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RATINGS: 357   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
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Brewed and dedicated to the believers of Ninkasi. Rich dark malt complexity is balanced by a plentiful hop presence bringing together perfection in every sip. Who knew believing had so many rewards.


SFtaster's rating

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SFtaster (59) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 3, 2010
Poured from 220z bottle into chilled tall glass, snacking on Trader Joe’s salted, roasted almonds. Reggae music in the background (KPOO 89.5FM in SF). The bottle was bought at a retail location in Eugene, given to me as a gift, and personally transported to San Francisco. The color is deep amber hue and very inviting. Nose is nicely floral scented of fresh hops. Palate detects bright citrus notes with perfect malt balance in the body. This is my favorite style of beer and Ninkasi hit a home run with this release. I visited the brewery while I was in town recently and enjoyed the sampler (6 tastes for $5.50). Look forward to a return visit to the tasting room, but more importantly to see my friends David and Carolyn.


2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Luvystypotables (1125) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JUN 3, 2015
Nice aroma of malt, and hops. Pours a caramel color , clear with no head or carbonation. Taste of hops, malt and caramel with a bitter malt finish.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Caytinator (1005) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAY 27, 2015
Bomber at home -- really nice pour, clear with a bubbly big off-white head and good lacing. Aroma of great malts and a bit of spice too. Really nice taste, well balanced and rich and fulfilling. I’m a fan!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
deyholla (8347) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 17, 2015
Bottle thanks to Sarah! Pours a clear deep red with a tan head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has lots of bread and grain notes with a bit of grassy hops and just a hint of grapefruit. Flavor has more of a combination of grass, bread, grapefruit and sweet grains as well as a hint of caramel.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ej1oo1 (25) - New York, USA - FEB 25, 2015
Definitely a red. Solid ale taste. Moderate bitterness and a decent aftertaste. It’s okay

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jlioi (24) - - FEB 25, 2015
Not the best IPA I've had. The hops are there but it is a dull flavor without much body to it. It also is plain so in order to really be a good IPA it should have a better kick in my opinion.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerFunGuy (848) - California, USA - FEB 23, 2015
Pours Amber with thick sudsy head. Strong malt flavors and aroma. It is well done and the smoky flavor is big and bold.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
George999 (244) - Colorado, USA - FEB 21, 2015
From the bottle the aroma is bitter and hoppy, taste is very hoppy and bitter matching the aroma, it finishes biter with a little roasted notes.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rederic (3211) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 12, 2015
22oz bottle, dark amber-copper color, with a thick pillowy tan chestnut head, leaving some laces. Nice sweet dark dried fruit, bready, toasted, biscuity, caramelized, roasted malty nose, with a fruitcake, toffee, dark chocolate, date square, faint sponge toffee, Graham’s cracker accent, and a subtle crème brûlée, caramel, english pudding, bran muffin, caramelized bread crumb note in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a very good sweet roasted, biscuity, toasted, chocolate, caramelized malty, fruitcake, burnt toast, dark bitter chocolate, light flowery minty, leafy,grassy hop character, with some black coffee, subtle tobacco leaf, earthy vegetal tea leaf, sugar pie, dark dried fruit, nut, toffee flavours, leading towards a yeasty, fruity, dark bitter chocolate, fruitcake, dark dried fruit, caramel, roasted, biscuity, caramelized, toasted maltiness, earthy greeny leafy, grassy, minty, citrus hop bitterness finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
whoisghost (111) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - FEB 6, 2015
Deep red with a dense, cream coloured head. A beautiful and fruity aroma, theres also nice hints off biscuit and toffee brought about by the dark malts. Those dark malts are a big presence in the taste, toffee and molasses. A rrally nice bitterness hit which helps balance the sweetness. The aftertaste and palate are wonderful, the beer just melts in the mouth and allows the hops to linger. Good carbonation and density.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blankboy (6633) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 20, 2015
[My bottle (660ml) shared with HogTownHarry, GregClow, jercraigs & mabel] Pours a deep orange-amber with an average size diminishing frothy off-white head. Aroma is malty and hoppy along with some toffee, nuts and some light vegetal notes. Malty flavour with a decent amount of hops, alcohol and a very bitter finish. Average to medium bodied. Pretty good.


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