Maiden The Shade | Ninkasi Brewing Company

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Maiden The ShadeMaiden The Shade

Brewed by:
Ninkasi Brewing Company
Oregon, United States

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

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Ratings: 461 |  Reviews: 145
Photo of jeffjeff1
4.15/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

It came in a four pack of different Ninkasi beers.

Appearance- copper color, thin head, nice lacing

Smell- floral, citrus hops, wonderful

Taste- floral, citrus hops, well balanced, very good

Mouthfeel- medium bodied

Drinkability- This beer is very good. I am very impressed with it! Definitely one to get again!

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Photo of mdaschaf
3.25/5  rDev -18.8%

Photo of beagle75
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of seldomseen
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

Photo of 2neardead
3/5  rDev -25%

Photo of kurt65
3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of Hop_Czar
4.75/5  rDev +18.8%

Photo of woemad
4/5  rDev 0%

Photo of chugamugofsud
3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

Photo of Murrhey
3.45/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bomber into a pint glass in high elevation Libby, Mont. Reviewed live. No best-by date.

A- Quarter-inch thick white head. Very little retention. Pale-orange color with high clarity. Not appealing.

S- Bitter floral and piney scents. Hop-oil is heavy and fragrant. Light malts.

T- Assault on the taste-buds. Hop-oil is heavy and thick. Floral, bitter hops are the main taste component of this beer. Don't hate it, but I'm not a hop-head.

M- Medium bodied and oily.

O- Unattractive, but nice aroma and harsh taste. Not bad, but not sure it deserves that 90.

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Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
3.25/5  rDev -18.8%

Photo of adkieffer
4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

Photo of Vancoubeer
3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

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

A tasty limited release from the hard-to-find Ninkasi Brewing Company. Maiden the Shade pours a hazy peach color with a decent white head that leaves a good amount of lace. A slight breadiness quickly gives way to tropical fruits (mango, pineapple) and pine resin hop aromas. Flavors of grapefruit, tangerine, and mango, as well as a hint of grass dominate the pallet with just a touch of toasted bread providing the malt backbone. Medium-light in body, Maiden the Shade finishes crisp with a moderate level of carbonation. Great to finally get our pallet on a Ninkasi brew!


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Photo of irishgreensoda
3.25/5  rDev -18.8%

Photo of DaveAnderson
3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

Photo of Hipster
4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

Photo of dunix
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

Photo of AgentMunky
4.19/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22 ounce bottle into an Allagash cervoise glass.

A: A finger of off-white head churns and fades. Hazy-clear straw-gold. Vaguely matte.

S: Really strong hops. Absolutely lovely! Dryish malts, juicy grapefruit, crisp pine.

T/M: Tasty, crisp, and lightly dry. Hops are prevalent and dominant. Zesty citrus and a thin body. The aftertaste is dry and bitter. As it warms, hops grow slightly garlicky. Well-made.

O: Great IPA! Highly recommended and drinkable. Would have again.

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Photo of Axnjxn
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.67/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a murky orange with a foamy orange-white head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small dots and streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is malt, citrus zest, and herbal hop aromas. Taste is of malt, citrus zest, and unsweetened grapefruit juice. There is an alcohol kick and a medium amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer but it smells better than it tastes in my opinion.

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Photo of BrutalBeerFan
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

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