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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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
swoopjones (5889) - Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 30, 2009
GABF 2009, Medium yellow/orange pour. Notes of leafy weedy hops, Hop dominated, slight hop harshness, perhaps a hint of malts are needed to cut that, OTW a pretty good IPA

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
dwyerpg (4566) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - SEP 27, 2009
UPDATED: JUN 3, 2011 Not a lot of hops in the aroma. Good appearance. Flavor is a quite spicy hop. A good flavor from start to finish and a solid IPA. Just a bit overly bitter at the finish, not balanced there.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sdriessen (320) - Dunedin, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 21, 2009
Gift from Donfardz64 - What a pal :) Pours a nice amber with a large rocky head that turns sticky and fluffy. Smells Awesome - Piny, resiny, grassy hops and lots of them. Very much like grapefruit and lemon. A nice caramel malt base, but slightly obscured by the big hops. The first mouthful is dominated by a big hop bitterness, which coats the mouth and lasts with a hint of spice. The bitterness is overpowering at first but as your palate adjusts the flavours come through much stronger. The malt then comes through, which is sweet and helps balance the hops. Nice bitter finish with lasting pineapple and passionfruit esters mingling with citrus hops.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
yalnikim (800) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 20, 2009
Tasted 02/09/2009. 22oz bottle, a special piece of luggage on my post-BrewNZ holiday to Marcoola, QLD, AUS. Hazy gold, lingering head. Great pale malt character carries a lovely hop flavour of grapefruit and lemon. Awesome lingering bitterness that begs you for another sip but never overwhelms. This beer does indeed dominate the palate, making it one of the few IPAs that lives up to its name.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtw (1098) - farmington, Michigan, USA - SEP 17, 2009
draft in Seattle. Nice hop-oriented brew, not brutally bitter but enough so it’s not sweet. Pale malt background and no alcohol heat, grassy hops and mostly dry finish.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
vacantskies (208) - Spokane, Washington, USA - SEP 12, 2009
Very hoppy. The name reminds me of Stone’s Ruination IPA. They both try to be as hoppy as possible. The appearance is cloudy and light.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 11, 2009
22oz bottle from Liquid Solutions. Pours a beautiful medium orange color with a fluffy off white head that left great lacing. Nose held some resin, Nose did not stay as potent after 5 minutes as it did at first, faint citrus and some herbal notes. Picked up much more in the flavor, lots of citrus and a low-medium level of malt balance. Finished with quite assertive hop bitterness.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MI2CA (1340) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - SEP 10, 2009
Indy Brewers Fest 2009 - Hopapalooza - Aroma of fruity hops and caramel malt. Flavor of citrus (orange, mango) fruit hops and malt. Not bad

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrRoss (646) - Delta, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 10, 2009
From Brewsters Deli, in Pt Roberts WA. My first Ninkasi. Poured a rocky white head above a hazy coppery-orange body. Aroma was strongly hopped and wasn’t the taste just the same. Solid mouth and argeeable finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MartinT (7811) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 31, 2009
My Bottom Line:
Sweet cereals provide a portly body for this effervescent India Pale Ale, while peppery, resinous hop flavors and bitterness establish residence on the back of the tongue.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam skirts the cloudy orangey blend.
-This is not too aromatic for an IPA with such a name.
-The hops are also citrusy, but overly so.
-That hop bitterness is quite lengthy.

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