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Tricerahops Double IPA - Ninkasi Brewing Company

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Tricerahops Double IPATricerahops Double IPA

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1,033 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,033
Reviews: 368
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 10.45%
Wants: 139
Gots: 91 | 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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Ratings: 1,033 | Reviews: 368 | Display Reviews Only:
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moonknight31

California

4/5  rDev -0.5%

08-30-2013 07:20:44 | More by moonknight31
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BeerManDan

California

3.64/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

The color when poured into a pint glass was medium amber, with an orange hue. Very little foam and a fair amout of lace on the side of the glass. The smell had the aroma of lightly roasted malts, with a hint of sweet/sour citrus. The taste was of a normal IPA, nothing outstanding. Pine, malt, citrus flavor that had a sweet/bitter/sour finish in the mouth. The bitter mouthfeel last's for a fair amout of time, but no flavor, just bitterness!

Serving type: bottle

08-29-2013 21:39:05 | More by BeerManDan
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GraduatedCashew

California

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

08-28-2013 16:31:32 | More by GraduatedCashew
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Hopster916

California

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

08-25-2013 16:50:25 | More by Hopster916
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BigJYoungblood

Oregon

4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

08-23-2013 15:15:19 | More by BigJYoungblood
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pdooley98

Pennsylvania

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

On tap at Annabelle's bar and bistro in SF

Color could be a bit better (I prefer a more toasted copper)

Nice aroma; perfect balance of malt and hops for an IIPA; in my opinion too many beers in this style are too sweet / not balanced correctly.

Love the mix of citrus/pine in both the nose and taste.

Not my favorite IIPA but it's a welcome choice when it's available

Serving type: on-tap

08-22-2013 02:12:32 | More by pdooley98
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MastaShonuf

California

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

08-19-2013 04:30:43 | More by MastaShonuf
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Arborescence

Finland

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Rather light coloured, pale and yellowish. Pours a moderately creamy less than one finger white head.

Aroma: Intense hops, with grapefruit, and a hint of fruity sweetness.

Taste: Sharp and bitter at first, but mellows a bit after that. Alcohol is evident, but the strong double IPA hops support it well; there's also a malty backbone even though it's overwhelmed by the hops and alcohol. It's refreshing and stinging at the same time.

Mouthfeel: Sharp, with a little bit of thickness just from the alcohol. Moderate carbonation.

Overall: Pretty good double IPA. It's quite nicely balanced even though the alcohol content is rather high. The hops are just about right, but I think this could use a stronger malt element (even though it's there). Good stuff in any case.

Serving type: bottle

08-19-2013 04:27:57 | More by Arborescence
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SierraJosh

California

3.84/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Good solid IPA. The malt is dominant and pushes the envelope on sweetness, but does have balance. A moderate hop profile with decent bitterness in the finish. Don't get a lot for the sniffer, slight pine and grapefruit. For some reason it reminds me of an English IPA which isn't a bad think just expected a bit more hopaliciousness from this beer. Love the name.

Serving type: bottle

08-19-2013 03:55:49 | More by SierraJosh
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CesarLopes

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

08-18-2013 17:18:15 | More by CesarLopes
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MattPfeifer

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

08-16-2013 22:51:49 | More by MattPfeifer
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Kopfschuss

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

08-16-2013 17:32:48 | More by Kopfschuss
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edk218

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

08-16-2013 04:37:20 | More by edk218
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portlandmonk

Oregon

4/5  rDev -0.5%

08-15-2013 20:12:10 | More by portlandmonk
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surfotog

California

4/5  rDev -0.5%

08-14-2013 22:55:19 | More by surfotog
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Hopheadjeffery

Illinois

4/5  rDev -0.5%

08-13-2013 18:23:44 | More by Hopheadjeffery
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ste5venla

California

4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

08-11-2013 14:25:54 | More by ste5venla
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jcjerabek

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -0.5%

08-07-2013 15:16:30 | More by jcjerabek
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RayUF07

Florida

4/5  rDev -0.5%

08-07-2013 02:09:11 | More by RayUF07
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mverity

Florida

3.65/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Orangy amber in color with little head from the pour. When I swirled heavily in my snifter, a creamy white head developed but dissipated quickly. Aroma is mostly malty, with grapefruit and slight piney notes as well. Grapefruit really comes out in the taste. Grapefruit, pine, some kind of spice (coriander maybe), a bubblegum kind of sweetness, a nice bite from the hops, and something else... I can't quite put my finger on the taste. It's a touch off, but this beer is super fresh. Picked up from the brewery less than two weeks ago. It hides the booziness fairly well. but there is still a fair amount of the 8.8% shining through. The mouthfeel is sticky. This beer sticks to your tongue, cheeks, and lips like thin honey; and lingers on the palate for a good minute after you take each and every sip. From what my buddy Eduardo said about Ninkasi, and what I've read from them, I was really hoping this beer was going to live up to the hype. Good, but no where near great.

Serving type: bottle

08-07-2013 00:32:21 | More by mverity
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topdown

California

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

08-06-2013 20:09:51 | More by topdown
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.43/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Malibu Sundownder Tasting Room in Westlake Village, CA.

Pours a hazy orange with a foamy off-white head that settles to a film on top of the beer. A foamy lattice of lace coats the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, citrus fruit, citrus zest, and some onion and garlic herbal hop aromas. Taste is much the same with sweet citrus zest flavors on the finish. There is a medium amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with a nice citrus forward hop flavor but the hop aromas I am getting are disjointed and muddled.

Serving type: on-tap

08-04-2013 20:31:30 | More by UCLABrewN84
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nygannon

California

3.25/5  rDev -19.2%

08-03-2013 22:17:53 | More by nygannon
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Rau71

California

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

08-01-2013 02:34:56 | More by Rau71
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sevenshubby

California

4/5  rDev -0.5%

07-31-2013 22:51:05 | More by sevenshubby
Tricerahops Double IPA from Ninkasi Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 1,033 ratings.