Ninkasi Total Domination IPA: An Amateurish Beer Review

in #beer4 years ago (edited)


Strong? At 6.7% alcohol by volume, it's above average. Check.

Bitter? A hopped-up 81 international bitterness units. Check.

From the brewery website:

This decidedly balanced Northwest IPA celebrates our love of hops. A delightful blend of citrus and floral hop notes dominate the senses while a trio of malt adds a clean finish. Totally hoppy, totally drinkable; the name says it all.

Well, OK. It is hoppy, and there is a citrus bite to the flavor, and it is drinkable enough, but I remain unimpressed.

Like I said in the Firestone Union Jack IPA review, I am not generally a fan of the IPA type in general, but I could tell how that one was good, and this one impressed me less. It's OK, but not great. I wouldn't seek it out, but I don't think it was bad either. I tend to expect more from a microbrewery than this though. It's certainly better than mass market beers, but not good enough to stand apart from its microbrew competitors. There just didn't seem to be enough effort to balance the flavor profile, instead driving toward NORTHWEST HOPPY IPA trends.

Check out the Firestone Union Jack IPA instead.

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I'd love to try it! I like the Himalayan label! Sent people your way and mentioned you in my last post! Cheers!

Keep those beer reviews coming!
Absolutely love it!
Followed and upvoted.

Who doesn't love upvoting a post about beer? Hell, I'm drinking beer right now! :) However, as a gluten free person (by necessity, not choice, I'm celiac) My choices are very limited. So let me just give an endorsement to my favorite gluten free beer: Bards. Bards rules! If you are gluten free you must try it.

Is that better than Redbridge?

They stopped making Redbridge :( At least the full flavor. I hear they still make 3.2, but if they still sell full flavor it's not in western Colorado where I am.

Redbridge was awesome and I miss it. However, I would need one to taste test it side by side with Bards to answer your question.

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