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RATINGS: 174   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Spring forward with this refreshing seasonal ale. Notes of toasted malt up front with a bright and crisp Northwest hop finish. Itís a session beer that everyone can enjoy.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gooney (388) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 24, 2010
22 oz bottle from New Seasons - This one had a fantastic floral aroma right out of the bottle with about a 3/4 inch foam head. Once the foam dissipated a little, some of the aroma went away. Palate was a bit lively, but not too much. Nice bitter finish for a Pale. This is a very nice beer. Too bad itís only available in the spring.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nena (963) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 23, 2010
UPDATED: MAR 24, 2010 Bottled. Gold pour with a fluffy off-white white head on it. Juicy hop aroma on this with citrus along with dank notes: wet earth and grass. Tastes lightly toasty and biscuity, with a bright citrus hop finish. A little bit of resinous bitter lingers on the finish. Nice moderately light body, pleasant carbonation. I love Ninkasi for being cheap and reliable.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
cathcacr (634) - Oregon, USA - MAR 17, 2010
Up there quite high in the eschelons of my favorite APAs. This is nearly IPA, said near-IPAness being a characteristic reminiscent of Great Lakes Burning River Pale Ale. These particularly memorable APAs succeed by infusing more bitterness into their profiles. I donít know what hop varieties in particular might have been used in the process of bringing this beer recipe to fruition, but one thing is unmistakable: itís heavy on the hop trichomes or whatever the relevant bitterness molecules are called.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - MAR 15, 2010
Draft at Stanfordís @ PBX. A nice yellow color with white head. Very dry and crisp. A roasted malt flavor that doesnít interfere with the lightness of the beer. A delicatly bitter finish.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
cstuartj (954) - Washington, USA - MAR 12, 2010
Bright golden color. Pillowy snow white head. Crisp light taste. Very clean and refreshing.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Zymurgeist2 (961) - Redwood City, California, USA - MAR 10, 2010
In a tulip glass at Monkís Kettle at a Ninkasi paired dinner. Pours a brushed gold with a fluffy white head. Lots of buiscuit and bread with a clean meadow scent showing very late. Palate is very bitter and some nice grass hops at the end. Mouthfeel is medium-bodied to slightly thin.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 9, 2010
UPDATED: MAR 14, 2011 Ninkasi Brewing Company--Spring Reign Ale--A Refreshing Seasonal Ale--Seasonal Release 2009--22 oz. Bottle. 6.00% ABV--38 IBUís. (4.5 / 5.0) Golden Ale--White lacy medium head. No sediment. Slightly hazy fizzy rich bright gold color. Aromatic mild earthy pine hop toast hint front. Crisp cloying mild sweet butter caramel bisquit rich Golden Ale body. Refreshing smooth balanced hop spice citrus hint clean end. Sampled 4/30/2009. $4.00 Each. Ninkasi Brewing Company--Spring Reign Ale--A Crisp & Refreshing Spring Seasonal Ale--Seasonal Release--2011 12 oz. Bottle. 6.00% ABV. 38 IBUís. (4.0 / 5.0) Golden Ale. Rocky foamy lasting 1/2" mild lace head. No sediment. Clear bright rich gold color. Delicate flowery wheat hint gentle hop front. Crisp mellow sweet medium textured light caramel rich Golden Ale body. Clean refreshing light hop spice mild citrus end. Crisp clean zesty rich tasty not overpowering Golden. Sampled 2/27/2011. Purchased 6-Pack for $8.99 @ Fred Meyer--Ballard, Seattle on 2/26/2011. Ninkasi Brewing Company--Spring Reign Ale Seasonal Release--2011 22 oz. Bottle. 6.00% ABV. 38 IBUís. (3.75 / 5.0) Golden Ale. Purchased for $3.99 at The Ballard Market, Seattle on 3/5/2011. 3/5/2011 Sampling--Big foamy lacy lasting off white head. Clear thin rich gold color. Delicate floral mild hop light fruit ester hint front. Crisp clean refreshing mild sweet light textured light caramel fruit body. Clean mild hop spice end. Refreshing rich easy Golden Ale. 3/6/2011 Sampling--Rocky lacy medium thick white head. Clear pretty bright gold color. Delicate floral hop front. Crisp refreshing mild sweet light textured tasty light malt smooth Golden Ale body. Mild hop clean refreshing citrus hint crisp end. Subtly hopped. Easy to drink.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Taverner (1088) - San Ramon, California, USA - NOV 29, 2009
UPDATED: DEC 3, 2009 Overall not a bad beer. My bottle got a little skunked, but its not too overpowering. Pours a clear, slightly hazy goldenrod with white head that sticks around a little. Flavor is crisp hoppage, with notes of grass and grain. Finish is clean. Decent.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dwyerpg (4508) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - SEP 13, 2009
UPDATED: MAY 28, 2011 Had again and while still good, this is really pretty dry, almost a bit too much. First rating 4.5 Other than a fairly indistinct aroma this beer is awesome. Great hop flavor throughout with a nice dry hop finish. A good malt flavor as well but this is good enough that they should take it off of seasonal and make it a regular.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
vacantskies (208) - Spokane, Washington, USA - AUG 17, 2009
This beer is bubbly with a light frothy head. It has a light herbal aroma. The citrus flavor is refreshing.


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