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RATINGS: 649   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
popery (1678) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 3, 2010
Bottle, home. Maybe, my IPA standards are just too high, but this was a big disappointment. It looks just fine, golden translucent liquid with a big head and good lacing, though nothing to write home about. The aroma is bready malt with a touch of caramel toast and bland piney hops. The flavor is too sweet and the specialty malt character doesn’t work. There’s a musty off-note, and the hops are bland grapefruit rind and pine with very little character or nuance. Mouthfeel is a bit watery with a touch of bad hoppy paint thinner. My least favorite from Ninkasi so far.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
StefanSD (2218) - Lakeside, California, USA - FEB 28, 2010
650 ml bottle from bevmo. Pours a translucent copper color with a big fluffy white head that has fair retention and some lacing. The aroma is moderate in strength with cascade pine and some citrus. The flavor is biter hops forward with pine, citrus, caramel and some bready biscuit. The palate is smooth and malty with lively carbonation. The finish is long with lingering biter hops that are just a bit harsh. Overall: A good IPA but just a bit to harsh to be sessionable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - FEB 23, 2010
22 oz. bottle via trade with highibus - Pours a clear amber color with a good size off white head. Light lacing. Aroma is citrus, herbal and floral hops. Has a nice hoppy flavor with just a touch of malt sweetness. No astringent aftertaste. Medium body. A nice IPA. Thanks Tom.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
TLNash886 (228) - Idaho, USA - FEB 21, 2010
Bomber pours translucent copper with a quickly dissipating off white head into a tulip. Aroma of sticky, resiny hops, grapefruit, lemon, toasty bready malts. Resiny, sweet, lemony hops are the predominant flavors, but they’re not overwhelming. The nice toasted malt quality balances it out well. A greater level of bitterness comes out in the finish, loads of fresh grapefruit and some pine. Medium bodied with a frothy mouthfeel and a medium level of carbonation. I liked this one for its balance and drinkability. It has a nice, sweet quality to it unlike many other IPAs that just try overwhelm you. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
brenn79 (1745) - Idaho, USA - FEB 20, 2010
22 oz. bottle- Pours cloudy golden with a sustaining head, aroma is pine and citrusy hops. The flavor is the same, all mellow citrus hoppy goodness. I think I am enjoying regular IPA’s more than Double IPA’s now days, Double brews have too much malt, beers like this are all hops, the way it should be. Cheers to the hop heads.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (9672) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 16, 2010
Sample at Portland City Grill. Pours a slightly coudy golden-orange color with a medium off-white head that diminishes steadily. Stringy lacing on the glass. Aroma of piney hops, grapefruit and malt. Medium body with flavors of resiny hops, pine, citrus and malt. The finish is hoppy with a lingering bitterness left behind. Well-executed IPA overall.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerNeedy (126) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - FEB 6, 2010
Total domination is a bit of exaggeration in this case. This IPA is very drinkable and I liked it’s deep copper color. Apparently this ale is very popular in town but it won’t go in my regular rotation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
pinkzambia (1694) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
illidurit (2244) - San Francisco, 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.

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