Total Domination IPA | Ninkasi Brewing Company

Total Domination IPATotal Domination IPA
BA SCORE
3.66/5
1,490 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:
#32,783
Reviews:
385
Ratings:
1,490
pDev:
13.11%
Bros Score:
3.31
 
 
Wants:
54
Gots:
364
Trade:
0
HISTOGRAM
 
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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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Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.88/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a becher pint glass, the appearance was a moderately rusty orange sort of color with a finger's worth of white foamy head that slid off at a moderate pace. Light speckled lace.
The aroma had a soft sweet cracker to biscuit to caramel/toffee malt base moving forward over some piney to citrusy and floral hop portions adding a touch of hop spice at the end.
The flavor was moderately sweet but taking that hop spice a bit more forward as it warmed. Some bitterness seemed to blend as it went further down. Aftertaste of the hop spice, some bitterness, and the cracker to caramel malt.
The mouthfeel was between light and medium bodied with a fair sessionability about it. Carbonation felt fine. ABV felt appropriate. Hop spice harshness seemed to hit against the hop bitterness components.
Overall, do-able AIPA, yes West Coast styled and I'd give it another shot.

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Photo of takusan1000
3.61/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of oilcan01
4.74/5  rDev +29.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of BarrelAgedG
3.58/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MKrauss
3.61/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of gangstabobangsta
3.56/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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

I used to drink this beer before the whole IPA craze blew up. It was on tap at so many local pubs in my area, and the only IPA at a one time frequented spot. Then I just forgot about it. Revisited opinion: It's ok. Golden amber, mostly clear. Creamy head with streak lacing. Aroma is bread, very ripe fruit, yeast, and some herbal/earthy qualities. The flavor is fruit, yeast, and spice. A tad bit on the bitter side, thick and chewy mouthfeel with a dry finish. Not as well balanced as it could be. There are way better beers out there, but I would rather drink this over so many too. It has at least stood the test of time.

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

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Total Domination IPA from Ninkasi Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.66 out of 5 with 1,490 ratings
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