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Maiden The Shade - Ninkasi Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
89
very good

244 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 244
Reviews: 106
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 12.06%


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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Ratings: 244 | Reviews: 106 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by froghop:
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froghop

Washington

3.85/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

pours a semi-hazy orange with a medium snow-white fluffy head, and great lacing.

smell is of spice, light grapefruit, grass, caramel, and malt in the back.

taste is crisp, some spice, caramel, light hops, light pink grapefruit, and malt, ends somewhat dry and a little bitter.

Serving type: bottle

08-23-2010 01:14:30 | More by froghop
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A: Pours a translucent copper with a tan ring of head.

S: Pineapple, orange, floral hops in the nose.

T: Orange, pineapple and pine. Nothing that stands out, nothing interesting or complex, but tasty.

M: IPA-like carbonation levels on a medium bodied. Could be smoother.

O: Recommended, but I don't feel like this does the band justice.

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A: golden, a bit cloudy, some carbonation visible, about one finger of head which dissipated fairly quickly.
S: tropical fruits.
T: Pine, lingering bitterness. I found this bitterness unpleasant because it wasn't balanced/backed up with other flavours. I found it kind of one-dimensional.
F: Medium-bodied.
O: I wouldn't buy this again. Maybe had I never tried some of the excellent IPAs available in BC/the Pacific NW, this would seem better, but there's no way it holds up against Fat Tug, Lord of the Hops, Space Dust, etc.

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Maiden The Shade from Ninkasi Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 244 ratings.