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Maiden The Shade - Ninkasi Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
89
very good

285 Ratings
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Ratings: 285
Reviews: 110
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 12.12%
Wants: 52
Gots: 26 | 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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WoodBrew

Illinois

4.38/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Oregon micro beers are foreign to me here in Chicago...thank the lord my bro-in-law traveled out West this summer to bring home nectar of the gods...The Ninkasi Brewing Co Maiden The Shade is AMAZING. The color an orange haze, with creamy white head that is lacing. The smell orange and a little spice. The are tender floral notes as well. The taste includes interesting notes from each hop used. The columbus provides some floral taste, the semco give it some body and grapfruit, the amarillo some light citrus. The mouthfeel is medium body mild carbontation. Overall it is awesome....and worth a try!!!!

Serving type: bottle

11-24-2011 02:41:41 | More by WoodBrew
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4.06/5  rDev +2.5%
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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.

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Review from notes
No bottle date, should be pretty fresh though

Pours a vibrant golden orange with two fingers of foam. Mild carbonation, good retention and lacing

Smell's pretty tropical. Strong orange and mandarin, followed by pineapple and passionfruit. Malt on this is pretty bready with caramel notes, finishing with a hint of alcohol

Taste follows alright. Hops are pretty much the same, lots of tropical fruits- pineapple, mandarin, orange, grapefruit, followed by a strong and sweet caramel malt, finishing with some alcohol

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Overall this isn't a bad beer. It falls short in a lot of ways, but it's ideal for a hot summer day, which is exactly what it was made for. It hits it's mark well, giving it a extra little score boost

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Maiden The Shade from Ninkasi Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 285 ratings.