Total Domination IPA | Ninkasi Brewing Company

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Total Domination IPATotal Domination IPA
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3.66/5
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1,498 Ratings
Total Domination IPATotal Domination IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Ninkasi Brewing Company
Oregon, United States
ninkasibrewing.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.70%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Ninkasi website:
"6.7% alc./vol. 65 ibus. Always available in 22 oz bottles, and on draft."

Added by grumpy on 08-23-2006

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#34,089
Reviews:
387
Ratings:
1,498
pDev:
13.11%
Bros Score:
3.31
 
 
Wants:
55
Gots:
370
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 1,498 |  Reviews: 387
Photo of Taybeh
3.65/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 1971bernat
3/5  rDev -18%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of connecticutpoet
2.87/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Bought this one in Vegas last year and brought it home to drink. Wish I had picked a different beer.

Deep amber, hazy beer with little head and no retention. OK but not a standout beer.

Smell was floral and pine, with an air of skunkiness that I couldn't get away from. Not pleasant.

Taste was resinous and pine with a long bitter finish. Meh.

Mouthfeel was somewhat oily and it coated my tongue... not too pleasantly.

Overall a subpar IPA IMHO. Wish I was back at the Paris Las Vegas so I could pick up a different brew.

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Photo of Illdoone
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kingtusk
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Pretendeer
4.5/5  rDev +23%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Thymine
2.54/5  rDev -30.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Heard good things about this IPA, so I was excited going into this one. Picked up a 22oz bomber, poured into a conical pint glass. Aroma reminded me of a sour beer, and the taste, aside from a general bitterness, was pretty much the same. Very yeasty in flavor. Not sure if I got a bad batch, so I might give it another go, but for now this is a definite no go from me.

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Photo of Toynk
3.4/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Photo of Tritom22
4.11/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Hopfenpeter
3.71/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sabtos
4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Amber with a creamy white foam receding to a thin film leaving layers of lace.

Smell is floral with a hint of orange blossom and pine at first, and some apple and toast following later.

Taste is bitter but delicate pine, while also exhibiting a floral character. Total Domination showcases hops without much fruit, but also without any unwanted off-flavors. It has a slant towards woodiness, and a hint of toast, achieving a really soft balance via a medium body, nice froth, and a semi-dry, slightly bitter finish.

Wild. Is this what a West Coast IPA is truly supposed to be like prior to the abuse and lengthy travel they take to get to us on the other side of the country? I like it.

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Photo of sisterofba
3.4/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of TwoBeers
4.03/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mattknueven
3.52/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of edward_boumil
3.35/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pretty standard west coast IPA. Orange and copper in color, not much head retention. Assertive and bitter, mostly pine and resinous with slight hints of orange and grapefruit. If you like west coast IPAs youd probably like this but for me it's like drinking liquid pine tree

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Photo of Shortbox81
3.84/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of holder1422
3.14/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Toxicczar
4.44/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

I could drink this one all day. Really good IPA.

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Photo of corywalston
3.92/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kkenagy
3.73/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Azpittil57
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SamQ
4.94/5  rDev +35%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

One of the finest IPA style beers I have ever indulged. Flowing, smooth flavor. Not too bitter. Unbelievable presentation upon pour. Flawless head ratio. Perfect pigmentation. Although to be fair, the aroma was lacking. This specimen is by favorite IPA's. Well worth picking up.

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Photo of benloho
3.65/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of huthuty
4.57/5  rDev +24.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a translucent amber, smell is light but delicious. The taste isn't anything special for this class of ales but it is solid, I'm not picking up on the yeast mentioned in some reviews, perhaps the recipe has changed, altogether a very solid ale few could deny

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Photo of dsa7783
3.41/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Joes Stone Crab in Las Vegas. Pours a ruddy copper hue with ample frothing. Mellow aroma replete with hints of citrus and grapefruit. Similar overall flavor profile.

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Total Domination IPA from Ninkasi Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.66 out of 5 with 1,498 ratings
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