Tricerahops Double IPA

Oregon
United States
Tricerahops Double IPA
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
90
Aroma:
24 / 24
Flavor:
36 / 40
Appearance:
5 / 6
Mouthfeel:
7 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20
Description 

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 abundent 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.

Profile

ABV: 
8.8%
IBUs: 
100
Served at: 
55°
Hops: 
Chinook, Cascade, Summit, Centennial, Palisade
Malts: 
2-Row Pale, Munich, Carahell
Judges Review 
BC Review's picture
Judges Rating:
90
Aroma:
24 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
7 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Due to extraordinarily tasty brews, Ninkasi Brewing has quickly earned the reputation as a heavy hitting up-and-comer. Tricerahops is a behemoth of a brew, boasting a whopping 100 IBU backed by almost 9% ABV. The aroma is a full-on hop assault, lashing the sense with wave upon wave of Seville orange, peaches, candied lemon peel, and herbs. Beneath the blanket of hops, the nose struck Rick as “rather sweet, with notes of cotton candy, golden treacle, and vanilla.” Yet, he deemed the overall effect “inviting and seductive.” Lee actually found the nose quite balanced and enjoyed the “sharp, clean hop spiciness and warm beckoning sweetness.” Throwing the merest hint of a chill haze, this brew shows a deep yellow, verging on burnished gold, all cloaked with a dense, meringue-like ivory head. Alcohol is front and center in the flavor, but the firm, bready malt base keeps it in check. In addition to the alcohol and assertive bitterness, Tim found hints of apricots and Bosc pears, praising the brewer’s “harmonious blending of flavors.” While Tom enjoyed the initial alcohol blast, he felt it was a bit harsh on the finish, “detracting from an otherwise flawless beer.” He complimented the delicate, honeyish sweetness and ripe peach fruitiness lurking beneath the alcohol. If Tricerahops is any indication, relative newcomer Ninkasi’s reputation will continue to grow.