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Ninkasi Smells Like Purple


Brewed by Ninkasi Brewing Company
Eugene, Oregon USA
Style: American Pale Ale | Ratings: 3 | Alcohol: 5.3%
Fresh Hop Pale Ale
Available in Draft Only, Rare & Delicious

Statistics:
First Brewed: 2012
Starting Gravity: 1052
Bitterness: 35 IBUs
Alcohol %: 5.3
Malt: Pilsner, Flaked Barley, Northwest Crystal C15, Carahell
Hops: Nugget, Meridian (Fresh)

When asked what kind of aroma newer hop variety Meridian has, Ninkasi Ops Director Paul Cook responded that they "smell like purple". Paul was referring to the juicy fruit sweet aroma of the hops. We think it is the perfect descriptor and a fun name. Expand your synesthetic experience with this refreshing tribute to harvest!

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Aroma is one of beer's most complex features. Aroma is propelled by lively CO2 and dampened by pillowy heads - especially nitrogen foam. Click on a term below to add it to your tasting notes.

Malt
caramel, bread, hay, cereal, chocolate, coffee, nuts, toast, roasty

Hops
resin, floral, grass, spruce, citrus, herbs

Yeast/Bacteria
dough, barnyard, cheese, basement aromas, leather, earthy, leaves

Other
alcohol, banana, bubblegum, butterscotch, clove, cooked vegetables, cough drop, ginger, licorice, raisin, rotten eggs, soy sauce, skunky, smoke, vanilla, woody
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