Silent Treatment Pale Ale | No-Li Brewhouse

BA SCORE
84
good
77 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:
77
Reviews:
31
Avg:
3.71
pDev:
9.97%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
2
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 77 |  Reviews: 31
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of Jeeb
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of bobhits
3.02/5  rDev -18.6%
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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Photo of Kylemif
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of rastamendi
3.69/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: Deep gold/light copper color with a faint haze. Head dissipates into a thin layer that persists.

Smell: Classic pale ale.Faint citrusy hops, with background notes of light caramel malts, and a touch of biscuity character. Not a mind blower, but those who may reckon how pale ales used to taste would approve.

Taste: Balance is definitely towards the bitterness, though it is not overwhelming. Malt character is subdued (I would expect a tad more malt, considering the 5.75% ABV). Very pleasant citrus/pine hop flavor lingers. Clean, with not apparent flaws.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied, but with a creamy texture aided by ample carbonation.

Overall: An extremely pleasant pale ale. Refreshing, hoppy, without being overwhelming from any angle. People who are looking for a beer to blow their mind will likely be underwhelmed by this beer. However, people who remember how beer used to taste before the recent pissing contest of flavor/alcohol/hop concentration will appreciate this beer for what it is...good.

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Photo of ssteakley
2.95/5  rDev -20.5%
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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Photo of GJ40
3.77/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Sampled from a 22oz bottle purchased at Triangle Wine in Morrisville.

A - Golden and very clear with a big white head of large bubbles.

S - Citrusy, piney and slightly grassy hops.

T - Starts with pine and a mild sweetness. A nice hop bitterness picks up midway and lasts after the finish. Enough toasted malt to prop up the hops but the hops definitely run the show.

M - Moderate carbonation and consistency. Maybe a little light.

O - A very drinkable pale ale but there's a sweetness that I didn't need.

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of dbrauneis
4.03/5  rDev +8.6%
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 Pencible
3.11/5  rDev -16.2%
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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Photo of chinchill
3.65/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

On tap at the NOC in Nantahala, NC.
Lightly hazy apricot color with a proportionate size head. The head has moderate duration.
A: Pleasant, fruity aroma.
Flavor: somewhat distinctive, with more fruit than usual. Very good balance.
O: Solid APA choice: Enjoyed and recommended.

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Photo of cswhitehorse
3.67/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

The Silent Treatment Pale Ale poured into the pint glass and looked a lovely amber with a good soft pillow two finger foam head. It had good sticky lacing that held to the side of the glass. It was unfiltered had some protein floating around like a Belgian.

The aroma was light and floral. The taste was smooth and resembled more of an ESB rather than a pale ale. The mouthfeel was gentle and didn't leave much of a mark. Nice for a ale but still reminded me more of the ESB again. Overall not a bad a beer but styled wrong.

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Photo of oberon
4.04/5  rDev +8.9%
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 beertunes
3.25/5  rDev -12.4%
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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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of n2185
3.54/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a clear burnished copper with two fingers of white head that fades into a thin layer with little lacing.

S: Grapefruit notes along with dry pine aromas dominate with some underlying notes of sweeter citrus and caramel malts.

T: Grapefruit, citrus rind, and dry pine flavors dominate here in an earthy, dry, and only lightly bitter flavor.

M: Medium-light body with medium carbonation, this beer is pretty light and drinkable for something that is fairly hoppy.

O: A solid pale ale overall that is easy to drink and enjoy, though it lacks some of the hop pungency that I like in my hoppy beers.

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4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

Silent Treatment Pale Ale from No-Li Brewhouse
3.71 out of 5 based on 77 ratings.
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