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Tricerahops Double IPA - Ninkasi Brewing Company

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Tricerahops Double IPATricerahops Double IPA

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Ratings: 1,006
Reviews: 367
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 10.45%
Wants: 139
Gots: 82 | 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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StJamesGate

New York

4.05/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bright amber going lighter tangerine towards the edges with creamy taupe head that fades to film but leaves chunky soapy trailers. Nose it lots of grapefruit rind with some fruit punch and a touch of leafy sourness.
Juicy raspberry and mango, sugar cookie like BN says, with citrus (tangelo? pink grapefruit?) and resin hops.
Baby aspirin/orange sorbet finish and astringent linger. Medium, chewy, amazingly no burn, some sticky.

Properly bitter linger but juicy (if not sticky) early on so that it balances. Not hoppy enough to be a full on DIPA - don't believe 100 IBU for a second - but tasty enough that I don't mind. Main thing here is how the creamy body and buried ABV make it so drinkable. Not to style but better for it.

Thanks to Chris and Ina for sending this my way from SF.

Serving type: bottle

11-22-2011 11:20:00 | More by StJamesGate
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Gavage

New Jersey

4.53/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: dark orange in color with a merangue like thick head that slowly falls to a spotty foam. Thick lace paints the glass.

Smell: loads of pine, grapefruit, and earthy hop presence dominates the aroma.

Taste: big caramel flavor with an great balance of pine, grapefruit, biscuit, pears, and a bold bitterness that does not go over the top like some in the style.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied. Lightly crisp throughout with some dryness late.

Overall: this was a super fresh DIPA that was so well balanced I had to have two in the session. Refreshing and totally satisfying, I returned to the same bar to have it two nights in a row.

Serving type: on-tap

11-22-2011 00:51:19 | More by Gavage
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quirkzoo

Colorado

3.73/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle from Fred Meyer poured into a Bullwinkle pint glass at Grandma's (usually I don't mention that kind of stuff but it seemed funny). Pours a slightly hazy dull orange with two fingers of egg shell colored head. The nose is strongly citrusy, lots of grapefruit and some orange and lemon with just a touch of piney hops. The malt is there but is definitely subdued as compared to the nose. The taste is more of the same with a good dryness. After I swallow I get a distinctly cannabis flavor in my mouth that wasn't really there on the nose. The mouthfeel was good but nothing special. Overall this is a solid DIPA and if it were readily available to me in my area I would definitely pick it up on occasion.

Serving type: bottle

11-20-2011 17:39:10 | More by quirkzoo
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Rempo

Indiana

3/5  rDev -25.4%

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


4/5  rDev -0.5%

11-19-2011 08:23:06 | More by johnhenryconway
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CoryR

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

11-19-2011 05:27:19 | More by CoryR
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Topher78

California

3/5  rDev -25.4%

11-19-2011 03:54:10 | More by Topher78
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beefandbean22

Washington

4/5  rDev -0.5%

11-19-2011 03:36:12 | More by beefandbean22
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captainwerd

Washington

5/5  rDev +24.4%

11-19-2011 00:18:02 | More by captainwerd
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hoesweizen

Oregon

5/5  rDev +24.4%

11-18-2011 19:23:36 | More by hoesweizen
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I2uss

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +24.4%

11-18-2011 18:55:39 | More by I2uss
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BeerArchivist

California

5/5  rDev +24.4%

11-18-2011 06:15:09 | More by BeerArchivist
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nmann08

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

11-18-2011 03:32:14 | More by nmann08
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oline73

Maryland

4/5  rDev -0.5%

11-16-2011 01:50:13 | More by oline73
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sideshowe

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -0.5%

11-15-2011 20:04:59 | More by sideshowe
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slammgrass

Belgium

3.15/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bomber into a pint glass and a tulip; served immediately from fridge. Sampled cold, and let it warm up to see if the taste and aromas changed.

Appearance: Orangey-golden hue. Very little carbonation with tiny bubbles with little to no head, and no remnants of lacing. Suspect that this might be a dud of a bottle.

Smell and aromas: Subtle notes of sour lemon, and sauerkraut. Since this is a DIPA style and is advertised on the bottle to have double hops, malt, and alcohol, I had assumed that this would have a strong and rich floral aroma with citrus notes. Plus with a name that evokes massive size of dinosaurs, I assumed this would be a hop head beer. I was surprised because the aromas were flat, and seemed to waft up slowly when giving the glass a whirl.

Taste: Bitter, with very subtle hop, slightly sour, and a spicy finish on the swallow. While there is little carbonation in the glass, the beer gave a bitter bite which was improved with the carbonation in the mouth. The beer had an astringent quality, with less notable “big hops” but had a slightly sour finish. If you are looking for a bright, hoppy DIPA with floral and citrus notes, this is not the beer. However, as it warmed, the carbonation seemed to give the beer some bite. I am not seeing how this is a DIPA, it seemed like a regular IPA.

Mouthfeel: Little to no coating, bitter on the finish which leaves a dry mouth, and gets you ready for that next sip. The body of the beer is watery and thin. I think this would complement slightly spicy food (such as Indian or Thai).

Overall: I really wanted to like this beer because I love DIPA’s. Although it was not what I expected (to be clear, I was looking for a big floral nose of lychee and citrus - but I am not holding this beer to my expectation) I stuck with it to see how the flavor may change. This is where I picked up spice, and thought about how the beer may be an excellent choice with ethnic foods. To me, beer styles should be creative and flexible, so if you are a DIPA lover, or getting into them, I would recommend a quaff.

Serving type: bottle

11-15-2011 19:16:20 | More by slammgrass
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doughanson78

Washington

4/5  rDev -0.5%

11-15-2011 09:27:08 | More by doughanson78
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yeahhhhhhrvca

California

5/5  rDev +24.4%

11-15-2011 07:11:14 | More by yeahhhhhhrvca
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leftoverburrito

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

11-15-2011 03:36:51 | More by leftoverburrito
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thebouch01

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +24.4%

11-15-2011 02:00:24 | More by thebouch01
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rrock44

Washington

4/5  rDev -0.5%

11-15-2011 01:40:32 | More by rrock44
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Adamostella

Washington

4/5  rDev -0.5%

11-14-2011 21:05:38 | More by Adamostella
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sacrelicio

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +24.4%

11-14-2011 07:59:24 | More by sacrelicio
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Centennial

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +24.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

22oz bomber split into tulip

A. Glowing golden Orange with good clarity. 2 finger head in the form of thousands of perfectly round tiny bubbles of carbonation bonded in tight cohesion.

S. Citrus, pine, grapefruit and grassy freshness, a lot of aroma hops have been used in this one.

T. Great dry citrus hops hit first, mild malt subdue slightly, but the hops sure stand on their own and take center stage. 8.8% abv is amazingly hidden in this wonderful earthy and refreshing Dipa.

M. Crisp, clean, but hop munchyness and flavors coat the mouth and leave a remarkably nice flavor on the palate.

O. Awesome DIPA, I can't really find one bad thing to say about it. This would be one of my go to dipa's if it was available in my area.

Serving type: bottle

11-08-2011 16:06:42 | More by Centennial
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omnigrits

Texas

3.9/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle into a perfect pint glass.

A. A slightly hazy orange-copper colour with some vigorous carbonation and a persistent white head.

S. The aroma is strongly bready at first, giving way to some citrus notes.

T. An immediate hit of grapefruit. It's not overpowering so there must be some balancing malt sweetness in there but I have to concentrate to taste it, and when I do it comes with strong hints of toffee. This is a citrus hop bomb for sure.

M. Medium-bodied, slightly bitter finish, and the carbonation that looked so lively at first pour is thankfully unobtrusive.

O. Nice, but a shade one-dimensional. It's just all about grapefruit. It could definitely be more rounded.

Serving type: bottle

10-03-2011 02:24:22 | More by omnigrits
Tricerahops Double IPA from Ninkasi Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 1,006 ratings.