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Tricerahops Double IPA - Ninkasi Brewing Company

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Tricerahops Double IPATricerahops Double IPA

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BA SCORE
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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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Photo of RblWthACoz
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A pretty nice DIPA, though the only thing from it that really strikes me as a double ipa is the thicker sweetness from the malts. Sure, the hops are full and distinct, but not so much so when compared to what the "lesser" IPA usually presents. Certainly an easy drinker. And overall, it's a pretty nice beer. Just not really blowing me away or anything.

RblWthACoz, Aug 05, 2012
Photo of 3Hops
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

3Hops, Aug 02, 2012
Photo of jmarsh123
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours almost neon orange with a small off-white head. Good lacing. Decent retention.

Light citrus and floral aroma with a bit of backing malt.

Citrusy up front. Not much malt to this one. Finishes with a big grapefruit and pine presence. Very nice finish.

Medium to light bodied with good carbonation.

Very solid IPA. Would prefer a touch more up front flavors, but love the bitter dry finish. Well done.

jmarsh123, Aug 01, 2012
Photo of lpotter
3.25/5  rDev -19.4%

lpotter, Jul 26, 2012
Photo of JMBSH
4/5  rDev -0.7%

JMBSH, Jul 24, 2012
Photo of pentasyllabic
4/5  rDev -0.7%

pentasyllabic, Jul 22, 2012
Photo of nrombes
4/5  rDev -0.7%

nrombes, Jul 22, 2012
Photo of bmcwood
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

bmcwood, Jul 20, 2012
Photo of CBRent524
4/5  rDev -0.7%

CBRent524, Jul 16, 2012
Photo of Rado
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Rado, Jul 16, 2012
Photo of savagepm
4/5  rDev -0.7%

savagepm, Jul 14, 2012
Photo of Bfarr
3.18/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Bfarr, Jul 12, 2012
Photo of elgiacomo
3.2/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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...

elgiacomo, Jul 05, 2012
Photo of chugalug06
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

chugalug06, Jul 04, 2012
Photo of VonZipper
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

VonZipper, Jul 04, 2012
Photo of alpenglocken
4/5  rDev -0.7%

alpenglocken, Jul 03, 2012
Photo of KDawg
4.13/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

KDawg, Jul 03, 2012
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

PacNWDad, Jul 01, 2012
Photo of HeadyBroughtMeHere
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

HeadyBroughtMeHere, Jun 28, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

throwerbri, Jun 27, 2012
Photo of FuselGuy
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

FuselGuy, Jun 25, 2012
Photo of Hoppaholic
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Hoppaholic, Jun 23, 2012
Photo of schnarr84
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

schnarr84, Jun 22, 2012
Photo of EgadBananas
4.1/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

EgadBananas, Jun 22, 2012
Photo of LagerThanLife
4.63/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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

LagerThanLife, Jun 19, 2012
Tricerahops Double IPA from Ninkasi Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 1,187 ratings.