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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.


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
DavidWoodruff (433) - Windsor, California, USA - MAY 6, 2013
Aroma: melon and citrus. Appearance: Dark gold with thin white head. Flavor: Yeasty bread with a huge hop bitterness. Palate: light to medium body with moderate carbonation. Overall: A bit out of balance. More aroma hops and less bittering hops would be an improvement.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mjteeters (37) - Issaquah, Washington, USA - APR 19, 2013
Six pack of 12 oz. bottles from grocery. Golden pour with just topping white foamy head. No carbonation. Some floral and grass aroma, a touch of citrus. Ahhh, some bitter but more of a astringent aftertaste. Pine and malts pushing some flavors? I could see this on a sunny spring day (not what I had today in the PacNW,,,)

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
dhunter151 (590) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - APR 17, 2013
Pours amber with a white head. Citrus, lemon, pine. Starts off great but didn't really like the finish. Kind of reminded me of a lager. Good mouthfeel. Average pale ale. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
vadie (1009) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 14, 2013
Un couleur ambrťe avec une petite mousse beige/blanche. Le goŻt a un peu de malt suivi par díhoublon. Pas trop remarquable.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
tiggmtl (4545) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 12, 2013
Floral hops are strong in the nose. Slightly hazy golden-copper body is topped by a generous, fine bubbled, white head that lasts throughout and coats the glass with lace. Deliciously malty toasty flavour with a nice complement of floral and spicy hops and fairly pronounced bitterness in the backend. Medium body with wonderful fine bubbled effervescence. Enjoyed on tap at Portland Craft.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
larryLSB (468) - La Selva Beach, California, USA - APR 9, 2013
Poured from bomber, the last of that 22oz four pack that is out right now. Clear, medium gold in color with a small off white head. Nose was mild, hints of grass and citrus, but not predominant. Taste was on the biiter side. Not too bad, but after trying all four, there appears to be a "Ninkasi" profile emerging, which could be a good thing, similar to my experience with Lagunitas.

3.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jur (452) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 16, 2013
10oz. Draught at Alibi Room, Vancouver. Slightly muddled golden yellow pour, with modest white head. Nose is fresh and floral (daffodils!).† A very understated, but tasty and balanced ale. Malty start, with a very light sour transition to a bitter finish. Very good and sessionable.

1.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
blackmurder (226) - sadf, Hawaii, USA - JAN 18, 2013
A rather insipid offering from Ninkasi. I was disappointed in almost every way possible with this beer. It looks nice when poured and thatís about it. For being so hyped up I would expect more than just a pretty beer that smells okay.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
bpreo (2018) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - AUG 23, 2012
I had this back in the early spring. Iím not sure why I didnít rate it. Like almost ever single beer Ninkasi makes, there is a lot of hop flavor. Very original {sarcasm}.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GuinnessHong (147) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 23, 2012
Clear, dark golden color, with medium head. Refreshing, hoppy aroma. Fruity, citrus, slightly acidic flavor. Some bitterness & astringency. Slightly bitter aftertaste. Very refreshing & tasty overall.


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