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Ninkasi Babylon Double IPA

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RATINGS: 59   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 273   ABV: 9.1%
Special Release Series. Babylon is an English take on an American style of the traditionally English India Pale Ale. Originated for the long voyage from England to India, and adopted as the quintessential Northwest beer style, IPA’s have a strong presence in the modern craft beer scene. This big Double IPA is influenced by its English roots, but firmly planted in the modern stylings of Northwest brewing, and enjoyable to hop enthusiasts everywhere!

Marris Otter malt from the UK was used along with Biscuit malt to create a rich, nutty backbone to this super hoppy beer. The hop aroma begins with intense earthiness from the prolific use of English- Style Fuggle hops. There is a depth that includes apricots, peaches, a hint of mango, and a fruity hop character to balance the copious malts. This is carried on to the palate with a smooth, creamy mouthfeel from the flaked barley, making for a very flavorful and very enjoyable beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bpreo (2539) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - SEP 11, 2014
The Goddess Ninkasi inspired the brewery, the ancient city of Babylon inspired the beer. Fruity, hoppy, and nutty. Very strong. 9.1% alc. March 24th, 2013.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dogbrick (11607) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 23, 2014
This beer is a hazy dark orange color with a medium off-white head that diminishes steadily. Partial rings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of hops, fruit and malt. Medium to full body with flavors of grainy malt, herbal hops and a touch of overripe fruit. The finish is earthy hops and stale-tasting grainy malt aftertaste. Slightly above average overall.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (13587) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 2, 2013
Draft. Poured hazy copper color with an average frothy off-white head that lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate citrus and earthy aroma. Medium body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Moderate complex bittersweet flavor with a moderate complex bittersweet finish of medium duration. This is an average beer for style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - AUG 22, 2013
Bottle:   Fiery straw, darker, hazy, little sudsy white head, virtually no lacing.   Candyish sweet hoppy aroma.   Pixie stix is strong with this one.   Reminds me of a lot of Danish IPAs or Double IPAs.   Moderately hopped flavors, sweet, artificial, pixie stix like powdery sugary notes.   Not bright, not too bitter, with a lot of artificial sweetness.   Moderate body and mouthfeel.   Finishes with a moderate hop bitterness, but a big artificial sweet background that seems like pixie stix.   A little caustic, probably from the 9.1%.   Doesn’t seem fresh, vibrant, or without the floral/citrusy bits so common for the style.   Lots of pixie stix like artificial sweetness.   This may as well have been brewed in Denmark.   PISS!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Tongan77 (115) - Ventura, California, USA - AUG 17, 2013
From tap! Color is amber with a nice head. Aroma is different than my normal dipa. Taste is not sweet hard to alcohol with hops. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gregwilsonstl (2139) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 10, 2013
Rusty copper. no real head. No lacing. Quite bitter, but not a hop bomb. hop profile lasts on palate for awhile. This is a big ipa.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PhilJackson80 (531) - Oklahoma, USA - AUG 9, 2013
UPDATED: APR 20, 2014 The beer pours to an Amber / golden color toi it. The aroma has a slightly sweet smell to it. The taste is well balanced for an imperial IPA. overall a very good IPA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Imaena (2227) - Maputo, MOZAMBIQUE - AUG 3, 2013
Bottle. This is a solid beer its just nothing special and the ABV is too high and throws it out of balance.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
CaseyBartlett (7) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - AUG 2, 2013 does not count
Not much aroma, but what little it has is hints if malt. Slightly bitter, but overall very drinkable for a double iPA

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
pdx76 (651) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 26, 2013
Bottle - pours copper color with quite a bit of sediment. Tan head. Nose of malt and floral scents. Thick mouthfeel. Taste is of unbalanced hop and malt. Lingering bitter finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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