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

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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
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2
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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 westcoastbeerlvr
3.88/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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 JAHMUR
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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 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 barleywinefiend
3.56/5  rDev -7%
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 Erik-P
4.05/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Rutager
4/5  rDev +4.4%

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 shelby415
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of Lucnifter
3.96/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of Sound_Explorer
3.92/5  rDev +2.3%

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 elNopalero
4.33/5  rDev +13.1%
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 MonkeyBread
3.83/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sharpski
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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

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

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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

Photo of johnnyboy76
4.75/5  rDev +24%

Photo of HoppySeb
4/5  rDev +4.4%

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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