Tricerahops Double IPA | Ninkasi Brewing Company

Tricerahops Double IPATricerahops Double IPA
BA SCORE
4.02/5
1,798 Ratings
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:
No notes at this time.

Added by John_M on 07-30-2007

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,201
Reviews:
466
Ratings:
1,798
pDev:
10.2%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
198
Gots:
478
Trade:
2
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Ratings: 1,798 |  Reviews: 466
Photo of Slatetank
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of womencantsail
4.12/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: The pour is amber in color with a thin white head and some rings of lacing.

S: The nose is pine all the way with a bit of earth, mild citrus, and some sweet caramel malt.

T: The flavor is a bit sweet, especially considering the nose. A lot of caramel and bready malts with some piney hops and a sharp bitterness.

M: The body is medium with a lower level of carbonation that lends the beer a bit of a syrupy feel.

D: A nice sharp bitterness to the beer, but not all that much going on. And despite the high amounts of pine, it's still on the sweet side.

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Photo of jgunther71
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TMoney2591
4.05/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Served in a Dogfish Head snifter.

Thanks to hopsbreath and the Support Your Team! BIF for this bottle!

I tried to come up with a clever dinosaur-themed pun to start things off with, but my sleep-deprived mind has not been able to put one together. Sorry. This gigantotherm (who knew I'd learn so much in a 100-level EAS course?) pours a hazy orange amber topped by a finger or so of relatively quickly-dissipating white foam. The nose comprises resin-y pine, sharp grapefruit (both ruby red and t'other), dirty toffee, and a small hint of onion-ish-ness. The taste maintains the hop-forwardness, though the comparatively weak toffee is not completely drowned out. The pine takes precedence over the grapefruit. Just sayin'. Feel the hops, baby! The body is a solid medium, with a light carbonation and a thick, nearly sticky finish. Overall, another powerful West Coast-er; if I were more into the hops, I doubt I'd be able to stop sipping this treat.

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Photo of thatoneguymike
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

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

Photo of tdm168
4.47/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - dark orange with a soft, off white, foamy cap of head

S - grapefruit, mango, some pineapple, faint bread

T - orange, grapefruit, mango, mild pine, mild bitterness

M - medium bodied, smooth, perfectly carbonated

This is a very nice, citrusy, full flavored, hoppy beer. This is simply delicious. I thoroughly enjoyed this one from beginning to end. I will definitely have it again.

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Photo of dvmin98
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of rolltide8425
4.14/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of imbibehour
3.99/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a Spiegelau IPA glass. Indiscernible bottle dating.

Three finger head, settling down to a finger with pill like lacing, and a banana yellow tinged head. Slightly fluffy and creamy looking. Real nice opaque deep tangerine body with some small rising carbonation.

Deep hop aroma of dank and strong caramel and burnt sugars. Slight molasses with a bit of citrus hiding in the back but with a slight syrup note. Solid, not great though.

Real nice juiced and solid palate. Large filling citrus orange and mild grapefruit rush in the middle palate, full of flavor and depth. Juicy aftertaste of large fresh grapefruit, very unexpected as the nose really hinted at a very malt forward brew it seemed. Finishes thick and warm, almost creamy with excellent grapefruit juice and mild zesty oil bitterness.

Quite an unexpected and solid enjoyable Double IPA from the guys.

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Photo of Hopheadjeffery
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of rab53
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of malfunxion
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of SadMachine
3.82/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of VeganUndead
3.81/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

A pretty nice DIPA, though the only thing from it that really strikes me as a double ipa is the thicker sweetness from the malts. Sure, the hops are full and distinct, but not so much so when compared to what the "lesser" IPA usually presents. Certainly an easy drinker. And overall, it's a pretty nice beer. Just not really blowing me away or anything.

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Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.16/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bottle shared at Nathaniel Square Corner Store.

Pours a hazy orange, with a fizzy half inch head, and a little bit of lacing.

Smells fairly strong and fresh, smells earthy, herbal, and piney, with a bit of grapefruit citrusy goodness.

The taste is similar. West-coast style at heart, very little malt backbone. Grapefruit and lemon up front, then some bracing pine bitterness that stops short of being too much. Very fresh, juicy, and bitter, the way I like my IPAs.

Medium bodied, crisp smooth mouthfeel. Very, very drinkable. Medium carbonation.

I've wanted to try this one for a while now, I'm glad I got a chance to today.

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

Poured from a bomber into a shaker pint, the beer is a deep, caramel coloring with a steady flow of carbonation and a foamy, frothy, clingy, off-white head. Nose of peppery and floral hops, rich caramel, mossy and grassy notes, and a rich, resinous, bitter pine pitch character. Very vegetal. Flavors are rich and resinous forward, heavy on bitter wet grass and pine pitch, with a solid roasted caramel backbone. Peppery highlights, with herbal and spicy hops throughout. Very balanced, but transitions into a bitter, resinous hop bomb in the aftertaste. Very solid. Bid bodied and oily slick, with a dry, bitter, hop lingering finish. Great beer.

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Photo of jwc215
4/5  rDev -0.5%
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 Tone
3.94/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a clear, copper color. 1/2 inch head of an off-white color. Great retention and great lacing. Smells of citrus hops, resin, hint of pine, sweet malt, slight alcohol, hint of wood, and a hint of dark citrus. Fits the style of an American Double / Imperial IPA. Mouth feel is smooth and crisp, with an average carbonation level. There is a noticeable bitterness. Tastes of alcohol, resin, hops, slight liquor, hint of wood, sweet malt, and slight citrus hops. Overall, good appearance, good aroma, good complexity, blend is off though which hurts the body.

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Photo of t2grogan
3.25/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of GClarkage
3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

Photo of Dicers
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of Cynic-ale
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Tricerahops Double IPA from Ninkasi Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.02 out of 5 with 1,798 ratings
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