Beer #128 Ninkasi Tricerahops Double IPA


Ninkasi Tricerahops Double IPA

Name:  Tricerahops Double IPA

Style:  Imperial IPA

Brewery: Ninkasi Brewing Company  website 

Country:  USA

Region:  Eugene, Oregon

ABV: 8.80% Abv

How served: 22oz bomber poured into Dogfish Head snifter.         

My Overall Opinion: Very Good. 

I paired this beer with: Grilled chicken marinated with lemon butter marinated.  There is a split decision on this pairing,  the wife says that the flavors of the marinate and the finish of the beer clash & I say the pairing went well, could have been better, but still acceptable.

Tasted on:  Tuesday June 22nd, 2010. 

Note:  The beer poured with a fluffy one  finger head and left a small thin lacing on the glass.  The initial smell was sweet almost honey like, then I picked up some citrus/grapefruit.  The initial taste of this beer was mildly sweet from the malts, and then it finished with mild bitterness of grapefruits. Nothing over the top here, just a very well balanced beer.  It was much less “hoppy” then expected from a Imperial IPA, but not disappointed due to the excellent balance of this beer.  The mouthfeel was just a tad under a thin syrup and had a very nice carbonation level for this style of beer.   I would definitely drink this one again in the summer, fall, winter or spring.  I would have this beer with brunch, lunch, dinner or just by itself.

On the Label:  Tricerahops is double everything you already love in an IPA.  More hops, more malt body and a higher gravity define this Double India Pale Ale.  Fiercely flavorful, guaranteed to satisfy.

The ancient Sumerians worshipped the beer they made, praised the Goddess Ninkasi for the miracle of fermentation.  Beer is a staple of civilization.  Worship the Goddess. 

On their Website:  Tricerahops Double IPA

Hops, hops and more hops, combine with enough malt to make this a very balanced 8.8% beer. Floral and smooth, dry hopped for aroma, an outstanding Double IPA.

8.8%alc./vol. 100+ ibus. Always available in 22 oz bottles, and on draft.

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