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Maiden The Shade - Ninkasi Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
89
very good

281 Ratings
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Ratings: 281
Reviews: 109
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 11.87%
Wants: 52
Gots: 25 | 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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CookstLiquor

British Columbia (Canada)

3.89/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 650ml bottle. Pours a bright yellow-orange colour. The nose has all the classic West Coast IPA notes: grapefruit, cannabis/resin, grass, pine. Super inviting. The taste is good and bitter with a little bit of fruity sweetness. Ninkasi calls this a "specialty ale," but it definitely drinks like an IPA.

Serving type: bottle

08-06-2013 22:53:22 | More by CookstLiquor
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Derek

British Columbia (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

08-06-2013 20:02:34 | More by Derek
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Thishops4u

Kansas

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

08-05-2013 03:22:57 | More by Thishops4u
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sevenshubby

California

4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

07-30-2013 00:16:14 | More by sevenshubby
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canucklehead

British Columbia (Canada)

3.99/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Quite a blonde colour for an IPA but the 6.8% ABV stop it from being a ISA. The beer has a quite a fruity note to the hops which work well with the lighter look. I had no problem finishing the bottle off and give it high marks for drink-ability. A fair amount of complexity in this beer , enough to make it worth buying again.

Serving type: bottle

07-29-2013 13:18:30 | More by canucklehead
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BRYeleJR

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

07-29-2013 02:09:32 | More by BRYeleJR
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1424IpA

California

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

07-28-2013 04:17:28 | More by 1424IpA
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Rau71

California

3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

07-28-2013 03:03:01 | More by Rau71
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brodericksloth

Oregon

4.09/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Light amber and clear. Summer IPA.

The taste is sweet citrus fruits; grapefruit, lemons. Crisp grains carry the beer. Not overly malty. Tropical smell. Grassy and piney citric bitterness and long aftertaste. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, with a prickly and sharpness but still creamy. Enough complex flavors and aromas to carry the beer and keep you sipping. No alcohol bite due the complexity of all going on.

chewy piney simcoe and chinook hop flavors. I don't understand why it's not hoppy enough for some tasters, but mine was fresh from the brewery on tap.

Serving type: on-tap

07-28-2013 01:16:19 | More by brodericksloth
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rbrefbeerman

California

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

07-28-2013 01:08:24 | More by rbrefbeerman
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510a

Washington

4/5  rDev +1%

07-27-2013 14:51:10 | More by 510a
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smesy7

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

07-23-2013 00:09:26 | More by smesy7
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dertyd

California

4/5  rDev +1%

07-21-2013 04:38:14 | More by dertyd
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billab914

Virginia

4/5  rDev +1%

07-20-2013 00:26:39 | More by billab914
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forestkcary

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

07-18-2013 21:32:27 | More by forestkcary
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MikeRice1969

Oregon

4/5  rDev +1%

07-17-2013 01:54:19 | More by MikeRice1969
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fizzyted

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

07-16-2013 22:17:50 | More by fizzyted
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cswhitehorse

Oregon

4.44/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The Maiden the Shade came in a 22oz four pack at Costco. It poured a lager like straw color with a thin 1 finger foam head with tight bubbles. Good malt smell to this one with a citrus pineapple aroma. It was a great taste and well balanced as I got a biscuity malt hitting the palate followed by a soft enveloping bitterness that hit the top of the mouth and tip of the tongue. I hope to buy this again in the future.

Serving type: bottle

07-13-2013 02:15:24 | More by cswhitehorse
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Coastal_Brew

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +1%

07-10-2013 23:09:47 | More by Coastal_Brew
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rab53

Washington

4/5  rDev +1%

07-07-2013 05:38:26 | More by rab53
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jeffjeff1

California

4.14/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

It came in a four pack of different Ninkasi beers.

Appearance- copper color, thin head, nice lacing

Smell- floral, citrus hops, wonderful

Taste- floral, citrus hops, well balanced, very good

Mouthfeel- medium bodied

Drinkability- This beer is very good. I am very impressed with it! Definitely one to get again!

Serving type: bottle

07-05-2013 23:10:18 | More by jeffjeff1
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mdaschaf

Washington

3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

07-02-2013 21:07:00 | More by mdaschaf
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beagle75

Iowa

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

06-22-2013 16:00:01 | More by beagle75
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seldomseen

British Columbia (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

06-05-2013 20:34:33 | More by seldomseen
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2neardead

California

3/5  rDev -24.2%

05-27-2013 23:42:37 | More by 2neardead
Maiden The Shade from Ninkasi Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 281 ratings.