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Tricerahops Double IPA - Ninkasi Brewing Company

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Tricerahops Double IPATricerahops Double IPA

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1,187 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,187
Reviews: 376
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 10.42%
Wants: 154
Gots: 144 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Ninkasi Brewing Company visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: John_M on 07-30-2007)
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

ShanePB, Apr 25, 2013
Photo of MeneerBeerSnob
4.11/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Ninkasi, poured into a pint glass.

A-Pours a burnt orange somewhat hazy, a finger of foamy white head.

S-Smells strongly of hops and sweet resin, some floral and citrus notes.

T-Strong hoppy bitterness, resin sweetness. Taste follows nose as there is also some light citrus and floral notes.

M-Medium to full body, lightly carbonated.

O-Very delicious DIPA, it strikes a good balance of hoppy bitter, sweetness and zest.

MeneerBeerSnob, Apr 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

seanwilson530, Apr 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

Invictus, Apr 15, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

Juno_Malone, Apr 15, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

zackb, Apr 14, 2013
Photo of Aml42000
3.78/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

This poured a dark orange color with a fluffy white head. Floral, perfumed hops swirl from the glass. This is definitely more on the citrus/crisp side of IPA. It lacks some of the depth I would look for in a double, but is pure & quite representative of the west coast style. Medium mouthfeel & quite clean & fresh on the palate.

Aml42000, Apr 10, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

kurt65, Apr 10, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

604growler, Apr 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

litheum94, Apr 07, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

Sarmartay, Apr 07, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

mjw1200, Apr 06, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

BESTIALEX, Apr 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

Asics, Apr 02, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

dwagner003, Apr 01, 2013
Photo of cosmicevan
4.23/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

big thanks to blackcloud for this awesome extra. consumed from a SN ipa glass.

a - brew poured the classic ipa transparent orange with a big foamy white/off-white head that hung out and left massive chunky lacing. the nucleation on the bottom of the glass really made the carbonation jump from the bottom of the glass. looks great.

s - crisp and clean, almost soapy pine. floral, citric and in general appeasing and nice. not too intense, fairly balanced by the malt, but the hop is the superstar.

t - yum. very tasty. much like the nose, a nice floral fruity hop, but rather balanced with the malt. bouquet of flowers, citric, oranges...with a tad of bitterness of the finish, but hardly so. soft caramel notes in the background.

m - soft and easy drinking finish has subtle bitterness, but mostly fruity and floral.

o - overall, this is a really nice ipa. it was surprising to be a west coast ipa with so much malt presence to balance out the hop. not sure if this is old, but the balance is really nice for west coast. paint me impressed.

cosmicevan, Apr 01, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

schopenhauerale, Mar 31, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

zestd, Mar 29, 2013
Photo of TheSixthRing
3.88/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance - Pours a hazy sunset orange with an off-white, finger width head. Fair retention. Lacing runs from streaky to spotty, with good stick.

Smell - A fair balance in the aroma, bringing a moderate amount of orange citrus and lesser tropical and floral hop notes, with a touch of resin and spice. Malts come through well with bread and a touch of caramel sweetness.

Taste - Hops are more prevalent on the tongue than on the nose, though still relatively balanced by the solid malt backbone. Strong orange character upfront and throughout, more juicy to begin, then fades to a strong pith bitterness. Bready malts provide strong support to the hop assault, coming through with an ever-present quality. Touches on pine and a slight black pepper bite. Finishes with citrus pith/skin bitterness that ranges from orange to grapefruit with long, lingering effects.

Mouthfeel - Medium to full body with moderate, soft carbonation. Smooth, somewhat creamy before a dry finish.

Overall - Strong offering from Ninkasi. I'm a bit perplexed by the name though: a double (not triple) IPA, with 4 hops used in the brewing process... where does 'Tri'cerahops come from? Oh well. Solid brew. Classic West Coast IPA character. Nice balance for a 100 IBU brew.

TheSixthRing, Mar 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

slavall, Mar 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

teamwiggum, Mar 24, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

irishgreensoda, Mar 21, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

bh123, Mar 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

vcoggins, Mar 21, 2013
Tricerahops Double IPA from Ninkasi Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 1,187 ratings.