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Maiden The Shade - Ninkasi Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
89
very good

327 Ratings
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Ratings: 327
Reviews: 115
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 11.65%
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%

98green, Aug 13, 2014
Photo of Brackh
4.1/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a clear gold and orange with a small head. Awesome smell. Juicy and fruity (citrus). Great taste. Very subtle and not over the top. You can taste the carbonation if that makes sense. Could have had several of these.

Didn't share any with my wife.

Brackh, Aug 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

TheMarkE, Aug 09, 2014
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3.9/5  rDev -1.3%

rawfish, Aug 07, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

waddellc2, Aug 06, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

dwagner003, Aug 06, 2014
Photo of santomark
4.55/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Poured a very clear, gold, vibrant, yellow, orange tint body. Little to no head, 1 finger width, disappeared nicely. As expected from an IPA.

S - Beautiful, just beautiful, tangerine, mango, pineapple, oranges, very tart fruits coming off in the nose, sweet malt, bready, biscuit. I could sniff this for hours.

T - I must say, the taste, is very good, but not great, nothing compared to the nose. Very mild fruits on the palate, no tartness, no sweetness. This highlights the hops very minimally. Bread up front, balanced malt backbone.

M - Silky, mild carbonation, a dryness at the end leaving you wanting more.

O - This is a great brew, I want this doubled up though. An IPA version of this would be fantastic! The nose is wonderful, spot on, perfect. If they made a DIPA version of this, I would want to taste the complexity of the hops. This beer can only get better if they considered making a DIPA of this. However, back to the topic, this beer is refreshing, a wonderful IPA, and beautifully showcases the West Coast IPA style that invites everyone of all palates to enjoy. Well done! Cheers!

santomark, Aug 03, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

JoelClark, Aug 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

Snakeface, Aug 03, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

bnewms87, Jul 31, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

bsm80x, Jul 31, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

TaylorIPA19, Jul 30, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

jakecattleco, Jul 29, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

Jpohling, Jul 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

MikeAndrews, Jul 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

BurdockBoy, Jul 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

Absolut, Jul 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

malfunxion, Jul 25, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +20.3%

Keepnitrl, Jul 24, 2014
Photo of abstractpablo
4.06/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

An interesting take on a summer beer. The hops give the beer a clear floral aroma and taste. The taste is less forward than the aroma. I'm not too certain about "floral" flavors, but I'd say this has a bit of a rose taste to it. Nothing too intense, however. It drinks nicely. The light-bodied beer finishes clean and is an interesting beer to have on a hot day.

abstractpablo, Jul 23, 2014
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3/5  rDev -24.1%

Toynk, Jul 23, 2014
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5/5  rDev +26.6%

costello99, Jul 17, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Ogonzalez, Jul 15, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

_morandi_, Jul 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

BreweryRun, Jul 13, 2014
Maiden The Shade from Ninkasi Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 327 ratings.