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Babylon - Ninkasi Brewing Company

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93 Ratings
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Ratings: 93
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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Asics

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

04-21-2013 01:31:37 | More by Asics
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HuskyinPDX

Washington

3.6/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Bottle opened on 4.18.13

A - Pours a cloudy darker orange with a two inch foamy tan head with good retention.

S - Oranges and sweet malts.

T - Orange with sweet bready malts and a bitter finish.

D - Good carbonation and a medium body. Bitter finish.

O - More malty, but still tons of hoppy orange citrus.

Serving type: bottle

04-19-2013 04:31:02 | More by HuskyinPDX
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LiquidAmber

Washington

3.9/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a medium coppery amber with a nice two finger white head with good retention and tons of lacing. Mild aroma of citrus hops and bready malt. Flavor starts fairly subdued, biscuit malt, mild stone fruits and light hops, but the hops slowly build to a pleasant earthy, lightly citrus and herbal hop bitterness with a nice balance of bittering hops. Nice malt body. Medium, slightly creamy body. A nice change from intense NW imperial IPAs, the basic ale is very British to start, but some of the more herbal fresh hops flavor shows up in the finish. Pleasant and different.

Serving type: bottle

04-19-2013 02:53:54 | More by LiquidAmber
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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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flexabull

California

3.74/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a bright and hazy gold color with a small white head.

Aromas are of hard candies, sugar, and some floral hops.

Taste starts out sweet, light caramel, creamy, with hard candy sweetness. Finish is crisp and dry, with citrus bitterness.

Mouthfeel is crisp, with snappy carbonation, good body.

Overall, a pretty solid DIPA, I like the driness, but it's a bit too sweet for my liking though.

Serving type: on-tap

04-14-2013 20:42:17 | More by flexabull
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vkv822

Oregon

3.96/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

22oz : SN IPA Glass

Pours an amber orange with a foamy off white head.

Fruity hops, blend with a slightly earthy character and a full, malty backbone.

Full, creamy body with mild, foamy carbonation.

An interesting example of an English-style take of a DIPA. Still plenty of hops but they are fairly well balanced

Serving type: bottle

04-14-2013 07:44:40 | More by vkv822
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ellswrth

Oregon

3/5  rDev -17.4%

04-12-2013 03:57:49 | More by ellswrth
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rodrigueZflyingf0x

British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

04-08-2013 19:32:46 | More by rodrigueZflyingf0x
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writerLJBerg

Oregon

2.9/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

22oz bottle from Belmont Station.

A: Cloudy light copper color with a very thin lacing. No legs. It doesn't look too bad, but it doesn't have anything to recommend it.

N: Subtle grassy nose with a fair amount of dried pineapple. There's a little bit of marijuana and something akin to...glue?Lots of pine floor. Where's the dry hopping?

T: Very bready with a lot of bitterness throughout the middle. There's hints of malt and a lot of straw. Peppercorns and spiciness. Some residual sugars add sweetness to the back of the palate.

M: Not too bad. Very dry and moderately resinous.

O: A subpar DIPA. I don't expect a ton from Ninkasi, but it seems to me they can do better than this. I would not buy this again unless the recipe was changed.

Serving type: bottle

04-06-2013 04:04:16 | More by writerLJBerg
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JoshTellez

California

4.5/5  rDev +24%

04-06-2013 03:08:14 | More by JoshTellez
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Jessenimmo

California

4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

04-06-2013 03:08:00 | More by Jessenimmo
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Rutager

British Columbia (Canada)

3.68/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance. Pours a hazy orange-gold with a finger of off-white head.

Smell. Sweet grapes and tropical fruits, floral hops, slightly metallic, a little citrus and grainy sweet malt. Different and interesting.

Taste. Dark fruits and grapes, grassy hops with a little citrus, bitter earthy finish. Interesting again.

Mouthfeel. Pretty full body with medium-low carbonation.

Overall. Very interesting hops in this one. More of the English varieties I'm guessing, maybe with some west coast style as well. I hate to analyze a beer more than the flavours, so nevermind what type of hops they are, it's just an interesting brew. Would probably really appeal to some, but for me it was just interesting and not amazing. Interesting. ...interesting. Should I say it again?

Serving type: bottle

04-05-2013 02:24:16 | More by Rutager
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Cliffster

California

3.1/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Amber haze, white head, dissipating quickly. Very little lacing.

S: Light, boozy smell. Caramel malts and olives predominate. Slightly oxidized?

T: Very boozy upfront--I've had 11.5% beers that hide the ABV better than this. Dank, dirty taste; there's no crispness here. Malty, and a bit sweet for my taste. The olive flavor does add some interest.

M: Low to moderate carbonation. There is a bit of hop resin stickiness on the palate, which is nice.

O: Not really my style; I like the uber-hoppy American-style IPAs. If you tend towards English IPAs, you will probably like this one. I bought 4 bombers on the recommendation of a friend--oh well...Gotta hand it to Ninkasi for trying something different, though.

Serving type: bottle

04-04-2013 04:12:09 | More by Cliffster
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BESTIALEX

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

04-04-2013 03:19:28 | More by BESTIALEX
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Braz

Washington

3.83/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Purchased at Tacoma Boys. Foggy amber gold in color, some chill haze. Bubbly frothy white head that doesn't sustain long. Smells of the woods and pine or spruce. Very nice aromatics. Taste is smooth and almost creamy. Slight lean toward bitter end of spectrum. Nice hop flavor. Mild sweetness but close to balanced. Not overpowering and actually pretty easy drinking. Body is smooth, creamy with mild carbonation. Very nice beer.

Serving type: bottle

04-01-2013 02:42:07 | More by Braz
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schopenhauerale

British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

03-31-2013 04:09:33 | More by schopenhauerale
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Jameswoody

Montana

4/5  rDev +10.2%

03-28-2013 06:14:36 | More by Jameswoody
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SanFranJake

California

4/5  rDev +10.2%

03-27-2013 18:47:21 | More by SanFranJake
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powdersoldier

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

03-24-2013 18:32:03 | More by powdersoldier
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canucklehead

British Columbia (Canada)

4.26/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A different take on the DIPA with the English slant of using Fuggles. This is still a huge DIPA with a 100 IBUs and over 9% ABV. It takes a few minutes to notice the subtle smoother mouthfeel and finish that separates it from the pure PNW style DIPAs. I really like the drink ability of this beer but also appreciated the Over the top notes that this style deserves.

Serving type: bottle

03-22-2013 21:40:29 | More by canucklehead
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woemad

Washington

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

03-22-2013 19:39:02 | More by woemad
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Fossilhunter

California

5/5  rDev +37.7%

03-22-2013 04:02:40 | More by Fossilhunter
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mdaschaf

Washington

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

03-18-2013 20:25:47 | More by mdaschaf
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irishgreensoda

Washington

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

03-11-2013 09:26:45 | More by irishgreensoda
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msubulldog25

Oregon

4/5  rDev +10.2%

03-10-2013 23:41:58 | More by msubulldog25
Babylon from Ninkasi Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 93 ratings.