Maiden The Shade | Ninkasi Brewing Company

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469 Ratings
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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:
469
Reviews:
149
Avg:
3.99
pDev:
11.03%
 
 
Wants:
55
Gots:
99
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 469 |  Reviews: 149
Photo of DrMindbender
4.06/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Rick778
3.5/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ik97
4.02/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of khmel
4.2/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tally
3.69/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of airpup
4.3/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BPMeyer27
3.98/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of tzieser
3.88/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

L: poured from a 22oz bottle into a imperial pint glass. Dull hazy orange in color with a foamy white head. Lack of does wonders for the look of this beer

S: nose is a bit muted for a beer in this style (west coast, summer/session ipa). Grassy hops are there with a bit of pine earthiness. Sweet malts linger in the background but it's all a bit underwhelming for the style

T: thankfully the taste is much better than the nose. Copious amounts of lemon and orange hop flavor. Pine bitterness is stronger than expected yet pleasant, balancing out the aforementioned fruity hops. Malts are biscuity, cracker-like and a tad sweet. Finishes with lingering bitterness.

M: sticky and a bit chewy. Wish it finished drier. Not bad though

O: an excellent IPA yet not worth the $7 price tag. Worth a try but you can get a better beer for a couple dollars less in FW Union Jack

Paired well with homemade smoked baby back ribs, fingerling potatoes and a 108° Arizona afternoon!

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Photo of SamuelR
3.69/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kmbeer
3.21/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Blazer22
4.06/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of THoff94
4.65/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Very refreshing and smooth beer. Light and citrusy but does not lack in IPA taste and hoppiness.

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Photo of T-34-85
3.86/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CJNAPS
4.06/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of OrestesMethuon
4.07/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Deep, burnished, honey-gold color; quite turbid—loads of feathery-white sediment; pretty active head, mellowing out to a nice, thin-but-solid white ring; good bite to the malting, which is otherwise very light; in some ways more like the hopped-up "Imperial Pilsners" that have pleasantly dotted the market in recent years, rather than a "Summer IPA", per se; very nice bittering, solid florality—though leaning more to the herbal than the floral, I'd say—and not a lot of sweetness, but a lot of dryness, from the malt, thus presenting a clear and clean avenue for the hopping. Refreshing, and not inappropriate for summer—but probably better suited for an Oregon's mid-June than one in Arizona, since it's much better fresh from the fridge than at all warmed.

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Photo of jjd315
4.36/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of camarocrazy67
4.04/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of drepreciado
3/5  rDev -24.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Looks and smells like a lager. Tastes like a golden ale

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Photo of Baab200
4.02/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Highbury09
3.9/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of EyePeeAyBryan
3.52/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MickeyHops
3.92/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ArrogantB
3.37/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

22oz bottle $5.99. Yellow color, lots of lacing, decent head. Flavor is subtle grass, subtle lemons, subtle floral qualities. Aroma is slightly floral and citrusy. Easy to drink, crisp, I can see why it is a summer style because there is almost no malt here. Overall not bad but a little too light for me.

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Photo of craftaholic
4.11/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Burkbom23
3.66/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Maiden The Shade from Ninkasi Brewing Company
3.99 out of 5 based on 469 ratings.
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