Friday, September 19, 2008

Tricerahops Double IPA, Ninkasi Brewery

Our next beer is in my favorite category of beer; the double IPA. It is from Ninkasi Brewery in Eugene, Oregon and available in 22oz bottles. This is my first beer from Ninkasi, which I just discovered when I moved here.

It pours a milky amber with a good head.

The smell is subtle. I was expecting a big hop aroma, but it is mild but flowery hop.

The taste is initially big hop, but then balances quickly in the mouth. Bitterness, which I am a big fan of, doesn't really set in until the back of the jaw. It is one of the most well-balanced Double IPA's I've had, it offers up a smooth taste.

The aftertaste leaves a strong hop flavor which lingers nicely. It is slightly floral, but again, very balanced. Quite drinkable indeed!

It is 8.8% with 100+ IBU's ( a little surprising to me to find that out, showing how well-balanced the beer is...)


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