skoisirius (1818) - Earth, Washington, USA - MAY 15, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice and lightly refreshing start of the summer brew...golden orange in color, pale like citrus hops concentrating more on grapefruity hints on the nose...similar throughout the flavor except for the lightly burnt malt notes which blend well. Sessionable.
Hopeye (39) - Oregon, USA - MAY 13, 2009
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The only things as good as Ninkasi’s year-round beers are their seasonals, and this new one is a charmer. First tried it on a break during a long bike ride on a sunny day. Very refreshing, for a Pale, and perfect for that awkward transition between winter strong ales and summer wheat beers.
killjoy966 (677) - Washington, USA - MAY 12, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Ever since my first Ninkasi, I’ve been ravenous in my attempts to procure as many of their beers as possible. Pours slightly hazy, deep golden color, similar to what typical beer advertisements usually depict. Smells of biscuits and sweet wort. Unfortunately, that pleasant malt aroma quickly dissipates once you actually taste the beer leaving a watery bitterness for your mouth to contend with. That’s fine with me, but as a session beer, I can see others finding it disagreeable. Not bad, but I’d rather have a Sierra Nevada.
bitbucket (2160) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - MAY 10, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber. Pours hazy dark gold with a thin but lacy paly yellow head. Aroma of tropical fruit, caramel, citrus and grass. Creamy medium body, medium carbonation. Taste of pine, toast and caramel with an earthy dry finish.
bu11zeye (12096) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 8, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(22oz bottle, courtesy of blutt59) Pours a clear golden body with a small white head. Aroma of floral, grass, and light grain. Flavor of hops (floral, earth, herbal) and caramel malt with a bitter finish.
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - MAY 6, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle thanks to blutt59. poured gold with a thin white head. aroma was sweet, fruity, citrus, and caramel. flavor of pine, hops, and dandilion juice. body was medium with low carbonation.
Beardface (1517) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - MAY 3, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bottles and several times on tap. Definitely better on tap than it is out of the bottle. Deep golden color with a solid white head. Aroma is very floral with some hints of citrus and a light grainy bit at the end. Flavor is very floral and citrus with a little bit of a malt backdrop. Pretty hop forward for the style, but that’s how I like my beers.
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAY 2, 2009
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nicely sweet with some sticky hops in the aroma. Crustal clear, light amber in color, with a thin white head. Biscuity and toasty, nice caramel with stingy hoppiness. Slight grass, pine and citrus. Great beer.
blutt59 (6128) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 23, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle, clear golden color with slight soapy head, good piney aroma, flavor is citrus, pine and a little too bitter and metallic
mar (4986) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 22, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle thanks to blutt59. gold pour with a cream head. nose is grapefruits and fresh hops. great on the palate with a sticky grapefruit flavor and a smooth finish.