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Maiden The Shade - Ninkasi Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
89
very good

293 Ratings
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Ratings: 293
Reviews: 110
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 11.87%
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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jlisuk

California

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

08-29-2013 05:06:14 | More by jlisuk
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drewone

California

4/5  rDev +1%

08-29-2013 05:04:02 | More by drewone
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GraduatedCashew

California

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

08-28-2013 16:30:02 | More by GraduatedCashew
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sjanowiak

Washington

4/5  rDev +1%

08-23-2013 23:13:15 | More by sjanowiak
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lisahope27

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

08-22-2013 06:25:30 | More by lisahope27
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wordemupg

Alberta (Canada)

4.29/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

650ml bomber poured into tulip 15/8/13

A golden yellow with a fair bit of suspended particles being slowly moved around by a few tiny that feed a short lived finger of foam that leaves just a few spots of lace

S big tropical nose with a little bit of everything, pineapple, passion-fruit, lemon, lychee, tangerine, and grapefruit, somewhat floral, faint pine and a little caramel and cereal preventing a complete hop runaway, great smelling beer

T not quite the tropical blast the nose had going but that still leaves a healthy amount, more pine and citrus rind I didn't notice on the nose, more cereal and it creates a nice balance although still lopsided towards the green stuff

M lighter side of medium, a solid bitter snap, almost creams up and a little gritty, lingering rind on the finish

O other then a basic look this hop bomb hits the mark, smells great and went down way to fast, great intro to this brewery

I grabbed this one a whim while on vacation in BC and I'm glad I did, for a random brew I'd never heard of it's safe to say I lucked out

Serving type: bottle

08-16-2013 01:48:45 | More by wordemupg
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hayesjw

California

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

08-15-2013 16:25:10 | More by hayesjw
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Rollzroyce21

California

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

08-15-2013 06:24:33 | More by Rollzroyce21
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surfotog

California

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

08-14-2013 22:54:34 | More by surfotog
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RBassSFHOPit2ME

California

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

08-13-2013 21:02:07 | More by RBassSFHOPit2ME
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ste5venla

California

4/5  rDev +1%

08-11-2013 14:27:07 | More by ste5venla
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JasonLovesBeer

British Columbia (Canada)

3.76/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From a 650mL bomber as part of the Ninkasi 4-pack - which was a pretty fantastic marketing package and included a "soundtrack" music download. The music download was meh to me but the beers were better. All four were hop-forward beers, which is definitely Ninkasi's forte.

Nose: I found this one surprisingly closed. It's 6.8% ABV and 72 IBU so it's not exactly a mild beer, but there isn't that bouquet of flowers, or bowl of citrus, or forest of pine that you often get with a big IPA. It's often one of my favourite things about IPA's. So this was a little bit of a disappointment, but really just means you have to get in closer to get a good sense of what's going on. Resiny, oily, some pine and some citrus.

Taste: Things open up as soon as a sip is taken, though. Big citrus - grapefruit and lemon zest. Floral as well, and a bit of pine especially towards the end. The lemon and grapefruit have a sweetness to them in that citrusy way. Very bright flavour overall.

I was pretty happy with this. I prefer it considerably over Total Domination.

Serving type: bottle

08-11-2013 06:03:04 | More by JasonLovesBeer
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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
Maiden The Shade from Ninkasi Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 293 ratings.