Itzjerm (3055) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - SEP 17, 2017 GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - DEC 21, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22oz bottle -
I really, really hope that sometime in the future that brewers will be required to put a bottling date on their products. Since they don’t 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. IPA’s should never been in position like the one I had last night, because anyone who’s just now getting into the love of the style would be sorely disappointed. If this isn’t 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. I’ve had other Ninkasi products so I know they are quality brewers. This however, was not a quality IPA. At least this bottle wasn’t.
In bottle. Lots of building bitterness with lots of malt. Not very complex. Light citrus. Not very enjoyable.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Grumbo (3452) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - AUG 30, 2017
Bottle from New Beer Distributors, New York. Pours amber with a lasting off-white head. Aroma of citrus and tropical fruit, caramel, flowers, hop, malt, orange and light yeast. Moderate sweetness and medium bitterness. Medium body, oily texture, average to soft carbonation. Finish is creamy with increasing bitterness. nickel (1179) - UKRAINE - AUG 29, 2017
Aroma: citrus, pines.
Taste: sweet malt from the start, hoppy finish and aftertaste. Pleasant mix of citrus, herbs and grass hops.
Low rating because of impossible to take off label rougeau13 (3130) - Richmond, Texas, USA - AUG 26, 2017
Bottle. Aroma of caramel and citrus. Tastes moderately bitter. Medium bodied. bergstaden (3096) - Røros, NORWAY - AUG 15, 2017
Golden with a white head - Fruity hop aroma with some citrus - Malt body to support a hop flavour that has a good bitterness with some fruity citrsu notes - The hops with bitterness goes into the finish - This was good
jeremytoni (3082) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - AUG 11, 2017
From a bottle poured a copper color with a fair amount of head. Light happy flavor with a quick finish. JohananaV2 (275) - - AUG 8, 2017
Popped in the freezer in a frosted mug, it was really good. Rich and flavorful, just another awesome IPA. Some hit, some miss but this one nailed it
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone llkc (2576) - århus, DENMARK - AUG 4, 2017
Flaske, duft citrus malt karakter svag appelsin skal, smag malt sæd appelsin frisk citrus lime mango nathanvc (594) - Brugge, BELGIUM - JUL 20, 2017
Bottle from Vons, Las Vegas. Pours hazy golden with a slowly diminishing, foamy, white head that leaves lacing. The aroma contains floral hops, citrus, malt and some spices. It tastes light malty sweet and medium hoppy bitter with a dry finish. Medium body, slick texture, soft carbonation. Smooth and balanced. tricksta_p (4866) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - JUN 29, 2017
Bottle from a supermarket in Oregon. Aroma is malt, floral hops, lots of grapefruit, pine and spruce. Flavour is moderate sweet with an annoyingly harsh bitterness. Body is medium. Wow, I didn’t expect such a poorly balanced IPA from Ninkasi. Very disappointing.