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Ninkasi Smells Like Purple


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RATINGS: 3   MEAN: 3.23/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.91/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
Fresh Hop Pale Ale
Available in Draft Only, Rare & Delicious (R&D Series)

First Brewed: 2012
Starting Gravity: 1052
Bitterness: 35 IBUs
Alcohol %: 5.3
Malt: Pilsner, Flaked Barley, Northwest Crystal C15, Carahell
Hops: Nugget, Meridian (Fresh)

When asked what kind of aroma newer hop variety Meridian has, Ninkasi Ops Director Paul Cook responded that they "smell like purple". Paul was referring to the juicy fruit sweet aroma of the hops. We think it is the perfect deScriptor and a fun name. Expand your synesthetic experience with this refreshing tribute to harvest!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lubiere (12971) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 27, 2012
A golden ale with a thin white head. In aroma, a sweet mineral malt with rather German hops, OK, In mouth, a crisp clean biscuit malt with nice German hops, grainy, mineral notes. On tap at Fresh Hops Fest, Portland, Oct. 6 2012.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
after4ever (7620) - Brier, Washington, USA - OCT 25, 2012
Draft at indigo. Pours a crystal clear medium gold with a loose white head. Smells like grass and.crackers with a little savory herbal hop note, maybe rosemary. But not purple dank. Light effervescent body, almost pilsner-like again. Crackers, grass, rosemary mid palate, with a crisp bitey resin finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
BillKismet (3866) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 20, 2012
Gold colored, ok head. Far more restrained than most Ninkasi brews. Subdued hop aroma with a thin leafyness a sharp bitterness to it. The body too is characterized by a subdued leafy hoppyness across a thin body. Akin to an English Bitter.

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