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Maiden The Shade - Ninkasi Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
89
very good

306 Ratings
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Ratings: 306
Reviews: 113
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 11.62%
Wants: 52
Gots: 27 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Ninkasi Brewing Company visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Starting Gravity: 1065
IBUs: 72
ABV: 6.8

(Beer added by: ccrida on 07-13-2010)
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danwho

California

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

08-24-2014 04:08:09 | More by danwho
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Beerbuddy21

California

4/5  rDev +1%

08-20-2014 21:55:48 | More by Beerbuddy21
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Celtics17

California

4/5  rDev +1%

Malty, and not quite what I like in my IPA's. Overall it's full of flavor, but not what I like. Orange juice is the big flavor.

08-17-2014 07:34:25 | More by Celtics17
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Justin-m


4.4/5  rDev +11.1%

08-17-2014 03:47:20 | More by Justin-m
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98green

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

08-13-2014 01:45:38 | More by 98green
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Brackh

Georgia

4.1/5  rDev +3.5%

Poured a clear gold and orange with a small head. Awesome smell. Juicy and fruity (citrus). Great taste. Very subtle and not over the top. You can taste the carbonation if that makes sense. Could have had several of these.

Didn't share any with my wife.

08-09-2014 15:45:17 | More by Brackh
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TheMarkE

California

4/5  rDev +1%

08-09-2014 04:24:41 | More by TheMarkE
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rawfish

California

3.9/5  rDev -1.5%

08-07-2014 00:42:46 | More by rawfish
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waddellc2

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

08-06-2014 20:33:30 | More by waddellc2
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dwagner003

California

3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

08-06-2014 03:14:39 | More by dwagner003
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santomark

California

4.55/5  rDev +14.9%

A - Poured a very clear, gold, vibrant, yellow, orange tint body. Little to no head, 1 finger width, disappeared nicely. As expected from an IPA.

S - Beautiful, just beautiful, tangerine, mango, pineapple, oranges, very tart fruits coming off in the nose, sweet malt, bready, biscuit. I could sniff this for hours.

T - I must say, the taste, is very good, but not great, nothing compared to the nose. Very mild fruits on the palate, no tartness, no sweetness. This highlights the hops very minimally. Bread up front, balanced malt backbone.

M - Silky, mild carbonation, a dryness at the end leaving you wanting more.

O - This is a great brew, I want this doubled up though. An IPA version of this would be fantastic! The nose is wonderful, spot on, perfect. If they made a DIPA version of this, I would want to taste the complexity of the hops. This beer can only get better if they considered making a DIPA of this. However, back to the topic, this beer is refreshing, a wonderful IPA, and beautifully showcases the West Coast IPA style that invites everyone of all palates to enjoy. Well done! Cheers!

08-03-2014 08:50:37 | More by santomark
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JoelClark

Idaho

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

08-03-2014 05:18:54 | More by JoelClark
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Snakeface

California

4/5  rDev +1%

08-03-2014 03:42:36 | More by Snakeface
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bnewms87

California

4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

07-31-2014 17:31:28 | More by bnewms87
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bsm80x

New York

4/5  rDev +1%

07-31-2014 15:18:48 | More by bsm80x
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TaylorIPA19


4/5  rDev +1%

07-30-2014 22:10:05 | More by TaylorIPA19
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jakecattleco

California

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

07-29-2014 13:32:48 | More by jakecattleco
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Jpohling


3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

07-27-2014 23:23:33 | More by Jpohling
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MikeAndrews

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +1%

07-26-2014 04:51:37 | More by MikeAndrews
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BurdockBoy

Oregon

4/5  rDev +1%

07-26-2014 01:31:59 | More by BurdockBoy
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Absolut

California

4/5  rDev +1%

07-26-2014 00:22:51 | More by Absolut
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malfunxion

New York

4/5  rDev +1%

07-25-2014 05:10:56 | More by malfunxion
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Keepnitrl

Washington

4.75/5  rDev +19.9%

07-24-2014 16:06:16 | More by Keepnitrl
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abstractpablo

Nevada

4.06/5  rDev +2.5%

An interesting take on a summer beer. The hops give the beer a clear floral aroma and taste. The taste is less forward than the aroma. I'm not too certain about "floral" flavors, but I'd say this has a bit of a rose taste to it. Nothing too intense, however. It drinks nicely. The light-bodied beer finishes clean and is an interesting beer to have on a hot day.

07-23-2014 20:50:56 | More by abstractpablo
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Toynk

California

3/5  rDev -24.2%

07-23-2014 04:54:22 | More by Toynk
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Maiden The Shade from Ninkasi Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 306 ratings.