Maiden The Shade - Ninkasi Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

331 Ratings
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Ratings: 331
Reviews: 115
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 12.15%
Wants: 53
Gots: 31 | 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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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.15/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

650 ml bottle bought as part of a variety pack. The label calls it a specialty ale, but I'm expecting something resembling an American/West Coast style IPA.

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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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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4.43/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

love iron maiden and love ipa's. this is defiantly a special brew for me to try.

a beautiful golden blonde color.

a smack in the face of strait hops! so good. citrus and hops...

hoppy slightly sweet and citrusy

little bit watery and slightly sticky

a damn good ipa.

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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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4.95/5  rDev +25.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

man this is a great beer!!

super refreshing! crisp clean hops. lots of citrus notes.

up front you can taste the light presence of the pale malt. then light spice of hops balanced with citrus flavors. ends of with an almost lime flavor.

totally worth trying. esp if you are a hop head.

Maiden The Shade from Ninkasi Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 331 ratings.