1. Don't miss our 7th annual American Craft Beer Fest featuring 640+ beers from 140+ brewers this May 30 & 31 in Boston, MA! Buy your tickets now!
  2. BeerAdvocate on your phone?! True story. Try the beta now.

Total Domination IPA - Ninkasi Brewing Company

Total Domination IPATotal Domination IPA

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
83
good

805 Ratings
THE BROS
75
okay

(view ratings)
Ratings: 805
Reviews: 301
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 13.93%


Brewed by:
Ninkasi Brewing Company visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Ninkasi website:
"6.7% alc./vol. 65 ibus. Always available in 22 oz bottles, and on draft."

(Beer added by: grumpy on 08-23-2006)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Latest | High | Low | Top Reviewers | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Total Domination IPA Alström Bros
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 805 | Reviews: 301 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by the Alström Bros:
Photo of Jason
Jason

Massachusetts

3.68/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

12oz brown bottle with no freshness date.

Bubbly white head, hazed pale amber hue. Juicy nose with fruity overtones, both hops and mild alcohol have infiltrated my nostrils. Smooth throughout, balanced hop bitterness is just the beginning ... citrus pith, peppery, powdered aspirin, and pungent. Big juicy kiss of exotic fruit in the middle with a bit of alcohol in tow.

Not half bad for an IPA, not like the rest and seem more of a old school American IPA before the whole hop thing became a pissing match. Decent drinking.

Serving type: bottle

01-22-2014 03:58:55 | More by Jason
Photo of BeerAdvocate
BeerAdvocate

Massachusetts

2.9/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Review from BeerAdvocate Magazine Issue #48 (Jan 2011):

Quick to foam from a moderate pouring, the epic-sized head dissipates real slow. Amber golden color is completely hazed over. Grapefruit rind, taffy and walnut skin in the nose ... lots of hops, but the yeast shakes things up. Slick medium body, carbonation goes from massive head to nearly nothing. Bitterness is borderline astringent though a toffee flavor and ester alcohol distract the palate enough to produce a disjointed balance. Yeasty and fruity in the middle with a plainly bitter finish. Unfortunately, the yeast dominates a bit too much here--you can taste the potential if the yeast was tapered back.

Serving type: bottle

03-23-2011 14:44:37 | More by BeerAdvocate
More User Reviews:
Photo of Tenor
Tenor

Texas

4/5  rDev +9.3%

04-21-2014 20:32:13 | More by Tenor
Photo of elihull
elihull

Utah

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

04-19-2014 05:37:22 | More by elihull
Photo of LADYBEAST
LADYBEAST

California

3/5  rDev -18%

04-19-2014 04:32:42 | More by LADYBEAST
Photo of Andrew24
Andrew24

Washington

3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

04-18-2014 17:45:44 | More by Andrew24
Photo of freshflesh
freshflesh

California

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

04-16-2014 22:50:21 | More by freshflesh
Photo of Beervana
Beervana

Alberta (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

04-15-2014 01:25:23 | More by Beervana
Photo of Hoptometrist
Hoptometrist

Oregon

3.18/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Served on tap into a shaker glass.

A- Poured a fairly clear orange color with soapy off-white head that left no lace.

S- Some citrusy hops, herbal hops, and sweet oatmeal notes.

T- Lots of sweet oatmeal notes, bready, some citrusy, herbal, and earthy hops. Moderate to high bitterness.

M- Prickly carbonation, lighter bodied, and semi-dry finish.

O- Hard to believe I have given a proper review to the most popular beer in Eugene. It is not really what I look for in an IPA, lots of the herbal and earthy bitterness that I expect in hoppy Ninkasi beers that just is not really my thing. It was one of the first beers I had when I moved to Oregon and seemed fitting to give it a proper one month before I move away from Oregon. Glad to see Ninkasi's growth and they are an easy brewery to support since they do so many great things in the community, but just not my kind of IPA.

Serving type: on-tap

04-11-2014 04:22:28 | More by Hoptometrist
Photo of gshak
gshak

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

04-10-2014 20:59:43 | More by gshak
Photo of vma
vma

California

4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

04-04-2014 18:52:38 | More by vma
Photo of mdavidson
mdavidson

Washington

4/5  rDev +9.3%

04-04-2014 00:25:51 | More by mdavidson
Photo of memphischas
memphischas

Tennessee

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

04-03-2014 01:49:20 | More by memphischas
Photo of FunkyAbsinthe
FunkyAbsinthe

Oregon

3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

04-02-2014 21:27:53 | More by FunkyAbsinthe
Photo of tjdrewry
tjdrewry

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -18%

04-01-2014 02:05:45 | More by tjdrewry
Photo of drinkin-beeers
drinkin-beeers

Montana

2.75/5  rDev -24.9%

04-01-2014 01:23:37 | More by drinkin-beeers
Photo of ThePaleRider
ThePaleRider

California

3/5  rDev -18%

03-31-2014 01:24:50 | More by ThePaleRider
Photo of emile772
emile772

California

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

03-30-2014 06:55:22 | More by emile772
Photo of SuperMario
SuperMario

California

3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

03-29-2014 04:46:48 | More by SuperMario
Photo of HoppySeb
HoppySeb

Washington

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

03-28-2014 19:39:02 | More by HoppySeb
Photo of LoFiDave
LoFiDave

California

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

03-27-2014 14:46:51 | More by LoFiDave
Photo of clintdriver1
clintdriver1

Oregon

2.25/5  rDev -38.5%

03-25-2014 18:26:52 | More by clintdriver1
Photo of hbensinger
hbensinger

Oklahoma

3.33/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a nice amber color with a good amount of head and leaves nice lacing in the glass. Very little hop aroma but overall good balance between bitterness and body. It would benefit from more flavor in the middle. Mouthfeel is as expected.
Not my first choice but isn't bad in a pinch.

Serving type: on-tap

03-25-2014 06:59:31 | More by hbensinger
Photo of brpendergast85
brpendergast85

District of Columbia

2.5/5  rDev -31.7%

03-25-2014 03:39:13 | More by brpendergast85
Photo of paul_db
paul_db

Washington

3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

03-23-2014 23:58:18 | More by paul_db
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Total Domination IPA from Ninkasi Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 805 ratings.