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Total Domination IPA - Ninkasi Brewing Company

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Total Domination IPATotal Domination IPA

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1,005 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,005
Reviews: 310
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 13.66%
Wants: 36
Gots: 95 | 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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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

InfernoBoss, Aug 12, 2012
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4/5  rDev +9.3%

juicebox, Aug 10, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

WandaMarie, Aug 08, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Rathakem, Aug 08, 2012
Photo of RblWthACoz
3.1/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Whew. There is a lot of apricot on here. Quite tangy. Too much so for the style. Sweetness is well beyond acceptable limits for the style. As an IPA, this really falls very short of the style. The only thing I get that fits is a slight spicy tone from hops. Besides that, it's quite far away from being a well made IPA. It's a drinkable beer, but in no way interesting or inspiring. A shame.

RblWthACoz, Aug 05, 2012
Photo of mdaschaf
3.9/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on tap at Safeco. Review from notes.

A: Pours a amber/copper color with a small off-white head on top. Decent retention with lots of thin lacing let behind.

S: Nice grapefruit aroma with some light citrus. There is a bit of caramel malt and a hint of spice.

T: Nice citrus and grapefruit flavor. There is a bit of lemon/orange zest mixed in a strong caramel bite on the finish. Slight bready malt presence as well.

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Easy drinking.

O: A solid IPA, was very happy to have it at Safeco vs. some of the other offerings.

mdaschaf, Aug 05, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

wildcat29, Aug 03, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

DeschutesFan, Jul 31, 2012
Photo of goldendenizen
3.1/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pretty amber ipa look.

S: I can't smell anything?!?

T: Dull, muted flavors. Cant even taste the hops.

M: Oily, lack of carbonation. No born on date. Humm...

O: I dont know why I keep buying this beer. I think the label tricks my brain into thinking this is a good IPA. Less then impressive IPA. I wouldn't recommend to anyone as there are many, many better options at this price.

goldendenizen, Jul 29, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

thefullpython, Jul 27, 2012
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3.28/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bought a bomber of this for around $5. Pours a mostly see through yellow/orange, smallish white head to it. Not much in the aroma department. Taste is alright, bit of an odd mouthfeel. Somehow manages to not be overly hoppy, but no maltiness to back it up either. A bit of a confusing beer, the hops just do not shine through like you'd expect. Would be hard to recommend this one.

oriolesfan4, Jul 25, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

JMBSH, Jul 24, 2012
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3.53/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Brown bomber purchased with Winter 4 pack. Have had this before and it was such a hop bomb that it brutally crushed my palate, maybe a little time in a cool dark place has mellowed it out some. Served chilled in a standard pint.

A: Very clear gold/amber with a finger of white head that fell to a slightly chunky cap and is leaving great lacing.

S: Slight pale malt on the nose but mostly big hops. Very floral.

T: Not nearly the hop bomb I remember. Opens quite malty a little biscuity even. Passes into earthy floral hops with a hint of bitter citrus. The flavor lasts a long long time, this beer lingers for a bit before the bitterness hits. When the bitterness comes through it is strong though. This bottle might have aged a bit too long (7 months). Getting a little bit of hop-ghost, I can taste what it was supposed to be but it is not at the peak. I would say a 4-5 month old bottle of this would be at its peak.

M: Very strong medium mouthfeel, light enough to drink continuously and during warm weather but heavy enough to satisfy.

O: Considering my bottle was past its prime I can't say for sure if this is a great beer. But tasting it as is knowing that the flavors in it are muted versions of themselves I can say it is a good beer. Not my style really (IPA) but not a bad example of a northwest IPA.

N3rdM3t4l, Jul 21, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

Anselmi78, Jul 20, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

bmcwood, Jul 20, 2012
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4/5  rDev +9.3%

eawolff99, Jul 20, 2012
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3.33/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Oranges on the nose, fresh citrus. I don't really get any malt aroma off of this, it's just a mild citrus. Wish it was more dominant, it's disappointing, but not offensive.

Total Domination is beautiful opaque orange gradient with a crisp off-white head that laces extremely well. The head dissipates quickly which is a shame.

Main flavor is orange citrus. It has a kind of bready bite in the mid palate which helps carry the beer through to the crisp finish. Bitterness is firm, but not dominating, interestingly enough. The bready malt character I would say is more dominant than usual in this style.

It's highly carbonated, and full bodied, almost chewy at times. The beer actually finishes a tad dry, but all that thick maltiness would trick you into thinking its sweet. Overall this isn't bad, but I wouldn't go out of my way to find it.

tlazaroff, Jul 20, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

ellswrth, Jul 20, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

craigreno, Jul 17, 2012
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5/5  rDev +36.6%

bobotron, Jul 12, 2012
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4/5  rDev +9.3%

portlandmonk, Jul 08, 2012
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4/5  rDev +9.3%

masonacoats, Jul 08, 2012
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4/5  rDev +9.3%

Crstumpf, Jul 07, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

jesus808, Jul 07, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

hilgart1, Jul 06, 2012
Total Domination IPA from Ninkasi Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 1,005 ratings.