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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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,302
Reviews:
466
Ratings:
1,799
pDev:
10.2%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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4.8/5  rDev +19.4%

Photo of Strat58cat
4.8/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

So . . . I like it. You can tell by the rating. I don't like the price, but I really, really like Tricerahops. Is it a beer? Yes, under Germanic laws it should qualify. Yet, it takes beer - that stuff we started quaffing in our teens with the boys while buying up the wine coolers for any ladies we could scrounge up - to a different level. Total Domination is an excellent, balanced IPA which in some respects drinks so smoothly that it's like a pale ale. Tricerahops is the Double IPA that explodes with flavor but is so refined that it's smoother than any IPA you might care to mention. This is beer that's better than wine. It's not industrial swill. It's not your average IPA with some grapefruit and so-so malt that's too bland or too thin. The taste and intensity is completely different but in the overwhelmingly appealing qualities of this double IPA, the balance, and the balanced greatness of the malt, it's like a 21st century SABL.

Tricerahops is a radiant orange in the evening light of my house. It has some cloudiness to it, although not as much as some ales. The head is a gorgeous off-white that builds, lasts, and laces.

The best descriptor for Tricerahops is that it's Total Domination amplified, but that's terrible for anyone who hasn't enjoyed Total Domination. It's a blend of citrus of several types, all delicious, and just enough dark resinous pine to let you know that this Dino means business. Not a false note. The aroma stays great to the bottom of the glass, not getting a little weak like Total Domination.

The taste is everything you would hope for. Yes, there's the grapefruit, and the other citrus and tropical fruits, and they are bitter just like such fruits are - but never too much. All that goodness is in there with a malt that's just excellent. It's what we never imagined beer could be in the 1980s. The IBU is 100 but you would never know it. The bitterness is in proportion to the flavor.

The feel is smooth. This double IPA is full and deep. The flavors have a lot to offer and the malt is there to hold them up and hold it all together.

I can't speak for her, but imagine that Ninkasi favors this beverage. Fermentation perfected?

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4.8/5  rDev +19.4%

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4.8/5  rDev +19.4%

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4.79/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4.79/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of jakemeh
4.77/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of 1whiskey
4.77/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

22 oz bomber poured into a glass chalice. Bottle says 8.8% ABV. Tricerahops poured out a hazy soft amber with a big, silken white head.

This is probably the sweetest, freshest smelling hop perfume I have ever experienced. Wow. This aroma is unreal.

Taste is just as pleasurable as the aroma. Tons of hops flavor, nice level of bitterness, a hop lover's dream. But at the same time, it's very well balanced, with an almost honey-like sweetness. The alcohol can't be detected at all...very well hidden. This is a big beer that doesn't feel like a big beer.

Super drinkable...it tempting not to just quaff this down. Mouthfeel is very creamy with medium viscosity.

Another Ninkasi beer lives up to and exceeds the hype. This IPA is ridiculous. Seek it out.

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4.76/5  rDev +18.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

Photo of runjack
4.75/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Before I start off I should say that I love this beer. The malt is malty the hops are hoppy and it fits like a puzzle piece on my palate.

A) Foamy head with a hazy body. To me it seems a tad to dark for the style but thats just me being nit picky... just a tiny little bit tad

S) Hops, like hops in a bag from the lhbs packed and crisp BUT I should mention not what soever is the smell even close to the perfect heavenly smell that ipas can have...

T) this is one of those beers you have to taste to really understand. It's a perfect example of a real IPA. The hops aren't highly on center stage with the malty flavor filling all the gaps

M) the mouth feel is as expected from something almost perfect. It's not to thin not to thick its just about right

O) I love this beer though I know that out in that wide beautiful world is an IPA that really truly showcases brewing at its finest this may not be it though its pretty damn close...

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4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

Photo of Mulligan
4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

Excellent, underrated beer. Did a blind taste test with this against a couple of other great IPAs (e.g., Sculpin). It won.

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4.75/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

Tricerahops Double IPA from Ninkasi Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.02 out of 5 with 1,799 ratings
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