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Tricerahops Double IPA - Ninkasi Brewing Company

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Tricerahops Double IPATricerahops Double IPA

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1,319 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,319
Reviews: 392
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 10.7%
Wants: 166
Gots: 214 | 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:
Beer added by: John_M on 07-30-2007

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Ratings: 1,319 | Reviews: 392 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of Kenmac19
4.21/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ElTgray
3.68/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Fremont897
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of zenithberwyn
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of drsamloomis
3.58/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of defaultuser
4.07/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Sasquatch_B_Foot
3.27/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

Just a little yeasty for my taste. Decent price at a high end beer store. Worth a try, but I wouldn't get it again.

Photo of Porter0220
3.04/5  rDev -24.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 1 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Beer taste was average at best. No aroma

Photo of Spaceman_Jer
3.66/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hammerhead18
4.63/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GatorCoop
4.03/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CalgaryFMC
3.97/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bomber poured into a shaker pint glass. A medium orange amber hue with three solid fingers of sturdy, creamy off-white head that retains its shape well. Aroma is bright, vibrant, hop-forward. Some grapefruit and canned tangerine citrus, overripe passion fruit, kiwi, starfruit, orange, pineapple, pine needles or menthol cough syrup, gooseberry. The aroma is perhaps downplayed but if one goes looking there is a whole cornucopia of fresh perky hop smells. Subtle caramel malt sweetness.

I am pleased to report that the taste largely follows the nose. Sweet, rich, boozy, fruity. The aforementioned citrus and tropical fruit elements translate as tree-ripened, warmed in the sun, slightly fermented on the palate. Some catty character but not overpowering as in its non-imperial stablemate. Think pineapples stuck with pine needles and cloves, draped with orange and grapefruit rinds and drizzled with passion fruit and guava juices. And some alcohol. Deceptively drinkable and smooth though, with the tropical flavors only compounding this attribute. Great stuff. I am finding that the bitterness is subsiding in favor of a fruit bowl chewing gum sweetness. Is that some cantaloupe melon now? Malts are bready and perhaps more salient that the DIPA bible says they should be. Who gives a shit? Its all hanging together. Body on the thick side of moderate. Carbonation is similarly more bold than expected but not caustic. Finishes with a decent degree of citrus rind and peach after all that tropical saccharine to-do. Black tea comes on late.

Evidently this brewery has recaptured my IPA regard after a spotty showing the first time around. Bravo!

Photo of twofacedmonster
3.82/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Professor_Yeesh
4.44/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of czillmer
4.59/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Damian74Shensky
3.94/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Shawn_Money
4.04/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CJNAPS
3.89/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of av8jen
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.75

Photo of IpaBeerDrinkers
3.62/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This is an OK IPA. It doesn't have any standout trait, its just slightly above average across the board. It is in a very crowded market however, and at 7$ a bomber, I don't feel that a repurchase is justified. 7$ goes along way in the west coast IPA market.

Photo of nyclee
3.25/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Obsidian
2/5  rDev -50.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Bomber. No bottle date. Tasted very old and malty. Will not try again.

Photo of Huffs
3.69/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of demon
3.99/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Enjoyed on tap.

Golden honey color. Light head retention. Very sweet and quite delicious. Light bread taste. Mild malty flavors. The fruit flavors on this one are awesome--strong mango and orange.

Overall, I really liked this IPA. It wasn't knock-you-off-your-feet intense, and satisfied everything I was looking for at the time. Would try again.

Photo of ZBR101
3.8/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Tricerahops Double IPA from Ninkasi Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 1,319 ratings.