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Total Domination IPA - Ninkasi Brewing Company

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Total Domination IPATotal Domination IPA

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BA SCORE
83
good

1,158 Ratings
THE BROS
76
okay

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Ratings: 1,158
Reviews: 337
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 13.66%
Wants: 38
Gots: 158 | 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:
Beer added by: grumpy on 08-23-2006

Ninkasi website:
"6.7% alc./vol. 65 ibus. Always available in 22 oz bottles, and on draft."
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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2.5/5  rDev -31.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

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3.26/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

12 oz bottle poured into an IPA Glass (get one from Sierra Nevada or Dogfish Head if you don't have one!)

Appearance: Ninkasi has sleek, simple labels. They definitely look good on the shelves. Once poured out, the beer rides the line between deep gold and light amber in color, with beautiful head retention (even better than most IPAs in this glass with the nucleation).

Smell: Very light, a teeny bit grassy, and a little bit of what *might* be malt. Hard to tell.

Taste: Your whole mouth get a balanced hop flavor for a second, then it all sits in the back of your throat. Not a bad hop bitterness. With any IPA I hope to either have a good balance of malt and hops (East Coast or English style) or to have a floral hop aroma that makes up for a lack of malt (West Coast style, especially Oregon/Washington). This doesn't seem to have either. The bitterness isn't debilitating, though.

Feel: I give this beer more credit because of the nice body they came out with. If it was too thin it wouldn't be as enjoyable after half the glass, but as it stands, they did strike a balance between refreshing and filling.

Overall: Generally not impressed, but the beer is definitely enjoyable. Would recommend for hopheads (not just IPA-drinkers, people who love IPAs above all else). Doing research for a new homebrew recipe, and I may keep the same kind of bittering hops as Total Domination, but with a bit less, and do something way more aromatic to balance it. We'll see!

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.7/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

650ml bomber poured into tulip 16/8/13

A hazy amber but I can still see streams of bubbles in the center of my glass, the foams as big as you want really just tilt the bottle, the foams sticks around for a while and to my glass with thick rings and cakes the side to the bottom

S orange cream-sicle, citrus and caramel, smells malty for an IPA, grapefruit rind, and a little pine and floral notes

T much like the nose its a little malty or perhaps old but I don't see a bottling date, more pine and hard toffee then I could smell

M full bodied and very creamy, bitter as all hell with heavy grit, pine lingers hard with orange peel

O decent beer but the smell and taste wasn't the highlight and although beautiful to look at its a little malty for this hop head

not sure if its an old bottle but it tastes like a malty or old IPA and either way I wasn't blown away

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Total Domination IPA from Ninkasi Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 1,158 ratings.