Total Crystalation (Fresh Hop Total Domination) - Ninkasi Brewing Company

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88
very good

32 Ratings
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Ratings: 32
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 9.85%
Wants: 1
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Ninkasi Brewing Company visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  ABV ?

Availability: Fall

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(Beer added by: Docer on 10-12-2010)
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3.55/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Poured a nice, bright orange with a big white cap, loads o bubbls andmderat lacing

S: Floral notes backed up by bread

T: Immediate Pale malt influence wth floral and citrus notes and a moderate breadiness. A little bit of booze, more floral notes and moderate bitter finish

M: Medium bodied, well carbonated, not much on th bittering hops but the Pale malt and floral notes

O: A bit different but not bad. The usage of Crystal hops is a bit unique.

Photo of Hoptometrist
3.63/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served on tap into a shaker glass at Laughing Planet

A- Very clear light copper color with visible carbonation and frothy lace that left webbed lacing

S- Some pungent grapefruit, pine, and sweet caramel notes

T- Big pungent pine and grapefruit, little bit of tropical fruits up front, lots of bitterness in the middle of the tongue, and finishes without much flavor

M- Medium body, soft carbonation, semi-dry

O- Lots of really nice flavors up front, quite a bit of bitterness in the middle of the tongue, but the finish was almost flavorless.

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Photo of loren01
3.78/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Picked up a growler of this at NW Liquid Gold in Vancouver. Got this along with a half growler of Fresh Hop Mirror Pond to compare the two.
A: Pours an orange color with nice big frothy white head and great lacing down the glass
S: Smell is of bready malts with a very fresh smelling grassy/haylike hop scent
T: Much the same as the smell, biscuty/bready malt flavor up front. Hop flavor is piney and herbal...great hop flavor
M: Medium bodied beer, carbonation is good
O: This is a good fresh hop beer, very nice aroma and taste...glad I picked this up.

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3.83/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at the Front Door Boise, 11.10.10, poured into a mug.

Finger and a half of rocky white head, medium dissipation with good lacing. Clear deep gold body, no visible carbonation. Nose is fairly malty compared to Total Domination, caramel, some breadiness, with a vegetal, grassy hop presence. Taste is on the citrusy side balanced by the caramel malt notes, leading to a medium bitter finish, quite a bit milder than TD. Mouthfeel a bit on the light side of medium. Drinkability good. Though I prefer regular TD, this was one of the better fresh hop beers I had this fall, though a more assertive hop might have helped, or given the late sampling date, the hops may have faded a bit.

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4.18/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours dark golden with a white foamy head that slowly disappears.

Smells like straight citrus. These guys are damn proud of their crystal hops and really bring it to the forefront of the beer.

Taste is spicy citrus, very small malt which is dwarfed by the delicious hoppyness.

Mouthfeel is pretty well balanced, a tad oily and heavy. Great for a taste but after a pint or two, starts to weigh down a little.

Overall, one of the best wet hops I've had this season, if not THE best. Very happy to have found this one.

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4.33/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is one of the better fresh hop brews of this 2010 Fall season. I had this on tap ay By The Bottle here in Vancouver, WA.

- Nice clear caramel ale... light fizzy white head, leaves a nice thin trace on top with a nice ring of lace.

- Big bitter pine and floral hops... light caramel malt, very light grain... hops sit up front.

- Great hops... all flavors of them, and balanced... pine, citrus, floral... smooth caramel malt, and a big bitter hit.

- Light bodied while only slightly drying and sticky...

- Overall fantastic, and very easy to drink....

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Total Crystalation (Fresh Hop Total Domination) from Ninkasi Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 32 ratings.