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Tricerahops Double IPA - Ninkasi Brewing Company

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Tricerahops Double IPATricerahops Double IPA

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1,041 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,041
Reviews: 368
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 10.45%
Wants: 140
Gots: 96 | 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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gottago60


1/5  rDev -75.1%

04-19-2012 15:58:08 | More by gottago60
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BigJohnShow

California

1.5/5  rDev -62.7%

07-04-2014 02:09:55 | More by BigJohnShow
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PeterHilgendorf

Washington

2/5  rDev -50.2%

01-01-2012 01:58:35 | More by PeterHilgendorf
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jeff_hare

Oregon

2/5  rDev -50.2%

08-25-2012 02:33:50 | More by jeff_hare
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OneEyedJack

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -37.8%

12-19-2011 19:21:17 | More by OneEyedJack
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Maverick88


2.75/5  rDev -31.6%

06-09-2014 15:42:18 | More by Maverick88
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t0rin0

California

2.75/5  rDev -31.6%

11-25-2012 03:47:41 | More by t0rin0
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demuzik

Oregon

2.8/5  rDev -30.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

Appearance is a clear copper-goldish, light carbonation (a tad lighter than typical for the style), served with little to no head.

Not much head retention, near to no lacing.

Flavor is certainly not bad, but I did not rate high seeing as they market this as a "double IPA" and therefore I expect much; this came in at a normal IPA range for IBU's and gravity, at least taste and mouthfeel wise.

Aroma is certainly this guy's thing; much dry hopping for great complexity and inviting sniffs.

Not so drinkable, this is one that wares on you half way through and you are looking towards the next beer in a more favorable genre; could definitely use a better balance of malt.

Serving type: on-tap

12-09-2010 20:40:01 | More by demuzik
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Philousa

California

2.83/5  rDev -29.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Imbibed on tap at Harry's Hofbrau on 2/19/12.

Poured a dark gold, clear, metallic and shiny. Great head retention, though not much lacing. Very citrusy hops dominate the nose and not much else. Some malt is discernible though it's very light. Light in mouthfeel, bitter but not too bitter. Very lemony and citrusy. Spritzy and carbonated. Although this is light in taste, the MF is full bodied. It's weird to describe, just trust me. It confuses the palate/mind.

I was confused about this beer, mainly because I wasn't sure if it was full bodied or light. The flavors were very strong, but still not very dominating over the palate. I feel like this should get off the fence and either be a West Coast hop bomb or not. That said, I'd like to try this again on its own. I feel like my palate and expectations were compromised before drinking this beer.

Serving type: on-tap

02-20-2012 02:35:13 | More by Philousa
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turnerr79

Washington

2.88/5  rDev -28.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Medium head that launched floral hops fragrance into the stratosphere.

Nose of fragrant valley hops. The brew itself does not retain the sweet hoppiness, and blasts more of a bitter deep malty flavor. The aftertaste is on the bitter side of bitter.

A spike of the 8.8 abv pierces the the tongue. Complex flavor, but not a good IPA.
A bitters freak might enjoy this, but not me.

I will not purchase this brew again.

Serving type: bottle

11-14-2010 04:37:01 | More by turnerr79
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Jeffo

Netherlands

2.88/5  rDev -28.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Doopie broke this one open last week for random night. Cheers man!

From a bomber into a snifter.

APPEARANCE: Pours a two finger, medium-thinner looking, off-white, fluffy head with good retention. Gamboge orange in color, slightly hazy, with no carbonation evident. Head slowly fades to a splotchy wisp leaving lace coating the sides of the glass. A wisp remains until the end and leaves some nice lacing all the way down.

SMELL: Pale malts, pine notes, and some soapy aromas. Lots of flowery hops are nice, but the soapy hop notes aren't really all that appealing.

TASTE: Pale malts, toffee notes, with lots of flowery hops and some citrus flavors as well. Much more citrus than the nose had suggested, and the soapy notes, while present, are not nearly as forthcoming. Better. A bolder and lingering aftertaste of bitter hops, flower notes, and mild citrus notes.

PALATE: Medium body and medium carbonation. Somewhat light on the palate, creamy smooth, goes down smooth and finishes slightly dry. Pretty solid here.

OVERALL: No better than alright. The nose was certainly not my cup of tea, as I’m not a huge fan of whatever hop produces that soapy quality, but luckily that hop was more mild in the flavor letting some enjoyable flower and citrus hop flavor come through. A decent brew, but not something that needs any special attention. Thanks again for sharing Doops.

Serving type: bottle

06-11-2011 19:09:54 | More by Jeffo
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bmerz

Massachusetts

2.9/5  rDev -27.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Appearance

Burnt orange snow globe. I'm guessing yeast particulates float around the medium size bubbles.

Smell:

Grapefruit, peach, yeast when it warms. Under-ripe orange with rind on the back

Mouthfeel:

Thicker and more yeast on the back of my throat than is normal for an DIPA or I like from one.

Overall:

Not into it. Why so much yeast. Why boast hops when they aren't complex, well rounded, or that forward in the nose or flavor. Yet it isn't malty enough to imagine they are hiding.

Serving type: bottle

05-15-2011 06:12:45 | More by bmerz
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blabaer

California

3/5  rDev -25.4%

07-19-2014 21:31:30 | More by blabaer
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Travcofarms

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -25.4%

01-16-2014 16:00:47 | More by Travcofarms
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Topher78

California

3/5  rDev -25.4%

11-19-2011 03:54:10 | More by Topher78
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BigDaddy79

California

3/5  rDev -25.4%

03-31-2014 19:41:53 | More by BigDaddy79
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Smurf2055

Washington

3/5  rDev -25.4%

07-14-2013 23:02:29 | More by Smurf2055
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3/5  rDev -25.4%

01-29-2012 03:51:01 | More by ygtbsm94
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gshak

Texas

3/5  rDev -25.4%

05-26-2014 22:13:28 | More by gshak
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jaidenjb

Ohio

3/5  rDev -25.4%

10-14-2012 02:33:20 | More by jaidenjb
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mhaugo

California

3/5  rDev -25.4%

12-11-2011 21:44:53 | More by mhaugo
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Rempo

Indiana

3/5  rDev -25.4%

11-20-2011 16:46:21 | More by Rempo
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jenray

Texas

3/5  rDev -25.4%

11-29-2011 03:49:59 | More by jenray
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Washington

3/5  rDev -25.4%

06-18-2013 01:06:21 | More by ajcantu
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AlaskanYoung

Arkansas

3/5  rDev -25.4%

12-11-2011 21:07:53 | More by AlaskanYoung
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Tricerahops Double IPA from Ninkasi Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 1,041 ratings.