Total Crystalation (Fresh Hop Total Domination) | Ninkasi Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Ninkasi Brewing Company
Oregon, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Fall

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Added by Docer on 10-12-2010

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5/5  rDev +27.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.75/5  rDev +20.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

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4.4/5  rDev +12%

Photo of checktherhyme
4.35/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Beautiful bright orange color with a little bit of cloudiness. I assume the haze was from the hops, as most "fresh hop" beers have this lack of clarity.

S: Sweet fruits with a little bit of bread. Aroma did not match up to the taste in terms of strength.

T: Sticky tropical hops with caramelized grapefruit mixed in. A slight bready malt. Tasted very fresh and lived up to the name. By far the best fresh hop I have had this year. The malt bill let the hops shine.

M: Fairly sticky but balanced by a good amount of carbonation.

O: Loved this beer. Best wet hop beer I have had this year, and cannot wait to have it again.

Serving type: on-tap

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Photo of elNopalero
4.33/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I had this as part of the wet hop beers on the boards at the SF Toronado.

This is the Total Domination brewed with … all the wet hops in the state of Oregon? Or at least all the Crystal hops? The rep said it was something like 5000 pounds of wet hops for something like 95 kegs of beer. (I could be off but it seemed like … a lot.)

Point is, if you’re into Crystal hops this is your beer.

This pours a golden-tan color which is radiant. Glowing, even, with a light aroma. The beer itself is clear, crisp and light—the malt complements the hops but doesn’t assert itself (which is fine by me, I’m here for the hops). I get notes of orange blossoms and lemon zest. I enjoyed the lemon notes and the clean, clear finish on this. An easy drinker but still lets you know its an IPA.

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Photo of Docer
4.3/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is one of the better fresh hop brews of this 2010 Fall season. I had this on tap ay By The Bottle here in Vancouver, WA.

- Nice clear caramel ale... light fizzy white head, leaves a nice thin trace on top with a nice ring of lace.

- Big bitter pine and floral hops... light caramel malt, very light grain... hops sit up front.

- Great hops... all flavors of them, and balanced... pine, citrus, floral... smooth caramel malt, and a big bitter hit.

- Light bodied while only slightly drying and sticky...

- Overall fantastic, and very easy to drink....

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

this beer is great, one of the best hoppy beers i have had from these guys, just really well made, is it all crystal hops i wonder? it has that sort of old school west coast spiciness to it, like a bigger leafier cascade of sorts, bitter and vegetal, not so oily, but loaded with unadulterated wet hop goodness. strong notes of orange in the flavor, bitter peel and sweet flesh alike, and then that earthy grassy hop spice. pretty potent. orange rusty colored brew, absolutely perfectly clear, never really seen that in wet hop beer before, and holding a light inch of bubbly wheat foam. spectacular to visually admire. this is top quality beer. i feel like when these guys first showed up here in colorado everything was awesome and exciting. not it seems like old beer or less inspired stuff more often than not, so this was a needed reaffirmation of how awesome these guys are with hops. different than other wet hops beers, more bitter but also really clean compared to the field. havent seen much around unfortunately, but this is really good.

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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of anteater
4.24/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of corylew
4.15/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours dark golden with a white foamy head that slowly disappears.

Smells like straight citrus. These guys are damn proud of their crystal hops and really bring it to the forefront of the beer.

Taste is spicy citrus, very small malt which is dwarfed by the delicious hoppyness.

Mouthfeel is pretty well balanced, a tad oily and heavy. Great for a taste but after a pint or two, starts to weigh down a little.

Overall, one of the best wet hops I've had this season, if not THE best. Very happy to have found this one.

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4.12/5  rDev +4.8%

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4.05/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Total Crystalation (Fresh Hop Total Domination) from Ninkasi Brewing Company
Beer rating: 76% out of 100 with 50 ratings
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