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RATINGS: 213   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. Itís 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!


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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,,,)


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
culchiem (3345) - Berlin, GERMANY - APR 22, 2016
Bottle. Orange gold with a medium head. Fruity pils, grain and sugar. Very easy drinker

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwalking05 (4526) - Arlington, Texas, USA - APR 15, 2016
12 oz bottle. Golden orange with a decent sized white head. Aroma is of grain, clementines, light florals, and grass. Taste is of ruby grapefruit, bitter florals, and grass. Bright and lively flavors.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
blueshockey24 (317) - Colorado, USA - APR 11, 2016
Bottle. Golden. Aroma is sweet and breast. Taste is sweet and hoppy with a bitter coppery finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Emeister84 (1891) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - APR 7, 2016
12oz bottle from Kroger (Barracks Road, Charlottesville, VA). Lemony aromas, somewhat yellow-tropical, mango, subtle sweet malt. Hazy orange with a somewhat lasting white head. Pretty dry, bready malt, grainy, zesty hops. Light-medium bodied.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
stevoj (3536) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAR 20, 2016
Bottle from Albertsons. Clear golden pour with small rocky head. Nice malty aroma, more malt than hops, equal parts pils and APA. Dry finish, again favoring the malts.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nimbleprop (6881) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 19, 2016
Couple pints at World of Beer Reston, pours a burnt orange/copper with some rocky, white head. Nose has citrus rind, grist, grass, light pine. Flavor is the same, chewy grains, a little crackery, lemon rind, light grapefruit rind, soap, dried grasses, Dry, bitter finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
JohnGalt1 (1392) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAR 10, 2016
rocky 2 finger head... leaves surprising amounts of lace and has great retention.. the brew is slightly hazy gold. grainy pale malts make up the bulk of the nose.. polished with a bright citric hoppiness... I am enjoying this one... I normally donít care for "blondes". again alot of clean pale malts with touches of biscuit.. nice citrus hoppiness is bigger than most others that Iíve tried in the style.. finish is clean with an interesting and pleasant/yet unexpected "earthy" component.. a little bit of floral hoppiness is also present.. The body is light/medium for the style and carbonation is smooth small bubble.. very inviting. I would compare this with a lite APA with a bigger yet some how dryer pale malt profile.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Brandon1989 (488) - Euless, Texas, USA - MAR 4, 2016
Pours a slight hazy golden copper color with a medium off white creamy head that left lacing rings around the glass. The aroma is mild but smells of citrus, lightly roasted malts, and pine. The taste is very similar to the aroma but a little lighter and milder than I was expecting. As it warms the pine becomes more pronounced and adds bitterness.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Maverick34 (2850) - New York, USA - MAR 3, 2016
Bottled. Pretty orange gold pour. Some harsh grapefruit up front and cleaner finish...

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
hershiser2 (1800) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAR 2, 2016
Bottle from Wine Warehouse. Pours nearly clear golden with a half-inch off-white head. Aroma of wet dog, grapefruit, grass, slightly floral. Taste is bitter grapefruit pulp, grass, lime. Interesting, but lacks a lot of flavor.


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