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:
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Added by harrymel on 09-14-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
189
Reviews:
39
Avg:
3.66
pDev:
12.84%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
24
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 189 |  Reviews: 39
Photo of MikeAllen
2/5  rDev -45.4%

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 bobhits
2.3/5  rDev -37.2%
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.

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Photo of sukwonee
2.5/5  rDev -31.7%

Photo of marct13
2.7/5  rDev -26.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of deadliest
2.75/5  rDev -24.9%

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

Photo of n2185
3/5  rDev -18%

Photo of TasteTester
3/5  rDev -18%

Photo of nmann08
3/5  rDev -18%

Photo of neckbeered
3/5  rDev -18%

Photo of weerezboy
3/5  rDev -18%

Photo of mayamike
3/5  rDev -18%

Photo of eire
3/5  rDev -18%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of BigTrubble
3/5  rDev -18%

Photo of harrymel
3.08/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Bottled: very recently (last 14 days).

Pours amber with a few soapy white bubbles atop. Brilliant clarity. Nose carries plenty of pine, wood, catty characteristics, some mint (surprising), a bit of resin. This is a far deviation from the usual context of Mark's beers. Flavor is a bit sweet and caramel laden with a good bitterness and some tropical fruits as well (pineapple, grapefruit). Finish flavor is sweet and malty with some hints of orange juice and bitterness. Medium bodied with moderate carb and an off dry finish, making is pretty refreshing. This beer is tasty, easy to drink for ABV and something I'd consider having again - but I'd rather have Crystal Bitter, Solar Winds or IPA from the same brewery first.

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Photo of kinmundy77
3.11/5  rDev -15%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of Westyn
3.12/5  rDev -14.8%

Photo of jmdrpi
3.13/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

22 oz bottle, no date.

appears a slight hazy golden color, bright white head. decent head retention. all hops aroma, but not that pungent. citrusy. taste is again similar, hops dominate the weak pale malt flavor. mix of hop flavors, can't put finger on the individual flavors. medium body and medium to higher carbonation. mouthfeel is fine.

overall - needs more malt body to balance out for my tastes.

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Photo of Mikus
3.14/5  rDev -14.2%
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.

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Photo of beertunes
3.17/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

From a hated 22oz bottle. Poured into straight pint glass. Poured a very hazy orange-amber color with about 1-1/4 inch of off-white head that good retention and very light-to-poor lacing.

The aroma was dominated by citrus hops, there was also a bit of pine, and just the lightest bit of malt. The flavor profile was pretty similar, citrus hop forward, a bit of pine and floral hops, and a very low malt presence.

The body was the typical medium of the style, but did have a bitter finish that lingered a bit too long and became somewhat unpleasant. Drinkability was OK, I would have rather have had a pint, but whatevs. Overall, not a bad brew, and not a notable one either. Worth a shot if you see it.

Edit: I didn't notice this earlier, but there was a bunch of yeasty chunks at the bottom of the glass, after pouring the last of the bottle. Not a big deal for me, but it is for some folks, so I thought I'd mention it.

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Photo of Keepnitrl
3.2/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Jaycase
3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of Rhettroactive
3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

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Jet Star Imperial IPA from No-Li Brewhouse
3.66 out of 5 based on 189 ratings.
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