Ice Nine | Ninkasi Brewing Company

no score
Awaiting More Ratings
no score
Send samples

Brewed by:
Ninkasi Brewing Company
Oregon, United States

Style: American Blonde Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by beertunes on 08-19-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

For Trade:
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 5 |  Reviews: 2
Photo of BobDole007
3/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of Kopfschuss
3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

Photo of TaraBrynn
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of beertunes
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Listed as Ice Nine Golden Ale on the bars chalkboard. Served in straight pint glass. Poured a nice clean, clear, bright golden yellow color with about 1/4 inch of bight white head that had moderate retention and very light lacing.

The aroma was about what you'd expect from a Golden/Blonde ale, good grainy malts and some nice balancing hops. The taste was the story, nothing showed up on the tongue that wasn't apparent in the nose.

The body was full, but just slightly sticky at the finish. Drinkability was very good, this would make for good cookout/camping beer. According to the breweries website, this beer is brewed for an annual street fair and rarely leaves the brewery. Worth trying if you see it.

 714 characters

Photo of djbreezy
3.58/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

appearance - generous head, golden in color, transparent

smell - not too much there, maybe some light wheat notes

taste - fairly mild with some hop and wheat notes, has a bit of a skunk to it that's not amazing but it's subtle

mouthfeel - decent carbonation, medium body, light beer, session style

overall - a decent session beer, nothing bad, nothing great

 361 characters

Ice Nine from Ninkasi Brewing Company
3.48 out of 5 based on 5 ratings.
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.