Cybercat (6142) - Georgia, USA - JUL 10, 2011
Aroma is strong and hoppy with a fruity underpinning that is surprisingly more pomme (apple/pear) than citrus and a firm hint of yeast. It pours a clear dark amber with a thick, though not persistent, white head that leaves some good lacing. Flavor is hoppy and woody, somewhat bitter, with a somewhat sweet undertone of pear and a hint of honey. Fizzy and smooth texture leaves a hoppy, fruity and slightly woody finish. bpreo (2943) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JUL 8, 2011
I just moved to Eugene, and this seems to be the beer that all the locals rave about. I will have to agree. Great taste, great after taste. Heavy too. Meilby (11692) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 8, 2011
UPDATED: AUG 5, 2013 Bottle 650ml @ Hotel Room, Hotel Whitcomb, San Francisco, CASilphium (3198) - Traverse City, Michigan, USA - JUL 1, 2011
Pours clear deep golden with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, citrus, floral and pine. Taste is light to medium sweet and light to medium bitter with and smooth, bitter and floral finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
Pours clear amber with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, citrus and grape. Taste is light sweet and light to medium bitter. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [7 4 7 4 15 = 3.7 7/8/2011]
On tap at the Denali Park Salmon Bake, AK. Clearish orange-brown body, thin to medium off-white head. Bitter, leafy, hoppy nose with notes of brown sugar. Dry piny, toasty body, leafy and bitter, backed by biscuity malts. Nice, but certainly not a total domination. MisterSparkle (29) - California, USA - JUN 19, 2011
From bomber to tulip @ home. I really enjoyed this IPA. I must admit, I keep having to remind myself that it’s not Japanese, thanks to the name. Sumerian gods and whatever, it still seems like an awfully oriental title to me. This particular brew pours a pretty cloudy gold. Head is thick and persistent, and lacing is full and sticky. Aroma says floral and citrus hops, and bready hay malt. Flavor is true to nose, if not slightly more citrus hop character than the smell implies. Has a pleasant dough yeast tone to it, definitely doesn’t hurt the taste. Body has more to it than expected, I’ll call it medium-full. Texture is creamy, carbonation is very well balanced. Finish is pleasantly bitter. Overall, I’d have to say this was a pleasant experience. If you told me this brew came from San Diego, I wouldn’t argue with you. A tip of my hat to this OREGON brewer, who seems to GET IT!!!! West coast IPA means "hella hoppy"! ;-P <- that’s me, licking my chops over Ninkasi Total Domination! Yay!
RaiderDave (4) - California, USA - JUN 15, 2011 does not count
An excellent IPA, Total Domination has a citrusy, floral hop aroma, and big hop flavor balanced with a rich and malty finish. An IPA that encompasses the reputation of the Pacific as the birthplace of the modern IPA. BeerLimey (2155) - California, USA - JUN 13, 2011
[Bottle] Lightly hazed orange hue, moderate head retention. Strong citrussy hop aroma, some tropical fruit, bready malts. Plenty of citrussy hops on the palate, some sweetness both from the fruitiness of the hops and a mild digestive like biscuity malt. Not particularly complex but a decent IPA. FlacoAlto (4220) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUN 9, 2011
A steady pour into my large Tripel Karmeliet tulip produces a four-finger thick, light tan colored head; the head has lots of structure to it and leaves lots of thick lacing on the sides of my glass as well as falling with a very varied, rocky surface. The beer is a dark amber color that shows a lightly hazed amber color when held up to the light. Bright citrus, tangelo and lychee mix with soft, toasted malt, caramelized grain and perhaps a touch of sweet tea like aromatics. The malt towards the finish combines with sharper pine-hop notes and some pepper herbal notes. The aroma doesn’t quite have the bright hoppy notes that I prefer (I wonder if age has anything to do with it), but it does have a nice mix of fruit and herbal notes from the hop as well as a supporting malt character that doesn’t quite get in the way of the hops.Boliv (1150) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 28, 2011
Fairly smooth textured, even creamy, I must have knocked out a fair amount of carbonation during my pour. The beer has a firm bitterness throughout that lingers on the palate; there is also a sort of menthol character that lingers in the finish. Lychee flavors mix with kumquat zest, tangelo and some other softer tropical fruit notes. The hop character also has some softer notes of pine, spicy herbal notes. There is a soft malt sweetness to this beer that accentuates the fruity hop character, and the sweet tea note that was found in the nose, is quite a bit reduced here in the flavor; almost non-existent. As the beer warms up, the herbal and pine notes come out a bit more. The body has a medium’ish character to it, though it is not on the heavy side for an IPA; it is just enough that it is not still quaffable like an IPA should be.
Not a bad IPA, my guess it is perhaps not at its freshest, but I don’t have a way of checking.
On tap at Lori’s Diner in San Francisco. Pours orange with a small white head, giving off aromas of pine and citrus, as well as sweet malt. The flavor was moderately hoppy, but disappointingly, very malt-forward. Lots of sweet caramel here. I guess I was hoping for a nice hoppy pint, but this didn’t deliver.  brynte (1) - SWEDEN - MAY 27, 2011 does not count
This is one of my favorite IPAs. This is so smooth and easy-drinking, but it is still bursting with juicy hop flavor. Have only tried it on bottle, but I’d like to try it on tap.