RATINGS: 218   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. 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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Blairgus (4615) - California, USA - APR 7, 2014
7 Apr 2014, bottle. yellow, clear, occasional bubbles. nose is toasty straw malt and maybe some lemon citrus. thin body and moderately fizzy. bitter pine hops and a stale, burnt straw. meh.

Bulk_Carrier (6064) - Vermont, USA - APR 3, 2014
UPDATED: JUN 3, 2014 The appearance had a semi-clear golden amber colored body with a one fingered white foamy head that dies within about a minute, light lacing graces the sides of the glass. Light carbonation is seen rising at a moderate pace. The smell had some light spicy notes linger through a malty base. The taste was kinda bland through the previous smells; slight spicy aftertaste, dry watery finish. On the palate, it sat about at a light to medium sort of body. The carbonation hits like a normal Blonde Ale - not too hard and not too soft just adequate. It kinda feels slick on the mouth and tongue. Overall, to me this is a Blonde ale, it hits the style so its good for the most part. Except for me, I’m not that thrilled with the taste, as it comes across somewhat bland. It might be better with food. Blonde Ale or Pale Ale, it is what is.

Salmoniform (1281) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - MAR 19, 2014
Poured from tap to glass. Light orange tinted straw hue with creamy white head. Aroma is very floral with essences of honey, citrus, straw, wildflower. Mouthfeel is nice with a medium light body and great carbonation. Taste is dry with a nice bitter following and an astringent metallic finish. Overall this is a good brew.

beersearcher (2383) - Glendale, California, USA - MAR 18, 2014
Label says American pale ale but this is way more British to me than American. Really big mineral taste to this followed by grain and toast notes. The aroma has a slight hint of tangerine but that is far in the background in the taste. It is very bright and clear though.

HughConway (831) - Washington, USA - DEC 30, 2013
From the tasting notes. Bomber bottle. Pours orangey amber, thin head. Hop aroma of pines and general hoppiness, taste is malt and hops. Nicely put together, nothing special.

WendyWolfe (3) - Castro Valley, California, USA - NOV 27, 2013 does not count
Amateur Blonde with less than impressive taste. If you want something with a soft body and a fading memory of a beer, this is for you. Not a complete dive, but a good beginning.

swoopjones (7020) - Buffalo, New York, USA - AUG 19, 2013
bottle from Lets pour. golden orange pour, nice simple APA, not overly bitter, floral, citrsuy hops. very easy drinking & refreshing, great session ale

shigadeyo (3818) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 2, 2013

Vacation 2011 - Seattle and Olympic National Park

8/17/2011: Ninkasi Spring Reign Ale... Aroma: Grassy, cornflakes, weak mandarin orange. Appearance: Golden color; attractive lacing; rapid carbonation; puffy, pale ivory-colored head. Flavor: Toasted malts with some multi-grain breadcrust; white grapefruit peel, resiny hops; finished dry and crisp with a bit of floral hops and bitterness. Palate: Medium-light body, crisp. Overall: Refreshing and pleasing beer with average alcohol (good thing!) that can be easily enjoyed.

1 pint 6 fl. oz. bottle (Alc. 6% By Vol.). Rating #154 for this beer.

ADfan (877) - Orange County, California, USA - JUL 1, 2013
The beer has a golden amber color with a medium head. The aroma has some citrus and grass along with some malts. Taste has some earthy hops and a slight bitterness.

pictoman (1252) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 28, 2013
Poured from 6 fl oz bottle. Hazy orange yellow with very minimal white head. Mild hoppy aroma with some mild skunk. Dry hoppy taste. Quite piney, with some mild citrus.

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