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Babylon - Ninkasi Brewing Company

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94 Ratings
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Ratings: 94
Reviews: 31
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 14.6%
Wants: 0
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Ninkasi Brewing Company visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.10% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: beertunes on 05-29-2012)
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Reviews by vitALEity:
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vitALEity

California

2.2/5  rDev -39.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

A: Copper, no lacing/legs.

N: Sweet dried pineapple, no hops at all.

T: sweet and bready and sweet...this is an IPA?

M: Fine

O: This is hardly a DIPA. Its definitely pale malts but I dont get much hops for teh aroma or the taste. Its all sugars.

Serving type: bottle

04-16-2013 01:49:10 | More by vitALEity
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DrBier

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

07-29-2014 02:24:16 | More by DrBier
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GClarkage

California

4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

07-08-2014 15:12:55 | More by GClarkage
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BierJager89

California

4.21/5  rDev +16%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Opaque grapefruit color with a tan head.

S: Grapefruit and orange peels, orange and pine in the nose.

T: A bit sweet in general, but very sweet for a DIPA. Orange, tangerine, mango, papaya, lemon, lime and tropical fruit. Delicious!

M: Medium bodied and tingly, but not too harsh on the carbonation.

O: Underrated, and yet another excellent IPA from Ninkasi. Definitely recommended. I love the tropical flavors, tangerine and mango.

Serving type: bottle

02-06-2014 00:50:58 | More by BierJager89
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

12-28-2013 03:53:56 | More by Mikemost
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Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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California

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

12-11-2013 02:11:32 | More by tbeq00
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KevT

California

3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

10-20-2013 18:05:57 | More by KevT
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California

3/5  rDev -17.4%

10-16-2013 01:34:30 | More by KevinStaley
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Florida

4/5  rDev +10.2%

10-11-2013 07:42:47 | More by Flashyspoons
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Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

10-02-2013 02:09:59 | More by ThisMoonlife
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bernat1971

Washington

2/5  rDev -44.9%

09-15-2013 08:54:52 | More by bernat1971
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GraduatedCashew

California

3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

08-28-2013 16:29:34 | More by GraduatedCashew
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mc4z

California

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

07-20-2013 06:18:55 | More by mc4z
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billab914

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

07-20-2013 00:23:34 | More by billab914
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enznevr

Washington

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

07-19-2013 01:11:16 | More by enznevr
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forestkcary

Oregon

3/5  rDev -17.4%

07-18-2013 20:54:30 | More by forestkcary
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lighthabit

Oregon

3.81/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

color is almost perfect deep clear amber. solid head goes to a tenacious bit in the middle, leaves good rings of lace. nose is a tad soft, citrus, grassy, hops and malt. taste - a bit sweet but i like what they did here. feel is just barely thick, but i'd like to see it increased just a smidge. would like a bit more oily presence than what is here. seems to lose its carbonation early. 100 ibu's balanced with a sweetness of malt and something almost honey-like. very drinkable, yet ya gotta be careful with the well hidden abv. nicest ninkasi brew i've had.

Serving type: bottle

07-15-2013 07:18:50 | More by lighthabit
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illidurit

California

3/5  rDev -17.4%

07-05-2013 03:58:28 | More by illidurit
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Spikester

Oregon

3.55/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

From a bomber. Clear amber with a huge off white head that lasts a good five minutes. Lacing is good but not great.
Smell is dank.
Taste is malty sweet with the big hops expected but trailing all the way.
Mouthfeel is very close to Barleywine style. Carbonation is just right.
Overall they could cut the malts or sugars back, bump up the hops a bit and have a fine DIPA with a much lower abv. I did not find the alcohol too prominent in the flavor but the sweetness of this beer was too much for me.

Serving type: bottle

06-22-2013 07:27:40 | More by Spikester
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OBeerMeGreatOne

California

4/5  rDev +10.2%

06-22-2013 04:04:14 | More by OBeerMeGreatOne
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NWer

Washington

4.4/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from bottle into SN/DFH Collab glass.
Beautiful. Abundant head retains well.
Aroma nothing to sniff at. Literally. A little weak here. Couldn't pick up much of anything.
Taste another matter. Nice balance of fruity taste from Fuggle hops and barley? So they say.
IBU claimed at 100+ but it's way more balanced than that. Doesn't strike me as a hop bomb which in this case is a good thing. Maybe because it's lacking the bitterness.
Taste lingers in the mouthfeel adding to the enjoyment.
I think this is a home run. Enjoyed immensely.
re: http://untappd.com/user/NWER/checkin/34291120

Serving type: bottle

06-19-2013 19:19:12 | More by NWer
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DrDaves49

Oregon

3.79/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

My Wife brought this home from the grocery store.

Poured from a 22oz. Bomber into vintage beer mug.

Nice coppery/burnt orange w/ a bit of haze. At 50 degrees it had a nice soapy head which dissipated to quickly.

Not much of a distinctive aroma , maybe a biscuit with orange marmalade

The taste reminded me of the smell, l bready, orangey with maybe some lemon, it seemed pretty balanced, maybe a bit to much. I found it a little to sweet for me, but very drinkable.

Mouthfeel was good, a medium body with a lingering flavor on the tongue. The alcohol in the brew was very well masked.

Overall, I kinda liked it. Would I buy it again? Possibly. Would I search it out? Probably not. I'm still not sure if the DIPA fits.

I enjoy Ninkasi's Tricerahops a bit more.

Serving type: bottle

06-18-2013 02:41:50 | More by DrDaves49
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dmorgan310

Panama

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

06-18-2013 02:19:56 | More by dmorgan310
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frozenjogurt

California

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

06-15-2013 03:09:41 | More by frozenjogurt
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Babylon from Ninkasi Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 94 ratings.