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Total Domination IPA - Ninkasi Brewing Company

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Total Domination IPATotal Domination IPA

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1,008 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,008
Reviews: 310
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 13.66%
Wants: 36
Gots: 97 | FT: 0
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)
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5/5  rDev +36.6%

Sargully, Dec 04, 2011
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5/5  rDev +36.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Total Domination is by far one of my favorite beers, it smells and tastes amazing. Total domination was the first IPA I had tried and it completely changed how I look at beer in general now. I have now tried many IPA's but this is truly the best yet.

bk2311, Sep 12, 2013
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5/5  rDev +36.6%

blindseer, Apr 14, 2012
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5/5  rDev +36.6%

amnesia85, Apr 02, 2012
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5/5  rDev +36.6%

gizmodave, Dec 07, 2011
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5/5  rDev +36.6%

BrutalSusan, Dec 15, 2011
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5/5  rDev +36.6%

Spiri7, Sep 23, 2014
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5/5  rDev +36.6%

Hipster, Nov 04, 2012
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5/5  rDev +36.6%

bobotron, Jul 12, 2012
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4.8/5  rDev +31.1%

Czupryk, Aug 21, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +29.8%

IDYVM, Dec 20, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +29.8%

PortlandSunDevil, Jun 12, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +29.8%

cudeman, Jul 18, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +29.8%

Huffaroma, Sep 23, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +29.8%

gleemonger, Mar 29, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +29.8%

Wooglin, Jan 09, 2014
Photo of RoyalT
4.65/5  rDev +27%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Appearance - This poured a beautiful, hazy deep orange in color with a gorgeous head that left some nice lacing on the inside of my glass.

Smell - This is an excellent mix of hop aromas. First off, the pine is as sharp as I've ever smelled but somehow manages to harmonize with the rest of the other hops. The citrus is a mix of mild white grapefruit and the smell you get from a tangerine minus the orange flavor. That may sound contradictory but when you smell a tangerine you get the big orange aroma of course but then you get an earthy smell from the rind and the pulp and that is what I'm finding here. It's kind of vegetable-green as well.

I feel for the poor malt base that can't some close to standing its own here, but hell this is a PacNW IPA so f' ya. This hop bouquet though is incredibly inviting and really just sets the stage for what must be an amazing flavor profile.

Taste - This delivers in spades at the taste. The hops are so refined and so succinct they define the "crispness" comment you see written so often in IPA reviews. I've had a lot of big pine resin beers before but this characteristic is so clean and fresh it's like the difference between eating frozen green beans and picking them off the vine. The other players from the nose come on righteously at the taste so don't mean to ignore those flavors but the pine in this profile is just phenomenal.

Mouthfeel - This is medium-bodied, again very crisp, with a sharp bitterness that is both big and pleasant. The continuity is incredible as it just starts off sharp, threatens an overpowering bitter mallet, then maintains its cool, and finishes with a flourish of sensations never once offending the drinker.

Drinkability - This is my idea of a killer sipping IPA. I actually had the DIPA by Kinsaki first and was grandly disappointed and am now confused. How could you produce an amazing IPA like this then struggle so mightily with the DIPA? Either way, I'll certainly be buying the rest of the BevMo stock of this ale come the weekend.

RoyalT, Mar 03, 2010
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4.58/5  rDev +25.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Got this from bottletrek

Pours honey/amber with 1 finger of ivory colored head. Good head retention & lacing

S: Slight honey malt, then a ton of citric hops. Biscuitty malt shines once warm

T: Citrussy hops, biscuitty malt & pineapple fruittyness up front. Apricot fruittyness along with piney & grapefruitty hops as this warms. finishes a touch dry, fruitty & hoppy

MF: Medium bodied with nice creamy softness, & great balance

This drinks very easy, what I look for in a session IPA, enough hops to hold your attention, but not rip your taste buds out. A damn good AIPA, probably too tame (balanced) for most hopheads

russpowell, Apr 23, 2008
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4.53/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Beautiful golden-orange color with bubbly head that sticks awhile.

Sweet topical fruity hop smells; apricot, tangerine, bit of dank.

Intense tropical and citrus fruit hop flavors jump out of the light buscuity malt. Kiwi, starfruit, mild orange. Persisten bitter finish.

Nice soft carbonation with light-moderate mouthfeel. Great IPA! very bitter, very tasty.

BeerZack, Mar 23, 2008
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4.5/5  rDev +23%

AnEscapedMind, Mar 30, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +23%

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Total Domination IPA from Ninkasi Brewing Company
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