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Tricerahops Double IPA - Ninkasi Brewing Company

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Tricerahops Double IPATricerahops Double IPA

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Ratings: 1,011
Reviews: 368
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 10.45%
Wants: 140
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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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
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fayenatic

California

4/5  rDev -0.5%

07-30-2013 23:04:08 | More by fayenatic
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Goblinmunkey7

Massachusetts

3.41/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pretty sure Robbrandes sent me the bottle. Thanks.

Appearance: A nice, very light chill haze on a solid burnt orange/amber. Head is white and creamy. Drops to a small cap and collar after a few minutes, but leaves sheets of lacing, sheets and sheets. Moderate carbonation on the pour.

Smell: Sweet caramelized bready malt. Sweet without being cloying. Cooked. Hops run heavy on the citrus pushing a ton of orange and grapefruit. Some backing bitterness with a deep floral element. Some pineapple. Slightly bitter, but more balanced than anything else. A clean yeast profile with something that smells an awful lot like Chico. Vaguely almost salty thing in the back.

Taste: Caramel and bread. Doughy, undercooked bread. A solid cooked and caramelized malt backbone. Hops run with a little bit less depth than the nose indicated. A solid tropical undercurrent adds mostly pineapple. Some lingering bitterness and oily pine needle. Grapefruit zest with some pithy bitterness as well. Some green onion mixed in there. That element grows as the beer warms. Ends up a bit heavier on the hop presence, losing some of the balance.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with a moderate carbonation. A bit creamy up front, but finishes with a lingering sweetness and bitterness that dry the tongue. Somehow, it comes across as juicy overall, despite the dry thing.

Overall: Probably better that it's not a carnivore.

It's a west coast DIPA that never goes too far. It's got all the right flavors, if a little light on the citrus in the long run. The onion thing gets a bit much, but the malts help counter it in the long run. If memory serves from trips to the PNW, the price per bottle on this makes it well worth picking up.

Serving type: bottle

07-30-2013 20:41:35 | More by Goblinmunkey7
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AngusOg

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

07-29-2013 12:07:15 | More by AngusOg
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ryan1788a5

Massachusetts

3.8/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

22oz bottle poured into a globe.

A: Amber in color with a deep orange hue. Clarity is good. One finger of white head settles after a short time. Delicate rings of lacing are left on the glass.

S: Tropical and floral scents. Wildflowers, lots of pineapple juice, starfruit, mango, and mandarin orange. Melon rind. Broken pine needles. Doughy malt base with a touch of honeyed granola. A vibrant and playful nose that suggests a relatively tame bitterness.

T: The nose fibs, bitterness is quite substantial. Pine resin, soapy and even a bit catty and oniony. The more playful fruity notes lie underneath the impressive bitterness. Pineapple, mandarin orange, and starfruit. Smashed mango. Doughy and honeyed ,malt base comes through toward the end. A smidgen of alcohol and tropical esters break through very briefly. Tropical hop tastes are played up on the finish as the bitterness fades.

M: Fairly light in body for the style. Creamy, but almost a bit watery as well. A refreshing blast of carbonation holds it all together.

O: Hop bitterness and flavor are nice enough, but it lacks a little something in body. It's a trade off though: the lighter body takes away a little something, but it does add to the drinkability. This is a dangerously easy beer to put back after a long workout, as I just did.

Serving type: bottle

07-29-2013 00:38:50 | More by ryan1788a5
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mpayne5

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

07-28-2013 05:39:40 | More by mpayne5
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Absolut

California

4/5  rDev -0.5%

07-24-2013 01:31:17 | More by Absolut
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smesy7

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

07-23-2013 00:08:28 | More by smesy7
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OregonGrown7

Nebraska

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

07-21-2013 03:24:23 | More by OregonGrown7
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BucannonXC5

California

3.96/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Type: 22-oz. bomber
Glass: Normal half glass from Bed, Bath and Beyond
From: Rotten Robbie’s in Healdsburg, Calif.
Price: $6.99 (I think)
Purchased: July 17, 2013
Consumed: July 17, 2013
Misc.: N/A

Poured a dark caramel amber color with 1-2 fingers of off-white head. Sporadic foamy lacing on the sides. Average retention on the top.

Smelled lime, pine, Cascade hops, lemon and citrus hops.

Tasted similar to the nose. Lime, pine, smooth and citrus hops. Alcohol is very well-hidden. Nice and smooth.

Medium body. Thin-to-oily texture. Average carbonation. Smooth finish.

This beer really grew on me. Very sooth for a DIPA.

Serving type: bottle

07-20-2013 07:58:23 | More by BucannonXC5
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rxthree

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

07-19-2013 00:25:51 | More by rxthree
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JKUN

California

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

07-18-2013 21:39:48 | More by JKUN
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forestkcary

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

07-18-2013 20:55:39 | More by forestkcary
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sloelco

California

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

07-18-2013 05:22:54 | More by sloelco
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rab53

Washington

4/5  rDev -0.5%

07-17-2013 05:01:41 | More by rab53
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fizzyted

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev -0.5%

07-16-2013 22:19:12 | More by fizzyted
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Smurf2055

Washington

3/5  rDev -25.4%

07-14-2013 23:02:29 | More by Smurf2055
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Mebuzzard

Colorado

4/5  rDev -0.5%

07-13-2013 22:28:24 | More by Mebuzzard
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scot959

California

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

07-13-2013 03:18:06 | More by scot959
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Rick778

California

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

07-13-2013 01:00:36 | More by Rick778
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hansgruber

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

07-11-2013 17:58:47 | More by hansgruber
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BKotch

Texas

4/5  rDev -0.5%

07-10-2013 20:43:43 | More by BKotch
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CRJMellor

Arkansas

4/5  rDev -0.5%

07-08-2013 23:34:59 | More by CRJMellor
Tricerahops Double IPA from Ninkasi Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 1,011 ratings.