Maiden The Shade | Ninkasi Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Ninkasi Brewing Company
Oregon, United States
ninkasibrewing.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.80%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Starting Gravity: 1065
IBUs: 72
ABV: 6.8

Added by ccrida on 07-13-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
460
Reviews:
144
Avg:
4
pDev:
11%
 
 
Wants:
55
Gots:
98
For Trade:
0
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Photo of RHVC59
4.43/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Kips
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Nugganooch
3.98/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle format – Imperial nonic glass
Last noted on 09/29/15

This one took me by surprise with its bold and fresh hoppiness.
Straw gold body with some well-defined clearness. A dense pillow top of bone white froth comes together, holding true for a few prolonged minutes. Lots of streaky lace decorates my glass as well. Citrus fruit abounds from the glass. A great melding of tangelo, grapefruit, and lemon. Dashy of leafy herbals and resinous greens there. Light malt backing with touch of sugary cracker. Zings on the palate with those zesty citric hops and an upper amount of bittering kettle additions. Lemony, with tangerine, pine, and grapefruit. Slightly herbal and grassy. Sugary malt cracker presents with some modest alcohol notes. Rather clean with a nice drying lift in the finish. A nice summer crusher right here.

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Photo of Quesophresco
4.1/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tdm168
3.79/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 6thstreetbrewpub
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of emptyglassagain
3.92/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Libeertarian
3.84/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From notes taken 07/07/16:

First pour is moderately clear, not what I’d call hazy, but some measure of opacity. Added the rest, unsurprisingly much more hazy. Orange amber capped by fluffy, light biscuity tan head of superior retention. By the way, there was a fermented critter of some sort in this, looked...well-preserved very small. I guess that happens in the industry, didn’t really bother me. Smells of resin, raisin, booze, stone fruit, citrus oil, grain aromas. Malty-tart and caramel base but definitely hop-forward: light perfume, a lot of stone fruit character, almost mango, small parts resin/pine, more so rind/soap. Light pepper in the finish, but more so just perfumey and bitter. Overall tastes IIPA-like. Medium to full in body, velvety but tingly suds throughout. Not terribly warming. Which is good, I assume as a “Summer Style” IPA, it is supposed to be refreshing, and it is somewhat is (albeit heavy on the flavor).

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Photo of nater919
4.03/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of williamv0123
4.09/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of duvel1979
3.5/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jpd026
3.97/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of arizcards
3.96/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Picked up a single from TW Arrowhead in early July for $1.99. Summer seasonal good thru the end of August - been in the beer fridge since purchase.

Beer poured golden orange with a decent white head that is leaving some lacing behind.

Nose is citrus forward, very nice.

Taste is citrus forward that melds nicely with the pale malt base. Pine lingers in the after taste.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and kind of refreshing yet smooth.

Overall one of the better Ninkasi offerings. Glad I got to try it this year!

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4.21/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Spikester
3.92/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Hazy gold with two fingers of white head. Sheets of lace.
Smell is dank hops with bready malts.
Taste is dank hops with good malt backbone.
Mouthfeel is medium with good amount of carbonation.
Overall a fine IPA.

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Photo of LampertLand
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Ninkasi Brewing 'Maiden The Shade' @ 6.8% , originally tasted at GCBF'13 on tap & a 650 ml bottle purchased for $7
A-pour is a light gold from the bottle to a clear gold in the glass with a medium size off-white head leaving a spotty lace along the pint
S-floral
T-enjoyable summer session ale , dry swallow
MF-ok carbonation , big/medium body
Ov-I kinda like it as summer session ale , easy drinking
prost LampertLand

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3.92/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Cpmitchno1
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of zestd
3.78/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tivlavrie
4.21/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of peachy-tay
4.34/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gagnonsux
4.03/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of keeping_track_of_beers
4.23/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AnitaBrewski
4.18/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

After a spirited ride around Eugene on a hot summer day, nothing (OK, quite a few things) beats a Ninkasi Maiden the Shade. Ninkasi knows their way around an IPA and this is no exception. It has a pretty hazy golden color and a light hoppy nose, appropriately malty for a West Coaster, and a great bitter bite. I drank the whole bomber myself and was ready for another bike ride at the end!

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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Maiden The Shade from Ninkasi Brewing Company
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