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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

895 Ratings
THE BROS
75
okay

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Ratings: 895
Reviews: 306
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 13.7%
Wants: 34
Gots: 74 | FT: 1
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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Ratings: 895 | Reviews: 306 | Display Reviews Only:
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WertMaker

Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

01-02-2012 03:46:14 | More by WertMaker
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blackduckny

New York

4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

02-12-2013 19:40:09 | More by blackduckny
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BarrelsOfAle


4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

07-14-2014 01:22:57 | More by BarrelsOfAle
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BrutalBeerFan

Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

10-03-2012 22:02:13 | More by BrutalBeerFan
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josephwa

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

06-07-2013 20:10:20 | More by josephwa
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Jovian

Utah

4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

08-15-2012 04:16:45 | More by Jovian
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Gazzizza


4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

02-05-2013 19:39:15 | More by Gazzizza
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forestkcary

Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

07-18-2013 19:54:51 | More by forestkcary
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ColonolForbin

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

01-11-2012 22:06:08 | More by ColonolForbin
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pbtimms1

Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

08-16-2013 02:08:03 | More by pbtimms1
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olaph

Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

02-04-2012 00:23:56 | More by olaph
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ddanforth12

Alaska

4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

01-14-2014 03:57:20 | More by ddanforth12
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stevecooks

California

4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

01-20-2012 17:05:44 | More by stevecooks
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edwardkersh

Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

01-17-2012 16:44:50 | More by edwardkersh
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wbillw

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

06-15-2012 02:56:09 | More by wbillw
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shelby415

Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

02-27-2012 07:27:54 | More by shelby415
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adkieffer

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

12-17-2012 23:36:45 | More by adkieffer
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Johnct

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

06-04-2014 21:06:17 | More by Johnct
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eulerthegrape

California

4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

09-13-2013 00:20:15 | More by eulerthegrape
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cbros

North Carolina

4.47/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Serving type- 22 ounce bomber poured into a mug.

A- Pours an orange straw yellow. Nice small lite tan head that has a mild cling to the glass. There is a small amount of activity present in the beer after the pour.

S- Strong hints of citrus and hops smell when you put the beer up to your nose. I little alcohol smell present at the end but nothing that you would notice unless you where really smelling or putting your nose right up to the beer.

T- Beautiful combination of hops, citrus(maybe grapefruit and orange) and bitterness. NIce malty finish but not overpowering.

I had this beer while in Eugene a few months back and did not get to review it at the time. I finally broke down and ordered a few off Bottletrek. It is as good as a remember. A very nice IPA that I feel does not get as much credit as it deserves. In fact everything that I have had from Ninkasi has been solid. If this were available to be I would certainly get this on a regular basis. It would definately become a staple of mine.

Serving type: bottle

02-14-2009 21:43:23 | More by cbros
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Norfawkers

Virginia

4.47/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Not your run-of-the-mill IPA for sure but hang in there and taste the interesting blend of earthy, piney, hoppy goodness

Appearance: Cloudy golden with a light head

Smell: Piney, earthy, and citrus notes with a slight hint of malt

Taste: Earthy piney hops with some yeast and a bit of funk

Mouthfeel: Long lasting flavor and bitterness

Drinkability: Complex and a sipping beer; it's not as strong as other Ninkasi beers but definitely worth a taste

Serving type: on-tap

07-11-2010 17:33:42 | More by Norfawkers
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washburnkid

New York

4.47/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Recommended by a guy at the SLO BevMo. Poured into a .5L stein.

A: Almost 3 fingers frothy ivory head over lightly hazed amber. Nice bursts of orange at the edges. The retention on this beer is seismic...and there's some really great lacing gracing my stein. What a gorgeous beer!
S: Huge pine and floral hops. Nice light citrus balanced out by a toasted caramel malt. Dark fruits in there, too.
T: Mmm...the first thing I notice here is the balance. The explosion of hops (definitely West Coast with the grapefruit bitter backdrop and an emphasis on the pine). The floral on the hops is heavy, but still there's that balance. The toasted biscuit and caramel malt keep the hops in check while still allowing the juicy hops to engulf every taste bud and corner of my mouth.
M: Light to medium with a good amount of carbonation for the style.
D and notes: This is an IPA I can drink all day. I look forward to trying more from this brewery, especially if the beers are anywhere near as close to their respective styles as this one is.

Serving type: bottle

04-12-2010 01:05:11 | More by washburnkid
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BierJager89

California

4.45/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A: Light orange color, white head.

S: Satsuma oranges dominate the nose, along with orange, grapefruit and a general citrus aroma.

T: More satsuma, tangerine, orange and grapefruit on a perfect malt backbone. Delicious!

M: Medium bodied, smooth for an IPA.

O: An excellent IPA. Definitely worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

01-24-2014 04:43:18 | More by BierJager89
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Metalmonk

North Carolina

4.43/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Fairly aggressive pour yields an inch-thick head that calms to half the size rather quickly, leaving wicked lace patterns in its wake. The color is an earthy copper-gold.

Hops positively glow in the aroma, having a sweet honeyed aura and not seeming to have much in the way of big malt presence. It's very hoppy, particularly very Northwest hoppy. If you've ever been there, or have had an abundance of IPAs from the area, you'll know exactly what that means. Citrus/evergreen nirvana...

Big-ass fresh hop attack in the flavor too. Not overdone, far, far from undrinkable, but still an intent focus on resiny, prickly, piney hops. Malt just kind of clocks in and watches the boss entertain, doing its job but not hogging the spotlight. Not a ton of depth here, but toasty and fruity elements add to the experience, although they remain bit players. Surprise, surprise...the finish slathers the tongue with a coat of hops. Mouthfeel is on the sharp side, and with the amount of bubble activity in the body, it's no wonder. Works well with the aggressive nature of the beer.

Bitter beauty. One of the truest examples of the Northwest IPA...seek it out if you're an IPA lover, a hophead, and particularly if you've been to the NW and need a reminder of the region's signature beer style. If you already live there: lucky bastards! [And many thanks to lucky bastard msubulldog25 for hooking this up.]

Serving type: bottle

08-08-2008 23:03:08 | More by Metalmonk
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jwc215

Wisconsin

4.43/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a bright orangeish light copper with a thin lasting white head that leaves strands of lacing.

The smell is of a complex hop aroma - grapefruit, orange/lemon, tea-leaf, cedar/pine and peppery spicing.

There is a near hop explosion on the palate. Yet, bitterness is held in check by an elusive in flavor, yet present malt sweetness rounding it out in the finish. Not of citric/tropical fruits - orange, lemon, grapefruit, mango - with black pepper, tea-leaf and pine all coming together nicely. Delicious hop taste, and bitter but not puckering due to a light but present sweetness.

Very smooth. Ample,not nearly fizzy, carbonation makes this one glide away. Alcohol is well-covered and this just seems to disappear "too" quickly. Very drinkable and enjoyable! A great American IPA!

Serving type: bottle

12-30-2009 21:57:10 | More by jwc215
Total Domination IPA from Ninkasi Brewing Company
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