Sunday, May 4, 2014

No-Li Brewhouse Born & Raised IPA

One state here in the U.S.A. that is big on beer is Washington, and on growing hops. A lot of breweries use hop from Washington state. Many different types of hops are grown there. I found it very cool that Washington State breweries use hops grown in their own state. Here we have No-Li Brewhouse Born & Raised IPA, 7.4% ABV. No-Li is brewed Spokane Washington and for Born & Raised they make it from hops and barley harvested within three-hundred miles of their brew house. No-Li uses Washington’s own Cascade, Columbus and Chinook hops span across two-row malt from Armstrong, BC. Born & Raised IPA pours a very deep orange color that is almost a light brown, with a three finger fluffy, pillowy white head that stick around forever and leaves wispy white lacing around the glass. I found little amounts of light coming though with nice average amounts of carbonation. The aroma is grassy, earth with a slight malted pine with a hint of faint grapefruit. The taste on Born & Raised is hoppy upfront with touches of pine resin and some faint citrus grapefruit and the smallest flavor of some sort of pineapple.  When this bee warms it becomes hoppier. The mouth feel is medium with a nice slightly hoppy and malted finish with a nice hoppy after taste of piney, citrus grapefruit and grassy notes. No-Li Born & Raised IPA is a good beer and gets an A-. I thought this beer was well balance and well brewed. This is a tasty IPA with and nice malt backbone to even out the hops in it. But I think that number of hops used is just a tad too much, but sill a good beer (IPA). Born & Raised IPA is just a tiny tick on the hop side for me. I do recommend No-Li Born & Raised IPA, so go out and try No-Li Brewhouse Born & Raised and see what you think of it. Cheers! Please enjoy responsibly!

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