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Total Domination IPA - Ninkasi Brewing Company

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Total Domination IPATotal Domination IPA

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1,091 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,091
Reviews: 318
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 13.66%
Wants: 39
Gots: 124 | 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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3.66/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is slightly hazy amber yellow in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high white head that died down, leaving a patch of bubbles in the center and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of herbal and pine resin hops are present in the nose along with notes of orange citrus and caramel malts.
T: The taste is similar to the smell, but is a little maltier and starts out with flavors of caramel followed by the notes of citrus and herbal hops, the latter of which contribute a light to moderate amount of bitterness. The hop flavors strengthen as the beer warms up and hints of pine linger through the finish.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and slightly crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer starts out tasting like a malty East Coast IPA but once it warms up the hops kick in and it begins resembling its hoppier West Coast counterparts.

Serving type: bottle

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3.8/5  rDev +3.8%

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3.72/5  rDev +1.6%

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3.64/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.88/5  rDev +6%

The beer comes in an orange amber.

The beer offers what I suspect is Centennial hops as there are similarities to Two Hearted. Up front with floral, grapefruit flesh, a touch of herbal and pine. A good amount of malt sweetness to back up the beer with a medium minus bitterness.

A decent brew that I wouldn't have guessed it having a lower rating.

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3/5  rDev -18%

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3/5  rDev -18%

Poured a purely clear amber body with a one finger bubbly white head. A pretty, though standard looking IPA. Scents of orange flesh and zest, lightly floral hops, light pine resin, a slight spiciness, which is odd for a West Coast IPA, yet pleasant, a hint of earthy, vegetal hops and a light malt presence. Overall impression of aroma is of a very orange-forward aroma that showcases what I believe are Amarillo hops. The light malt adds balance and makes the aroma quite pleasant. The other aromas are true to form and balanced. Not the most robust aroma, but it is pleasantly balanced and quite pleasant. The spiciness in the background is also a nice addition. Flavor begins lightly bitter with flavors of pale malt that is lightly sweet, with a medium-light pine resin flavor and moderate notes of orange flesh, floral hops and. Light grapefruit peel. Middle is slightly more bitter with notes of orange zest, grapefruit peel, a still present sweet pale malt backbone that balancing. Finish is moderately bitter with notes of orange zest, pine resin, a hint of alcohol, grapefruit peel, and a light malt backbone balancing. Aftertaste is grainy, bready and sweet malt, pine resin and indeterminate citrus peel. Overall impression of flavor is of a nicely done IPA that is relatively standard in its overall flavor profile, but is hoppy yet balanced enough to be quite pleasant to drink. Well done, but not amazing. Mouthfeel is medium-light bodied with medium-light carbonation with a slick feel and resinous finish. Overall impression is of a nice IPA mouthfeel that is true to style and quite well done. Overall this is an alright IPA. It has a nice aroma and flavor, even if in most respects it is rather standard. It is pleasant, but there are better IPAs, though I do appreciate the orange forward flavor profile. Not bad, but not amongst the best.

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Total Domination IPA from Ninkasi Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 1,091 ratings.