sistinas (101) - Mountain View, California, USA - JUL 11, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours a light amber color with a finger of head. Smells slightly citrusy and malty but the taste just starts sour and ends up unforgivably bitter and dry with only a hint of sweetness. Undrinkable with food. Pass.
maltman53 (299) - Corrales, New Mexico, USA - JUL 9, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
The most uninspired Ninkasi I have tasted. Pours rusty color and its head dissipates quickly as well as the lacing. Fairly nice caramel malt but the absence of framing hops leaves you with a dull quaff. Ninkasi ought to kick this one up a few notches or remove it from their portfolio. Tastes like it came from homebrew.
coreyc1221 (260) - Truckee, California, USA - JUL 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pine and hop aroma. a bit of cirus there too.lighter red/golden color and white pillowy head. Tart start with a hoppy malt finish. Would enjoy this with some mexican food.
BEENJAMIN (290) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 6, 2013
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
unfortunately this is my least favorite of Ninkasiís seasonal releases. American pale ale happens to be one of my favorite session beer styles and so far Iím not getting much for the classic APA "dry hopping" on the aroma. Big malts and a subtle grassiness make up most of the nose which is a bit of a let down. The beer is a nice clear light amber hue with a fluffy white head. The taste is malty sweet upfront with earthy hops in the middle finishing very bitter and slightly dry. For me itís too earthy and bitter to be enjoyable.
johnbuck100 (237) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 4, 2013
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz bomber from whole foods Portland Oregon. Wow another winner from ninkasi. As a "seasonal" summer release I expected
The usual bland summer ale, but this one has an unexpected pronounced bitterness (a good thing).i am surprised the ibu is not higher than 40. Lots of nice hops and clean crisp light flavor. Highly recommended.
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illidurit (2130) - Petaluma, California, USA - JUL 2, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Fruity (apple, grapefruit) and sweet (fruit salad, malt) with a bitter grassy finish. Flabby in flavor and palate.
corpsuckle (101) - Washington, USA - JUN 27, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is a truly refreshing afternoon brew. It goes well with a freshly mowed lawn and a little sunshine.
Dapierce17 (88) - Pasco, Washington, USA - JUN 26, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A red orange pour with small white head. Slight orange and hop aroma with biscuit smells as well. Very dry beer. Upfront hop bitterness with ever so slight citrus notes. Finish is a lasting bitterness with strong malt.
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Koskela (281) - Marysville, California, USA - JUN 25, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Citrusy and a slight malty aroma with a cloudy red orange color and little white head. A sweet taste with a slight bitter almost tart taste. Crisp and medium bodied. Bitter malty aftertaste. An alright hot day beer. But not great. Not the best job ninkasi
BK7 (725) - Turner, Oregon, USA - JUN 21, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. Grapefruit and light bitterness balanced with malty caramel in the background. Dry finish. An average American Pale Ale.