RumRunner101 (387) - British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 7, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice orange pour with good lacing. Fruity aroma, some sweet malts. Relatively light bodied with lots of citrus, pine and tropical fruits. Not much malt presence. Quite bitter, but enjoyable enough.
luttonm (1631) - Belgrade, SERBIA - JUL 16, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle. Hazed orange brown, thin white head. fruity hop nose, malt kick. resinous citrus, some oily hop burn. Quite tasty, strong hop IPA.
laiti (3939) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 12, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught @ Belmont Station. Rated on 11.07.2012
Aroma has is fruity with citrus and peaches. Flavour is hoppy with peach, some resin and floral notes. The hops linger in my mouth for a long time. A bit sticky, but decent.
This was served in a Delirium Tremens glass – it made me actually feel the belgian twist in this beer even though this didn’t have one. Weird.
mintzmeet (57) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 13, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 1, 2012 "malty backbone" "robust hop character". VERY flowery. Golden color. Nice non-bitter IPA.d. Light floral tones n a lil bit of honey, peach or cantaloupe.
Fatehunter (757) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - MAR 25, 2012
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured into a tulip glass. Hazing golden color, almost transparent, with minimal head.
Amazing smell. Complex. All sorts of citrus: lemon, grapefruit and orange. A muted honey. It is blended perfectly.
No doubt an IPA. Solid bitterness up front, melts away to a mild malt sweetness, quickly followed by lemon bitter.
Pretty crisp, still retains a soft texture though. Moderate carbonation.
The smell is the star of the show, good tasting but nothing special to look at.
Danyel (182) - Colorado, USA - FEB 22, 2012
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Chunky light orange, white head. Not much aroma. Tastes great, bitter, hoppy, slightly fruity. Very good.
BK7 (552) - Turner, Oregon, USA - JAN 20, 2012
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bombers last summer and just tried it again on tap. A lighter, but still plenty hoppy, style India Pale Ale. Citrus and mild bitterness with malty caramel for balance. Crisp and refreshing. Pretty tasty.
bu11zeye (11113) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 5, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(22oz bottle) Pours a clear orange body with a small white head. Aroma of orange, biscuit, and grapefruit. Flavor of orange, cantaloupe, marmalade, and biscuit.
Glouglouburp (5572) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 14, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
In short: A bland fruity IPA with an annoying solvent flavor. Meh.
How: Bottle 22oz. Consumed fresh, 4 weeks after purchase, bottle sent to me by mcberko, thanks a lot Matt
The look: Many small particles in a clear shinning pale golden body topped by a small off-white head
In long: The ordinary hoppy nose feels a bit muted, far an explosion of freshness although the beer was relatively fresh. There was mostly aromas of dried light-color fruits. The taste is even less interesting. There was an annoying slovent flavor, bitter grapefruits, discreet white-bread-ish malts, hops oil, other citrus fruits, phenols. Oily bitter finish. This wasn’t a bad beer, but it wasn’t a fun IPA, not refreshing, not nourrishing, just some off flavors with bitterness. Well below average for the style, especially from a west-coast brewery. Not bad but no quite what I want from an IPA, especially a west-coast IPA. As Bill Clinton used to say when interviewing ugly new interns "Close, but no cigar".
Gription79 (1622) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - NOV 5, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz bottle
Aroma: citrus,pine, spicy- all hops
Taste: huge hop presence- citrus, pine, floral, nice toast/bread malt,br>
This is one of the best Ninkasi beers that I have had. I enjoyed this more then their other IPAs.