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Ninkasi Total Domination IPA

Serve in Shaker, Tulip


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RATINGS: 567   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
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Total Domination IPA has a citrusy, floral hop aroma, and big hop flavor balanced with a richness imparted by Carahell and Munich malts. This beer is a big flavorful Northwest IPA that maintains its drinkability, and as such, has garnered great admiration from the novice craft drinker and the seasoned hop-head alike.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Darkmagus82 (1324) - - SEP 16, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 6-29-13- Poured from bottle into a pint glass Appearance- pours a slightly hazed orange amber color with a rather small fizzy white head. The head fades rather rapidly leaving only a light level of lace on the sides of eh glass. Smell- The aroma of the brew is a mix of lemon and grapefruit citrus hop as well as some notes of grass and pine. Along with these hoppier smells so too are some aromas of a yeasty nature as well as a little bit of a boozy smell. Taste – The taste begins with a citrusy and bready flavor upfront with the citrus being a combination of grapefruit and lemon hop tastes with some sweeter flavors of orange and tangerine. As the flavors advance, some yeast and grassy flavors come to the tongue along with a little bit of caramel sweetness. The caramel fades thought and toward the end the bitterness from the grapefruit and lemon gets stronger and with a light pine hop flavor coming to the tongue as well produces a moderately bitter and slightly fruity flavor to linger on the tongue. Mouthfeel – The body of the brew is on the medium side in terms of thickness and creaminess with a carbonation level that is rather average. The more standard characteristics suit the brews flavor and abv. well and make for a rather nice easy drinker. Overall- A decent IPA but nothing exceptional. Fairly easy drinking and overall rather enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Salmoniform (657) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - SEP 6, 2014
Poured from bottle to glass. Honey orange hue with creamy white head that lingered. Aroma is pine, grapefruit, citrus, melon. Mouthfeel is great with a medium body and zesty carbonation. Taste is dry sweetness followed by a nice hop bitterness that extends well through the finish. Overall this is a really nice IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Listigovers (306) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 6, 2014
Clear, copper coloured, light beige small head. Very fresh smelling, citrusy acidic hops. Bold sparkling mouth feel and bitterness which lasts, aftertaste has solis malt balance and a slightly roasted taste. Fairly interesting flavour, very well done. Slight alcohol heat, as fresh as it smells.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gendv138 (1341) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - AUG 29, 2014
12 oz bottle poured into a tulip. Clear golden yellow with 3 fingers of off-white head. Aromas of grapefruit citrus, lemon lime, floral notes, citrus rind. Tastes of grapefruit citrus, floral notes, pine, bitter hops. Medium body with a semi-dry finish. Juicy mouthfeel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wheresyourball (517) - El Cajon, California, USA - AUG 28, 2014
Alaska Air served this for free on a flight. Pours a clear amber color with a small head. Nose is dried fruit, citrus, hops. Flavor is mostly fruity with a pithy citrus and bitter finish. Good but not super easy to drink.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mnurda (1132) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - AUG 20, 2014
Draft sample at Todd English pub. Orangey colour. Large head that lingers. Boozy flavour. Like a double ipa ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RRistow12 (255) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - AUG 4, 2014
Tasted from draft. Pours a pretty clear gold with white head. Aroma is not as pronounced as some IPAs. Mostly citrus and pine. Taste is a nice clean citrus hoppy bitterness even throughout with malty sweet backbone. Pretty good tasting. Definitely a solid IPA. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
dsmith4 (25) - Reading, Berkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 3, 2014
Superb example of a west coast IPA, one that must be tried, lovel bitterness, highly recommended!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Firecape (36) - - AUG 2, 2014
Pretty non-descript but crisp IPa. Fine to drink but would not go out of way to order. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerbaaron (1249) - Arizona, USA - JUL 30, 2014
Unclear Amber with small white head. Aroma sweet and fruity. Medium body. Dank. Meaty fruit. Citrus. Resin. Moderate plus lasting bitter. Sweet Malty to balance. I like it.

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