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RATINGS: 200   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35/5   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 38   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
Seasonal Release Series. Spring forward with this refreshing seasonal ale. Notes of toasted malt up front with a bright and crisp Northwest hop finish. It’s a session beer that everyone can enjoy.

Like many Ninkasi beers, this is an ale more than a specific style, though we put it in the Northwest Pale category. A light toasted malt flavor is more reminiscent of a British Pale, but the hops are bright and very Northwest. Flavorful and easy to drink!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
marcus (8001) - Sacramento, California, USA - APR 21, 2010
Pours hazy amber with a decent beige head and a light toffee aroma. There is a slightly thin pale malt flavor with a piny hop flavor that makes this brew interestingly bitter. Otherwise, a rather average pale ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7912) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 22, 2009
Bottle thanks to blutt59. Pours with a slightly off-white head that fades over a clear golden body. Aroma is floral and herbal hoppiness, with honey and graham cracker. Taste is grainy and spicy/herbal hops with honey and maybe a touch of nearly roasted malt. Lively carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
slowrunner77 (7875) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 30, 2014
"the brewer’s deScription above is pretty dead on. a pleasant enough pale ale...well balanced and quaffable...nothing special but the toasted malt is done well. smells a tad hoppier than it ended up being, though."

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bb (7754) - Alamo, California, USA - JUL 8, 2010
Bottle. Amber beer with a cream colored head. light grapefruit aroma. Grapefruit and light grain flavor. Medium bodied. Grapefruit and light pine lingers with light grain.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ibrew2or3 (7661) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - AUG 4, 2015
12oz bottle pours with a nearly clear pure gold body that supports a near white head. The aroma offers up a blend of cracker like malts, floral hops and a dash of lime hard candy. The taste begins pretty nice as the malts and sort of cracker like sensation are met by an equal level of hop bitterness that seems floral and a bit spicy and grassy and lime like. The bitter citrus hop character builds to a moderate level to midway and then maintains that into the finish. Pretty nice pale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
douglas88 (7587) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 20, 2013
Bomber thanks to Mike. Pours a clear golden hue with a medium white head. A fruity nose with some pepper. Pretty smooth, clean flavors, pepper, floral hops, light biscuit. Honey. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
swoopjones (7013) - Buffalo, New York, USA - AUG 19, 2013
bottle from Lets pour. golden orange pour, nice simple APA, not overly bitter, floral, citrsuy hops. very easy drinking & refreshing, great session ale

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
after4ever (6925) - Brier, Washington, USA - APR 5, 2009
Draft at Uber. Hazy bright golden burnished medium amber. Big sweaty, toasty, corn nut nose. Creamy medium body, plenty of carb. Corn nuts, sweat, and toast on the mid-palate. Long toasty finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ernest (6905) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 26, 2011
Bottle (rated in Mar 2009). Head is mostly lasting. Body is medium to dark yellow. Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (toasted grain), lightly to moderately hoppy (resin, grapefruit), lightly yeasty (dough). Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly to moderately bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, moderately to heavily bitter. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
5000 (6600) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - NOV 23, 2011
Bottle:   Orangish side of amber, fine sediment abounds, moderate frothy off-white head, spotty lacing, very little carbonation.   Soft musty malt nose, very faint hop and sweetened citrus zest.   Pale hop bitterness on the tongue, a little mealy and soily, minor.   Otherwise malty with a slight astringent citrus zest.   Not as sweet as the nose suggests.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Finish is a little stale.   Lingering wet cardboard.   Could stand to be brighter.   Not bad, but rather dull.

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