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Little One - Ninkasi Brewing Company

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Little One
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BA SCORE
78
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11 Ratings
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Ratings: 11
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.17
pDev: 15.77%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Ninkasi Brewing Company visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
English Bitter |  5.70% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: clearlydiluted on 12-29-2011)
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Reviews by cbnz:
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2.75/5  rDev -13.2%

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Photo of zaphodchak
3.6/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Horse Brass in Portland, OR. This is a Small Beer made from Critical Hit leftovers.

Thin sudsy, offwhite head, deep brown body. Nice lace.

Faint fruit, berries on the nose?

Light, hop-cola body, spicy finish with hops. Cola flavor barley at the front. Light bodied but by no means weak.

A bit watery in the mouthfeel department... not helping.

Interesting-- the first Small Beer I've tried, and I haven't tried Critical Hit, so not sure what to think.

Photo of Fatehunter
3.69/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured one finger of head on a clear, deep amber colored body.
The aroma is dry grain and pleasant floral smell.
The taste is mildly bitter with a moderate sweetness to follow, pear and caramel.
The texture is crisp with soft edges and moderate carbonation.
Enjoyable.

Photo of beagle75
2.75/5  rDev -13.2%

Photo of harrymel
2.03/5  rDev -36%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Tap at jones radiator

This beer is amber with excellent clarity and when I smell it, I smell esters. There are sweet malt notes and banana hits interwoven with a sweet alcohol base. It tastes sweet and soapy. There's minimal bitterness and I wouldn't call this an ESB. It is a second rubbings beer and doesn't classify well IMO. As mentioned, the malts seem to have undergone too much sparring and over extraction attempts ended in a dry and disappointing profile. Glad this is a one time.

Photo of clearlydiluted
3.25/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

a - red-brown with light head.

s - biscuit malts with slight caramel notes.

t - mild herbal + spicy hops, light caramel flavor paired with a little biscuit maltiness, dry tannic finish

m - light body with minimal carbonation.

I'd say that the beer is a valiant effort at a second runnings beer. I'd like to to be a little more assertive @ 5.7%, especially in the malt department—it drinks more like a smaller bitter. Also, it has a weird tannic finish that I can only assume is from sparging a wee bit too much that combined with the light body makes it rather harsh in the finish.

Photo of powdersoldier
3.75/5  rDev +18.3%

Photo of shelby415
3.5/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of twelveinches
3/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of pixieskid
3/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of djbreezy
3.6/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

on-tap at Apex in Portland, OR.

appearance - amber/brown, opaque, low head/retention

smell - malts/bread

taste - spicey hops, malt flavor, bready, some bitter notes

mouthfeel - light body, medium carbonation

overall - something different from Ninkasi

Little One from Ninkasi Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 11 ratings.