Born & Raised IPA | No-Li Brewhouse

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Born & Raised IPABorn & Raised IPA

Brewed by:
No-Li Brewhouse
Washington, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Bred right here in the Fair City, this Expo-sized IPA is made from hops and barley harvested within 300 miles of the No-Li Brewhouse. Washington's own Cascade, Columbus and Chinook hops span across 2 row malt from Armstrong, BC.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 10-01-2003

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Ratings: 273 |  Reviews: 78
Photo of loren01
2.31/5  rDev -38.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

A: Poured amber color, 1 finger width frothy white head, good lace down the glass
S: Smell is good, hops very evident, very citrusy.
T: Bitter hops, I mean very bitter!! Not hardly any malt flavor at all, maybe there was but this beer was too hop heavy. Astringent aftertaste.
M: Mouthfeel was alright, medium bodied.
D: I'm a big IPA fan but this one just plain sucked, way too bitter and astringent, not balanced at all. 1st IPA i've never been able to finish.

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Photo of eire
2.45/5  rDev -35%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Pencible
2.47/5  rDev -34.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: This poured a cloudy copper with a little off white head.
S: It smelled like faint copper hops and bready malt.
T: It tasted like copper and waxy resin hops, with some bready malt. It had a dirty bitter aftertaste.
M: It was somewhat thick with moderate carbonation.
D: This was not a good IPA. The scent and taste were ok at best, although the body was nice. The finish was rough, so it wasn't that easy to drink. Not recommended.

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Photo of leftoverburrito
2.75/5  rDev -27.1%

Photo of Tim81883
2.75/5  rDev -27.1%

Photo of Sazz9
3/5  rDev -20.4%

Photo of Varls
3/5  rDev -20.4%

Photo of lillitnn92
3/5  rDev -20.4%

Photo of ygtbsm94
3/5  rDev -20.4%

Photo of MikeM417
3/5  rDev -20.4%

Photo of TrickkyGangsta
3/5  rDev -20.4%

Photo of woemad
3.03/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pint had at the brewpub in Spokane for $3.25.

Came with a reddish amber color and a medium off-white head. Not much lacing to speak of.

Smell was primarily of piney, floral hops (big shock). Didn't note any malt backing, as the pine scent pretty much dominated this one.

Taste was mostly of piney flavor, with a tiny bit of maltiness way off in the distance. Other than that , there really wasn't much to the flavor.

Mouthfeel was ok, moderate amount of carbonation, didn't seem too thick.

This was a very average IPA. While it was more hoppy than their pale ale, there wasn't a huge difference. The beers from Northern Lights impress me less and less, and the service at their brewpub just plain sucks. It's a crying shame that this is the only micro in Spokane.

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Photo of rawfish
3.03/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Gushing bottle but minimal spillage, pour is dark orange, turbid and muddy with a medium head of off white. Retention is average but does leave some nice rings of lacing on the glass.

Faint malt, sticky simple syrup sweeteners with a bit of toast. Big English ale yeast presence adding vinous fruit, sticky date and raisin to a faint orange citrus hop aroma.

Sticky caramel and toffee malts, high sweetness with the ale yeast imparts flavors reminiscent of some American strong ales, red berries, vinous fruit, apples. Faint hop flavors of orange and resin. Medium bitterness with a mouth coating dry feel.

Rather heavy body, medium carbonation despite the gushing. Sticky malt, chewy and menial alcohol. Overall a bit hard to pull down.

Unbalanced and malt forward, hard to tell this is an IPA, maybe an old IPA with DIPA malt. Okay beer but not one to try again.

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Photo of DucksFan16
3.12/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25


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Photo of Lookin4apg
3.18/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of McBAINx
3.18/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ThisWangsChung
3.2/5  rDev -15.1%

12 oz bottle into a wine glass.

Appearance: Pours a darker copper color. The head is a finger high and pale orange in shade. Retention is very impressive, helped by the aesthetic appeal of the creamy texture. A nice ring of lacing is left on the glass. (4)

Smell: The hops take on a piny, somewhat dank tone here. There are some slight grapefruity twinges, though. It's quite malty by IPA standards, also. I'm picking up a lot of caramel, brown sugar, toffee, and fruit esters. I'd say it's a bit too sweet personally, but it's far from bad. (3.25)

Taste: Definitely a bitter, pine-forward IPA. There are three stages of this brew: an initial piny taste, an upsurge of sweet, almost candy-like malts, and a returning pine-laden finish. The aforementioned finish is really bitter - almost too bitter. On the plus side, it helps to quash some of the sweetness nicely, though some still lingers. (3)

Mouthfeel: The bitterness makes it really dry, but the lingering sweetness helps give it a long finish. Drinkability is solid, which is good for an IPA that leans toward being slightly heavy. Carbonation is high. (3.5)

Overall: A fairly typical 'old-school' IPA - that is to say there's a lot of malt, but also a lot of pine-laden bitterness. Well done for what it is, but I prefer the newer school approach (unobstructive malt, tons of hop flavor, minimal bitterness). This is hard for me to revisit considering it doesn't have any form of bottle dating on it. (3.25)

3.2/5: Decent IPA, but nothing spectacular

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Photo of rodbeermunch
3.21/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Time to crush a review for one of those 90s feels C hop bangers. Out of Washington, my buddy who always wins trades on me dropped one of these $6 bombers prolly on me for something like Izzy or some shit.

Pours an amber like color and mild brown currents running through it, 3/5" white head. Aroma smacks of little to no dry hopping but plenty of PacNW C hop mischief is apparent.

A bunch of crystal malt it seems on this one, malty, C hoppy. Bitter. Carbonation appropriate. Its pretty typical bomber fare in the 90s 100ibu C hop vein. Lotta grapefruit and heavy caramel to this one.

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Photo of harsley
3.21/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of drinkin-beeers
3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of mrunseen
3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of DrMindbender
3.25/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of AngusOg
3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of nmann08
3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of Derek
3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

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Born & Raised IPA from No-Li Brewhouse
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