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RATINGS: 218   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!


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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,,,)


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bif (1955) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 10, 2016
Bottle. Pours a golden color with a thick head and bits of lacing. Aroma of light fruits, pine and malt in the background. Taste of citrus, bit of pine and malt sweetness and grain. Nice bitterness, and a clean finish. Medium body, crisp and refreshing. Nice beer but a tad fruity.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
drjay44 (3300) - Salida, Colorado, USA - JUN 8, 2016
12 oz. bottle. Pours a medium thick, well retained, tiny bubbled, off white head, with extensive lacing, over a slightly hazy gold (SRM 5) body.......nose is light pine, resin, slight citrus, mild toasted malts......taste is lightly sweet, with light floral notes, mild malts, light hop bitterness, with light pine, resin, slight citrus......mouth feel, light body, no alcohol, high carbonation. This is a quite light APA in both hop and malt aromas and flavors. The bitterness is low, making for an easy drinking beer, that really misses the style. BJCP 6/3/12/4/5

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
UXO (1339) - CANADA - MAY 28, 2016
Appearance: clear medium gold with one fat finger of rocky off-white head, good retention and moderate lacing. (4/5) Aroma: oranges and lemons, tropical fruit, pale malt, pine. (7/10) Taste: moderate-low sweet, moderate bitter. (6/10) Medium-light body, moderate carbonation, lingering bitter finish. (3/5) Smells pretty good, doesn’t taste quite as good. It’s one of those APAs that doesn’t really have the body or malt profile to support the hops, so it comes across as a little sharp and thin. It’s still OK, but nowhere near as good as e.g. their Maiden the Shade. At least it doesn’t suddenly drop off to a watery, thin finish the way some APAs do. (13/20)

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (12921) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 24, 2016
12oz bottle. Small white head atop lightly hazed light amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, orange/lemon, some bread, grapefruit. Taste is moderately sweet, lemon, some pine/grapefruit, light bread. Effervescent light-medium body.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
obguthr (5413) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
culchiem (3398) - 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 (4551) - 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 (381) - 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 (1982) - 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 (3701) - 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.


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