Tricerahops Double IPA | Ninkasi Brewing Company

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Tricerahops Double IPATricerahops Double IPA
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4.02/5
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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

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Added by John_M on 07-30-2007

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,643
Reviews:
470
Ratings:
1,814
pDev:
10.2%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
198
Gots:
484
Trade:
2
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Ratings: 1,814 |  Reviews: 470
Photo of Gagnonsux
3.79/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jxmichael
2.42/5  rDev -39.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2

22oz bomber, no date.

A - Dark copper, hazy with no bubbles. Minimal head with decent lacing.

S - Metallic, earthy.

T - Flat, pretty much zero carbonation. Malty, earthy with minimal alcohol taste and fairly drinkable for an 8% brew.

F - Full-bodied, sweet somewhat heavy finish.

O - Flat, flat, flat! Boring, one dimensional and not something I'll be having again.

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Photo of decaff
4.54/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Amber to golden in color, pine and citrus hop taste very prevelant. Good lacing on glass.

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Photo of Big_V
4.04/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MI_beerdrinker
4.06/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of robebo44
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of KomodoDragon
4.26/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

hazy orange, limited head.

Piney earthy scent. Accompanied with a difficult to identify medicinal smell. Perhaps a band aid or rubbing alcohol.

Earthy malts, light backbone, with a smooth transition to flowery tropical hops. Real dry, Champagne qualities. Slight spice with the alcohol and long hop finish.

Well crafted DIPA delivering the hoppy malts goods without trying to do too much.

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Photo of A-Sox
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kds2437
3.4/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.74/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Auburn and deep copper appearance, 1/3" white head. Kicks down a nice piney dry hop aroma.

Taste envelopes the palate with a hefty amount of bitterness and hops. Sticky crystal and caramel malt. Hides the alcohol well. The larger this brewery's distribution footprint got, the more the quality declined. They don't bottle date and they form big business agreements with retail, so who knows if this stuff is just older and on warm shelves.

No doubt when its fresh its good.

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Photo of DerekCarruth
3.44/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

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

Photo of JCarson410
3.96/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Pencible
3.31/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: This poured a clear dark gold with a little white head.
S: It smelled like light citrus.
T: It tasted like citrus hops and sugary malt. It had a clean bittersweet aftertaste.
M: It was somewhat thick with moderate carbonation. Nice full body.
D: This was a nice IPA, but the scent and taste were very basic. The body was solid and the finish was smooth with well hidden alcohol, so it was pretty easy to drink. Good but forgettable.

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Photo of Cooker_stp
4.31/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Radioactivecattoo
3.92/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Photo of Bwag
3.46/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Gawz
4.56/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of sephyrott
4.38/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jonwiseman
4.03/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

On tap at the Hard Rock Cafe Las Vegas. Matt pours a generous serving. Malt is evident up front. Hops take over in the middle. Finishes dry and smooth. A decent one inch head initially but somewhat less carbonation than I prefer. Scant lacing. Love the unfiltered look and taste. Can't escape the malts. Feel is not as full due to the less carbonation. Smell is very mild. Deceptive alcohol onboard. Great beer

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Photo of CMC73
3.96/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ShawnR
4.85/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of BethanyB
4.14/5  rDev +3%
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 -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tricerahops Double IPA from Ninkasi Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.02 out of 5 with 1,814 ratings