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RATINGS: 221   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. 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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - MAR 27, 2009
Lighter malt aroma, plenty of hops, a balance between fresh and dried. Dense white head. Spot on with the toasted cracker base. Persistent hops, floral and in check. Tasty spring beer similar to the other bottled Ninkasiís, thereís must be a common thread with their malt bill.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
greenhorn1 (850) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - APR 10, 2009
22 oz bomber. Pours amber with a thin head. Primarily malt nose. Flavor of pine and definitely floral. Slight bitter finish. Itís ok.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
blutt59 (6511) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 23, 2009
bottle, clear golden color with slight soapy head, good piney aroma, flavor is citrus, pine and a little too bitter and metallic

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (12756) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 8, 2009
(22oz bottle, courtesy of blutt59) Pours a clear golden body with a small white head. Aroma of floral, grass, and light grain. Flavor of hops (floral, earth, herbal) and caramel malt with a bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
killjoy966 (677) - Washington, USA - MAY 12, 2009
Ever since my first Ninkasi, Iíve been ravenous in my attempts to procure as many of their beers as possible. Pours slightly hazy, deep golden color, similar to what typical beer advertisements usually depict. Smells of biscuits and sweet wort. Unfortunately, that pleasant malt aroma quickly dissipates once you actually taste the beer leaving a watery bitterness for your mouth to contend with. Thatís fine with me, but as a session beer, I can see others finding it disagreeable. Not bad, but Iíd rather have a Sierra Nevada.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
skoisirius (1908) - Earth, Washington, USA - MAY 15, 2009
Nice and lightly refreshing start of the summer brew...golden orange in color, pale like citrus hops concentrating more on grapefruity hints on the nose...similar throughout the flavor except for the lightly burnt malt notes which blend well. Sessionable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DiabolikDUB (147) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 20, 2009
Poured from 22oz. Bomber into Pint glass. Pours a hazy orangish-gold color with a frothy white head that turns to a light ring around the glass. Aroma is of caramel, slight citrus and a touch of butter/diacetyl but it isnít that vibrant. Flavor mirrors the aroma except for more citrus hops with some toasty malts. Its a light bodied beer that is slick because of the present diacetyl. Its a decent beer out of the bottle but the tap version was seemed much fresher and more flavorful.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
leems (406) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 6, 2009
22oz bottles, I thought I reviewed this already. Amber pour with white head. Aroma is floral and citrus (lemon). Flavor is very floral little malt. Hop forward but not enough. Fairly boring really.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
marcus (9231) - 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 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SrSilliGose (3328) - 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.

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