Tricerahops Double IPA | Ninkasi Brewing Company

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Tricerahops Double IPATricerahops Double IPA
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by John_M on 07-30-2007

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#6,801
Reviews:
470
Ratings:
1,818
pDev:
10.2%
 
 
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202
Gots:
487
Trade:
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Photo of bumatnet
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JohnDon
4.02/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of grapeshops
3.57/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Afeo
4.04/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of nickfl
3.47/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of kylehay2004
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of craigbelly
4.08/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Deep yellow, verging on golden appearance. The aroma is all hop spiciness with oranged, peaches, lemon peel, and herbs to accompany. Alcohol is front and center in the flavor, but the firm, bready malt base keeps it in check. Flavors range from the bready malt to apricots and other fruit. Full bodied and well balanced.

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Photo of sisterofba
4.1/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bkoenig641
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mactrail
3.38/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Clear amber brew with a big pile of foam in the Copper Kettle goblet. Really sudsy mouthfeel with a bod that's a little lighter than some DIPAs. Still it's quite malty and moderately sweet. Aromatic with lemon peel and orange, with a whiff of resins.

Some mango and woody flavors. Rather bitter and musty, almost metallic in the aftertaste. This is not one of my favorites. The fruit is outweighed by the astringency and grapefruit pith. But the mango is nice while it lasts. From the Co-op market in Mount Vernon, Wash.

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Photo of PoppaPug
4.05/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Tricerahops pours in perfect fashion of a West Coast DIPA. Bright orange, decent clarity, with a smooth yet foamy meringue of an eggshell white cap resting stubbornly on top. It stays as well, and laces the glass with another ring after each sip.

It's not exactly bursting with aromas, but the grapefruit, orange zest, and sticky pine all reside within. A hearty caramel and sweet white bread malt back drop continue to check all the marks.

Orange juice and marmalade take on the initial attack, then a quick slap of Pixie Stix sweetness before a truly dense, sappy, damp pine come in long and strong to finish it off. The slightest inclination of caramel topped lightly toasted bread shows up from time to time, but this thing is all marmalade and pine.

This right here is what wins me over. It claims only 84 ibu, but this lingering bitterness says otherwise. Sweet then hugely bitter, Tricerahops has a pretty sticky, but overall medium body, with decent carbonation and a long dry finish to compliment that wonderful pine. The elevated abv is hidden very well despite this beers brash and unapologetic feel.

This may not be a top DIPA, but if I want to get my bitter as f*#! on, I'll definitely keep this in mind. Cheers.

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Photo of Dschamp
3.92/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.17/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mpyle
3.74/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pale amber color, good clarity. Creamy white head with retention

Muted hop and malt aroma. Smells rich and just slightly hoppy

Mix of malt and earthy hop flavors up front, but kind of bland. Intense hop bitterness late, lingers into finish.

Medium full body, med carbonation. Slightly harsh but not astringent. Alcoholic warming, but not overpowering

Hop aroma and flavor a bit muted. Decent as big IBU bomb, but really nothing special

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4.12/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.93/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LeeryLeprechaun
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Piney hops with a warm malt backbone.

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Photo of AmishLightning
4.07/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

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4.05/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.7/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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4.09/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Tricerahops Double IPA from Ninkasi Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.02 out of 5 with 1,818 ratings