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Maiden The Shade - Ninkasi Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
89
very good

305 Ratings
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Ratings: 305
Reviews: 113
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 11.62%
Wants: 52
Gots: 27 | 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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bernat1971

Washington

2.5/5  rDev -36.9%

09-15-2013 08:55:54 | More by bernat1971
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logicerror

California

2.5/5  rDev -36.9%

09-15-2013 01:54:16 | More by logicerror
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DMc8ride

Maryland

4/5  rDev +1%

09-09-2013 20:11:47 | More by DMc8ride
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KStark

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +1%

09-08-2013 22:54:08 | More by KStark
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LampertLand

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +1%

09-08-2013 04:51:12 | More by LampertLand
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schopenhauerale

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +1%

09-07-2013 07:23:31 | More by schopenhauerale
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foxyaardvark27

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

09-06-2013 21:51:48 | More by foxyaardvark27
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mactrail

Washington

3.6/5  rDev -9.1%

Pours an attractive golden amber in the Duvel tulip. Big foam for the first pour, then a nice tower of suds. Plenty of carbonation in the mouth. Pleasant nose of pineapple and that vanilla smell of Ponderosa pine bark. Later on the fruit aroma is distinctive. Makes me wonder if they are using Mosaic hops.

The malt is present mostly as a sweetness. It's a pretty neutral taste to show off the exuberance of hops. Rather tart in the back of the throat. Overall, a hop firecracker rather than a bomb, but more drinkable than many other IPAs. Plenty bitter but it goes down nicely with a spicy finish. Better than the overly dank Ninkasi brews I've tried.

Brewer says this is 72 IBUs. I don't know why they want to call it a "specialty ale" on the lable. They also call it a "summertime IPA" which is quite descriptive. From the 22 oz bottle bought at Pioneer Market in La Conner, Washington.

09-05-2013 03:41:31 | More by mactrail
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Braz

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

09-04-2013 06:09:12 | More by Braz
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PHBoiler

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

09-03-2013 15:09:25 | More by PHBoiler
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moonknight31

California

4/5  rDev +1%

08-30-2013 07:19:41 | More by moonknight31
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ambruns1979

California

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

08-29-2013 08:19:50 | More by ambruns1979
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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%

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

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%

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.

08-11-2013 06:03:04 | More by JasonLovesBeer
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CookstLiquor

British Columbia (Canada)

3.89/5  rDev -1.8%

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.

08-06-2013 22:53:22 | More by CookstLiquor
Maiden The Shade from Ninkasi Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 305 ratings.