Believer | Ninkasi Brewing Company

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528 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.90%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
An Imperial American Red Ale.

Ninkasi website:
"6.9 % alc./vol. 60ibus. Always available in 22 oz bottles, and on draft."

Added by Cascadia on 06-23-2007

BEER STATS
Ratings:
528
Reviews:
196
Avg:
3.8
pDev:
10.79%
 
 
Wants:
18
Gots:
61
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 528 |  Reviews: 196
Photo of Molson2000
3.54/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ZakFaruki
4.06/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Nat1975
3.38/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Philvillani
3.85/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of JMS1512
3.92/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of mpenske
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Irish12
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BMESSER88
4.47/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ninaturner
3.95/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Agoguitar
3.92/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of airpup
3.79/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mmilyko
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Moose90
3.28/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of claybob43
4.44/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of wilsonbaron
3.88/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of EyePeeAyBryan
3.89/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Big red, big body and good carbonation. Enjoyed the hops on this and while I hate ambers/reds, this was still enjoyable.

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Photo of Lurkerson
3.96/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of millerbuffoon
4.18/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CalgaryFMC
3.98/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

1 pint 6 oz. poured into a nonic. A dark reddish mahogany brown with two fingers of very creamy, frothy beige head. Leaves some lacing that looks like a map of the world (I shit you not, would attach a photo if I could!). Color falls exactly between an amber and a true brown ale.

Aroma is unassuming and mellow but pleasant enough, some candied pineapple, papaya, white grapes, and toffee coming through. Slight chocolate. Taste is far toastier and nuttier than the nose would suggest. Big toasted biscuit flavor coupled with oily walnuts, baker's molasses, orange and grapefruit rind, canned pineapple rings, caramels, nectarine, tannic black tea. Hops are bold but fall just short of a "red IPA" level. Some of the dry bitterness tastes malt-derived.

Body on the thick side, with rather subdued carbonation. Finish is where the citric and tropical hops really shine. More puckering tea-like tannins with a squeeze of lemon and lime. I am appreciating this red ale. Robust toasty malts with fruity hops providing a foil. Flavor develops nicely as the brew warms. Sweetness, toast/nuts, and hops nigh perfectly balanced.

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Photo of lehueve
3.74/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of skyheart
3.62/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Spaceman_Jer
4.01/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of TEdubbaD
3.71/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sillyhed8
4.04/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of peachy-tay
3.42/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Believer from Ninkasi Brewing Company
3.8 out of 5 based on 528 ratings.
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