BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - AUG 7, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
[Bottle] Lightly clouded amber, good head formation. Breaded malt aroma with some lemon notes. Sweet, slightly grainy, breaded malts up front, adds a touch of lemon and a very mild bitterness towards the end. Not been too impressed with Ninkasi of late, but this is a decent lighter beer.
beersearcher (1956) - Glendale, California, USA - AUG 5, 2011
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is the best of the 2011 four pack and I love the Maiden the Shade and Total Domination. Pours a beautiful golden color. Thick head on this one. Aroma is a touch spicy but the beer is soft and malty with a nice kick of dryness to it.
cbkschubert (2871) - BFE, Arizona, USA - AUG 3, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz. bottle which is part of a 4-pack from BevMo (Tucson) - Pours a clear golden color with a one and a quarter finger thick off white head. Light lacing. Aroma is grain and herbal hops. Flavor is lightly sweetened toasted malt, herbal hops, and a hint of citrus. Light to medium body. No unpleasant lingering aftertaste. A decent Cream ale.
DYCSoccer17 (3014) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 30, 2011
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 ounce bottle from a mixed 4 pack that was purchased at BevMo in Natomas, CA. The aroma is lightly grassy with some sweet, sugary cereal notes present. Smells like hair chemicals from a hair salon. Unfortunately, that is the style. Mildly hazy golden body with a nice, medium off-yellow head. Kind of grainy and cereal-like to start. Chewy with lots of malts. Becomes a little metallic in the middle. Finishes with very mild grassy hop bitterness. Very easy-drinking summer beer. Not a huge fan of the aroma on this, but the rest of the beer is really freaking solid.
RedSox2004 (981) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - JUL 16, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy golden amber with a solid two-finger white head, good retention and lacing. Modest barnyard yeast aroma with vanilla and lemon in the background. Bready malt flavors up front with a lemon kick, a touch of bitterness toward the end. Light to medium body, nice peppy carbonation, Creamy mouthfeel and a surprisingly dry and crisp finish.
marcus (5013) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUL 3, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from BevMo Arden. Pours clear yellow with a thick off-white head and a floral aroma. There is a smooth pale malt flavor with subtle hop bitterness.Very refreshing and easy to drink with just enough flavor to make it interesting.
riversideAK (5413) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JUN 15, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Notes of bread and corn on the nose. A touch of apple and fruity hop bitterness. Bright, golden with noticeable carbonation and a lightly frothy head. Corny, bready, a touch of apple, and corn nuts. Light to medium fruity hops - mostly earthy, but some light simcoe fruitiness too. Easy to drink, I like cream ales.
cmonster (897) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 2, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber served in a footed pils. Pours clear pale gold with a good sized white top. Good retention, minimal lacing. Orange peel and floral aroma. Medium sweet flavor. Medium body, very creamy-fizz-hop texture, and a sticky, creamy, lightly hopped finish.
JoeinEscazú (1324) - San Jose, COSTA RICA - OCT 4, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Refreshing golden ale with some crisply bitter teeth to it. Nice but stronger than it needs to be, IMO.
Beardface (1509) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - AUG 29, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Bier Stein. Pours out a clear golden color with a moderate one finger white head. Aroma was mostly biscuit, light caramel malt and a very tiny pine hop presence. Flavor was a bit cardboardy, solid biscuit malt presence, light caramel and a bit more hop than in the aroma. Ninkasi really needs to get back on track, they haven’t introduced a truly tasty beer since Oatis.