Maiden The Shade | Ninkasi Brewing Company

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89
very good
461 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:
461
Reviews:
145
Avg:
4
pDev:
11%
 
 
Wants:
55
Gots:
99
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 461 |  Reviews: 145
Photo of Howlader
3.5/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SippinSlow
3.85/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kalenclayton
3.64/5  rDev -9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Casey3236
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bilbobrewer
3.64/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A 12oz bottle from PDX grocery store. Again, no bottling/freshness info...shame on Ninkasi. Cute name, cool label.

As impressive as "8 select hops" sounds, these have combined to impart little more than basic IPA bitterness...not an exotic result at all.
It is crisp in the mouth, the tongue is dry, the aftertaste plain old bitter.

Another disappointment. I'm finding it easier and easier to ignore Ninkasi products altogether.

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

Photo of Jonnydrinker
3.95/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RBuckley73
3.94/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Superheatnsubcool
4.04/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of TX-Badger
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly cloudy/hazy bright yellow color with white head. Light fruits, floral notes, citrus, and some pine on the nose; follows onto the palate. Medium bodied. Finishes with light fruit and piney resinous tones. Nice summer IPA.

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Photo of tjmiller718
4.41/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Gmartin75
3.84/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TBoneJones
4.05/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Hazy orange pour, low head but rich lacing.
Smells like a fresh, long yet subtle bunch of dank.
Tastes like a sweet citrus mix with great malt backdrop. Orange and grapefruit are present, with the underlying dankness that was initially the scent.
This feels medium and smooth, with a fresh chewy feel, a quaffable IPA.
Not sure about the reviews on this. It should hit the mark highly for those who like resinous citrus hops; yet it's not ovedone with the bitterness as malts/ flaked barley rounds it out nicely. Finished somewhat dry, but with plenty of juicy citrus rind in the pleasant aftertaste.
This is just fine.

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Photo of florisj135
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tubeyes
3.26/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of williahd
3.66/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of IpaBeerDrinkers
2.93/5  rDev -26.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

First...i cant believe people are calling this "dank"... must only be dank by nw standards.
Pours cloudy; promising. I was excited, it went down hill fr there. Moldy wet hop smell, but I dont believe this is wet hop. Grassy, pissy, moldy. Body is fair enough.

Maybe im spoiled in Cali. Even at 5$/bomber this was a wasted purchase. Maybe its because it was side by side with Modern Times. But this beer is representative of why i dislike nw ipa

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Photo of hophugger
3.46/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

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

Photo of Nuggetz
3.56/5  rDev -11%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bigred89
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of BikeChef
3.6/5  rDev -10%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

An unexpectedly dank "summer IPA". Sort of tastes like a lighter version if Deviant Dale's. Not what I was expecting at all, but it's good for what it is.

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

Maiden The Shade from Ninkasi Brewing Company
4 out of 5 based on 461 ratings.
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