Total Domination IPA | Ninkasi Brewing Company

Total Domination IPATotal Domination IPA
1,489 Ratings
Total Domination IPATotal Domination IPA

Brewed by:
Ninkasi Brewing Company
Oregon, United States

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

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look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Total Domination is a slightly hazy, golden peach color with a moderate sized, creamy and dense light tan head. Head has good retention and leaves moderate lacing. Aroma is headlined with stale bread. Also has some orange and lemon rinds and musty grapefruit, a touch of sweet juiciness.

Taste starts with a dry and bready bitterness, moving to musty citric rinds, and finishing with more stale bread and nondescript bitterness. Feel is light with high carbonation.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This poured a simple golden amber with a slightly off-white head. It showed mild carbonation and minimum retention.

For an American IPA, the aroma was not too citrusy; it displayed more peachy fruit esters and a medium-dry malt character with grassy undertones. Overall, this smells cool and sweet.

The taste is sharp and crisp supported by some substantial grain character and a powerful hoppy finish. I found the hop character to be a little one-dimensional; they seem to be going for shock value rather than complexity and balance.

It feels good in the mouth, but a tad too light and frothy for my taste.

Overall, this was a strongly mediocre IPA. Definitely not the best that I've had but drinkable.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a robust gold with a big billowing white head that sticks to the edges of the glass.

Smell is loads of hops. Orange, lemon, pine, some caramel malt.

Taste is the same with a decent malt whallop, accompanied by fresh hops. Pine and citrus stands out but there are some fruity tones as well like pineapple and mango.

Feel is pretty good, nice carbonation with a balanced thickness.

Overall this is a solid IPA from a great brewery. I do prefer the double IPA from Ninkasi though its got just a bit more kick.

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Total Domination IPA from Ninkasi Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.66 out of 5 with 1,489 ratings
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