GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - DEC 21, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22oz bottle -
I really, really hope that sometime in the future that brewers will be required to put a bottling date on their products. Since they donít seem to have the motivation of doing it, perhaps there can be a ground roots movement to persuade them and help them see the light. IPAís should never been in position like the one I had last night, because anyone whoís just now getting into the love of the style would be sorely disappointed. If this isnít an old beer, then my opinion of Ninkasi has just dropped a notch.
The beer pours out a very nice golden-orange body, mostly clear with an off-white fluffy cap. Aroma was mostly dominated by malts and toasted bread. The hops were just buried under the malts, which is a crying shame. Flavor was just as strong in the malt department, and it seems that this beer is aptly named. The malts had total domination over any inkling of hops that were used in the receipe. Either this was an old bottle and the hops had faded (and if so, shame on them for not dating their bottles) or the hops where never there in the first place, and that should be equally disappointing to them, especially coming from Oregon. Iíve had other Ninkasi products so I know they are quality brewers. This however, was not a quality IPA. At least this bottle wasnít.
punkska101 (1364) - Chambly, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 28, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from craft beer cellar A: light grapefruit, citrusy, caramel, sweet malt app: hazy copper minimal white head t/p: med body with long bitter finish.Soft carbonation. O: maybe not at it freshest (I couldnít find any date on the bottle) this beer offer a nice malt base but aroma wise it felt short.
CraftBeerNick (1413) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 16, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at home from Las Vegas, 15th November 15. Pours clear. Aroma citrus hops, some grainy notes. Taste is bitter sour grapefruit pithe. Lingering bitterness. Good one
bigguns22 (747) - Maryland, USA - NOV 8, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft at Hudson st stackhouse a beer with a nice balance between hops and malts starts with hops and finishes with a nice caramel malt finish.
Reimer96 (1647) - Alberta, CANADA - NOV 1, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a lightly hazy copper orange with a frothy white head and lots of lace. Aroma of citrus, light pine, grapefruit and sweet pale malts and a hint of Munich. Taste is citrus hops, grapefruit, orange peel bitterness balanced extremely well with the sweet pale malts and leading towards a semi dry finish... Great ipa!
ogre71 (187) - Utah, USA - NOV 1, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hereís a good IPA easy drinking plenty of good malty hoppy flavors not bitter. No lingering after taste.
Palidor19 (3096) - Brandon, Florida, USA - OCT 31, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rich, thick and wonderful, has got a true measure of malt and nice rich hops. Golden wheat color and thick creamy head makes this a winner
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
MarcoDL (3217) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 26, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Aroma of orange zest, bitter hops, citrus and fruits. Fresh fruity taste of orange, citrus, bitters and fresh tropical fruit. Very nice.
malrubius (2242) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - OCT 1, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Brewfest. Copper with small head and lace. Ripe fruit caramel bready aroma. Lightly toasted caramel and mild fruity sweetness with mild nuttiness and herbal pine wood bitterness. Extremely well balanced...in a good way. Soft mouthfeel and medium carb and body. Very good.
HippieFee (232) - - SEP 27, 2015
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft - Very clear light orange color. Mild smell, canít get any distinguishing smells from it. Mild bitterness and very dry. Well balanced with the malt flavor.
jflopsu (886) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 11, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a pale yellow. A sweet aroma of citrus hop and floral aroma. A sweet taste to start with citrus and some floral and then some bitter hops. A light bitter hop aftertaste.