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Tricerahops Double IPA - Ninkasi Brewing Company

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Tricerahops Double IPATricerahops Double IPA

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90
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1,081 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,081
Reviews: 370
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 10.42%
Wants: 146
Gots: 117 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Ninkasi Brewing Company visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Ninkasi website:
"8.8%alc./vol. 100+ ibus. Always available in 22 oz bottles, and on draft."

(Beer added by: John_M on 07-30-2007)
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SuperbikeShaun

California

4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

09-02-2013 16:48:38 | More by SuperbikeShaun
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RoyalT

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

Appearance - This came out a thick and rugged orangish-brown in color with a modest head that left good lacing though.

Smell - The hop aroma has a stale grapefruit aspect that kind of turns me off, and the yeast comes on like a bear here. It has characteristics similar to an English bitter. All in all I like some aspects of the nose, such as how the light malts balance some of the harsher hops, but overall it was clumsy to me.

Taste - The hop flavor came out a bit smoother at the taste but this was still an awkward and somewhat embarrassing effort at the style. I'm a big fan of OR IPAs and DIPAs, but this just lost its way.

Mouthfeel - This is medium-bodied with some light carbonation and a big bitter finish that will surprise a lot of people.

Drinkability - This was not as bad to drink as you'd think from the review. I actually enjoyed some of the flavors but it certainly was not a classic DIPA and most definitely fell short of my expectation of a OR effort.

03-02-2010 03:09:29 | More by RoyalT
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Schlais

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -0.7%

10-22-2012 17:52:18 | More by Schlais
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SanFranJake

California

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

02-22-2013 03:43:59 | More by SanFranJake
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BubalooBrewMaster

Nevada

3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

06-18-2014 15:44:40 | More by BubalooBrewMaster
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Drunkenass

California

5/5  rDev +24.1%

03-14-2013 05:29:16 | More by Drunkenass
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gregmoscetti

California

4.63/5  rDev +14.9%

This beer was not kidding. Its poor graphic design and relatively unknown brewery lead me to believe that i was buying a dud, but something in my heart said push on. to buy... two... Now that i think about it that was probably my childhood (and continuing) love of the triceratops.

Definitely the most bad ass of plant eating dinos, I gave this beer blind hope and was rewarded with a delicious DIPA.

The nose was citrus, grassy pine, fresh bread and a hint of dinosaur blood (probably extracted from an amber bound mosquito. The taste was sweeter/creamier than any west coast IPA i have had since Bear Republic's Apex. Reminded me of a less over the top version of FFF's apocalypse cow. It was extremely balanced and very very delicious.

03-01-2010 19:19:42 | More by gregmoscetti
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NWer

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Poured from a bomber into a pint glass. The foam overtook the top of the glass, settled nicely and I finished the pour.

A - Beautiful perfectly clear dark amber appearance, foamy bronze head that persisted for quite a while.

S - The citricy smell was noticeable as soon as I popped the cap and only got better as I filled the glass. Smelled of grapefruit.

T - More grapefruit - and hops. Lots of hops and more hops.

M - The beer feels very pleasant in the mouth and the aftertaste is very pleasant.

D - The only thing preventing me from having another is the alcohol content.

For a hophead like myself, I feel I have died and gone to Heaven. Ninkasi the goddess would be pleased.

07-15-2010 22:07:23 | More by NWer
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freshflesh

California

4/5  rDev -0.7%

04-16-2014 22:49:48 | More by freshflesh
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mverity

Florida

3.65/5  rDev -9.4%

Orangy amber in color with little head from the pour. When I swirled heavily in my snifter, a creamy white head developed but dissipated quickly. Aroma is mostly malty, with grapefruit and slight piney notes as well. Grapefruit really comes out in the taste. Grapefruit, pine, some kind of spice (coriander maybe), a bubblegum kind of sweetness, a nice bite from the hops, and something else... I can't quite put my finger on the taste. It's a touch off, but this beer is super fresh. Picked up from the brewery less than two weeks ago. It hides the booziness fairly well. but there is still a fair amount of the 8.8% shining through. The mouthfeel is sticky. This beer sticks to your tongue, cheeks, and lips like thin honey; and lingers on the palate for a good minute after you take each and every sip. From what my buddy Eduardo said about Ninkasi, and what I've read from them, I was really hoping this beer was going to live up to the hype. Good, but no where near great.

08-07-2013 00:32:21 | More by mverity
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Beerswag

California

3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

04-29-2013 00:01:20 | More by Beerswag
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megamass

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -0.7%

03-13-2014 04:59:39 | More by megamass
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bisonbrewing

California

3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

11-13-2013 23:48:21 | More by bisonbrewing
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Mora2000

Texas

4.22/5  rDev +4.7%

Thanks to someone for sharing this at the May Freetail bottle release.

The beer pours an orange color with a large white head. The aroma is classic double IPA. I get a lot of orange and resiny pine notes from the hops with a little bit of malt mixed in.

The flavor is more of the same. There is a little bit of toffee in the flavor, but what dominates is a spicy hop profile. I get a lot of pine resin as well as a little bit of orange citrus. The bitterness is low to medium and the alcohol is extremely well hidden. The beer is very easy to drink.

Medium mouthfeel and low to medium carbonation.

09-10-2011 20:15:49 | More by Mora2000
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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Indiana

4/5  rDev -0.7%

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California

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Oregon

5/5  rDev +24.1%

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California

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

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westcott

California

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rhinonau

Wyoming

5/5  rDev +24.1%

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ccurrid

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -0.7%

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Ohio

4/5  rDev -0.7%

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Florida

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

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3/5  rDev -25.6%

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Tricerahops Double IPA from Ninkasi Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 1,081 ratings.