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Tricerahops - Ninkasi Brewing Company

Tricerahops

Overall: 9.2/10 by 4 dudes

Dudes: 9.6/10

Trend: 9.2/10 over past 5 reviews

Style: American Imperial IPA

ABV: 8.80%

IBU: 100

Season: Year Round

Have Another: 100%

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352 beers rated with a 7.9 average
  • 9.7/10 have another
  • A: 9 | T: 10 | L: 9 | M: 10 | O: 10
  • Color: Medium Amber
  • A: Solid medium amber with some floatees , foamy tan head of average retention.

    S: Very piney then a little grassy & woody, possibly a little grapefruit way in the back. Totally not the hop aroma of midwest DIPA.

    T: Unbelieveably sophisticated. The big ibu's and abv's totally masked. The flavor starts as a tart grapefruit, a little caramel, the flavor notes just balance together.

    D: You could definately get three sheets to the wind in a hurry and never realize what happend. Most subtle of the DIPA's I've had this season. But a real adult beverage in the dryness and totally unique flavors. Wish I could get on a regular basis, and I'd kill to have on tap.
  • Reviewed: Thursday, February 17, 2011 at 22:35:07
  • Tasted: February 17, 2011 by rich
  • $0.00 for 22 oz. bottle
113 beers rated with a 8.2 average
  • 8.7/10 have another
  • A: 8 | T: 9 | L: 8 | M: 9 | O: 9
  • Color: 9
  • Aroma: Yum. Woody pine. Classic IPAish plus some.
    Look: Classic golden IPA, thin head, but that's forgiveable.
    Taste: Less... bitter kick than I imagined. Still classic IPA.
    This is... the sophisticated IPA.
    It's very interesting, the IBU is 100, but this clarifies that it's just a number. That other factors can influence how you taste an item. This could easily be a session beer if you didn't pass out from the alcohol in it.
    I want to try this beer again, perhaps several.
  • Reviewed: Thursday, February 17, 2011 at 22:31:32
  • Tasted: February 17, 2011 by Retrofit
  • $0.00 for 22 oz. bottle
1,116 beers rated with a 7.8 average
  • 9.6/10 have another
  • A: 10 | T: 10 | L: 8 | M: 9 | O: 9
  • Color: Gold
  • Pours clear with some floaties. Minimal white foam. Retention is abysmal with no lacing to speak of.

    Aroma is typical west coast ipa: citrus and pine. This one packs some nice wood and grassy aromas too. Good stuff, slightly different than all the rest.

    Taste is almost identical to the nose. Well balanced with not much bitterness in the end, which is surprising based on the IBUs.

    Medium body with minimal carbonation; just enough to add to the beer.

    For the size of the beer: abv and ibu, this beer is ridiculously easy to throw back, maybe dangerously so. I like the unique profile of hops and the sophistication. Enjoy!
  • Reviewed: Thursday, February 17, 2011 at 22:30:58
  • Tasted: February 17, 2011 by scot
  • $0.00 for 22 oz. bottle
310 beers rated with a 8.3 average
  • 8.9/10 have another
  • A: 9 | T: 9 | L: 8 | M: 9 | O: 9
  • Short Rating Aroma: 9 (24%) | Taste: 9 (40%) | Look: 8 (6%) | Drinkability: (PERCENT_DRINKABILITY%) | Overall: 8.9
  • Reviewed: Thursday, February 17, 2011 at 22:18:42
  • Tasted: February 17, 2011 by tikibeer
  • $0.00 for 12 oz. bottle