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

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Total Crystalation (Fresh Hop Total Domination)
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88
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33 Ratings
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Ratings: 33
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 9.6%
Wants: 1
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
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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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I had this as part of the wet hop beers on the boards at the SF Toronado.

This is the Total Domination brewed with … all the wet hops in the state of Oregon? Or at least all the Crystal hops? The rep said it was something like 5000 pounds of wet hops for something like 95 kegs of beer. (I could be off but it seemed like … a lot.)

Point is, if you’re into Crystal hops this is your beer.

This pours a golden-tan color which is radiant. Glowing, even, with a light aroma. The beer itself is clear, crisp and light—the malt complements the hops but doesn’t assert itself (which is fine by me, I’m here for the hops). I get notes of orange blossoms and lemon zest. I enjoyed the lemon notes and the clean, clear finish on this. An easy drinker but still lets you know its an IPA.

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4.35/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Beautiful bright orange color with a little bit of cloudiness. I assume the haze was from the hops, as most "fresh hop" beers have this lack of clarity.

S: Sweet fruits with a little bit of bread. Aroma did not match up to the taste in terms of strength.

T: Sticky tropical hops with caramelized grapefruit mixed in. A slight bready malt. Tasted very fresh and lived up to the name. By far the best fresh hop I have had this year. The malt bill let the hops shine.

M: Fairly sticky but balanced by a good amount of carbonation.

O: Loved this beer. Best wet hop beer I have had this year, and cannot wait to have it again.

Serving type: on-tap

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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.

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Total Crystalation (Fresh Hop Total Domination) from Ninkasi Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 33 ratings.