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

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50 Ratings
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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:
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Added by Docer on 10-12-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
50
Reviews:
13
Avg:
3.83
pDev:
10.97%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
2
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 50 |  Reviews: 13
Photo of TrueOregonian
2.78/5  rDev -27.4%
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 MonkeyBread
3.83/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GilGarp
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Ben_
5/5  rDev +30.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Erik-P
4.05/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.25/5  rDev +11%
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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Photo of Gagnonsux
3.81/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of twelveinches
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sansho
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gavage
3.94/5  rDev +2.9%
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 chossboss
3.54/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Dominic_Decoco
3.93/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of pinyin
3.56/5  rDev -7%
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 JohnGalt1
3.34/5  rDev -12.8%
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 drepreciado
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of anteater
4.24/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of warrendietrich2001
4.03/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dwkasper
4.12/5  rDev +7.6%

Photo of sharpski
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of Lucnifter
3.96/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of Hopmodium
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of HoppySeb
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of Nage37
4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

Photo of Roze
3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

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Total Crystalation (Fresh Hop Total Domination) from Ninkasi Brewing Company
3.83 out of 5 based on 50 ratings.
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