Haslinger (846) - Orange, California, USA - DEC 3, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
on tap at the Provisions Market, wonderful dark ruby red pour with a frothy white head. Grassy hops taste with a bit of malt, really well blended, totally tasty beer.
DocJitsu (693) - Florida, USA - OCT 26, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a vibrant, clear, copper-brown with a tan, sudsy head. Toffee, grassy nose. Smooth, wet mouthfeel. Toasty toffe, sweet fruity flavors with some grassy bitterness. Everything is well-blended.
Sammy (8012) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 22, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very strong and good malting. The hops went through a range of citrus to fruitiness as it warmed. Very lacy and large mocha coloured head.
A nice take on the style, thanks Len.
BobbyAnalog (300) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Earthy, pulpy, tilled with dark chocolate notes. This red ale has sharpened horns. One of the better Ninkasi offerings, propelled by a fiery complexity.
Dodgrblu (537) - Sacramento, California, USA - OCT 19, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Whole Foods Whole Lotta Brews Brewfest, malty but not sweet. Decent beer.
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Salmoniform (185) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - OCT 8, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: JAN 15, 2014 Pours CRYSTAL-CLEAR red with a nice white head. Aroma is some maltiness (caramel, breadlike) with a strong shot of hops. Initial taste is sweet maltiness trying to come through with a hop bitterness following to balance it all out. Light bodied with good carbonation. This is definitely a hop-forward red ale.
Frahmo (188) - Idaho, USA - OCT 2, 2013
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Out of the variety pack that Ninkasi offers. Rich malty taste with a hoppy finish. Not my favorite red ale.
Beergeek23322 (1948) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - SEP 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2/23/2012. 22 oz. bottle. Dark brown with a tan head. Aromas of roasted malt, dried fruit, hops. Earthy notes with caramel. Not bad.
haddon90 (1371) - Newport Beach, California, USA - SEP 18, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a clear mahogany color with a decent laced head. Malty aroma with a strong sense of hops. Slightly watered down but some hops in there. Aside from that there is not much there. Was expecting more.
Storm_Shadow (106) - British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 14, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours dark amber with small off white head. Malty, caramel, ok but not as good as I hoped. Bit boring.