Silent Treatment Pale Ale | No-Li Brewhouse

BA SCORE
84
good
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
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2.75/5  rDev -26.1%

Photo of ssteakley
2.95/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Silent is a appropriate name, the smell is barely audible, taste has is almost Silent. Could be good for a really Hot Dry Texas day, if you like it dry and crisp on the end this one is for you. Silence is Golden to some but for now I will pass on this one.

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3/5  rDev -19.4%

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3/5  rDev -19.4%

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3/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of loren01
3.02/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: Had this in a bomber I brought back from a trip to Washington. Pours an orangish color with very good sized foamy white head. Good lacing down the glass
S: This was kind of interesting, not sure if it was just me but the smell kind of came and went as I was drinking it. Not too overpowering. Smells of biscut, with citrusy hop scent
T: Malt is overpowered by very bitter hoppiness. Malt kind of comes and goes as well.
M: Slightly dry finish, medium bodied beer
D: Could have a little more maltiness to it, malt is most of the time drounded out by bitter hoppiness.

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3.02/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 1.5

So the bomber format needs to have great beers in it given price. Silent treatment is a lot of citrus flavor, oranges are very noticed. Poured into an ok poured body/head/lacing and gives off just a lot of citrus flavors and aromas.

This would be a really good beer in a better format but in a bomber sorry PASS.

I can't lie I"m grossly discounting this one for the price and being in the crappy bomber format without being a beer worth that.

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3.11/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: This poured a cloudy gold with a little white head.
S: It smelled like faint orange hops and bready biscuit malt.
T: It tasted like faint copper and bready biscuit malt, with a little orange and honey. It had a clean, mild bitter aftertaste.
M: It was somewhat thick with moderate carbonation.
D: This was an ok pale ale. The scent and taste and body were all fitting for the style, but really not that great. Easy to drink, but subpar.

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3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Served in straight pint glass. Poured a pleasant coppery-gold color with about 1/2 inch of white head that had low retention and good lacing.

The aroma was fairly neutral and balanced at first, but after a moment a nice piney hop scent became apparent. The beer was mostly balanced with a gentle malt base scent. The taste was, for the most part, the same, with the biggest difference being a bit of a citrusy/grapefruit bite at the back of the tongue.

The body was nicely medium, pretty typical for the style, and had a dry finish. Drinkability was good enough, my pint went quickly, and there was just a bit of the grapefruit lingering aftertaste. Overall, a solid, unremarkable example of the style. It might be a everyday fridge brew if it were local to you, but probably not worth a lot of effort to obtain. Worth a shot if you see it though.

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3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

Photo of RedDiamond
3.44/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I’m willing to tag this as an over-hopped beer, but of course, some people like that. In this case the hops are very fresh, very green, and derived from local Cascade and Columbus varieties – each of which I think of as the ’57 Chevy of hops. If the beer had wheels you’d call it a hop rod.

The racy carbonation produces a bright white head and generous lace on a predominantly clear body of burnished copper. The taste is strongly hopped – the whole beer is a highly charged hop magnet – though the lines are uncluttered and still clean enough to retain drinkability. The aroma however hints at hops momentarily but is otherwise oddly yeasted. 5.0% ABV.

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of RJLarse
3.51/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I picked up a bomber of Northern Lights Pale Ale at a grocery store to taste, review and enjoy. I poured this beer in to a pint tumbler.

Pours a rich gold color and is slightly hazy. A rich foamy white head forms, and is extremely resilient.

The smell is fairly weak but it has a hop aroma, and a bit of a fruity smell.

The taste is well balance between hops and malt, with a little citrus (grapefruit) flavor on the side.

The mouth feel is clean crisp and refreshing.

This is a very drinkable beer. It’s light and refreshing with a nice flavor. I would definitely have Northern Lights Pale Ale again. I’ll probably visit the brew pub soon as well.

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Silent Treatment Pale Ale from No-Li Brewhouse
3.72 out of 5 based on 78 ratings.
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