Ninkasi Tricerahops Double IPA

Posted: March 30, 2015 in American Double/Imperial IPA, Ninkasi Brewing Company, Reviews

The other half and I are off today, so we’re watching “The Grand Budapest Hotel.” The cat is snuggled between us. This beer is another one that I had at the Tap Takeover. Let’s see how it was.

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ABV: 8%

Style: American Double/Imperial IPA

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “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. Double IPAs are noted for their hop profiles. Earthy, floral hop aroma and flavor are abundant in Tricerahops. The bigger body and higher alcohol balance the large volume of hops to create a beer that is very flavorful while still being balanced and drinkable. At 8 percent ABV the beer can be deceiving as it is very smooth.”

Random: I think we finally picked out a couch for the living room.

This beer poured with half a finger of white head that dissipated quickly and left slight lacing on the glass. The body looked to be a clear mahogany color with light carbonation, but due to the darkness in the bar, it was difficult to assess. The nose had lots of hops with grapefruit and pine resin and then caramel malt. The taste was clean with grapefruit, grapefruit pith and then pine and pine resin. There was some caramel malt to back it up, but the beer was seriously hoppy with no booze warming. It had a moderate body with moderate carbonation. The finish was long and hoppy. This was a really satisfying beer and I would definitely have it again.

Untappd Rating: 4.0/5.0

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