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RATINGS: 213   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35/5   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 38   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Seasonal Release Series. Spring forward with this refreshing seasonal ale. Notes of toasted malt up front with a bright and crisp Northwest hop finish. It’s a session beer that everyone can enjoy.

Like many Ninkasi beers, this is an ale more than a specific style, though we put it in the Northwest Pale category. A light toasted malt flavor is more reminiscent of a British Pale, but the hops are bright and very Northwest. Flavorful and easy to drink!


2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
JHunter (676) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 20, 2012
Pours a ;light orange yellow colour with a slim white head with decent lacing. aroma starts citrus / fruit and a bit of soap then a malty caramel. flavour is light sweet citrus very light soapy bitterness with a bit of malt in the finish

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Fatehunter (2051) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - MAY 20, 2012
Out of a bottle into a pint glass. Golden pour to light amber once in the glass. A nice half finger of head formed and held. Wow, honeysuckle, lime and grapefruit in the background. An excellent fragrance. Lots going on in this drink. Soft texture and honey at first, moving to lots of carbonation and a hop kick and ending with a touch of honey again. The first drink was surprising, but after a couple it is nice. It tends towards an IPA with the amount of hops coming through. It is probably on the edge of its style but that only makes me like it a little more. A little confused with the abrupt changes from honey to hops and back again... but definitely worth a sixer.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
johnnyoski (445) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - MAY 9, 2012
Bottle. Light orange with a frothy off white head. Bitter citrus aroma. Initial flavors of toasted malt quickly give way to a grassy hop finish with a lingering bitter aftertaste Dry texture with average carbonation. A little heavy for a ’refreshing’ Spring seasonal but not bad.

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
snapple2 (12) - Dallas, Alabama, USA - MAY 6, 2012
Good spring beer, light in flavor and aroma. Pretty clean finish with a touch of bitterness not too much. Solid pale ale.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
takelondon (15) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 17, 2012
Poured from a bottle into a lager glass. Great rich amber color with a pillowy head that maintained partway through. Mostly grassy hops and notes of citrus in the aroma. Tastes much like it smells. Tangy citrus aftertaste with a thin, oily mouthfeel. Decent overall but lacking depth.

2.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BK7 (773) - Turner, Oregon, USA - APR 10, 2012
Bottle. A bit skunky. Thin malt sweetness with a mild bitter finish. Light citrus flavor throughout. A bit disappointing.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dogbrick (10701) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 3, 2012
Sample at the Tap House Grill in Seattle. The beer is a slightly cloudy orange color with a medium rocky white head that evaporates slowly. Partial rings of lacing on the glass. Grassy hops and malt in the nose. Light to medium body with flavors of herbal hops, fruit and malt. The finish is mildly bitter with a grassy hops aftertaste. Decent overall.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
improvjock (326) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 2, 2012
Bomber bottle. Pours a beautiful, rich gold with pillowy soft white head. Sweet malts and floral hops in the aroma. Flavor is malty with a slight bitter bite in the finish. Pretty light, crisp and refreshing. I would have more of these.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ApisAles (1575) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - MAR 19, 2012
On tap at the brewery. Clear dark yellow pour with a white head. Aroma is lemon and citrus. A hint of pine notes in there. Lots of Simcoe hops maybe. Tons of lemony aspects to this one. Flavor was lightly bitter, citrus, lemon. Nice drinker.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ernest (7114) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 26, 2011
Bottle (rated in Mar 2009). Head is mostly lasting. Body is medium to dark yellow. Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (toasted grain), lightly to moderately hoppy (resin, grapefruit), lightly yeasty (dough). Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly to moderately bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, moderately to heavily bitter. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation.


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