:10 | More by RedneckBeerz
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DasBoot2112

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +34.8%

05-02-2013 04:04:04 | More by DasBoot2112
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lupercmda

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +7.8%

05-01-2013 03:32:36 | More by lupercmda
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beertunes

Washington

3.18/5  rDev -14.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-13-2013 17:59:40 | More by beertunes
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twelveinches

Washington

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

03-30-2013 05:35:22 | More by twelveinches
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ccrida

Oregon

4.41/5  rDev +18.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-28-2013 06:14:54 | More by ccrida
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SmellsofMahagony

Texas

4/5  rDev +7.8%

03-10-2013 03:32:45 | More by SmellsofMahagony
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flagmantho

Washington

3.58/5  rDev -3.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-07-2013 22:39:04 | More by flagmantho
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weerezboy

Washington

3/5  rDev -19.1%

03-06-2013 21:32:48 | More by weerezboy
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beergoot

Colorado

3.63/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

The glass held a crystal clear, solid amber bodied beer with a thick, rocky white head. A pine and spruce aroma with hints of warm malts make up the bulk of the scents. Warm bread and biscuit malt flavors immediately hit you with a good hop bitterness carrying things through the finish; the alcohol heat definitely makes itself felt at the end. The body is soft and smooth with a medium feel.

A very nice looking beer with some good taste. I thought the boozy alcohol taste overplayed its role in things; a bit biting at the end, which detracted from the taste's overall quality. Still, I wouldn't hesitate to grab another bottle.

Serving type: bottle

02-23-2013 00:03:08 | More by beergoot
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sukwonee

Washington

2.5/5  rDev -32.6%

02-07-2013 08:15:10 | More by sukwonee
Jet Star Imperial IPA from No-Li Brewhouse
84 out of 100 based on 113 ratings.