Friday, August 13, 2010

Ninkasi Tricerahops

I love, love, love, me some Double IPA's. The thick body, the low bubble factor, and just look at that color! I picked this one up for two reasons: 1)It was cheap 2) It's called TRICERAHOPS! The triceratops has been my favorite dinosaur since I was a little kid. It's pretty much the coolest dino ever. Not 1 but 3, count em 3 horns. Awesome!

Ninkasi is up in Eugene, Oregon and they've got a great lineup. Lost in the Beer Aisle recently reviewed their Total Domination IPA and enjoyed it so I think I will be picking that one up once I manage to mow through my CASES of homebrew. More on that later.

This beer was as cool as the dino it takes it's name after. Totally balanced, thick body, not too many bubbles. It wasn't your typical West Coast IPA Nuclear Pinecone. There was a good amount of citrus and a ton of malty sweetness to round out the bitter. I finished the whole 22 in one night which I don't normally do especially considering that this beer clocks in at 8.8% ABV. This is a great DIPA.

1 comment:

  1. triceratops IS a pretty rad dino... and malt should be renamed to crack... i'll have to try one of these for sure