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RATINGS: 198   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   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.


2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Huhzubendah (2944) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 11, 2015
Clear, bright, golden, orange, sunset body with a half inch of pure white head. Aromas of ripe citrus, cleaning solution. Harsh with chemical notes. Sweet malt with too present alcohol. Candy melon sweetness. No sir.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Caytinator (1000) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAY 11, 2015
Bomber at home. Pours a fairly hazy bright yellow, with a rapidly disappearing head and good adhesion. Herbal aroma, not too strong. Taste is pleasant, a little chewier than other hoppy pale ales -- they didnít cheapen on the grain bill -- itís a little stronger than most "session" pale ales, but thatís okay by me. Good palate, thicker than most, with long grassy aftertaste. Recommended.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
patricks110 (2023) - Alberta, CANADA - MAY 4, 2015
A bit odd. Pours a bright golden yellow with a thin off white head, light lacing. The aroma is non-existant but a light grass note. Sweet caramel malts are light. Citrus hops, light pine needle, grass, floral notes. A bit monotone overall. Lingering bitterness despite only 38 IBUís. Seems a bit out of whack.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
MunBro (792) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 1, 2015
Nice APA from Ninkasi. Pours a hazy gold with a 2 finger foam head - respectable lacing so far. Very interesting balance between sweet floral hop flavours and bitterness. Very well balanced. Has a dry hoppy palate and is very drinkable. Yum!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sarlacc83 (1333) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 24, 2015
Bottle. A: Murky, light-amber color, foamy half-inch white head, N: Toast, pine, black peppercorn, light citrus, cracker, a bit of doughiness. T: Quite bitter, very light sweetness. M: Medium-light body, some alcohol presence, fizzy carbonation. O: A decent APA. It might be moderately superior to SNPA,, and I think it is one of Ninkasiís best beers. (Which I suppose isnít saying much given my view of beers like Total Domination.)

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
snoworsummer (3142) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 29, 2015
Draft at Barrel Republic. Pours hazy amber with a thick, creamy white head. Tastes fruity, like raspberry, musky grains, very dry grapefruit, citrus hops, and cookie malt. Light body and low carbonation. Smells like sweet fruit, raspberry, citrus hops, cookie malt.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ferris (7575) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 28, 2015
Draft - Light citrus peel and pale malt. Clear gold with a decent white head. Light sweetness, peel bitterness and a long bitter finish. To bitter.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Padron4KM (650) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - MAR 22, 2015
12 oz bottle.
Clear light amber, thin beige head, spotty lace.
Caramel malt aroma, with some light fruity hops.
Flavor is much more hop forward than the aroma. Pine and citrus up front, sweet malts in the middle, long bitter finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dwm1034 (700) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 2, 2015
Bottle from Safeway in Milwaukie OR. Pours an almost clear orange / amber. Mild hoppy nose with malts smoothing the initial and palate tasting....pleasant....not sure about the session part...6% is a little heavy for a full evening...but guess everyone wants on the session wagon.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
mjg74 (2787) - Salem, Oregon, USA - FEB 6, 2015
Bottle from Fred Meyer. Slightly hazy brownish/gold in color. Slightly skunky hop nose. Somewhat pungent. Food hoppiness throughout. Fish is pretty bitter. Underlying breadiness and a fairly creamy mouthfeel.


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