Ninkasi This Is Why I’m Hop

While we in Newtown, we stopped at one of my favorite olive oil/vinegar places. We tried a bunch of them and ended up coming home with some. We also replaced our apricot white vinegar, which we originally got at the Filling Station in Chelsea Market and ran out of. After that we headed to dinner and then off to Isaac Newton’s for the Ninkasi tap takeover. This was the first beer that I had there.


ABV: 7%

Style: American IPA

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “When I say I’m hop, this is what I mean… This juicy, hop-forward IPA brims with an impressive amount of full hop flavor and aroma. Brewed with Centennial, Citra and Mosaic hops, this beer demands attention. Take it slow, friends!”

Random: The bar was seriously dark, as you can tell from the picture.

This beer poured with a half a finger of white head that dissipated quickly. It left light lacing on the glass. The body was a clear, amber with moderate carbonation. The nose was bursting with a lot of tropical fruit. I specifically picked up mango and pineapple. There was a lot of citrus as well. The taste was intensely hoppy and bursting with tropical fruit. I got lots of mango and grapefruit. It was intensely bitter, but then had some malt sweetness at the end. I didn’t pick up any booze on it either. It had a medium body with moderate carbonation. The finish was long and hoppy. For a hop head, this beer was exactly what the names suggested, intensely hoppy and satisfying. I’m glad to see this brewery in the area and will definitely be having more beers from them.

Untappd Rating: 4.0/5.0

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