Beer: Ninkasi Brewing Total Domination IPA
Location: Eugene, Oregon
Package Type: 22 oz bottle
Aroma: Mildly hoppy
Appearance: Tan, dark deep golden, and hazy. White foamy head.
Body & Texture: Smooth, easy to drink, medium bodied, good carbonation.
Aftertaste: Slight bitterness, but not overwhelming.
Overall Impression: This IPA was very easy to drink and not too hoppy, so I would recommend it to anyone starting out tasting IPA’s. I’ve noticed that different breweries vary in hoppiness. One breweries double IPA might be another breweries regular IPA. It seemed like a very standard West Coast IPA. Although it’s everything I would expect from an IPA, nothing is too memorable about it. Nothing left me saying, “This was a great beer!”. I thought the price was great at $3.99. David picked this beer up on a whim while we were at BevMo one night. We like trying out breweries we’ve never heard of before, and I’m glad we gave this one a chance. Since it was a pretty positive experience, I wouldn’t be hesistant to buy another of their brews in the future. Cool little fact, Ninkasi is the Sumerian Goddess of Beer! I love that name for a brewery, so props to them!