Jet Star Imperial IPA
No-Li Brewhouse

Jet Star Imperial IPAJet Star Imperial IPA
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Style:
IPA - Imperial
Ranked #4,032
ABV:
8.1%
Score:
85
Ranked #33,860
Avg:
3.74 | pDev: 12.57%
Reviews:
41
Ratings:
195
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No-Li Brewhouse
 
Washington, United States
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Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
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Gots
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SCORE
85
Very Good
Jet Star Imperial IPAJet Star Imperial IPA
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gandres from Philippines

3.99/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Monday, March 12, 2018 9:33 PM
22 ounce poured to tulip glass
Sight: amber, clear, small off white foam lacing
Smell: Very fragrant, hoppy
Taste: Balance bitterness with sweetness, malt profile
Feel: medium carbonation, some drop, long follow through, bitter aftertaste
Overall: very good beer, ok to repeat

Mar 13, 2018
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Lone_Freighter from Vermont

3.65/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

The appearance had a slightly hazy semi orange/somewhat amber colored body with yellow highlights to help to make it fairly clear, thin white half finger foamy head that dies immediately leaving some adequate foamy sticky lacing in its wake. The smell had some coconut in the beginning (not sure where I’m gettin’ that, but that’s what I truly got) and after it warms a bit toasted piney caramel plays in my nose. The taste was somewhat bitter but still sweet through the malty bill that comes through, sticky caramel aftertaste, dry caramel finish. On the palate, it sat about a medium in body, fairly sessionable - pretty much as any DIPA could be, carbonated very well for the style. Overall, pretty good DIPA that I could have again.

Jun 24, 2017
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hreb from Washington

3.69/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

22oz bottle with the new "rocket ship" design, which promises 8.1% alc/vol and 115 IBUs being delivered from a load of C-hops. ok! Served in a curved glass, this beer looks quite brassy amber, like an Imperial red ale. Minimal head. Aroma is malty and sweet, but flavor is an immediate onslaught of pine tar and old school, heavy handed, big alpha West coast IPA. But there is some malt aftertaste here bringing the IBUs, which could have easily been absurd, into some kind of balance.

Mar 23, 2017
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LampertLand from Canada

3.92/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

No-Li Brewhouse 'Jet Star Imperial IPA' @ 8.1% , served from a 650 ml bottle purchased for $8.50
A-pour is gold from the bottle to a clear gold in the glass with a medium size white head leaving a spotty lace along the pint
S-piney hops , hints of a malt
T-clean & crisp (kinda) with a decent malt base , dry finish
MF-ok carbonation , feels full bodied
Ov-ok Imperial IPA (kinda)
prost LampertLand

Sep 29, 2016
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Marraybay from District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Look: Somewhat cloudy pale yellow: -1 finger of head. Some glass
soapiness-lacing apparent.

Smell: Piney hops; floral note; apricots perhaps. On the downside, did get
some distinct cattiness also.

Taste: The malt backbone is there, but I found it a bit more subdued than others
have indicated. The citrusy hops are massive as expected and the bitterness
does build-linger. Alcohol fairly well hidden.

Feel: Pretty decent mouthfeel" Perhaps a bit thinner than I imagined.

Overall: Interesting pour. Somewhat in the middle of the road for me: I liked
it more than some DIPA's, but less than others. Would potentially revisit.

Jan 08, 2016
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tone77 from Pennsylvania

3.77/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a dark golden/orange color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is surprisingly malty, hops, some tropical fruits. Taste is hops, medium bitterness, tropical fruits, mango in particular, a strong malt backbone. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall a quality beer worth trying.

Jul 06, 2015
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mactrail from Washington

4.06/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The big fruit. Powerful aroma of mango and pine. Sudsy mouthfeel with a crisp edge. Handsome orangey amber color with a plentiful froth in the Stella Artois goblet.

Dark fruit followed by the bitter hoppy taste. Hot mango and orange marmalade. Some sweetness. Extremely tasty big IPA. From the 22 oz bottle purchased at Haggens Market in Burlington.

Jun 20, 2015
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mabermud from Washington

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap at the brewery.

Looks good. Smells good. Tastes good, and feels good. Having this fresh and on tap give it a boost.

Overall - Recommended.

Apr 24, 2015
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TX-Badger from Texas

3.25/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours a slightly hazy light golden color with white head. Funky pine and light citrus on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes sweeter and maltier than I expected.

Apr 21, 2015
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Mikus from Pennsylvania

3.14/5  rDev -16%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Made the mistake of grabbing this off the shelf (on the rec of an employee of my favorite bottle shop), without looking at the date. Kicking myself in the ass. (316) looks like mid - November. That said... here goes a review of 3 - month-old Jet Star. Into the Spiegelau with a gentle ring of head, cloudy medium amber hue, and some nice lacing. Lighter appearance around the edges of the glass in the light. Big (115 IBU) bitterness, masked the remaining light pine aroma, somewhat muddled overall. (Recent fresh can of Hi-res with 115 IBU had a cleaner, more prominent bitterness). For a big IIPA, there was a scene missing on the front of the palate. Mid-taste was overpowered with bitterness, and a pleasing note of orange. Back of the palate had some light pine. Underwhelming flavors which had an overarching oxidized presence. Medium mouthfeel with some lingering bitterness and pine, a bit light for a big IIPA. Felt like I was hunting for scent/flavors... knowing this might have been past its prime, the building blocks seemed to be there... will re-review a fresher bottle some time.

Feb 07, 2015
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BungTapper96 from Texas

3.4/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Hazy orange with white fluffy head. More earthy nose, a bit of pine needle. Viscous mouthfeel leaning towards resin. Pleasant choice for a one pint night.

Jan 22, 2015
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UCLABrewN84 from California

3.8/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a murky dark honey orange with a foamy orange-tan head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy rings of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell is of citrus fruit, candied citrus zest, and brown sugar aromas. Taste is much the same with citrus fruit, grapefruit juice, and slight pine needle flavors on the finish. There is a medium amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with nice candied citrus zest aspects that come thought slightly better in the smell to me.

Serving type: bottle.

Jan 03, 2015
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archyquaffer from Montana

4/5  rDev +7%

Poured from a longneck into a shaker. The chunky, billowy head slowly descends, leaving sticky remnants along the sides of the glass. The beer is a pale amber color with medium carbonation.

Nothing overpowering in the aroma, with mainly light pine and floral notes. The flavor brings out the citrus a bit more, and results in an addition of lemony-grassy notes to mesh with some pine and grapefruit pith. The malt backbone is substantial and includes some molasses and dark bread notes with a hint of chewing tobacco now and then- especially at first. As the beer progresses, some distinctly melon-like notes present themselves. The ABV seems well hidden, but probably enhances the other flavors and adds a spicy bite.

In my opinion, the bitterness (115 IBUs) balances the substantial malt base quite well, and it has all the characteristics of a big beer with very well-meshed and unique flavors. Borderline excellent, in my humble opinion, but may not satisfy the more extreme hopheads out there.

Dec 14, 2014
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idResponse from North Carolina

3.59/5  rDev -4%

just a run-of-the-mill IPA. I don't have much going on in the smell department. It looks nice enough a fairly dark amber. Really does not leave me very happy. It's not very hoppy, kind of flat, it tastes a bit like straw and mild hops obscured by a little malt in a little bit of nothing. I'm not very excited by this. I expect my Imperial IPA to be huge and bold. Just leaves me wishing I had a different IPA. it's nice enough to drink it feels good on the tongue a little sparkly little bubbly but it's just not enough hops for me. big alcohol does not equal a good beer and I believe that is what these people are going for here, just big alcohol. Perhaps the Spokane desert is frying their brains. I would much rather take a lagunitas any day at two thirds the price.

Sep 20, 2014
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gfg0020 from Texas

4.36/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle, poured into a teku

A - clear; orange/gold; pours with a very small amount of white head which quickly dissipates leaving only a ring of foam around the glass; leaves well spaced out lacing with each sip

S - a subdued nose for a double IPA but delicious none the less; mango,pumpkin (fleeting but there), tangerine, lightly fermented lemon, light spice

T/M - mostly follows the nose; tangerine, mango, black tea, lychee, lightly ferminted lemon, citrus rind, mild/moderate spice; slight bite on the finish with a slightly sweet/bitter aftertaste; nicely balanced and leaves you ready for more

O - a double IPA that you'd have to be crazy to be disappointed in; I found notes here that I haven't experienced in an IPA before (pumpkin, black tea, lychee) and I found them very enjoyable

Jun 21, 2014
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RblWthACoz from Pennsylvania

3.7/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a fogged amber gold. Kind of a clogged and muddled dipa here. Some pine and mild citrus. Kind of salty. This seems more of a mix of a wad of hops instead of anything deliberate and graceful. A decent beer. But any brewery out of Washington state needs to be bringing a bit more.

Jun 05, 2014
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Tone from Missouri

3.88/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a clear, gold color. One inch head of an off-white color. Great retention and great lacing. Smells of citrus hops, sweet malt, alcohol, hint of earthy malt, and floral hops. Fits the style of an American Double / Imperial IPA. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of alcohol, hops, citrus, sweet malt, and earthy malt. Overall, great appearance, good aroma, and decent body.

Apr 25, 2014
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rankandfile from Maryland

3.88/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Great taste of an imperial without the alcohol level of most. Could almost be a session imperial, if that is actually a thing. Sweetness at first taste, pine, maple, citrus, hard candy, then not too dry and nice grapefruit finish with a slight smokey after taste. Nothing bitter lingering.
I think this beer is better than the other reviews and should be defiantly given a try.

Feb 24, 2014
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Omnium from Pennsylvania

3.53/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bottle > Bowtie Glass

A - Clear yellow light gold with a half a finger of fizzy white head, no lacing.
S - Pine, citrus, big sweet caramel candy kinda malts.
T - Tons of heat, both from a spicy piney powerful hop bite and from the alcohol, some nice grass and grapefruit juice tones to it, too bad it gets buried by ibu's.
M - Too aggressive and bitter, very abrasive, almost soapy.
O - Its a shame this is a waste of a beer, there's too much hop potency in a bad way, its filled with alcohol burn. Total palate destroyer.

Feb 19, 2014
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JohnGalt1 from Idaho

3.42/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz picked up tonight at Brewer's Haven Boise on the way home from work... Pours a fairly clear dark golden/light orangish.... decent white head... great lacing.

Nose is pretty standard/average DIPA territory... piney essence with some grapefruit pith back.... cracker malt/dry toast maltiness carries the hops... balanced, but too heavy toward the malt to really grab my attention.

Flavor doesn't have nearly big enough bitter bite to be in the DIPA category, especially in the PNW... instead almost an orange juice essence spiked with pithy zest is the hop big player... again, it seems too malty with a pretty substantial pale malt presence from front to back.

Body is right... carbonation is on the light side for the style.

Really, this is a pretty okay beer... no real flaws... but anybody calling their beer a DIPA nowadays has some benchmarks to live up to and this bottle just barely skates by.

3.75/3.5/3.25/3.5/3.5

Feb 18, 2014
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LiquidAmber from Washington

3.94/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a slightly hazy medium golden amber with a fine, three finger off-white head with good retention and lots of lacing. Aroma of tropical fruit, citrus, sweet biscuit malt, light piney hops. Flavor follows aroma, nice citrus and fruit based malt body with pine and citrus hops, finishing with semisweet malt and lngering citrus hops. Medium bodied with nice sharp carbonation. A nicely balanced slightly sweet malty IIPA with a pleasant hop choice. I did not expect to enjoy this as much as I did and would not hesitate to buy this again.

Jan 22, 2014
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superspak from Michigan

4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, no bottle dating. Pours lightly cloudy golden amber color with a 2 finger dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of big lemon/lime zest, grapefruit, orange peel, floral, grass, pine, herbal, light caramel, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good complexity of bright citrus/pine hops and light-moderate malt balance; with great strength. Taste of lemon/lime zest, orange peel, grapefruit, floral, grass, pine resin, herbal, light caramel, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Good amount of earthy pine/floral bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon/lime zest, orange peel, grapefruit, floral, grass, pine resin, herbal, light caramel, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Damn nice complexity of bright citrus/pine hops with light-moderate malt presence; with a very crisp malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, crisp, and resinous sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a small warming present after the finish. Overall this is a damn nice DIPA. All around good balance and complexity of resinous citrus/pine hops and light-moderate malt balance; and very smooth and crisp to sip on. A very enjoyable offering.

Jan 13, 2014
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bobhits from Kentucky

2.3/5  rDev -38.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

After their 7% ipa which was really good I had high hopes for this. Given the 8.1% it seems odd that 1% makes this imperial but we'll see.

The pour doesn't provide a huge amount of head. The body is tangerine and golden.

There's a huge amount of ruby grape fruit with a done of sugar and malt.

Passion fruit, ruby grape fruit, caramel, and artificial sweetener. This isn't very good.

Jet Star drinks like a double IPA even though it's rather low in alcohol for the style.

This is a huge pass and just isn't good. There's a fake sugar off flavor in here that's killing this one for me.

Oct 20, 2013
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ssteakley from Washington

4.45/5  rDev +19%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

IBU of 90 should indicate this is no watered down IPA. Fun & interesting from the first taste. If you want a very Hearty beer this one is it. Not for every occasion but get your beer drinking buddies together to enjoy and critique together. This beer should be enjoyed without food, just the beer.

Aug 29, 2013
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oberon from North Carolina

4.02/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into an imperial nonic a a clear orange infused medium golden with a tightly formed pne finger white head,a great head and a menacing looking body.Drunken fruits and pine resin in the nose,just like it should be,you can tell it's gonna be sweet and alcoholic but the hops are larege and in charge.I gotta say this is much dryer on the palate than I was expecting,not a big sweet alcohol bomb but also not a big resiny hopped up bomb either.Dryer with a firm maltiness and rsiny hops,the sweetness creeps but the alcohol is pretty big.As I drink more the alcohol gets bigger but it's still not nearly as sweet as many of the style,a resiny almost spearmint-like hoppiness prevails along with alcohol.Another NO-LI winner in my opinion.

Jul 04, 2013
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Beer rating: 85 out of 100 with 195 ratings