Prismatic
Ninkasi Brewing Company

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From:
Ninkasi Brewing Company
 
Oregon, United States
Style:
American IPA
Ranked #3,285
ABV:
5.9%
Score:
83
Ranked #24,494
Avg:
3.63 | pDev: 12.95%
Reviews:
33
Ratings:
98
Status:
Active
Rated:
Aug 01, 2023
Added:
Sep 11, 2017
Wants:
  4
Gots:
  20
Juicy hops burst with notes of pineapple, passionfruit and guava in this irresistibly flavorful IPA. Dry-hopped with Mosaic and Simcoe CRYO HOPS®, Prismatic offers a deliciously colorful hop experience.
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Reviewed by hreb from Washington

3.83/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Ninkasi Prismatic. In the orange can. 06/09/23. Served in a pint glass. Pretty juicy aroma, especially coming off the foam. The body is nearly clear and quite pale. I'm getting some pineapple flavors along with guava, and I thought I had some tangerine or mandarin orange. Still has some hop bite, but the assertiveness of the bitterness is balanced out by sweeter, juicier flavors. The body is quite thin, there's definitely some wheat in here, and the brewer's website claims flaked barley.

Pretty good juicy IPA!
Aug 01, 2023
 
Rated: 4.11 by Anacross from Oregon

Jul 09, 2023
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Reviewed by RJLarse from Washington

3.93/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours a pale gold color mostly clear with a bubbly white head. Sweet fruity aroma. Flavor is balanced with a bitter grain flavor up front and a clean citrus finish.
May 28, 2023
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Rated by jbolger from Connecticut

3.6/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Ranked 3589th American IPA. Undistinguished but drinkable.
Jan 05, 2023
 
Rated: 4.3 by AmitC from New York

Jul 30, 2022
 
Rated: 3.83 by arini10 from Oregon

Jul 04, 2022
 
Rated: 1.73 by Armotekma from California

Jun 22, 2022
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Reviewed by jmdrpi from Pennsylvania

3.58/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
on draft, served in tall glass

orange golden in color, white head. Bright citrus aroma and flavor. moderate bitterness, light, thinner bodied. overall it's good but not great.
Apr 29, 2022
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Rated by ivanbrew

3.8/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4
Looked and smelled good but was completely flat! No carbonation to me it’s definitely not the be I would able to fully enjoy!
Dec 24, 2021
 
Rated: 3.94 by Jonathan-Morgan from Florida

Sep 06, 2021
 
Rated: 3.73 by cbcrunch from Wyoming

Mar 16, 2021
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Reviewed by StonedTrippin from Colorado

3.8/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
somehow i have not reviewed this until now, i feel like ive had several of them, but for whatever reason never made it to the review stage. anyway, its a modern ipa, clean and good, sunny and soft looking in the glass, that ideal mix of haziness and refinement at the same time, short white head on top slowly settling back. a fresh nose of sliced tangerine and herbal bitterness, a summery vibe to this, clean to me, nothing metallic or sweet, objectively malty at all for that matter, but also not one dimension. definitely an orange note to these hops in the taste, pineapple too, if its mosaic its just a shade different than normal to my palate, or at least combined with others uniquely, this isnt radical, but its not generic either. there is a little oily west coast slickness and linger on the tongue from the hops, and the flavor of them starts early too, really a pretty long taste experience here. carbonation is pleasant, upbeat but not distracting, and the ferment is very clean, nothing from the yeast here at all. simple in construction be well proportioned and real drinkable. an easy fridge beer to keep around.
Feb 04, 2021
 
Rated: 4.04 by SaxmanRick from Minnesota

Sep 04, 2020
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Reviewed by unlikelyspiderperson from California

3.66/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
This is a perfectly tolerable IPA, doesn't really.hit the "juicy" notes, which has it's benefits for my preference but if you're gonna advertise something...
Pretty typical modern IPA but a bit chalky and somewhat incoherent.
You probably wouldn't be mad if this was what was available at a wedding or something but this isn't a beer that I'll be seeking out again.

Rich, sunshine yellow with a prominent cap.of persistent white foam.
Soft tropical nose
Taste is somewhat fruity, with a berry hit up front followed by pineapple and papaya. A sort of awkward blend of bitter and tropical. Not terrible but a bit incoherent
Mouthfeel is nice and crisp but has.a notable chalky character
Aug 31, 2020
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Reviewed by pianoguy from Washington

3.08/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3
12 Oz can. Best before 9/25/2020

Pours a translucent straw colored body that's slightly hazy. No retention or lacing at all but some tiny carbonation bubbles observed. ( I poured my 2nd one with an aggressive pour and that did yield a better head and some lacing. but still little retention.)

Overall scent isn't very prominent. Mosaic hops, some slight pineapple notes. Comes across as kind of grassy and herbal overall.

Taste had a malt sweetness that wasn't detected on the nose.

Feel was actually pretty good. The malt - hop balance created a nice medium mouthfeel that was the best part of this beer for me.

Overall a "meh" kind of beer for me. Might be better on tap
Aug 11, 2020
 
Rated: 3.64 by funku2 from Colorado

Jul 05, 2020
 
Rated: 3.75 by gefinley from California

Jun 17, 2020
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Reviewed by rodbeermunch from Nevada

3.54/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Picked up a 6 pack of this last year. Decent value, was like $9-10 a 6 pack.

Poured a yellow color with 1/3" white head, it initially pours slightly cloudy, but then settles into a zone of clarity. The commercial tug job is about Mosaic and Citra (cryo) understandably, but I think there is about 4 other hop varieties that they use in significant portions that vary up the aroma from that usual combo. Bits of tropical fruit and citrus, but also an herbal grassiness to it.

Taste is good, still dropping that herbal tea grassiness alongside some mild tropical fruit notes, pineapple, mango. Carbonation, texture is somewhere between a west coast and a hazy. Bitterness seems about 55 ibu, not the 36ibu they claim. Honestly seems like there is more Simcoe here than Mosaic and Citra combined, nor does it fit the "juicy" commercial tug job descriptor. Hint of wheat in the malt bill keeps it pretty lively and light.
Jun 04, 2020
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Reviewed by flagmantho from Washington

3.68/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Poured from 12oz can into my BeerAdvocate teku. Best by 8/21/20.

Appearance: light golden hue with a little touch of haze and a thin finger of frothy ivory foam. Not too bad.

Smell: earthy and herbal with a little fruitiness in the hop character; a little mango and pineapple perhaps. Nice.

Taste: the hop character is a bit on the herbal side, and the fruit doesn't come through as much in the flavor as in the aroma. It's not bad, but it's a little ... rough around the edges, I guess.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a good carbonation and creaminess for the style.

Overall: not a bad IPA; in fact, a pretty classic one. Serviceable, but nothing really jumps out at me here.
Jun 04, 2020
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Rated by MattBeer from California

4.43/5  rDev +22%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Dank? I read ninkasi has some house yeast. Cryo hops like bubble stash
May 25, 2020
Prismatic from Ninkasi Brewing Company
Beer rating: 83 out of 100 with 98 ratings