philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 9, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 14, 2011 Ninkasi Brewing Company--Spring Reign Ale--A Refreshing Seasonal Ale--Seasonal Release 2009--22 oz. Bottle. 6.00% ABV--38 IBU’s. (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 IBU’s. (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 IBU’s. (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.
Taverner (1100) - San Ramon, California, USA - NOV 29, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
dwyerpg (4831) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - SEP 13, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
vacantskies (208) - Spokane, Washington, USA - AUG 17, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer is bubbly with a light frothy head. It has a light herbal aroma. The citrus flavor is refreshing.
AmEricanbrew (6331) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - AUG 3, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear amber with an off white head. Grassy ganja skunky smoke aromas with earthy floral; pretty nice, actually. Medium body. More straightforward flavor is tasty floral hops with honey sweet pale malts. Easy drinking and flavorful.
JaBier (5454) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JUL 25, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle. Cloudy orange pour with a thin white head. Mostly malt aroma with hints of grassy hops. Fruity and yeasty flavor with a crisp hop finish. Good Spring beer (even though it’s July).
buzzoven (376) - JAPAN - JUL 13, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Drank this bottle a few nights ago and it was quite good. Slightly dry and more crisp than their usual brews with a less hop bite (although there is some nice hop bitterness present). Well balanced brew with a slight herbal/flowery taste. Enjoyed this.
leems (406) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 6, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottles, I thought I reviewed this already. Amber pour with white head. Aroma is floral and citrus (lemon). Flavor is very floral little malt. Hop forward but not enough. Fairly boring really.
jcr (2330) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - JUN 30, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber. Medium to deep amber body with an off-white, fizzy head, mostly diminishing. Malty aroma out front. Bread, caramel, grain, sweet raisin. More subdued in the nose are the floral hops.Just a hint of citrus and pine. The flavor is moderately sweet and lightly to moderately bitter. The bitterness goes up a notch in the finish which is lightly sweet. The bitterness sticks around a long time along with a bread crust taste. Medium body with a velvety texture. Moderate to lively carbonation. Far from an in-your-face APA like Alpha King. Less carbonation, less crisp and clean. Subtle hops below a maltiness. Nonetheless, it works because of the balance.
bhensonb (12322) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 14, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber from Bottle Trek. Pours orange amber with a slight white head that died lacing. Aromas of caramel and piney hop. Medium body with smooth, near creamy, carbonation. Flavor is mildly roasted caramel with a lot of floral/citrus/resin. Finishes definitely bitter. Really tasty.