poisoneddwarf (2025) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - FEB 23, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber. Well, I’ve tried the 21st Amendment version of this and liked it (or so says my rating from a little over a year ago--I don’t really remember it). Let’s see how this one matches up. Pours hazy amber with a medium beige head with good retention; leaves a little lace. Aroma is pretty hoppy--grapefruit and pine are strong; also some caramel and fruit (esters or dates, not sure). Taste is a little sweet and bitter in a very Ninkasi way; it’s savory and earthy with fruit dancing all around everything. See them dance. Body is medium, mouthfeel a little foamy, carbonation average. Tastes good to me.
robforbes (2089) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - JAN 11, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours a clear copper with a small light tan head and very good lacing.
smell is of caramel, malt, and slight amount of dark pitted fruits.
taste is of dark fruits, a little sweetness, malt, and some hops. ends smooth and a tad bitter.
brokensail (14045) - San Leandro, California, USA - DEC 8, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ Provisions Market. Amber/copper pour with a white head. Aromas of sweet caramel, date, plum, and a surprising citrus character. Quite sweet, some toffee, toast, and a touch of nuts. Flavor is really sweet and fruity. Lots of date, plum, and raisin. Plenty of caramel, toffee, and toasted malt as well. Light citrus, nuts, and a hint of alcohol.
Haslinger (891) - The World of Beer, Texas, USA - DEC 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
on tap at the Provisions market, deep amberish red pour with a slight frothy head, bought this one completely based off the name. GO USA circa 1945!! There is very little date taste in this which is goo, i was afraid of too much fruit, good hops, slightly bitter finish. Good brew
jcr (2424) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - NOV 24, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Deep amber body. Fizzy, off-white head. Aroma of caramel, sweet malts, grapefruit, pine and light floral hops. The flavor is moderately sweet and lightly bitter. It finishes lightly to moderately sweet and moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Alcohol pepperiness in finish. Caramel and raw grain dominate the taste. Got to like thick, forward husky malts to get into this one.
thorongil2 (1970) - , Ontario, CANADA - NOV 15, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
(tap) amber colour with a small white head; aromas of honey and fruit; balanced flavour with a long light bitter finish, thin palate
after4ever (6938) - Brier, Washington, USA - SEP 18, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft at sb. Pours a cloudy dark amber with a very scant light white head. Big dark nutty nose, black walnut husks. Light tangy pitted tree fruit notes. Creamy medium body with lively carb. Nutty earthy fruity mid palate. Long earthy finish.
DTM (798) - Winters, California, USA - AUG 28, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at The Grad in Davis CA. Pours an amber color with a frothy head. Has a little hop presence up front but levels out nicely. Caramel was the most dominant flavor. Nice brew.
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5000 (6599) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - AUG 18, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle:   Deep amber, small frothy tannish head, little lacing.   Very soft bready nose, slight caramel and
toffee.   Seems very subtle.   Very soft on the tongue for an English Strong Ale.   Pale breadiness, a little
mealy, soft caramel and toffee.   Tastes as it smells.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   I usually expect
this style to be a bit bigger, but this one is rather mild.   Finishes bready, with pale sweetness.   I will say
its not cloying or too heavy like so many others, but it could stand to be a bit beefier.   A lighter, yet clean and
well balanced example.
marcus (8010) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUL 23, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Pangaea. Pours reddish amber with a thick beige head and a fruity aroma. There is a roasty red malt flavor with a dry finish.
stchloe (904) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 18, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very unique beer that holds very true to Ninkasi’s style, finishes with that signature hop profile, but definitely is a more complex beer lending to the sweetness of the dates, caramel malt body.