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RATINGS: 220   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35/5   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 38   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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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!


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
riversideAK (6078) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - APR 6, 2011
Nose is floral, lightly citrusy with notes of biscuit and toasted malts. Pours golden, decently lasting head and lace. The flavor is dry and biscuity, toasty, with mostly floral notes and light citrus. Dry and light, easy to drink. Decent, but not that interesting to me.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Iphonephan (5976) - McLean/Jackson Hole, Virginia, USA - AUG 10, 2014
From a 22 oz bottle enjoyed in Jackson Hole. Pours a hazy copper with a thick off white head. Fruity nose. Flavors of tropical fruit and citrus. Bitter finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ben4321 (5564) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - FEB 19, 2016
Draft at RnH-West. Clear gold-orange with an almost coating lace. Light aroma of some citrus, pale malts, and some grass. Flavor is similar. Light sweet, light bitter. Soft mouthfeel, fairly dry. Pretty solid.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
jgb9348 (5557) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - MAR 22, 2011
Crisp blonde coloured body with a soapy, large, dense tan head that leaves an ugly lace. Aroma of light hops, light sugars, light malt, a touch of flowers, some jasmine and a minor amount of yeast. Light-bodied; Assertive fresh hops up front that don’t have any depth or body, a little sweetness behind and a very mild malty finish - very bland and unsupported. Aftertaste bland and clean with some floral notes, a tiny amount of hops and a little fresh fruit flavour. Overall, a pretty weak and mild beer - good for the size, but bad for the taste and quality of the beer. I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased at BevMo in Walnut Creek, California on 19-March-2011 sampled at home in Washington on 22-March-2011.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - MAR 23, 2011
Clear dark golden with a fizzy white head. Sweet floral malty and bready aroma and taste with nice citrus and fruit notes and a crisp finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dwyerpg (5497) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - SEP 13, 2009
UPDATED: MAY 28, 2011 Had again and while still good, this is really pretty dry, almost a bit too much. First rating 4.5 Other than a fairly indistinct aroma this beer is awesome. Great hop flavor throughout with a nice dry hop finish. A good malt flavor as well but this is good enough that they should take it off of seasonal and make it a regular.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
obguthr (5485) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - MAY 9, 2016
Marigold and lemongrass nose, a little catty. Cloudy amber, fine floaties, medium head, nice lace. Orange and marigold, hints of honey. Medium body, moderate carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - JUN 6, 2010
Bottle: Orange color with a white head. The nose is hoppy and fresh, lots of citrus pine notes and a light medicinal or lotiony malt note. The flavor is clean with more bitter hops and dry hops, but that lotiony thing isn’t going away and it adds a twang at the end of the finish. Good, but doesn’t build on you.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
beerguy101 (5355) - Newark, California, USA - MAR 27, 2010
Sampled on 3/26/2010. This American Pale Ale pours a medium orange gold color from a 22oz bottle. Small to medium sized white foamy head, with nice lacing and good retention. The aroma is citrusy and hoppy, malty and sweet. A medium bodied American Pale Ale. The malts are caramel, malty and sweet. The hops are grapefruity and citrusy. Nice balance. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is clean and crisp.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BrewDad (5328) - Olympia, Washington, USA - APR 9, 2009
22oz Bomber – Gravity Beer Market - Olympia, WA
Aroma: Big malt aroma with a nice hops backing. Pale Ale Huh???
Appearance: Amber in color, clear with a thin head.
Flavor: The flavors where big with malt and hops this was a heavy beer.
Palate: Dry finish, with a Nice Mouthfeel.
Overall: Big American Pale ale this was a over the top. Not to style but hell it was tasty.


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