Silent Treatment Pale Ale | No-Li Brewhouse

BA SCORE
84
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78 Ratings
Silent Treatment Pale AleSilent Treatment Pale Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
No-Li Brewhouse
Washington, United States
nolibrewhouse.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.75%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
If a tall pine falls in the Palouse and no one is there to hear it… Quietly brewed since 1993 and renamed in 2012 after another brewery gave us the silent treatment over a trademark issue with “Northern Lights,” this Spokane-style Pale lets its generous malt base and imposing use of Cluster and Cascade hops do the talking… No-Lie.

Added by woemad on 09-28-2003

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
78
Reviews:
32
Avg:
3.72
pDev:
9.95%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
2
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 78 |  Reviews: 32
Photo of TiMX
4.77/5  rDev +28.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I just have to say I love this beer. This is the first Northern Lights beer I have had and It is great.

I think it could be a bit less cloudy. But the hops really come through in the smell.

The taste is a bit more hoppy than I would have guessed. But being from eastern Washington it should be a bit more hoppy. ( right? ) It is very fresh and light. This is a great beer for a hot day.

I think the mouth feel is right on for a lighter beer like this one.

Drinkability? I wish I had bought more than one that is for sure!!

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Photo of marcellaproust
4.66/5  rDev +25.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Hands down, the best pale I've had on tap. Very hard to describe the perfect beer across genres: balanced without being modest, backstage, supporting actor. Medium bodied but still light on the uptake. Malt is upfront and hop bite behind: the first is plain biscuit, the last extra special bitter but no more. Tasted like someone really cared and adored the making. I love this beer.

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Photo of briandaube
4.5/5  rDev +21%

Photo of Donkster46
4.44/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A delicious pale ale, brewed in Spokane!

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Photo of baklo
4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of Jason
4.12/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz brown bomber with no freshness date

LOOK: Clear golden straw hue, good display of lacing

SMELL: Spicy, biscuity, blood oranges, stone fruit, tobacco, parsley

TASTE: Very smooth, moderate sized body, slight crispness, mineral, earthy hop, citric rind, leafy, blonde tobacco, bitter resin, white peaches, very floral, dried grass, green peppercorns, very dry hoppy finish

Not your usual APA, a glimpse of what was perhaps the norm within the much smaller craft beer world with the simple use of Cluster hops ... if you remember that hop then you know what I am talking about. Yes, Cascade hops are very present but Cluster is a completely different world from what breweries are playing with today.

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Photo of tbeck
4.07/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a dark amber/brown with a creamy one finger white head. Aroma is excellent some malt and a lot of pine, good hoppy smell. Taste was malt and some sweetness and a lot of hops. Very well balanced and not a lot of bitterness, although there was a slight wheaty aftertaste. Texture was watery and thin but light and crisp on the tongue. Excellent flavor, very enjoyable and highly recommended as a session beer.

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Photo of oberon
4.04/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Iam really digging this brewery from the Palouse.Poured into an imperial pint glass orange infused lighter golden with a nice looking one finger craterous white headthat left multiple broken rings of lace as it settled rather slowly.Aromas constist of biscuit malt and leafy hops,a little light but pretty fresh.This beer won't hammer you over the head with hops but damn it has alot of really nice subtle hop complexity,plums and mint,along with leafiness over top of a sweetish caramel/biscuit base,there is a nice crispness in the finish.This is a damn fine APA,take the time to taste it and you'll be impressed with it.

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Photo of dbrauneis
4.03/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: Pours a very lightly hazy medium to dark golden yellow in color with light to moderate amounts of visible carbonation and some peach + apricot highlights. The beer has a finger tall creamy foamy off-white head that slowly reduces to a thick film covering the entire surface of the beer with a medium thick ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of spicy, herbal, and citrus/grapefruit pith hops over the top of some light aromas of biscuit malts.

T: Upfront there is a light to moderate flavor of biscuit malts with just the lightest hint of caramel sweetness. That is followed by some moderate to strong flavors of earthy, herbal, and citrus/grapefruit hops that impart a light to moderate amount of bitterness which fades pretty quickly.

M: Medium bodied with moderate to heavy amounts of carbonation. Smooth bordering on creamy.

O: I found this beer to be quite enjoyable and one that I would definitely grab again. Easy to drink and almost sessionable.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.02/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

my favorite of the no-li beers so far. it pours clear and unsuspecting. its a dulled golden color with about a two inch white head that slowly relaxes. the smell is really floral. not floral hops, but actual flowers. not perfumy like lavender, but something much more delicate, very springtime. theres also some decent hopping going on, but nothing offensive. the flavor agrees, this is a balanced brew. some herbal notes come out right up front carrying through from the nose, and theres that floral hint again. malt profile is very light for an american pale, just adding body. finish is pleasantly bitter and quick. mouthfeel is wonderful. its light on the palate, drinkable as anything, and the low abv makes it a good all day beer. carbonation is appropriately upbeat. i see this as more of a spring beer than an autumnal one, but it worked just fine in this october context. look forward to having this again. lots of subtle tasties going on here.

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Photo of jtd335
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of zbodnar1
4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of LouZ
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of Boone757
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of bifrost17
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of leedorham
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of Axnjxn
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of twelveinches
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of draheim
3.96/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz into a tulip. Pours a pale copper color w/ a sudsy bright white head, good sticky lacing.

Aroma is floral and bready. Clean pale malt and NW hops.

Taste is dry and biscuity, crisp and hoppy. Some light citrus notes. Drinkable, refreshing.

Mouthfeel is clean, medium-bodied, with a crisp hoppy finish.

Overall a good, sessionable pale ale. A little boring, but comfortable.

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Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.91/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

The appearance had a hazy golden copper colored body with a one and a half finger white foamy and bubbly head that quickly dies within less than a half a minute, lacing is clingy somewhat thick and all over the place. The smell had a deep citrusy pine hops, and an adequate amount of caramel maltiness to back it up. The taste had a bittersweetness combined together very well, slight citrus aftertaste and sticky dry finish. On the palate, it sat at/about a light to borderline medium, sessionable and very worthy of having with food. The carbonation is good for the style and for me as there’s a slight harshness for an APA, but still not overly done. Overall, this was a very well done APA that I would have again.

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Photo of flagmantho
3.9/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from 22oz bomber into a pint glass.

Appearance: golden yellow hue with a bit of haze and tons of effervescence. Head is a finger of frothy ivory foam with decent-enough retention. Not too bad.

Smell: sweet aroma with a lightly citrusy hop presence. The hops are almost lemony, the citrus is so delicate. Not too bad, although a bit on the sweet side for my taste.

Taste: like the aroma, but the sweetness of the malt is balanced better by the oily hoppiness. Delicate lemony citrus is the flavor here as well; it's actually quite nice.

Mouthfeel: medium-light body with a decent carbonation. Verging on nicely creamy, this beer didn't quite get there.

Overall: a decent pale ale and quite drinkable. I would probably be able to down lots of this on a hot day.

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Photo of smakawhat
3.88/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a nonic pint glass.

A three finger off white and fluffy head hits the glass, holding on with lots of staying power. That head sits on a classic deep and clear amber body, but there is lots of fast rising cola like carbonation coming up. Not much of it sticking to the sides of the glass though.

A real light toasty airy malt emanates on first smell. A good light biscuity sense, and mild hop presence, and light tangerine citrus sweetness hiding. Pretty solid if subdued.

Real good biscuity mouthfeel and palate forward. Mid palate gives real nice wonderful toasty aromas, crackling and almost crackery with a dry presences. The sweetness comes next in the back on the swallow and there's a very noticeable hop action, but it plays second fiddle to this sweet malt profile. Almost chewy, but giving to a dry sense and airy malt, with a faint hint of orange sensing citrus hop action.

A real good solid pale ale, with a decent noticeable hop profile that doesn't overwhelm. Delicious!

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Photo of woemad
3.83/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is an odd brew. It pours a hazy orange with a moderate white head that quickly dissipates, yet leaves behind a tiny layer of foam at the top. There is a strong hop presence in the scent. One gets notes of citrus fruits and juniper.
The taste is dominated by hops. My brother, who hates IPAs and big hoppyness in general (yet loves Sierra Nevada's Pale - go figure) thought this was an IPA due to the level of hoppines. While I think its quite hoppy for something labeled as just a Pale Ale, the citrusy zing of an IPA would last longer than it does with this beer. Perhaps this could be called an "IPA Lite." While this beer's style stradling makes me scratch my head, it is refreshing. I am grading it down a little due to the fact that it just doesn't seem like a true Pale Ale. My bottle was a bomber purchased at Jim's Homebrew in Spokane. It is also on tap at Mootsy's (a local bar) and at Northern Light's brewpub, located on Trent Avenue.

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Photo of WDJersey
3.8/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of pixieskid
3.8/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on tap at the Baby Bar in Spokane, WA.

med thin body, very frothy/clean mouth feel with nice carbonation.

mild grainy note up front with a distinct piny hop presence throughout.

finishes clean with a hint of lemon and mild bitterness.

Overall a decent pale, was quite fresh and had a good mouth feel.

If you are in the area it is worth a try, but nothing special. For $2 a pint (baby bar Tuesdays) it was definitely a steal though.

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