Bartzilla (617) - La Mesa, California, USA - APR 4, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pretty tasty. Smells fresh, citrus-like. Pours a cloudy amber. Taste is all hops up front and very fresh tasting. There’s a big divide between the flavor of hops and water. That actually makes it taste refreshing and not heavy. All in all, pretty good. Not a go-to, but a pleasant treat.
PugUglyBrewer (69) - - AUG 28, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a tulip glass. The head is a heavenly pillow of clean, white, creamy bubbles. The color is a cloudy vibrant orange. The nose opens aromas of orange peel and blossoming floral. The flavor comes off a little biscuity with a citrus kick in the middle. The finish is a sappy pine that is long and dry.
Panzuriel (1922) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - AUG 25, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance: Hazy bright amber. Full finger of tan smaller bubbles.
Nose: Bigger hops up front. Pine, grapefruit, green grass. Hints of sweetness
Taste: Sweet malt balanced with some hop forward pine and citrus classic IPA bitterness.
Body: Medium and restrained carbonation
Parting thoughts: A very decent by the numbers IPA. Excellent execution of the style
Popoff91 (93) - Oregon, USA - AUG 18, 2016
2.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
12-ounce bottles in a pint glass. Why do I keep trying out IPAs when I don’t like them? Maybe because it seems like that’s all most craft breweries make. Also, sometimes I am pleasantly surprised. In this case, its not my favorite, but it is a little less bitter than most in its style I have tried. Great aroma typical of an IPA, good alcohol content.
Tide (2927) - Espoo, FINLAND - AUG 5, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Zeitgeist. Amber color, white head. Bitter taste with grapefruit, pine, hops, toast, a bit of caramel and grass. Bitter finish with grapefruit, hops, pine, toast and a bit of caramel. Good IPA.
rxeight (2516) - Illinois, USA - AUG 4, 2016
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle. No date. Aroma is bitter hop extract. Taste is bitter and pine sol. Touch of potpourri. Finish is extremely bitter and almost astringent.
Tselloufc88 (334) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 29, 2016
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Willibees, Petaluma. Piney, citrus, grapefruit aroma. Taste is pretty piney, quite catty, citrus with a decent bitter finish. Solid.
DerGantzel (300) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 18, 2016
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma of fresh hops and malt with fruity citrus notes. Clear golden liquid with a white head. Medium sweetness followed by a relatively long lasting medium bitterness. Average carbonation and medium body. Fine IPA!
sulawang (1004) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 6, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Visual: Part of a 4-pack, mixed bombers. Pours translucent golden orange with a tiny head, a bit of lacing, loose clusters of active streams.
Nose: toasty toffee citrusy hopped malts. (lvl-7)-pungency
Attack: light slick/thicker viscosity, smooth-crisp entry
Mid-palate: slightly creamy, (lvl-6-sweetness), citrusy-biscuity-resin, toffee barley malt
Finish: med sharp bitter hops, lingering malts, mellow clean finish.
Summary: Smooth and well-bodied IPA with all around pleasant balanced flavours. IPAs of this caliber make me a fan of the style. Delicious creamy mouthfeel.
GarrettB (1432) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 5, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
July 21st, 2014 - Ninkasi’s Total Domination is a well received brew down here in San Diego, where its robust IBU and hop forward flavor jive with our lupulin-centric culture. More orange than amber, it’s a bright beer, bristling with energy, and delivering a sweet aroma. Pine resin, freshly cut wood, graham crackers and peach esters take me back to picnics in Pacific Northwest woods. The palate is flatter, but the beer has been sitting out for an unusually long amount of time. Each sip delivers a low, sweet, smooth IPA taste, pushing more pine with each intake, and the vapors expressing more of their heavy hop accent. The long aftertaste cuts off the hop bitterness and emphasizes the sweet pine syrup, cooling it with a deeper molasses sugar, and a touch of spice. P.S. Enjoyed on an airplane flight to Monterey, so atmospheric effects might warp tasting notes.
ffbot (340) - Oakland, California, USA - JUL 5, 2016
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hop bomb alert. The piney ness to this is huge along with the bitterness. This is good but beer like this makes me feel overwhelmed by pine. Dunno if I like pine much