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Maiden The Shade - Ninkasi Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

318 Ratings
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Ratings: 318
Reviews: 114
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 11.65%
Wants: 51
Gots: 30 | 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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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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3.72/5  rDev -5.8%

beer_nibbler, Oct 05, 2014
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3.64/5  rDev -7.8%

Goatdavemac, Sep 23, 2014
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3.84/5  rDev -2.8%

BradBrad89, Sep 21, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

sansho, Sep 16, 2014
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3.7/5  rDev -6.3%

MichaelPiazza, Sep 11, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

TrojanRB, Sep 04, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

ironchefkook, Sep 03, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

ScottJWing, Sep 01, 2014
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3.48/5  rDev -11.9%

ahalset, Aug 29, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -17.7%

MonkeyBread, Aug 29, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

danwho, Aug 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

Beerbuddy21, Aug 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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.

Celtics17, Aug 17, 2014
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4.4/5  rDev +11.4%

Justin-m, Aug 17, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

98green, Aug 13, 2014
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4.1/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Brackh, Aug 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

TheMarkE, Aug 09, 2014
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3.9/5  rDev -1.3%

rawfish, Aug 07, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

waddellc2, Aug 06, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

dwagner003, Aug 06, 2014
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4.55/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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!

santomark, Aug 03, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

JoelClark, Aug 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

Snakeface, Aug 03, 2014
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Maiden The Shade from Ninkasi Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 318 ratings.