WheatKing (1305) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 25, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
My first Ninkasi, and certainly off to a good start. American Pale Ale seems like a strange choice for a seasonal. Pine hops and malts make for a delightfully fresh ale. Recommended.
Gerbeer (1838) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 24, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
650 ml bottle from Central City. Pours a copper/amber with light head, nice lacing and lots of carbonation. Aromas of hops and malts. Not overly hoppy. Toasted malt flavor with a bit of citrusy hops and bitter finish, but overall well balanced. Easy to drink - definitely a session beer to share.
Shink (177) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 22, 2012
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a darker golden color with a fine foam. Smell is pretty nonexistent. Taste is excessively malty. I expected more from this beer.
elizabethmarie (37) - - MAY 22, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is a great beer for spring. It is light and has great flavor. It is a tad bitter but its good.
JHunter (676) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 20, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
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
Fatehunter (1273) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - MAY 20, 2012
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
johnnyoski (442) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - MAY 9, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
snapple2 (12) - Dallas, Alabama, USA - MAY 6, 2012
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Good spring beer, light in flavor and aroma. Pretty clean finish with a touch of bitterness not too much. Solid pale ale.
takelondon (15) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 17, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
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.
BK7 (740) - Turner, Oregon, USA - APR 10, 2012
2.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. A bit skunky. Thin malt sweetness with a mild bitter finish. Light citrus flavor throughout. A bit disappointing.