KyotoLefty (5895) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUN 14, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Ushi-Tora.
Huge, piney, citrus hop aroma. Very hoppy flavor with fruit and citrus, and a bit of salty sweat. Nicely balanced, with tons of aroma but not very bitter. Decent, but that odd sweatiness was weird.
Aubrey (3417) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - JUN 12, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 1, 2010 Nice head and lace. Amber-orange. Very fruity, with tangerine, grapefruit and lemon. Some toast in the malts, along with a perfect level of toffee-like sweetness. Lingering plant-like bitterness. Snappy, sharp and tasty.
Hopeye (39) - Oregon, USA - JUN 8, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Had a 22 of this favorite recently after a long bike ride. Itís one of those beers, which, after a long ride, you canít wait to taste. In fact, you start thinking about it sitting in your fridge when you have about 25 mi to go. Then when you finally get to it, it never disappoints. Very floral, hopped up flavor with a lasting finish. If you dis this beer, you must hate hops. All hale Ninkasi!
skylercampbell (24) - Berkeley, California, USA - JUN 4, 2009
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Currently my favorite IPA. This is so smooth and easy-drinking, but it is still bursting with juicy hop flavor - itís especially good on tap. Total Domination IPA has become my go-to drink when Iím in a Portland bar.
thooper41 (546) - Oregon, USA - JUN 2, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bomber: Apperance is amber brown with slow fading off white head, aroma filled iwht citrus hops and hints of caramel, flavor is pretty weak some what hoppy and a little bit of malt but very weak tasting. For something called total domination I feel like I suckered by a bait and switch scam, I have had BMC beers with more flavor!
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - JUN 1, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
PPRBSG09. Bottle. Pours a pale golden body with a white head. Citrus and some light pine with bread y notes and some floral notes. Nothing crazy if you ask me.
notalush (4631) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 31, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Shared by goldtwins at Peterís NY gathering - a rather presumptuous name, but whatever - hazy gold pour - herbal and doughy in the nose, with a light citrus component (smells like hoppy bread) - quite bitter and floral, with some orange rind flavor - doesnít muster much malt to balance it - overall a decent IPA, but one that doesnít stand out from 95% of the others.
TimE (2977) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAY 23, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The nose has bready, earthy notes, with a touch of grapefruit. Full bodied with lots of caramel and grapefruit. Fairly straightforward, but balanced IPA. Moderate bitter finish. Fairly drinkable without being over the top.
omhper (18952) - TyresŲ, SWEDEN - MAY 23, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught at Ushi-Tora, Tokyo, Japan. Lightly hazy bronze colour, small head. Light citric hops upfront. Medium bodied with clean caramelly malt. Slightly salty with shallow simplistic malt character barely covered in a thin blanket of citric hops.
Capa (1943) - Manama, BAHRAIN - MAY 11, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Copper orange with a nice white head. Citrus, oranges, light caramel malts, grapefruit in the aroma. Real smooth- nearly muted bitterness compared to aroma. Orange, grapefruit, caramel malts. Not too bitter. The aroma and flavor donít mesh in bitterness projection. Having said that, itís a very nice IPA. Super refreshing and easy drinking.