Ostomo517 (60) - Norton Shores, Michigan, USA - JUN 17, 2013
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a nice amber color. Aroma is big grassy hops. Palate is a DIPA that is more hops than malt balance but in a good way! Great hit of bitter in the beginning then a fade to citrusy orange and malt. My fave Ninkasi beer.
Koskela (145) - Marysville, California, USA - JUN 14, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy amber color with a small white head makes a very sweet malty and a citriusy hoppy aroma. Super sweet light bitterness and a medium/heavy body has a small bubbled carbonation. The balance between body hoppiness and sweetness fits the double ipa bill almost perfectly.
Ferris (564) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 6, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft - Grapefruit and pine hops with a malt backbone. Clear copper with a thin head. Up front bitterness, malt backbone and resinous. Decent but nothing special.
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coreyc1221 (86) - USA - JUN 5, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hoppy and grass aroma with some tang. Amber-red color with a whight bubby head. Surprising for a double IPA. Tastes like I got slapped in the face with a bag of hops then soothed by a woman’s soft touch easing the initial hop- blow to a comforting level feeling. I love it. Gonna buy more.
Bule (231) - California, USA - JUN 3, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Jack & Tony's. pours a pale brown with not much of a head. Sweet for a double IPA. A little bit of a mildew flavor and some prominent ester flavors.
jehoesefat (106) - Kapolei, Hawaii, USA - MAY 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Smells hoppy, lots of citrus and grapefruit. Poured pitcher to glass, clear orange with one finger tan head. Good bitter IPA flavor, not overpowering.
GIJOE (145) - Monterey, California, USA - MAY 24, 2013
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours copper with a foamy white head that lingers long. Aroma is light, floral hops and sweet malt. Taste is sweet up front, trailing off to a dry, hoppy finish. Full-bodied, sticky mouthfeel with lively carbonation.
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ACHops (296) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bottle. Pours a dark orange amber with with thick fluffy head. Aroma is sweet citrus and just a hint of pine hops. Taste is light caramel sweetness, though not syrupy, followed by immediate punchy bitterness. Body could be heavier for this style. Hops are big, citrusy and a little juicy. Bitterness lingers through the finish. If I remember correctly, this was the first Ninkasi I ever had, way back when they only made this, Total Domination, and Believer. Total Dom is the standout, very well balanced... this needs a bit more malt and body to match the best DIPAs.
BMan1113VR (7420) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAY 13, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to kyle. Pours with a clear copper hued body with a lasting off-white head. Aromas are sweet, cantaloupe, floral, estery, honey, grapefruit, lightly faded hops. Flavors are very bitter and also sweet. Biscuity and caramel malt with floral hops. A bit citrusy. Seems to have more of an East Coast IPA profile than a West Coast. Astringently bitter finish. Fuller bodied and medium alcohol warmth.
JoshMcGarvie (1) - - MAY 9, 2013 does not count
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deliciously full flavored Double IPA. Very hoppy. Beautiful amber body with nice head.