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RATINGS: 221   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35/5   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 38   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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!

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3.5
Braudog (6669) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - JUN 21, 2015
Bottle. Bright and young-looking, medium orange, soft head. Medium creamy citrus is the predominate character. Frothy. (#5991, 6/21/2015)

3.3
blutt59 (6562) - 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

3.6
ben4321 (6389) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - FEB 19, 2016
Draft at RnH-West. Clear gold-orange with an almost coating lace. Light aroma of some citrus, pale malts, and some grass. Flavor is similar. Light sweet, light bitter. Soft mouthfeel, fairly dry. Pretty solid.

3
mansquito (6319) - Nueva York, New York, USA - MAY 22, 2015
The Sampler, Brooklyn bottle: pours gold witha white head. Aroma is pine and some fruitiness. Taste is lightly bitter. Easy drinking. Pretty standard. Bitter aftertaste. Not blown away.

3.3
obguthr (6295) - 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.

3.3
riversideAK (6260) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - APR 6, 2011
Nose is floral, lightly citrusy with notes of biscuit and toasted malts. Pours golden, decently lasting head and lace. The flavor is dry and biscuity, toasty, with mostly floral notes and light citrus. Dry and light, easy to drink. Decent, but not that interesting to me.

2.6
jgb9348 (6187) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - MAR 22, 2011
Crisp blonde coloured body with a soapy, large, dense tan head that leaves an ugly lace. Aroma of light hops, light sugars, light malt, a touch of flowers, some jasmine and a minor amount of yeast. Light-bodied; Assertive fresh hops up front that donít have any depth or body, a little sweetness behind and a very mild malty finish - very bland and unsupported. Aftertaste bland and clean with some floral notes, a tiny amount of hops and a little fresh fruit flavour. Overall, a pretty weak and mild beer - good for the size, but bad for the taste and quality of the beer. I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased at BevMo in Walnut Creek, California on 19-March-2011 sampled at home in Washington on 22-March-2011.

2.9
Bulk_Carrier (6065) - 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, Iím 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.

4.1
dwyerpg (6054) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - SEP 13, 2009
UPDATED: MAY 28, 2011 Had again and while still good, this is really pretty dry, almost a bit too much. First rating 4.5 Other than a fairly indistinct aroma this beer is awesome. Great hop flavor throughout with a nice dry hop finish. A good malt flavor as well but this is good enough that they should take it off of seasonal and make it a regular.

3.5
snoworsummer (5614) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 29, 2015
Draft at Barrel Republic. Pours hazy amber with a thick, creamy white head. Tastes fruity, like raspberry, musky grains, very dry grapefruit, citrus hops, and cookie malt. Light body and low carbonation. Smells like sweet fruit, raspberry, citrus hops, cookie malt.


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