More goodness from Ninkasi Brewing... this time in the shape of the bold Ninkasi Tricerahops Double IPA.
Ninkasi Tricerahops Double IPA poured a mostly clear golden honey color into the glass, topped with a creamy white head. The nose was dominated by stone fruits like peach and apricot with notes of caramelized sugar.
Ninkasi Tricerahops Double IPA hit my palette with a sweet start of stewed apples, oats, and brown sugar; sweet but still dry enough to not be cloying. A rind bitterness sat in the background and became more dominant as the sweetness faded. As sweet as it was, Tricerahops ended on a pretty dry note and stayed refreshing through the entire 22oz. bottle.
Similar to Ninkasi Total Domination IPA, Tricerahops is a big, bold beer that hides it's ABV well. Also like Total Domination, for such a big version of the style it is a little bit lacking in nuance. There really aren't stages to it, what you taste in the first sip is what you'll taste in the fade. All of Ninkasi's beer has a "candy for adults" aesthetic; highly enjoyable, heavy but easy to drink, flavor bombs that deliver a fun drinking experience.