Jet Star Imperial IPA | No-Li Brewhouse

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Jet Star Imperial IPAJet Star Imperial IPA
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.10%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by harrymel on 09-14-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
190
Reviews:
40
Avg:
3.66
pDev:
12.84%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
24
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 190 |  Reviews: 40
Reviews by katan:
Photo of katan
3.91/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

22oz into a pint

A - Pours a very clear, light golden color. Pearly white head formation, lots of lacing.

S - Citrus hopping, middle of the road strength. Little amounts of pine and resin.

T - Starts off lightly citrusy, combination of some malts and a strong american hop presence. Mid-stream gets more biter, some edgy resinous and piney notes. Overall holding on to the sweetness angle. Finishes clean with more of the citrus notes.

M - Moderate body, strong carbonation - comes off light despite its hefty body. Not much alcohol detected.

O/D - A smooth and easy drinking DIPA - could be a benefit from being on the light side of that style. Not overly filling, could be a slow sessioner.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
4.02/5  rDev +9.8%
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.

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Photo of Beaver13
2.17/5  rDev -40.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

22 oz bottle. Pours clear copper orange with a medium creamy white head that retains fairly well and laces the glass.

The aroma is very subdued - some grainy biscuit malt and light hops.

The flavor is sweet biscuity malt with grassy/floral metallic hops that add a lot of bitterness. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with smooth carbonation.

Overall, very subdued for a DIPA. I don't really care for the biscuit malts and the hops used.

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Photo of SmellsofMahagony
4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of En29356
4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of informaticsDoc
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of switzer
4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of tdm168
4.22/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to jtd1969 for sharing this bottle

A - goldish orange with a soft, white head that has good retention

S - faintly herbal, crystal malts

T - citrus, bready, sweet malt, alcohol, faintly herbal, faintly piney

M - medium bodied, well carbonated, warm

This is a nice DIPA. It has a nice, complex hop character, solid balance, a nice drinkability for the ABV. This is definitely worth a try.

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Photo of hreb
3.69/5  rDev +0.8%
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.

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Photo of socon67
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of cubbyZilla
2.99/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of earlholman
4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

Photo of Aerol
4.1/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.65/5  rDev -0.3%
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.

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Photo of Superheatnsubcool
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Marraybay
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%
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.

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Photo of Jaycase
3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of missingtoes
3.63/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I'm sitting here in my new home trying desperately to think of something to say about this beer. I feel as though I want to say something spectacularly poignant about the beverage, but I am at a total loss for words. I want to say something decent because overall the beer is pretty drinkable.

From it's initially buttery mouthfeel, smooth on the draw to it's peachy tangerine citrusy undertones on the swallow, it has something that makes for an enjoyable drinking experience. The lack of carbonation as it passes my lips and engulfs my mouth is something I prefer when drinking IPAs of this style, but often fail to find. Further, the overall dryness is pleasant and not overbearing from the hops that my taste buds can discover.

That all said, it's rather mediocre in it's delivery. It is fairly un-complex and there leaves much to the imagination. There are moments where I feel like it should go somewhere, but it doesn't. As an Imperial IPA, there should be something that makes this beer break away from other, uh, normal IPAs. It brings you to a point you expect a smashing crescendo, and then it drops in a forgettable let-down.

I know exactly what this beer reminds me of. Ninny's 'Hurt'. I hate that song. It seems like Trent Rezner is building and building to this great orgasm of song, but he totally never delivers. It gets you pumped only leaving you majestically blah in the end. The song itself is fine, and I don't change the station when I hear it, but it leaves me so unfulfilled.

This beer is just like that.

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Photo of tone77
3.77/5  rDev +3%
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.

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Photo of Boozecamel
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of Louski
4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of rankandfile
3.88/5  rDev +6%
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.

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Photo of n2185
3/5  rDev -18%

Photo of Rammed96
2.86/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Sapphyy
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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Jet Star Imperial IPA from No-Li Brewhouse
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