mverity (124) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Orangy amber in color with little head from the pour. When I swirled heavily in my snifter, a creamy white head developed but dissipated quickly. Aroma is mostly malty, with grapefruit and slight piney notes as well. Grapefruit really comes out in the taste. Grapefruit, pine, some kind of spice (coriander maybe), a bubblegum kind of sweetness, a nice bite from the hops, and something else... I can’t quite put my finger on the taste. It’s a touch off, but this beer is super fresh. Picked up from the brewery less than two weeks ago. It hides the booziness fairly well. but there is still a fair amount of the 8.8% shining through. The mouthfeel is sticky. This beer sticks to your tongue, cheeks, and lips like thin honey; and lingers on the palate for a good minute after you take each and every sip. From what my buddy Eduardo said about Ninkasi, and what I’ve read from them, I was really hoping this beer was going to live up to the hype. Good, but no where near great.
stevoj (1371) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 28, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice soft citrus elements to this beer, hoppy but not overly bitter. Orange/amber with creamy head, lots of sticky lacing. Grapefruit aroma with taste following the citrus notes and accented with some tangy hops and caramel malt. Well done!
commonshawn (160) - - OCT 26, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap. Copper. Nice white head and good lacing. Alcohol pine aroma. Starts bitter, then sweet alcohol, and clean finish. Very tasty, even if it could be a bit more complex.
Foxbush (1147) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - OCT 25, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Cannery Row brewing Company The Oregon ale poured a cloudy amber with a wispy head that dissipated. The nose detected citrus and resin hop aroma. The medium body had soft to average carbonation. The 100 IBU is high but bitterness did not seem that high. The finish had some sweet caramel and solid bitterness of a good D/IPA. We had a great waitress Alice who knew her ales.
DocJitsu (611) - Florida, USA - OCT 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a mildly hazy classic golden color with large, light beige, well-retaining head. Orange-grapefruit nose. Pretty smooth, wet mouthfeel. A lot of dehydrated citrus fruity sweetness that eventually gives way to a grapefruit bitterness at the finish. Alcohol is masked well.
hockeybeerguy (255) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - OCT 22, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a dark hazy amber/brown and leaves the same colored body with a one finger white foamy head that falls into the body after a minute, foamy clingy white lacing is left in the wake and spider webs after about thirty seconds, the smell is citrus hops, pine hops, a decent presence from some mangos and nicely backed up by a sort of caramel-ness, the taste is bittersweet - as its nicely combined between the bitterness of the citrus/pine hops to the caramel, little bit of a citrus aftertaste, quick dry puckering finish, its fairly easy on the palate, sessionable, alcohol is not really felt throughout the drink, carbonation seems to be good for the style and for me; overall a good DIPA that I would gladly have again, I am looking forward to trying more offerings from Ninkasi
Beergeek23322 (1737) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - OCT 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
2/19/2012. 22 oz. bottle. Dark amber color with a short white head. Aromas of caramel, hops, alcohol, citrus. The alcohol burn is a little overwhelming, but does blend with the caramel, hops and fruity flavors.
danielecamo (354) - ITALY - OCT 2, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Alla spina. Aroma intenso di malti e floreale, erbaceo seguti da un finale fruttato, frutta sotto spirito. Aroma di cereale, crosta di pane poi erbaceo e fruttato, una bomba, non si avverte molto l’alcoolicità ma dopo fa pagare il suo prezzo.
umich03jm (1333) - Allen Park, Michigan, USA - SEP 30, 2013
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bomber thanks to michaelinwa. Pours a clear golden orange color with a small foamy head that lingers nicely and leaves some good lacing too. Sugary sweet aroma of pineapple, grapefruit, and lemons. Taste has a fairly strong malty sweetness with just a light bitterness. Juicy grapefruit and pineapple hops but there’s a diacetyl buttery off-flavor that’s pretty strong. Medium to thick body, somewhat syrupy mouthfeel. Not a fan.
BoostIPA (979) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - SEP 28, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bomber. Pours a clear aber with a small off white head. Aromas of grapefruit and citrus. Pretty good nose on this one. Taste is a pretty damn fine tropical fruit expression, aggressive, bitter. Fruity but not exactly sweet. finishes with a lingering pineapple note and a lasting bitterness. Very good.