Ninkasi Total Domination IPA
(Always drink responsibly. Seek help when alcohol affects your life and the lives of those around you. For readers of a legal drinking age.)
I met Ninkasi for the first time at the Craft Beer Festival two weeks back. Admittedly, after sampling so many brews I was in no shape to say much on behalf of the distinct characteristics, so since then I’ve made an attempt to find those beers again and write with a bit more detail about their wonders. Ninkasi Brewery of Eugene, OR is named for the Sumerian goddess of beer. Zach found the Total Domination IPA with 6.7% ABV and 65 IBU (enough acronyms!) when we were getting gas at the quaint mom-and-pop station just up the street from our new digs. I thought it was fairly light in flavor upon first sip, but I didn’t know it was 65 IBU until after tasting it. Yes, it was bitter, but I like bitter so sometimes I see through that. I guess by light, I mean that the flavor itself danced and was mild, making this very sippable and enjoyable. “Worship the goddess,” indeed.