Bulk_Carrier (3539) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - APR 3, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUN 3, 2014 The appearance had a semi-clear golden amber colored body with a one fingered white foamy head that dies within about a minute, light lacing graces the sides of the glass. Light carbonation is seen rising at a moderate pace.
The smell had some light spicy notes linger through a malty base.
The taste was kinda bland through the previous smells; slight spicy aftertaste, dry watery finish.
On the palate, it sat about at a light to medium sort of body. The carbonation hits like a normal Blonde Ale - not too hard and not too soft just adequate. It kinda feels slick on the mouth and tongue.
Overall, to me this is a Blonde ale, it hits the style so its good for the most part. Except for me, Iím not that thrilled with the taste, as it comes across somewhat bland. It might be better with food. Blonde Ale or Pale Ale, it is what is.
Salmoniform (1272) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - MAR 19, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from tap to glass. Light orange tinted straw hue with creamy white head. Aroma is very floral with essences of honey, citrus, straw, wildflower. Mouthfeel is nice with a medium light body and great carbonation. Taste is dry with a nice bitter following and an astringent metallic finish. Overall this is a good brew.
beersearcher (2382) - Glendale, California, USA - MAR 18, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Label says American pale ale but this is way more British to me than American. Really big mineral taste to this followed by grain and toast notes. The aroma has a slight hint of tangerine but that is far in the background in the taste. It is very bright and clear though.
HughConway (830) - Washington, USA - DEC 30, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
From the tasting notes. Bomber bottle. Pours orangey amber, thin head. Hop aroma of pines and general hoppiness, taste is malt and hops. Nicely put together, nothing special.
WendyWolfe (3) - Castro Valley, California, USA - NOV 27, 2013 does not count
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Amateur Blonde with less than impressive taste. If you want something with a soft body and a fading memory of a beer, this is for you. Not a complete dive, but a good beginning.
swoopjones (7021) - Buffalo, New York, USA - AUG 19, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle from Lets pour. golden orange pour, nice simple APA, not overly bitter, floral, citrsuy hops. very easy drinking & refreshing, great session ale
shigadeyo (3630) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 2, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Vacation 2011 - Seattle and Olympic National Park
8/17/2011: Ninkasi Spring Reign Ale... Aroma: Grassy, cornflakes, weak mandarin orange. Appearance: Golden color; attractive lacing; rapid carbonation; puffy, pale ivory-colored head. Flavor: Toasted malts with some multi-grain breadcrust; white grapefruit peel, resiny hops; finished dry and crisp with a bit of floral hops and bitterness. Palate: Medium-light body, crisp. Overall: Refreshing and pleasing beer with average alcohol (good thing!) that can be easily enjoyed.
1 pint 6 fl. oz. bottle (Alc. 6% By Vol.). Rating #154 for this beer.
ADfan (815) - Orange County, California, USA - JUL 1, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
The beer has a golden amber color with a medium head. The aroma has some citrus and grass along with some malts. Taste has some earthy hops and a slight bitterness.
pictoman (908) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 28, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from 6 fl oz bottle. Hazy orange yellow with very minimal white head. Mild hoppy aroma with some mild skunk. Dry hoppy taste. Quite piney, with some mild citrus.
seymour (1847) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - JUN 27, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Shared from a big brown bottle into a nonic glass, thanks gregwilsonstl. It poured a clear, light golden colour with substantial white foam, very long-lasting with lace. Strong hoppy aromas, some grains and freshly-cut grass underneath. A crisp, almost neutral malt flavour with strong bitterness balanced against it, resiny and citrusy hop flavours. American profile for sure, but not overwhelmingly grapefruity. It reminded me of Bells Third Coast Beer.