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Tricerahops Double IPA - Ninkasi Brewing Company

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Ratings: 1,302
Reviews: 391
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 10.7%
Wants: 162
Gots: 193 | FT: 2
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Ninkasi Brewing Company visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: John_M on 07-30-2007

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3/5  rDev -25.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of HoppySeb
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

Photo of RickS95
4.35/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A bit dark for an IPA, but it's a double, so I'll cut it some slack. A dark peach color, maybe a dirty orange. Dark enough to be mostly opaque. Head is only around for a short bit, but it provides a decent lace.

A lot of stuff going on in the nose. A big fight between citrus and pine, and malt and bready yeast. Not a bad problem to have. Nothing dominates, though the citrus is the winner, as all scents are present.

If you're going to make a DIPA, it might as well taste like this...like someone soaked a grapefruit and a Christmas tree in a barrel of ale. Pacific Northwest flavors at their best.

Lots of grapefruit and pine, on a bed of bready goodness. Citrus and earthy. Acidic. Cleansing in that the IBUs shred your palate, but in a nice way. Almost sweet in the beginning, giving way to citric, before Dr. Jekyll takes over for a bitter finish. Crisp. Medium bodied.

I'm partial to Pacific Northwest IPAs and this is an example of why. It's a stellar beer. Overall, it's got a great taste and it's easy to drink despite wicked high hops and just as high ABV. But it's smooth and goes does a little too easy.

Photo of TheSixthRing
3.86/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance - Pours a hazy sunset orange with an off-white, finger width head. Fair retention. Lacing runs from streaky to spotty, with good stick.

Smell - A fair balance in the aroma, bringing a moderate amount of orange citrus and lesser tropical and floral hop notes, with a touch of resin and spice. Malts come through well with bread and a touch of caramel sweetness.

Taste - Hops are more prevalent on the tongue than on the nose, though still relatively balanced by the solid malt backbone. Strong orange character upfront and throughout, more juicy to begin, then fades to a strong pith bitterness. Bready malts provide strong support to the hop assault, coming through with an ever-present quality. Touches on pine and a slight black pepper bite. Finishes with citrus pith/skin bitterness that ranges from orange to grapefruit with long, lingering effects.

Mouthfeel - Medium to full body with moderate, soft carbonation. Smooth, somewhat creamy before a dry finish.

Overall - Strong offering from Ninkasi. I'm a bit perplexed by the name though: a double (not triple) IPA, with 4 hops used in the brewing process... where does 'Tri'cerahops come from? Oh well. Solid brew. Classic West Coast IPA character. Nice balance for a 100 IBU brew.

Photo of leftoverburrito
3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

Photo of mc4z
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of beer2day
4.17/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Burnt orange in color with a barely-there sheen of forced head. Decent rings of lace across the back of the glass.

Nose is quite earthy, with light pine and woody hops. Getting more citrus in the second pour, with orange and light grapefruit.
Lots going on here. Also, a decent alcohol burn.

Herbal hops up front with a touch of pine midstream. Touch of tangerine in the finish with a roasted malt backbone. Really nice finish. Not overly dry, nor overly sweet.

Resiny feel, slightly thick, and supportive of the rich texture in the nose and taste.

A very nice DIPA and one I would seek out again.

Photo of MuenchenerKindl
3.8/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bomber to a pint glass the liquid is dark yellow with gold hues and ok carbonation. The head is small white yet leave a bit of lace.

The smell is earthy hops with a few pine and citrus notes.

The taste is fuller nice citrus tasting hops, also a good caramel malt that is equal to the hops.

The mouthfeel is good nice better then medium but less then full body and good carbonation.

The drinkability is good, not the biggest DIPA on the block but plenty hopy and big that is quite drinkable. Very nice well rounded brew. Prosit, MK

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5/5  rDev +24.4%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of dgherm
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of vande
4.33/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: a bottle colored deep golden bronze with a 2 finger layer of head floatin on top....leaving nice laced rings along the pint glass as it disappears...

S: Hops... Citrus hops and bready malt braided together ... Very appealing.

T: Like the smell, there's the tropical citrus fruit presence, yet balanced out nicely with the malt back-bone too..

M: Smooth, appeasing kind a creamy... not too heavy and not light, good viscosity... slightly bitter and dry at the back...

O: Love it

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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5/5  rDev +24.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

Photo of ncelauro
3/5  rDev -25.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of OregonGrown7
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

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

Pour - amazing dark golden in color with suspended sediment that makes it almost look frozen. The head is creamy and resembles pancake batter. Lots of lacing inside the glass makes this pour extremely appetizing.

Aroma - lots of fresh, piney Pacific Northwestern hops come jumping out of the glass. Some sweet, syrupy malt follows and a smell of red licorice as well. Slight hints grapefruit and orange juice combine with cotton candy to round things out.

Taste - big and bitter up front with a boat load of malt backing things up. This is definitely a vamped up IPA with some tongue tingling hoppiness and a warming alcohol level. A bit buttery and citrusy with some very nice piney flavors that coat the inside of the mouth. As a hophead I am not let down, this covers all my needs and then some.

Overall - With so many big IPAs out there its getting nigh impossible to really pick out the great ones from the very good ones. This one is definitely very good and well worth seeking out. Plenty of hop flavor and with a better drinkability than others at this strength.

Would I buy more of it? - definitely. What I wouldn't do to have a pint of this at the brewery the first day it is being poured. Talk about hop heaven.

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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

Photo of Dreadnaught33
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Notes from a little while back.

A: Hazy browinsh orange color with pretty nice white head and good lacing.

S: Nice balance of citrus tropical hops and sweet malts. A little pine, pretty nice.

T: Cirtus, sweet malt, pine, bittersweet finish. Medium fruitiness as well, this is pretty good stuff I like the balance. Sugary toffee notes in there as well that throws it off a bit.

M: Creamy and good carbonation, a little prickly with alcohol and bubbles for me though.

D: Good.

Photo of WesM63
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Tricerahops Double IPA from Ninkasi Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 1,302 ratings.