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Maiden The Shade - Ninkasi Brewing Company

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very good

313 Ratings
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Ratings: 313
Reviews: 114
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 11.65%
Wants: 52
Gots: 28 | 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%

Coastal_Brew, Jul 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

rab53, Jul 07, 2013
Photo of jeffjeff1
4.14/5  rDev +4.8%

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!

jeffjeff1, Jul 05, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -17.7%

mdaschaf, Jul 02, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

beagle75, Jun 22, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

seldomseen, Jun 05, 2013
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3/5  rDev -24.1%

2neardead, May 27, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

kurt65, Apr 10, 2013
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

BESTIALEX, Apr 04, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +20.3%

Hop_Czar, Apr 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

woemad, Mar 17, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

chugamugofsud, Feb 21, 2013
Photo of Murrhey
3.46/5  rDev -12.4%

Poured from a bomber into a pint glass in high elevation Libby, Mont. Reviewed live. No best-by date.

A- Quarter-inch thick white head. Very little retention. Pale-orange color with high clarity. Not appealing.

S- Bitter floral and piney scents. Hop-oil is heavy and fragrant. Light malts.

T- Assault on the taste-buds. Hop-oil is heavy and thick. Floral, bitter hops are the main taste component of this beer. Don't hate it, but I'm not a hop-head.

M- Medium bodied and oily.

O- Unattractive, but nice aroma and harsh taste. Not bad, but not sure it deserves that 90.

Murrhey, Feb 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

powdersoldier, Jan 27, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -17.7%

westcoastbeerlvr, Jan 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

devlishdamsel, Jan 03, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

adkieffer, Dec 17, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

Vancoubeer, Nov 22, 2012
Photo of phishsihq
3.98/5  rDev +0.8%

A tasty limited release from the hard-to-find Ninkasi Brewing Company. Maiden the Shade pours a hazy peach color with a decent white head that leaves a good amount of lace. A slight breadiness quickly gives way to tropical fruits (mango, pineapple) and pine resin hop aromas. Flavors of grapefruit, tangerine, and mango, as well as a hint of grass dominate the pallet with just a touch of toasted bread providing the malt backbone. Medium-light in body, Maiden the Shade finishes crisp with a moderate level of carbonation. Great to finally get our pallet on a Ninkasi brew!


phishsihq, Nov 21, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -17.7%

irishgreensoda, Nov 20, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

DaveAnderson, Nov 18, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

Hipster, Nov 04, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

dunix, Oct 29, 2012
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4.18/5  rDev +5.8%

Poured from a 22 ounce bottle into an Allagash cervoise glass.

A: A finger of off-white head churns and fades. Hazy-clear straw-gold. Vaguely matte.

S: Really strong hops. Absolutely lovely! Dryish malts, juicy grapefruit, crisp pine.

T/M: Tasty, crisp, and lightly dry. Hops are prevalent and dominant. Zesty citrus and a thin body. The aftertaste is dry and bitter. As it warms, hops grow slightly garlicky. Well-made.

O: Great IPA! Highly recommended and drinkable. Would have again.

AgentMunky, Oct 29, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Axnjxn, Oct 08, 2012
Maiden The Shade from Ninkasi Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 313 ratings.