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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, IPAs 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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pdx77 (1483) - Oregon, USA - JUL 26, 2013
From bottle. Amber golden color, pours with a lot of head and a large amount of sediment in the pour. Odd aroma that is mostly malty, with not much hops. Taste is better, with some citrus hops but still mostly sweet malt. Finishes with a spicy sweetness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
OldMrCrow (2413) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 20, 2013
Bomber at Lake Wenatchee.

Deep red-orange pour with abundant head. Pineapple aroma, pine-sap flavors. Sticky sweet on the front end. A bit hot. Not a good DIPA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lagerboy (1958) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 11, 2013
Bomber. Opaque orange, small off-white head fades. Faint sweet malt citrus hop aroma. Taste is fruity sweet caramel malts with a moderate floral citrus hop bitterness. Soft carbonation, medium-full body, well hopped. This English take on an American take of an English style lacks intensity, as I suppose it should, but its still DNFL (Definitely Not For Lagerboys)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jazz88 (2669) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 10, 2013
Bottle. An orange color with a thin white head. A malty pine aroma with a full body. Rather muddled.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
illidurit (2286) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 2, 2013
Malty (caramel and crystal), citrus and slight resinous hoppiness. Thick and unwieldy. Not nearly hop-forward enough to be any sort of IPA

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ADfan (852) - Orange County, California, USA - JUL 1, 2013
Beer has a hazy orange color with a small head. Aroma has a floral and spicy notes with a little bit of hops. Taste has mild bitterness with some hops. Short finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
baraciisch (2909) - California, USA - JUN 23, 2013
Reddish brown in color... Aroma of sweet toffee... Flavor is caramel, malts, hits of hops on finish... Intensely malty and sweet, not a dry ipa by any means... Not very good ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
maxwelldeux (4351) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - JUN 20, 2013
Draught in a flight. Pours a slightly hazy amber color with a moderate white head on it. Nose is decently hoppy with pine elements coming off of it. Taste is somewhat bitter, but pretty smooth. Decent DIPA, and Id happily drink it some more.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Thisis12ptfont (1115) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - JUN 19, 2013
Very week aroma of metallic malts. Copper appearance. Very dispraportionate flavors of burnt caramel, more metallic flavors, odd funk and awkward bitter hops. Overall, this is extremely unbalanced and awkward. Not pleasant drinking at all.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gooney (389) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 19, 2013
22 oz bottle - Pours a hazy orange. Major hops aroma. Smells a bit of alcohol. Oh, boy! Good strong Imperial IPA flavor. Solid, but nothing special for this category.

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