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
Ratings:
1,791
Reviews:
464
Avg:
4.01
pDev:
10.47%
 
 
Wants:
198
Gots:
473
For Trade:
2
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Ratings: 1,791 |  Reviews: 464
Photo of BethanyB
4.14/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

The big, slightly off-white head is smooth and creamy, leaving even, 360-degree rings around the glass. While hazy, the body is a lovely medium amber.

The smell is sweet, yet happily hoppy: peaches, nectarines and caramel mix well with sharp citrus rinds and thick cuts of sticky resin.

The aroma serves as an accurate introduction to the taste, which is a round, well-balanced caramel malt and resinous hop combination. The medium-high bitterness is nicely countered by notes of peaches and toffee. Not nearly as boozy as other DIPAs, Tricerahops is a gentle giant: refreshing, amiable, and satisfying.

The medium body is milky smooth, with moderate carbonation that allows the flavors to take top billing. Alcohol warming is barely noticeable, a warm undercurrent on a breezy day.

Reminds me of Avery's Maharajah in its comforting hoppiness with a spoonful of sugar. It's flavors span the spectrum, but the end result is still so simply balanced.

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Photo of LarryMyers
3.9/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PawG
4.15/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of NastyNorseman
4.07/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Great balance of malt to hops. Smells citrusy. Having from a bottle so don't have stats on looks tough there is a small head and lacing noticed in the bottle. Floral and citrus notes. Great amount of malt to balance the bitterness of the hops and hid the abv. Delish.

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Photo of Oidmoe
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of crob3888
4.25/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RandalFlagg
4.57/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of pianoguy
3.98/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

22 oz bottle. No bottling info.

Pours a clear golden body with a white head. Some retention, good lacing.

Smell is a grapefruit citrus at first, but as it warms it becomes a little more floral. A very slight malt detected too.

Taste has the citrus/floral hops balanced out with a lot more malt then I detected in the scent. It's a great balance that really hides the alcohol.

Feel was under carbonated. Watery and somewhat flat. My 3.25 rating on the feel is generous. Did I get an old one ?

Overall; See feel.... Other wise it was great ! Almost gave it a 4, but with the funky feel I just couldn't.
I will drink this again ... and if the feel is better I will update this review.

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Photo of Mike_Aguirre
4.83/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Amazing beer, pours amber, hazy with a very mild white foam head, excellent retention. Aroma is hops all over the place, citric and resinous, very appealing. Taste is extremely good, very good balance between malt swetness and hops. Great beer, too bad It´s impossible to get in Mexico. Cheers

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Photo of florisj135
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kjkinsey
3.9/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sjrider
4.04/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Carbon_Hops
3.87/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Nurglitch
3.98/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Photo of valkyre65
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ambruns1979
3.97/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Nishriver
4.13/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Nunya
4.09/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Tlloyd417
4.09/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of jwc215
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz. bottle:

Pours golden with a lasting thin head that leaves spotted lacing.

The smell is citric (grapefruit), earthy, floral. Some pine, some black pepper.

The taste is of grapefruity, earthy/floral hops. Caramelized bread from malt backing in the middle. Herbal, bitter-leaning finish. Some peppery alcohol shows in the spicy finish.

Medium-bodied, towards full-bodied.

Bitterness lingers pleasantly. A bit different (in a good way). Enjoyable.

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Photo of Nightmare1972
3.85/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of beerme626
3.83/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GinDC
4.55/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Tricerahops Double IPA from Ninkasi Brewing Company
4.01 out of 5 based on 1,791 ratings.
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