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RATINGS: 161   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   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.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
boFNjackson (4027) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 2, 2009
22oz Bottle... Poured a hazy amber with a big whit head. Hops and big malts on the nose. A mild bitterness from the hops with some citrus-like and was quickly balanced by the roasted/toasted malt and caramel notes. Very refreshing and a good session ale. Straight forward but well made.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
IrishBoy (3754) - Bakersfield, California, USA - AUG 8, 2011
Bomber from BevMo Salinas. Nose is floral and hints of citrus. Very lightly hazy urine yellow with a medium yellow tinged head (should be drunk out of a urine sample cup?) Flavor is lightly bitter with lemony citrus hints.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Aubrey (3418) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - MAR 2, 2011
Medium body, snappy hops and 6 percent ABV may be a bit too much for some, but this is a highly sessionable beer to me. Malts are toasty and cracker-like with a subtle, cake-like sweetness. Hops are extremely flowery and somewhat citrusy (lemon mostly). A grassy bitterness lingers for a good amount of time on the tongue and continues to waft with floral notes. Good stuff. I think Iíll have another.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nickd717 (3403) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 25, 2011
Bomber from BevMo Mountain View. Brilliant clear golden in color with a lasting white head and excellent lacing that totally coats the glass. The aroma is like a spring rain (I assume thatís where the name comes from). Some wet leaves and earth for sure, along with pale malt and herbal notes. The flavor has pale malt and just a touch of caramel, with considerable hop bitterness, herbal and earthy. Dry and crisp on the mouthfeel with medium body and a good lightness to it. Good stuff, a real beerís beer as I like to say, not something that an old redneck would think was to froofy-froofy, but still tasty. I approve.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Crit (3245) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 25, 2010
Hazy amber,small beige head.Piney hop nose. Piney citrus hop profile. Decent body but needs more sweet malt taste to balance.Medium bitter citrus end

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DYCSoccer17 (3228) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 13, 2010
22 ounce bomber purchased from BevMo in Natomas. Aroma is a bet spicy and peppery with hop notes present. Has some husky malt undertones as well. Not overly aromatic. Mildly hazy dark golden body with a pretty nice and frothy off-yellow head that is strong and leaves good lacing. Starts a little astringent with some spicy and peppery hops coming through. Has some chewy, husky toasted malt notes in the middle before more grassy, somewhat bitter, earthy hop finish. Easy drinking. Pretty good stuff.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
hayduke (3164) - Eureka, California, USA - MAY 31, 2009
From a 22 oz bottle this poured a slightly hazy orange to gold with a foamy white head and very robust lacing rings. Big nose of citrus and pine hops. Medium mouthfeel with distinct carbonation. Flavor is caramel malts and bitterness from the hops, and the finish is lightly bitter. A very drinkable and enjoyable APA.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SrSilligoose (3134) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - MAY 25, 2010
tap at mash tun brewery. pours a clear yellow with a big foamy white head. bready. nice piney, citrusy hop character. creammy. decent.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DarkElf (3028) - La Jolla, California, USA - MAR 8, 2011
04-May-10 (22-oz bottle: Purchased 02-May-10 for $3.99 at BevMo in La Jolla, CA)
Comparing a fresh bottle of Spring Reign against a one-year aged bottle. This fresh beer pours a hazy, golden-orange body topped by half an inch of off-white head that settles slowly to a thin layer and bubbly ring. The beer is noticeably hoppy, resiny, floral, piney, citrusy and bitter, and the hops really dominates the gentle malt base. The heavy floral component lends a general English character to an otherwise Pacific Northwest style of beer. There is a spicy, almost caraway flavor, but the finish is mostly just brash hop flavor and bitterness. Body is light to medium and carbonation is average, but the hop bitterness is fairly resiny and very dry. The nose shows better balance than the flavor, with the floral and citrusy hops sharing the stage with the dry, toasty malts. Lacing consists of an intricate crystal structure decorating a good portion of the upper glass. Overall, this isnít a bad beer, but itís not my style of beer. Not a fan when fresh, but I like it better with some age, which I know isnít the point of a beer like this, but what can I say? (5, 3, 4, 2, 9 = 2.3)

04-May-10 (22-oz bottle: Purchased 17-Apr-09 for $3.99 at Bottleworks in Seattle, WA)
This aged bottle has a much fruitier taste, but even after one year, the hops are still fairly important here, though they are markedly less bright and brash, and the beer is generally more balanced. As a result, the toastiness of the malt is much more apparent. Likewise, the nose is more malty too, with the toastiness jumping out. Body is light-medium and carbonation has held nicely, but the palate isnít harsh or resiny. In the glass, itís the same golden-orange color and quite hazy, and the off-white head is tall and fluffy, showing solid retention over the session. Overall, though this still isnít a beer Iím likely to want to try again, it definitely appeals more to me when itís aged and the hoppy edge is taken off. But thatís pretty common for me. (6, 3, 5, 3, 11 = 2.8)

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Snojerk321 (2975) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 25, 2010
22oz bottle from BevMo. Pours a mostly clear pale orange color with a nice frothy off white head, good lacing. Nose starts with toasted biscuits followed light grass and faint citrus. Fairly bitter on the palate with some grain and toasted malts.


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