after4ever (6552) - Brier, Washington, USA - OCT 31, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at SB. Pours a hazy medium amber with a loose and creamy tan head. Mild orange peels on the nose, mostly brown bread and a bit of caramel. Indistinct. Creamy medium body with light carb. Caramel, brown bread, orange peel mid palate...tastes like everybody’s first batch of APA. Not really what we’ve come to expect from Ninkasi.
RedSox2004 (1410) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - SEP 30, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Golden orange with a one-finger white head and nice lacing. Aromas of leafy hops up front, followed by a moderately strong caramel malt. Nice balance of floral hop bitterness and modest caramel sweetness on the tongue. Light to medium body, creamy mouthfeel, medium carbonation and a crisp finish. A beer to have if you’re having more than one.
rentonj7 (88) - Bridgeport, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 23, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A very nice balanced pale ale. A little more citrus comes through than some of the peers. A great lunch beer.
jredmond (6056) - Manhattan, New York, USA - JUN 22, 2014
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Draft at alewife. Pours a copper amber body with this white head and nice lacing. Aroma is faint metallic and stale hop. Dear Christ, I’m praying that this is old because this is god awful. Essentially like drinking wet pennies and stale malted-out hop juice. Not right.
drsandman (563) - New York, USA - JUN 16, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a clear light amber, small head. Aroma is pine, bitter fruit rind, caramel, bread, hops. Taste is super bitter, a little much for my liking on a pale... Not a lot of depth of flavor here, simple bitter APA.
fiulijn (16144) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 16, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at Alibi Room, Vancouver
Hazy golden color with creamy head. Mild aroma of malt, a bit lemony. The mouthfeel is not too dry, quite round; the malt is present, but its profile is quite simple; the bitterness is strong, but the hop is not shining either, and it ends with some unpleasant chicory bitterness.
Salmoniform (1199) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - DEC 31, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Orange amber hue with thick creamy white head. Aroma is hoppy, floral, spicy, caramel, citrus. Mouthfeel is nice with medium body and moderate carbonation. Taste is sweet initial with a strong bitter following and slight CO2 bite in the finish. Overall this is a nice brew but is more of a hoppy amber than a pale ale.
coreyc1221 (275) - Truckee, California, USA - OCT 9, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hoppy light malt aroma. Golden red tint in color with a pillowy white head. Lighter in taste than expected. Light hay feel tingly zing on the sides of the tongue with a dry finish.
ApisAles (1576) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - JUL 28, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at the brewery. Orange with a white head. Aroma is slight citrus, spicy. Flavor is light caramel good hop notes with some decent bitterness. Balanced.
bpreo (1981) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JUL 21, 2013
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Created by Ninkasi exclusively for Level Up Arcade in downtown Eugene, Oregon.
Earlier Rating: 9/6/2011 Total Score: 3.4
Quantum was good. There were much less hops compared to most Ninkasi brews.