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RATINGS: 592   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.


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
pinkzambia (1530) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 3, 2010
Tap @ Cheerleaders: Clear, copper color with a small off-white head. Green aromas of hops with smooth flavors and a nice bitter, musty aftertaste. The body is quite thick and doesn’t dissipate in your mouth right away. Hangs around leaving a slightly perfumy, bitter taste. I think it is a great better than average IPA, but not blow me out of the water.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - JAN 31, 2010
Bottle thanks to guy411. Hazy orange with a medium white head. Pungent, stinky hops with a garlic edge to them and a touch of caramel sweetness. The flavor has plenty of similar hop character to the aroma with lots of spice that borders on vegetal. Medium sweetness and light toasty malt flavors. Touch of astringency in the body with a medium thickness. The hops just rubbed me the wrong way in this one, though it was still decent.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
illidurit (2172) - Petaluma, California, USA - JAN 30, 2010
Bottle courtesy Guy411. Chill hazed dark gold with a light beige wet filmy head. Aroma is grapefruity PNW hops basically. Flavor is piney and citrusy hops, somewhat muted, with a layered pale malty backbone. Pretty decent bitterness but this needs a rerate with a fresh bottle.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cstuartj (1002) - Washington, USA - JAN 29, 2010
Cloudy unfiltered look. Nose is light pleasant crisp citrus notes. Taste is light hopy, pine, citrus. Not watery but still light. Interesting.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 9, 2010
UPDATED: MAR 21, 2011 Ninkasi Brewing Company--Total Domination IPA--India Pale Ale--2008 Release--22 oz. Bottle. 6.70% ABV--65 IBU’s. (4.0 / 5.0) IPA--Mild head. Light lace. Sediment hint. Clear rich bright dark gold color. Mellow floral hop front. Earthy mild sweet cloying caramel mild bisquit body. Balanced hop spice crisp mild citrus smooth end. Malty with minimal pine grapefruit notes.OFF BUDS!--ReReview! Sampled 12/20/2008. $4.49 Each. Ninkasi Brewing Company--Total Domination IPA--India Pale Ale--A Hoppy, Floral, and Exceptionally Balanced Northwest IPA--2011 12 oz. Bottle. 6.70% ABV. 65 IBU’s. (4.0 / 5.0) Big dense lasting lacy 3/4" off white head. No sediment. Clear bright rich pretty amber thin light amber color shading to rich gold. Gentle floral mild grapefruit Cascade hop front.Nice aromatics. Mild creamy mild sweet light hop resin pine infused smooth caramel body. Balanced mellow hop spice end with earthy bitter hints. Richer than average nourishing refreshing caramel malt body. Sampled 2/28/2011. 6-Pack purchased for $8.99 at Fred Meyer--Ballard, Seattle on 2/26/2011.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
canoncritic (2) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 9, 2010 does not count
A very good value for a high quality Westcoast IPA. Picked up at Costco for $38 a case or about $3 a bottle (22 oz). Mild hop finish, a bit too sweet for me but robust taste. Certainly an IPA. But this is a great ale with food, with company, to sip rather than swig. Again, an exceptional value. Could become my regular IPA. Diamond Knot, Dogfish and Stone are a bit better, but this is of that same genre.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
WisconsinBeer (710) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - JAN 7, 2010
Bottle. Thanks to MOBE in Eugene for hooking this up. Back to back comparison with Ninkasi Tricerahops. Similar hop profile, very similar beer. Malt profile is caramel like and somewhat sweet, backed up by a heavy west coast citrus hop presence. Solid, but I prefer the Tricerahops slightly.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tripplebrew (778) - Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA - JAN 7, 2010
Pours a clear amber orange with very thin white head. Aroma is of definite citrus, earthy pine and vanilla. Flavor is definite hops (earthy pin and citrus undertones). Grassy/hay notes on the tongue. Palate is light with a very effervescent feeling.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JAN 5, 2010
Bomber. Pours a clear, medium-dark, orange amber color with a thick, lasting head of off-white froth. Dense, sticky, sheety patches of lacing coat the glass quite well. The nose is based in fresh cereal grain malt, very crisp, with notes of lightly toasted toffee sweetness countering a potent grapefruit, orange, and pine hop profile. Likewise, flavors are very well balanced, with the bright and bitter citrus rind and pine resins working nicely with the fresh, clean grain and lightly sweet toffee. The hops really shine on the finish, fading from sharp and bitter into soft and fruity. The palate is substantial, yet highly drinkable, with moderate to lively carbonation and a drying, lightly sticky end note. Good, solid IPA.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
5000 (6298) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JAN 3, 2010
Bottle:   Fiery orange, heavy sediment makes it rather cloudy, large frothy off-white head, clumpy lacing.   Soft nop presense on the nose.   Accompanied by even softer citrus peel, pine, and oddly enough, spruce.   Rather tame on the tongue, bitterness is soft, rather soft.   I would have thought this to be a bit more aggressive.   However, what bite is there lingers through to the finish.   Rather clean, but overall somewhat light.   This seems somewhere between a Pale and an IPA.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   As it warms, bitterness subsides.   Regardless, decent beer, but not so much "Total Domination".



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