mrhoppy (1288) - Santa Clara, California, USA - JUN 26, 2010
Fannntastic for me! Has that toasty, malty salty sunflower palate. The body and flavor remind me of a big west coast Irish red ale. Organic personality. Finish is slightly sweet up front and then ends with bitter dry malty hops. If you can get this don’t pass it up. It’s a real treat. I’ve got to get me some more. Awesome! hahobbs (6) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 9, 2010 does not count
One of the better spring seasonals I have tasted. Pours a vibrant, translucent red with perfect foam, and leaves a beautiful lace on the glass. First impression is unmistakable hop aroma, almost IPA-strength, but taste is smooth and crisp, not too hoppy. A refreshing and relaxing spring beer. tiggmtl (4544) - East York, Ontario, CANADA - APR 12, 2013
Floral hops are strong in the nose. Slightly hazy golden-copper body is topped by a generous, fine bubbled, white head that lasts throughout and coats the glass with lace. Deliciously malty toasty flavour with a nice complement of floral and spicy hops and fairly pronounced bitterness in the backend. Medium body with wonderful fine bubbled effervescence. Enjoyed on tap at Portland Craft. JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAY 2, 2009
Nicely sweet with some sticky hops in the aroma. Crustal clear, light amber in color, with a thin white head. Biscuity and toasty, nice caramel with stingy hoppiness. Slight grass, pine and citrus. Great beer. dwyerpg (6228) - 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.
Lagerboy (2221) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 14, 2013
Unclear light amber orange, nice frothy off-white head slowly settles into a lasting creamy cap leaving some bridal veil lacing. Fresh citrus hoppy aroma. Bitter resinous citrus hop up front, lightly toasted malts behind, some evergreen and grapefruit tartness. Soft carbonation, medium bodied, medium hopped. Softens and sweetens into the finish. Ninkasi continues to impress. NFL ( Not For Lagerboys)
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - APR 22, 2009
Bottle. Body-very light brown with a thick ring of bubbles and a thin film of bubbles. Nose-light fresh flowers, soap, American barleywine, leather, perfume. Taste-flat hops, hops are upfront, very IPA like, fresh, not sweet, very nice, easy drinker. You like hops? You’ll like this beer. cathcacr (647) - Oregon, USA - MAR 17, 2010
Up there quite high in the eschelons of my favorite APAs. This is nearly IPA, said near-IPAness being a characteristic reminiscent of Great Lakes Burning River Pale Ale. These particularly memorable APAs succeed by infusing more bitterness into their profiles. I don’t know what hop varieties in particular might have been used in the process of bringing this beer recipe to fruition, but one thing is unmistakable: it’s heavy on the hop trichomes or whatever the relevant bitterness molecules are called.
stchloe (1104) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 7, 2009
A very good beer in my opinion. Large full body, malty. General citrus hop, strong and lasting, and wheat /grain flavor throughout. Gooney (389) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 24, 2010
22 oz bottle from New Seasons - This one had a fantastic floral aroma right out of the bottle with about a 3/4 inch foam head. Once the foam dissipated a little, some of the aroma went away. Palate was a bit lively, but not too much. Nice bitter finish for a Pale. This is a very nice beer. Too bad it’s only available in the spring.