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 Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by John_M on 07-30-2007

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Ratings:
1,791
Reviews:
464
Avg:
4.01
pDev:
10.47%
 
 
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197
Gots:
473
For Trade:
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Photo of Toxicczar
4.4/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Very good.

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Photo of TheVillageIdiot
3.04/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I'm not making ANY pretenses, I'm not a beer snob. I don't have a sophisticated palate that can detect the subtle hues and nuances. I don't have a lot of fancy, appropriate words to describe the drink. I like what I like and that's it. The color on this is nice, the smell is OK. But this stuff is just too damn bitter for may liking.

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Photo of kkenagy
3.68/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Brob245
4.02/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tylers65
1.78/5  rDev -55.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

If drinking pine trees is your thing....

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Photo of GoochVa
4.36/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Dirtyhands
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of e_oly
4.14/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: Clear amber with lasting white head

S: Strong piney hops with orange notes as it warms.

T: Bitter, piney hops balanced by a strong malty presence, far more malt backbone than I expect in a West Coast IPA. Very well balanced, especially as it warms. (In fact, my ratings from smell through overall are all .5 higher when it's warmer vs. straight out of the fridge.)

F: Slick, full mouthfeel with a perfect amount of carbonation.

O: Very nice, although not quite a "double" at 8 percent ABV. But this is one of the beers I always look forward to getting on my annual trip to the PNW, and I wasn't disappointed.

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Photo of JOldewurtel
4.03/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of morrowd3
4.1/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MinkyDog
4.51/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of tigerking
4.2/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BeerDawgs
4.28/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L - Gorgeous DIPA. Copper with no clarity, sediment floating, 1 full finger of head, and nice lacing left on top of the brew and all over the glass

S - Piny hops, citrus, and malty. Smells delicious

T - Bitter and tropical. Very piny! Well done!

F - Medium body and carbonation.

O - An excellent strong IPA (I won't call it double at 8%). Very hop forward, well balanced between bitter and citrus

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Photo of Bunman3
3.97/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Lone_Freighter
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a tulip, the appearance was a semi-dark copper/rust color with a finger's worth of white foamy head that slid off at a moderate pace. Sly trickling lace, somewhat messy.
The aroma had a nice blend of sturdy bitter pine to citrusy hop qualities coating the caramel/toffee malt character, somewhat bready and unyielding.
The flavor brought all of this together sweetly with an embracing hop bitterness slowly moving in quaintly. Aftertaste was a mobile sort of malty to hoppy sweet to bitter blend.
The mouthfeel was about medium bodied with a fair sipping quality about it. Carbonation felt fine. ABV felt appropriate.
Some stickiness in the finish, but acceptable.
Overall, nice "West Coast" styled DIPA worthy of more pours, yes, even for a Vermonter like me, I like this.

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Photo of SarcasticAaron
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of oilcan01
4.43/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of KensWorld
4.36/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Keananmichael5
3.89/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Narthax
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Stoutmaster9
4.49/5  rDev +12%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

From a bomber to a big mouth wine glass.
Enjoyed after spicy (chicken) Mexican soup.

Golden orange, dense. Rather thin, creamy head, with plenty of lacing.
Seems prone to particles, but not to the 'junk in the trunk' level.

Initial scent seems to simply be citrus malt, with a secondary floral aroma.

Creamy, with a slight sour tang. A more harmonious balance, between the malt and hops, there could never be!

A Perfect change of pace from the hop boldness of, say, a Maximus, or the unforgettable malty trek of a Go West .

Perfect for drinking at home; the booze (and bitterness) is so well hidden, that one may easily be ambushed.

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Photo of avalon07
4.25/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: Poured from a bottle to a tulip glass. Had an amber color and a very cloudy consistency. There was an inch or so of foamy, fairly long-lasting head. Above average lacing.

S: A nice aroma of hops, pine, light fruit, and malt.

T: Tasted of a fair shot of pine resin (just enough), a little bit of malt, lots of hops (again, just enough), a bit of citrus, some floral notes, and some caramel as well. In general, this is a well-balanced flavor, with a lot of hops and pine shining through. Pretty tasty for sure.

F: A solid amount of carbonation with a somewhat slick finish. Medium-bodied.

O: A well done, easy drink DIPA. Mellower than some others of the style, but this isn't a bad thing.

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Photo of hawkssb04
4.25/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dontlikebud
2.7/5  rDev -32.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.5

I bought a 22 oz bomber because I was in a small town without much selection. When I got to my room and read the bottle and saw "balance " and that it's only 84 ibu I had the feeling that it would be disappointing and it was. The nose has that sweet smell that means there isn't much hop flavor and is belgian like. Same for the taste. Not my style.

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Photo of jcubz
4.35/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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