Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 1, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
In short: A yeasty and very smooth IIPA with a dominant caramel + pine-tree flavors. Good but not clean/crisp enough.
How: Bottle 22oz. Consumed fresh a few weeks after receiving it from brewolf. Thanks a lot Michael
The look: Cloudy orange body Lots of big chunks. Medium off-white head with medium retention.
In long: Nose is pine-tree, yeasty and tangy. Malt bill is sweet caramel but does not have that “toasted character”. I’d describe it as commercial fresh sliced white bread with creamy caramel. Hops has flavors of pine-tree and citrus and oranges with an overall resinous character. I think this beer could use some filtering. It feels yeasty and lacks the crispness that I like in excellent IPA. I’d say it feels a bit muddy/dirty. The beer is very easy to drink and feels like a 5% IPA. Overall this is a good offering. Named after a little known extinct herbivorous dinosaur that staggered the earth millions of years ago and crossed the street before the invention of the chicken.
JoeTheYounger (1181) - Lake Arrowhead, California, USA - JUN 29, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from BeVmo in Rancho Cucamonga. Poured a hazy golden color with thin big bubbly head. Aroma was mostly citrus but had some floral notes as well. Taste was caramel, semi-bitter, sweet, and some grapefruit. Medium carbonation, full body.
50belair (3252) - Florida, USA - JUN 26, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 18, 2013 Now I know why the dinosaurs became extinct. There’s something off with this beer. A nice hazy bronze colored brew with aromas of pine and grapefruit. It started with all kinds of promise. That unfortunately was derailed by a huge comet of disappointment. It’s a very dry under-assuming DIPA. It starts and finishes with a mellow hoppy, florally, almost sour taste. Like a low budget Sci-Fi this three horned monster lacks the hops and balance to be an attention getter like Godzilla.
Better than I remember. Better balance, nice florals hop notes. Actually, pretty damn good.
ben4321 (5397) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUN 22, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Location: Bottle at Max and Andy’s Fantasy Tasting, 5/1/10
Aroma: The nose has some pine notes, citrus, caramel, and crystal malts
Appearance: The pour is an orangish color with minimal head
Flavor: The taste is balanced, but the overall flavor is rough around the edges
Palate: Drinkable enough, decent body, alright mouthfeel
I wasn’t particularly impressed by this one, and I like this stlye a lot, but this one felt a bit off to me, not well-rounded enough, and it just overall was not that impressive. The key thing that is standing out in the notes is that it just wasn’t well-rounded enough to be considered really good.
CampesinoTino (800) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 11, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 19, 2011 Bomber. Aroma is herbal hops, ruby red grapefruit, pine and tropical fruit.
Appearance is a dark reddish orange color with a layer of foamy white head. The taste opens up with resiny hops bitterness and grapefruit followed by caramel, pine resin and a little bit of alcohol. The body is creamy with medium carbonation and finishes with lots of citrus and vegetal hops bitterness. Overall, a good value DIPA with lots of hops flavors to chew on.
Beerona97 (2398) - Washington, USA - JUN 1, 2010
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Enoteca pours clear orange with a frothy beige head. Aroma is very piney, herby, citrus, grass. Taste has a great balance of bitter hops and tropical citrus sweetness. Medium thick body, smooth carbonation. Long bitter finish. Not overly sweet or bitter.
zdk (1852) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 27, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Andy and Max’s fantasy tasting - orange pour, no head. Arouma isn’t very strong. Smooth caramel, hoppy pine and floral notes. Finishes dry, a bit astringent and boozey. Decent, but not my favorite of the night.
jazz88 (2646) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 26, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. A cloudy orange color with a white head. A citrus and pine hop aroma with a nice smooth, grapefruit and hop filled flavor. Well balanced and nicely hides the alcohol.
koopa (338) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 23, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle purchased from Liquid Solutions.
Appearance: Fairly standard honey orange with decent clarity, a big off white head, lots of retention and LOADS of lacing!
Smell: Wet grass, floral hops, honey, and a touch of citrus hops.
Taste: A delicious DIPA that seems more like a "Big IPA" to me. Hops are very present but not as extremely aggressive as other DIPA’s. A good dose of sugar and a low malt profile keep this brew all about the hops.
Mouthfeel: A touch thin and crisp for a DIPA but a nice amount of carbonation is very pleasant.
Drinkability: Good for an 8.8 % ABV
This has been my 3rd Ninkasi offering I’ve tried and my favorite yet.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 01-28-2009
hoppyhampy (73) - , California, USA - MAY 22, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bought at bevmo last week but no other freshness info. 22oz bomber poured into a tulip. Good inch and a half of frothy head with very nice lacing and above average retention. Color is a cloudy orange-amber. Sweet, biscuity malt and mild, fresh hops on the nose. Rich and full bodied. Syrupy without much carbonation leaving room for improvement in the mouthfeel and drinkability departments. The malt definitely slows the onset of the hops but they come through with a fury. Very bitter and resiny but also light and fresh. I like how the malt comes through first and you are left with the hops to enjoy. Overall very good effort, especially for the price.