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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oRos (1554) - sacramento, California, USA - MAY 25, 2013
Bottle from total wine roseville. Pours amber with white head. Taste is like an amber ale with a pine resin

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
nealblind (1679) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - MAY 25, 2013
Very amber with small white head. Smells of musky citrus hops. Very sweet dipa with light carb, medicinal hops and carmelly flavors. Alcohol is smooth but noticeable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Koskela (505) - Marysville, California, USA - MAY 14, 2013
Smells sweet and malty but very weak on the hops. Its orangy in colorand hazy, also has little white head. It tastes slightly bitter with a stronger sweet taste. The alcohol is tasteable. Its a medium/full bodied brew with little carbonation bubbles. Its not a teribble brew but for a doub ipa needs more hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
solidfunk (7614) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAY 9, 2013
Smells initially hoppy with booze. Pours clear orange. Tastes like an amber ale with little character. Smell is ok but taste doesn’t follow through. Pours golden with some lacing. Tap at Alibi.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bookseeb (137) - Wenatchee, Washington, USA - MAY 8, 2013
Appearance has a nice copper amber color supporting a nice head that sticks around awhile leaving spotty lace. Smell is rich in caramel malt with balance floral hop aroma. Tasting the sweetness of the malt that may overbalance the grapefruit bitterness of the hops. Mouthfeel is medium with good carbonation. Overall it’s not a bad DIPA, But personally I’m not into sweet beers and this is one of those.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ferris (12728) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 28, 2013
Draft - Mild orange and earthy hops. Middy orange with a thin white head. Earthy, resin nicely balanced malts with a nice mouthfeel. The British style lends to a sessionable but pedestrian IIPA. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Fantabox (18) - USA - APR 15, 2013
Hazy amber pour, white head, molasses and fruit aroma, sweetly bitter and moderate bitter after taste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BillKismet (3839) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 15, 2013
Blind tasting at Cooper’s Alehouse: Amber not much carbonation or head--rather strong looking. Tropical fruit and punchy nose. Fruit and candy body. Sweetly bitter and rather unattenuated. One note bitter. Very strong, fruit punchy, and wet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
marcus (9133) - Sacramento, California, USA - APR 12, 2013
Bottle from Total Wine, Sacramento. Pours cloudy amber with a thick beige head and a sweet molasses aroma. There is a medium-bodied toffee flavor with a bitter citrus finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HughConway (830) - Washington, USA - APR 11, 2013
Bomber bottle. Pours orange ish, white head. Aroma is hoppy citrus, taste is quite sweet malt to me. Finish is clearish. Would be ok as a 6er or a sessiony thing, not really a special beer.

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