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Tricerahops Double IPA - Ninkasi Brewing Company

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Tricerahops Double IPATricerahops Double IPA

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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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bmcwood

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

07-20-2012 16:00:46 | More by bmcwood
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CBRent524

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -0.7%

07-16-2012 00:16:00 | More by CBRent524
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Rado

California

4/5  rDev -0.7%

07-15-2012 23:20:18 | More by Rado
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savagepm

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -0.7%

07-14-2012 20:01:11 | More by savagepm
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Bfarr

Washington

3.18/5  rDev -21.1%

Clear light copper, moderate off-white head with good retention and okay lacing. Resinous light floral hop aroma. Floral and light grapefruit bitterness gives away quickly to heavy sweet caramel malts. Light hop linger and alcohol warming. Creamy and slightly sticky feel.

I remember this being one of the beers that was responsible for my interest in Ninkasi. However, that was a long time ago and I have since become quite disappointed with a lot of their beers. Having the opprtunity to try this one again unfortunately affirmed that position. Don't get me wrong, they make a good beer however there is little to differentiate them from other breweries. They seem to do just above the bare minimum for their beers. This is a nicely balanced and drinkable Imperial IPA.

07-11-2012 23:23:35 | More by Bfarr
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elgiacomo

Georgia

3.2/5  rDev -20.6%

22oz bottle, unknown date. Served at around 40-45F.

Pours lightly hazy orange/amber with a good off-white head that leaves lots of sticky lacing and maintains a small cap.

Aroma is some orange citrus, apricot, good bit of floral hops, a touch of pine, decent bit of caramel malt. Good strength.

Flavor is apricot, orange/grapefruit citrus, some resin, noticeable caramel malt backbone, decent bit of sweetness in the middle, moderate bitterness on the finish and just a little mild alcohol.

Mouthfeel is medium to full bodied, creamy, oily, moderate carbonation.

Apricot and caramel would be the best way for me to sum this one up, and unfortunately those are not my two favorite flavors in an IPA/DIPA. I could see fans of something like Dogfish Head’s 90 Minute really diggin’ this one though...

07-05-2012 02:16:32 | More by elgiacomo
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chugalug06

Colorado

4/5  rDev -0.7%

Crisp, clear, orange brew. Head is fluffy, small, and off-white with tan colors. Decent lacing too.

Sweet tropical scents. Big slight dry tartness. Unique.

Dry, bitterly wet, and refreshing. Sweet fruity flavors.

Delicious for a hot summer day. Glad I got to try this brew. Ninkasi redems themselves with this nice brew.

07-04-2012 01:35:46 | More by chugalug06
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VonZipper

New York

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

07-03-2012 23:11:16 | More by VonZipper
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alpenglocken

Illinois

4/5  rDev -0.7%

07-03-2012 21:34:34 | More by alpenglocken
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KDawg

Illinois

4.13/5  rDev +2.5%

poured from bomber into a pint glass. Pours a dark orange color with a nice head.

Deep and big aromas of hops, oranges, and loads of citrus notes. While not completely complex, it has a lot of depth.

Full bodied with a really good smooth feel. Complete with real good flavors of oranges, citrus', hops and some hot caramel.

One of the better DIPAs that I've had in a while. This is exactly what I want a DIPA to be. There was no booziness to it either.

07-03-2012 01:35:07 | More by KDawg
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PacNWDad

Washington

4/5  rDev -0.7%

07-01-2012 05:16:51 | More by PacNWDad
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HeadyBroughtMeHere

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

06-28-2012 06:47:48 | More by HeadyBroughtMeHere
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throwerbri

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

06-27-2012 02:18:07 | More by throwerbri
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FuselGuy

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

06-25-2012 05:59:36 | More by FuselGuy
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Hoppaholic

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

06-23-2012 18:53:09 | More by Hoppaholic
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schnarr84

Alberta (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

06-22-2012 06:34:19 | More by schnarr84
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EgadBananas

Louisiana

4.1/5  rDev +1.7%

Pours a light coppery color, with a beige-like head of a couple fingers. Leaves nice spiderweb lace. The aroma is bit on the citrus, juicy fruits, some caramel and slight maltiness backing. Big citrus tastes, quite bitter on the finish, plenty of malts in this IIPA too. Not much in the way of booze noticeable here. It has a rich feel, nicely full bodied, though cleanly finishing aside from some bittering linger. Having this a couple times, I'd definitely have it again. Good stuff.

06-22-2012 00:24:02 | More by EgadBananas
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LagerThanLife


4.63/5  rDev +14.9%

the malt and the hop flavors make this beer for me. I know that sounds stupid because what (besides yeast) the hell else would you be tasting bud? right? I know, however, a lot of IPAs I have had recently, now that they make up like 90% of the 22ozers at my liquor store :( , have been really bitter and really sweet which i guess = balanced, but i cound't for the life of me find another tasting note for them.
HOWEVER, this beer, this beer is bursting with both flavor and subtlety. malt flavor is rich but not over powering (2 row, munich and carahell) i dont know much about carahell and now i am interested. the hops bring bitterness, but alos complex tropical fruit aromas and spiciness.
this is an all around great IPA

06-19-2012 21:06:31 | More by LagerThanLife
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FosterJM

California

4.03/5  rDev 0%

1364th Review on BA
Bottle to Piraat Tulip
22oz

Ordered from LetsPour.com

App- A nice golden orange with a yellow ring around the outside. A nice puffy two finger white head. Spotted dots with a small wall. Good density.

Smell- It's a bit of a small creamy hoppy with a bigger fuller malt backbone on the nose. A bit of damp orange with some zest and a little bit of a pepper/amber ale kick.

Taste- It was a nice beer. The ABV for being above 8 is very well hidden. No sting or burn on the flavor profile. The hops are there but not overly done. The bitter is also kept in check and is semi minimal. Well layered with just a tad of pine and a creamy flavor as well.

Mouth- A nice full medium with a small creamy note. Ive noticed this is a trend lately with things being creamy to me. A nice full carbonation level with a nice malty bitter and small hop residual flavor.

Drink- A nice beer. Really was. Was right down the middle for a solid hoppy/malty mix. A little thick and filling but still quite tasty. For the price was a good buy.

06-19-2012 17:17:02 | More by FosterJM
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lvoutlawjlh

Nebraska

4/5  rDev -0.7%

06-18-2012 00:43:34 | More by lvoutlawjlh
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jmarti80


3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

06-16-2012 01:41:55 | More by jmarti80
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Iowacraft

Iowa

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

06-13-2012 06:35:01 | More by Iowacraft
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PicoPapa

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

22oz bottle. Pours a brownish translucent orange with an inch of head. Minimal lacing. Aromas of resinous hops, onion, garlic, and hints of tropical fruits. Taste is more of the resiny hops along with the onion and garlic flavors. Very dank and garlicy. Medium bodied. This one somewhat reminds me of Gubna. Not sure about the garlic/onion hop flavors on this one. Overall, its alright but I think im done after this one.

06-13-2012 06:30:33 | More by PicoPapa
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CB2maltygoodness

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

06-12-2012 22:35:15 | More by CB2maltygoodness
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WastingFreetime

Wisconsin

4.2/5  rDev +4.2%

A. Orangish-amber with a fluffy long-lasting (and large bubbled) head with large lazy loops of lacing. (Try saying that three times fast.)

S. Dank, resinous hopping with a small onion / garlic garnish over a sweet caramel malt aroma.

T. Grapefruit pith, apricots, pine resin, and a touch of garlic and mint for the hopping flavors. Just barely on the dry side of the sweet/dry continuum. What smelled like a caramel malt actually presents on the tongue as a vaguely 75% biscuit malt and 25% caramel malt sort of flavor.

M. Slightly undercarbonated for the heavier side of medium body. But at least it's smooth in texture.

06-12-2012 18:09:35 | More by WastingFreetime
Tricerahops Double IPA from Ninkasi Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 1,081 ratings.