GT (10000) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 12, 2012
Tap at Zeigeist. Pours clear amber orange. Deeper. Frothy off-white head. Sugary, fruity nose. Taste is ultra astringent and nut skin bitter. Tart and cell wall bitter with tree bark. Sheets of thicker lace.
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Pours hazy yellow orange with large white head. Grassy, yeast and mild malt on the nose. Grassy with smooth bitterness and pine notes, very balanced. CapFlu (5126) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 6, 2012
(Draft) Sampled at the 2011 Great Canadian Beer Festival on September 9, 2011. Some strong Hi-C hops in the front. Lots of malt running an under-current. A solid body with lots of citrus. I very much like! chris2431 (241) - Oregon, USA - JAN 29, 2012
bottle. aroma of dank weed. probably the best smelling beer iíve had. flavor is near perfect balance of citrus and piney hops. nice and bitter. tastes like a dream. only thing better is their double. one of my all time favorite IPAís. brew3crew (166) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 28, 2012
Freshness unknown. Gotten from Newgeneric from BA. Great golden body and white head. Little.more malty than I would want but still a well balanced beer
Travlr (24315) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 21, 2012
Draft at GABBF. Hazy golden brown color, medium off white head. Aroma of citrus and tropical fruits. Taste is similar. Nice. Erikfos84 (1) - Arizona, USA - JAN 17, 2012 does not count
One of the best I have tried. I was just up in Oregon and hit up a few breweries. This was the best beer I had tried. GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - DEC 21, 2011
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Sledutah (7491) - Utah, USA - DEC 16, 2011
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.
22oz bottle from Phil mxpx5678 (4) - Lathrop, California, USA - DEC 9, 2011 does not count
Appearance: Clear amber with a medium sized off-white head and good lacing
Aroma: Tropical fruit, biscuity, light caramel and grapefruit
Taste: Fruity, bready, dusty caramel with a light bitterness in the finish
Nice and easy going, flavorful
I really love this beer. I didnít even like IPAís before having this and now it is one of my favorite styles.