DarkElf (3033) - La Jolla, California, USA - JAN 25, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
01-Apr-12 (22-oz bottle: Purchased 08-Dec-11 for $6.75 at northwestliquidgold.com)
This "Summer IPA" pours a cloudy but translucent, golden-orange body with an inch of off-white head that settles slowly to a thin blanket. The flavor is nicely balanced, offering a grainy, cereal maltiness that is pleasantly toasty and minimally sweet, as well as a complex hop character that is floral, grassy, yellow citrus, and slightly piney with a moderate bitterness that extends the finish till the next sip. The enticingly aromatic nose echoes the flavor, with toasty and grainy malts and earthy, piney, and grassy hops. Medium in weight, quite dry on the palate, moderately carbonated, clean, and quite refreshing, which is the point of an IPA, but especially one that calls itself a Summer IPA. A fair amount of patchy lacing decorates the glass. Yet another solid and thoroughly enjoyable beer from Ninkasi.
HughConway (797) - Washington, USA - JAN 19, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber bottle. Pours hazy orange-yellow, white head. Aroma is grass spruce hops, taste is clear hops bitter with a hint of malt. Itís alright, nothing special.
swoopjones (5888) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 4, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, lighter amber pour with a medium body. Lots of grapefruit, citrus heavy IPA. Citrus juice. Good flavor, missing something. Decent
BeerFunGuy (643) - California, USA - JAN 1, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
This golden beer has a light creamy head. It is a citrus aroma and a big hop bite. Don't get much other than the hop bitterness.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - DEC 29, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler. Clear light amber with a small off white head. Aroma of caramel malt, citrus and floral hops. Flavor is malty with caramel, medium hop bitterness and a dry finish. Medium body with average carbonation. Good beer, very drinkable.
Lagerboy (1231) - British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 25, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber. Opaque orange, fading off-white head. Fruity citrus hop aroma. Fruity citrus hop forward taste, light evergreen, some earthy grassy floral notes, mild sweet malts. Soft carbonation, light-medium bodied, medium hopped. Fresh, clean dry finish. LBW (Lagerboys Be Wary)
devman171 (967) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - NOV 20, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle pours pale amber with great head and lacing. Aroma is citrus, pine, and floral, taste is a nice balance of bitter and smooth sweet malt, well done IPA
JohnnyJ (4359) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 11, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber. Golden orange pour, with a white head. Pine, grapefruit, balanced malt backbone, some sweetness, herbal hops, and moderate bitterness. A well balanced IPA. Decent, but not too interesting.
aaronbr (126) - Palo Alto, California, USA - NOV 3, 2013
3.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice medium gold with a touch of haze, though itís hard to tell in this dimly-lit pub. Strangely very little on the nose - I managed to dip my nose into it a bit looking for the scent, without finding any (and yes, this is my first beer of the night, clearly Iím just a bit clumsy). Taste is a strongly bitter. Pine and lemon hops, very nicely balanced. Drinkable, with a lingering finish. I like it.
ajnepple (2183) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - OCT 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bottle. Gold and hazy with a white head. Bitter, floral, herbal. Medium body.