Total Domination IPA | Ninkasi Brewing Company

BA SCORE
83
good
1,473 Ratings
THE BROS
76
okay
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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
Ratings:
1,473
Reviews:
380
Avg:
3.66
pDev:
13.11%
 
 
Wants:
54
Gots:
356
For Trade:
0
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Photo of OtisCampbell007
3.51/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jbexphys
3.94/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of alew_os
3.68/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of beerbart
3.95/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tdm168
3.54/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Gagnonsux
3.69/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PaulSlazinger
3.11/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of dexterk1
3.73/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dcbeers
4.24/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Here's another good beer, that when the brewery found increased footprint distribution, the beer suffered as closer accounts got older beer (in my experience). So while this beer can be very good, it also lately has suffered in what you can pull off the retail shelf.

Darker than your average SRM in an ipa, this one also seems low on the head formation and carbonation angle, coming in at around 1/3". The aroma seemed like simcoe, nondescript citrus and pine feels.

Taste is good, total normal ipa feels, high hops, drier body, alcohol and ibus in those 6-7 and 60-70 ranges. Good price on these, they seem to have made some big contractual agreements with chain retailers. Never see these in refrigeration though. They need to bottle date.

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Photo of CreedeSon
3.6/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of mklmcgrew
3.48/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

22 oz. bomber poured into a pint glass

L: Pours a hazy orange color, with a 1-finger head. Average head retention and lacing.

S: Very light nose, some malt with a hint of citrus and pine hops.

T/F: The most prominent flavor characteristic is the bitterness at the end. There is a little bit of citrus and malt, but really, this is mostly about the bitter finish. Medium carbonation and a light-medium body.

O: I found this only OK. Not as deep and complex as many other IPA options. I wouldn't turn it down, but not searching it out either.

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Photo of Trentt2
4.02/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of NeilSilber1
4.34/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Nice hoppy Amber with a touch of cousin!

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Photo of morrowd3
4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Movingtime
3.97/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

This used to be a fantastic beer. As Ninkasi has grown, this beer has lost something. Still a solid IOA but no longer as fresh tasting.

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Photo of BEER88
3.27/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BcCraft710
4.09/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of bcsbeer
3.54/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of keeping_track_of_beers
3.27/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of mvanaskie13
3.48/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a standard pint glass: color is darker straw, a bit opaque, head is off white with fine to small bubbles and some lacing on the glass.

Smell is subdued to me: neutral malt, then some bread and biscuit then lighter earthy hops.

Taste is again neutral to the style, with moderate hops a bit of biscuit but not a strong bitter or strong malt lean - it tastes good but seems subdued.

Mouthfeel is moderate carbonation, a bit more bitter presence, crisp on the tongue.

Overall, a solid and easily drinkable beer but lighter prominent flavors.

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Photo of JPadilla
3.44/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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

Total Domination IPA from Ninkasi Brewing Company
3.66 out of 5 based on 1,473 ratings.
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