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:
#32,842
Reviews:
385
Ratings:
1,490
pDev:
13.11%
Bros Score:
3.31
 
 
Wants:
54
Gots:
364
Trade:
0
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,490 |  Reviews: 385
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

Photo of Frank69
3.58/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DamienI
2.5/5  rDev -31.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Bsween1
3.47/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
3.73/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of brennantg
4.65/5  rDev +27%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Absolutely love this IPA! Damn good. It's not ridiculously hoppy but I'm okay with it. The flavor is unreal. Highly recommend most of Ninkasi brews

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Photo of thebrood1987
4.74/5  rDev +29.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Cracker, toffee malts and a huge floral pine dominant the nose. I love this beer! It totally reminds me of if Samuel Adams Boston Lager took their recipe and added American hops to make it an IPA. It even smells very similar to it now that I give it a bit more of a smell. Sweet toffee malts take over the first half of the taste and then ending in a floral piney bitterness that lingers and grows the more you drink it. So if you are a fan of Boston lager and wanted to know what it'd taste like with American hops give this beer a try.

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

Photo of Rammed96
2.59/5  rDev -29.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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