RATINGS: 214   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 72   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
Special Release Series. A salute to the playful side of summer, we had fun with this beer! Maiden the Shade has a big robust hop character from the liberal use of 7 different varieties of hops. It s completed with a light colored malt backbone to stay in balance. Kick back and enjoy!

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
drsandman (1251) - New York, USA - JUN 16, 2014
Pours a clear gold with a thin white head. Aroma is light pine, citrus peel, lemon, grass, light pee. Taste is nice sweet hop juice, bitter on the back end. Solid, very crushable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rayOfBeer (674) - El Cerrito, California, USA - JUN 12, 2014
Bottle: yellow golden pour with large creamy white head. Aroma is citrusy pine with a touch of pineapple. Flavor is mostly dry with lemon, grass, hay, and finishes with a touch of honey. I like the flavors. It goes through a variety of grasses and has a linger bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ibrew2or3 (8458) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUN 12, 2014
22oz bomber pours with a clear gold body that supports a nice white head of foam. The aroma offers up some yeast, lemon and lime and then a bit of malty sweetness on the back end. The taste is a little yeasty too where there is an edge of spicy yeastiness as well as a mix of lemon and lime and some malt sweetness that tries to bind all of this together. It may not sound like it but this comes across as a pretty tasty IPA with some decent hop bitterness mix with malts and mild hop flavor.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopwine (670) - brooklynzzzzz, New York, USA - JUN 10, 2014
Beautiful golden pour with pillowy dense head. Nose is grassy, sweet crackery malt. Flavor is grass, Chardonnay, crackery light malt, and lingering resiny and lemony bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kschep (1707) - DENMARK - JUN 8, 2014
Nose is heavy grass, rosehip, mediumheavy red grape, feel is very broad, taste is hay, bile, decent grass,

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dwyerpg (5922) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAY 26, 2014
This was a pretty solid beer all the way around. A nice hop aroma and flavor and pretty easy to drink, though pretty much everything tastes great relaxing out in the hammock.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DarkElf (3061) - La Jolla, California, USA - JAN 25, 2014
01-Apr-12 (22-oz bottle: Purchased 08-Dec-11 for $6.75 at northwestliquidgold.com)
This "Summer IPA" pours a cloudy but translucent, golden-orange body with an inch of off-white head that settles slowly to a thin blanket. The flavor is nicely balanced, offering a grainy, cereal maltiness that is pleasantly toasty and minimally sweet, as well as a complex hop character that is floral, grassy, yellow citrus, and slightly piney with a moderate bitterness that extends the finish till the next sip. The enticingly aromatic nose echoes the flavor, with toasty and grainy malts and earthy, piney, and grassy hops. Medium in weight, quite dry on the palate, moderately carbonated, clean, and quite refreshing, which is the point of an IPA, but especially one that calls itself a Summer IPA. A fair amount of patchy lacing decorates the glass. Yet another solid and thoroughly enjoyable beer from Ninkasi.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HughConway (830) - Washington, USA - JAN 19, 2014
Bomber bottle. Pours hazy orange-yellow, white head. Aroma is grass spruce hops, taste is clear hops bitter with a hint of malt. Its alright, nothing special.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
swoopjones (7020) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 4, 2014
Bottle, lighter amber pour with a medium body. Lots of grapefruit, citrus heavy IPA. Citrus juice. Good flavor, missing something. Decent

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BeerFunGuy (875) - California, USA - JAN 1, 2014
This golden beer has a light creamy head. It is a citrus aroma and a big hop bite. Don't get much other than the hop bitterness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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