Jkripp (141) - Washington, USA - AUG 1, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
I first had this beer at a restaurent in Pullman, WA. When I learned that this was a ninkasi beer it further boosted their rep for me
redave (166) - squaw valley, California, USA - AUG 1, 2010
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours one of the most cloudy beers Iíve seen this side of a Hefe.... Rather dark amber with some golden edges in the light.
Aroma was slight pine hops, some malt in there,
[couldnít find a date stamp, this may have been a little old]
Pretty nice big double IPA bite up front, malt backing. Pretty good balance, not bad,
Especially when you factor in the price. Probably the cheapest DIPA out there right now...
Iíd get this again, not the best DIPA, but not bad at all, and at under 4 bucks, quite a deal.
daleharshman (1030) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 30, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber bought at quirky grocery store in northwest Washington as I headed up to Vancouver and Whistler on vacation ($5.49). Pours into short hotel glass a murky orange with some red tones and only a thin layer of off-white foam. Aroma of sweet hops (tropical fruit, citrus, resin) with a hint of malt character. Fruity hops dominate the flavor as well with possibly the strongest flavor of pineapple I have encountered in an IPA/DIPA. Other flavors include more tropical fruit (possibly mango), orange, and grapefruit.
It is generally sweet with a fresh grapefruit type of mild bitterness that forms a nice counterbalance. My first Ninkasi rating -- glad I got to try this one. (259, 353)
DYCSoccer17 (3603) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 25, 2010
3.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 ounce bottle purchased at BevMo in Natomas. I have no clue how old this is or how bad the hops have or have not faded. Aroma has some metallic and faded grassy hops. Not much going on, and there is a bit of a musty oxidation. Not overly attractive aroma. Probably an old bottle. Moderately hazy orange-copper body with a good off-white head with nice lacing. Attractive. Starts with some metallic hops and a little citrus grapefruit. Has a nice sweet malt backbone that leaves a piney, resinous finish. This is quite drinkable, and I am wondering how tasty this is fresh. The sample I have now is pretty nice.
Leanu (41) - Red Lodge, Montana, USA - JUL 23, 2010
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma of citrus peel and midday harvested grains. Fine full flavor and very hoppidy finish. Everything Iíve come to expect from overdone Double IPAís. Delicious!
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 23, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle. Pours pretty damn murky...of orangish brown hue...the atop was off-white turning a very light orange-tan. Nose has notes of caramel, grilled orange, wet grass, and candy. Dry bitter flavors with pretty nice orange citrus highlights. Body is full and bitter, but the dryness and bitterness keep it from feeling too syrupy, though it is pretty damn thick. Aftertaste has a citrus medicinal edge to it that isnít bad. Pretty decent.
andyhwcinc (1804) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 18, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I purchased this while on vacation in Portland, consumed with a good friend in Chicago. I had Ninkasiís IPA while on the west coast, and it was one of my favorites on the trip. This DIPA does not disappoint at all. Aroma great hop balance. Appearance dark but cloudy with white head. Taste fantastic caramel very rich for this style, very hoppy.
muteprint (176) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JUL 18, 2010
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Hoppy aroma that doesnít let on the unique qualitys of this brew. Pillowy head that lingers and laces the glass as you drink. The taste starts out bitter with hints of alcohol but quickly gains a sweet malty quality. The finish of the beer tasted to me almost like sweet tea. A very interesting beer, but it is one of my new favorites.
jercraigs (9541) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 17, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
2010-07-01. Golden orange body with a small off-white head and lace. 3+ Fruity hop aroma, lychee touches something else follows it up that I can not place. 7+ Flavour has a similar hop profile, fruity, touch of lychee, sweet citrus, finishes with green leafy accents. Average palate is smooth but a touch light. Really enjoyable. On tap at Tap House Grill, Seattle
mabel (8425) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 15, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
[3062-20100701] Tap. Odd pasta-like food aroma with something like toasted asparagus. Slightly hazy, light brown body with a long-lasting creamy off-white head. Pizza crust sweat flavour has bitter bread yeast and a long meaty aftertaste. Medium body. Really odd but it all comes together somehow.
(@ Taphouse, Seattle, WA)