Tricerahops Double IPA - Ninkasi Brewing Company
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Reviews by kflorence:
4.43/5 rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
A: Pours a golden, amber orange in color with a nice inch thick, creamy head that lasts for a long time and leaves lacing around the glass. Carbonation levels look good.
S: The malts in this one are actually quite prominent; a nice mixture of citrus hops, barley and toasty, breaded malts. Maybe a little spice, and a hint of pine.
T: Follows the nose well. Quite balanced for a double IPA. Bitter, citrus hops and toasty, breaded malts blend together pretty well up front, followed by a bittering hop flavor and finishing crisp and dry with a lingering citrus hop character. I'm a sucker for a good citrusy IPA and this one hit the spot.
M: Medium bodied with ample carbonation, a bit of oil, a good amount of substance and a bit of chewiness. This one goes down smooth and easy and remains very drinkable for a double IPA at higher ABV levels.
O: Very pleasantly surprised by this one. I expected more of a hop bomb, but this was actually very balanced and quite flavorful. It is on the heavier side substance wise, but it's still very drinkable and actually even a bit refreshing. I was pleased to find plenty of citrus hops instead of the pine variety and I will definitely be checking out other beers from this brewery, this being my introductory brew. Picked this up on a whim and glad I did! Cheers!
Serving type: bottle
09-04-2011 19:36:49 | More by kflorence
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4.06/5 rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from bottle into rocks type glass thing in my hotel room.
Nice thick-ish head sits atop for a while and laces nicely. Clear, just shy of amber coloration. Aroma leans to the tropical side, but some resinous tones are there as well. Taste starts off really malty, but bitterness isn't far behind. This is a pretty bitter beer that needs the strong malt backbone to bring it through. Mouthfeel consists of good but not too much carbonation with a thick, chewy, looong finish. Satisfying and even though you know with the assertive malt that it's going to be high gravity and even with the aggressive hopping, it comes across smooth and drinkable.
Serving type: bottle
07-12-2014 04:37:38 | More by slackattack
Tricerahops Double IPA from Ninkasi Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 1,032 ratings.