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

BA SCORE
76%
Liked This Beer
3.93 w/ 50 Ratings
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Ninkasi Brewing Company
Oregon, United States
ninkasibrewing.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Docer on 10-12-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#10,823
Reviews:
13
Ratings:
50
Liked:
38
Avg:
3.93/5
pDev:
10.43%
Alströms:
-
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
2
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 50 |  Reviews: 13
Photo of TrueOregonian
2.78/5  rDev -29.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Had this beer on thanksgiving and we all poured out half of the growler we got... this beer tastes just like every other poorly made ipa. Apple's and bitterness.

Poorly made ipa

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Photo of tjcamm
3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

Photo of SMITHAND
3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

Photo of Roze
3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

Photo of JohnGalt1
3.34/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Growler from the Growler Guys in Meridian... It has been on at a couple other places too. Pours clear orange with a short-lived white head.. Hops in the nose show as grassy with some melon notes... The hops don't translate well to the palate, instead it has a pretty bruising bitterness with little complexity to stand up mid-palate.. Not my favorite, but not bad.. Just outside my wheelhouse.

3.75/3.5/3.25/3.25/3.25

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Photo of foxyaardvark27
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of JAHMUR
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of sharpski
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of chossboss
3.54/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of pinyin
3.56/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Served on draft into a 16 ounce tumbler.

Decent ale overall, but nothing that that stands out that would make me want to order it again.

Coloring was a nice reddish copper with a big head.

Nose was sort of subdued. Didn't notice much.

Taste wise it was balanced but sort of plain. The malts and hops were very subdued and basic.

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Photo of barleywinefiend
3.56/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Poured a nice, bright orange with a big white cap, loads o bubbls andmderat lacing

S: Floral notes backed up by bread

T: Immediate Pale malt influence wth floral and citrus notes and a moderate breadiness. A little bit of booze, more floral notes and moderate bitter finish

M: Medium bodied, well carbonated, not much on th bittering hops but the Pale malt and floral notes

O: A bit different but not bad. The usage of Crystal hops is a bit unique.

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Photo of Hoptometrist
3.65/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served on tap into a shaker glass at Laughing Planet

A- Very clear light copper color with visible carbonation and frothy lace that left webbed lacing

S- Some pungent grapefruit, pine, and sweet caramel notes

T- Big pungent pine and grapefruit, little bit of tropical fruits up front, lots of bitterness in the middle of the tongue, and finishes without much flavor

M- Medium body, soft carbonation, semi-dry

O- Lots of really nice flavors up front, quite a bit of bitterness in the middle of the tongue, but the finish was almost flavorless.

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Photo of Hopmodium
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of sansho
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Kopfschuss
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of twelveinches
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jdense
3.8/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at the Front Door Boise, 11.10.10, poured into a mug.

Finger and a half of rocky white head, medium dissipation with good lacing. Clear deep gold body, no visible carbonation. Nose is fairly malty compared to Total Domination, caramel, some breadiness, with a vegetal, grassy hop presence. Taste is on the citrusy side balanced by the caramel malt notes, leading to a medium bitter finish, quite a bit milder than TD. Mouthfeel a bit on the light side of medium. Drinkability good. Though I prefer regular TD, this was one of the better fresh hop beers I had this fall, though a more assertive hop might have helped, or given the late sampling date, the hops may have faded a bit.

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Photo of Gagnonsux
3.81/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of loren01
3.82/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Picked up a growler of this at NW Liquid Gold in Vancouver. Got this along with a half growler of Fresh Hop Mirror Pond to compare the two.
A: Pours an orange color with nice big frothy white head and great lacing down the glass
S: Smell is of bready malts with a very fresh smelling grassy/haylike hop scent
T: Much the same as the smell, biscuty/bready malt flavor up front. Hop flavor is piney and herbal...great hop flavor
M: Medium bodied beer, carbonation is good
O: This is a good fresh hop beer, very nice aroma and taste...glad I picked this up.

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Photo of MonkeyBread
3.83/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
3.88/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Sound_Explorer
3.92/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of Dominic_Decoco
3.93/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gavage
3.94/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: orange in color with a 1/2" head that slowly falls. Some lace paints the glass.

Smell: floral hops and some orange citrus are detectable by the nose.

Taste: caramel, orange, lemon zest, and a fresh floral hop presence created a simple but flavorful profile.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer. Crisp from the start, less crisp at the finish. Refreshing.

Overall: a well balanced beer with loads of orange and floral hops. Several of these can be had in a session.

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Photo of Lucnifter
3.96/5  rDev +0.8%

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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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