Maiden The Shade | Ninkasi Brewing Company

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474 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:
474
Reviews:
149
Avg:
3.99
pDev:
10.78%
 
 
Wants:
55
Gots:
99
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 474 |  Reviews: 149
Photo of TBoneJones
4.05/5  rDev +1.5%
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 +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tubeyes
3.26/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of IpaBeerDrinkers
2.93/5  rDev -26.6%
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 -13.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rkarimi
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

6-23

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Photo of Shockey
3.97/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Nuggetz
3.56/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bigred89
3.75/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of paulish
3.75/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BikeChef
3.6/5  rDev -9.8%
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 +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of brocktune
2.94/5  rDev -26.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of GatorCoop
3.4/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of TrueOregonian
4.04/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice aroma on this one, dank herbal hops. Smells like skunk honestly...like a Heineken.
Taste is a nice herbal hop.. uniquely different from most ipa's I've had.
Will grab this beer again in the summer of 2017 for sure.

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Photo of TheHopsman
4.03/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

pretty strong for a beer i thought was fashioned as a session ipa, not that you taste the alcohol or anything, i could be wrong, maybe its just another ipa, not a session type, either way its tasty. summer ipa is an odd term. moving past that, the beer is nice, pale just slightly past golden in color, and very lively on the carbonation and accumulation of white foamy head. the nose is less juicy than expected, but still citrus forward, notes of tangerine and lemon zest are there, but there is actually a little more malt flavor to this than i anticipated. not quite bready, drier than that, maybe crackery is better, and the fruity notes lift right off of that. its clean and dry in the finish, which helps it be seasonally right, but to me it doesnt taste all that hoppy. there is still some bitterness in the later stages, and a pleasant fruity element in the flavor, but the hops dont run away with this like they ought to in an ipa, its extremely mild. very light body but still with some roundness, not watery at all, and actively carbonated. good beer, i could drink pint after pint of this, but it doesnt seem particularly flavorful to me at the end of the day...

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Photo of unclekeith
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Lobina
4.17/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured in a chilled pint gave it a good head and nice coler. Great aroma. Loved the hop smell. Taste was great starting out. Faded a bit for me. Overall an above average IPA. Would have it again.

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Photo of MikeCross
3.36/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of gelasin
3.75/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of aufie
3.84/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DrBier
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Maiden The Shade from Ninkasi Brewing Company
3.99 out of 5 based on 474 ratings.
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