Sammer (1119) - Plano, Texas, USA - APR 4, 2011
Deep golden pour from bottle. Nice white head. Aroma is pine and bread. Taste is citrus, light hops and grass. A very clean, very enjoyable beer. I would drink this one again for sure. beertholomeus (1813) - California, USA - JUN 2, 2014
Pours a pale gold color with a white head. Hop, citrus, grass, floral, honey and malt aroma. Hop, citrus, floral, honey, grass, biscuit and malt flavors. Light body and lively carbonation. Floral citrus hop finish. Fantomasus (291) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAY 11, 2015
Rushed for time. Think Sierra Nevada Pale Ale. Now imagine that beer being crisper, sharper, cleaner, and more refreshing. My favorite Ninkasi so far. Oldschool_Mike (368) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 26, 2015
Bottle into IPA glass. Pours a deep golden colour with a finger of white head. Aroma is floral hops with a little toasted malt. Taste is about the same. Really nice beer. 19Ei8hty (1166) - Washington, USA - MAR 26, 2009
A Tale of Two Bottles - first was Eh, at best. Second was stellar. Nice toasted cracker malt backbone. Big wet, fresh hops on the nose. Sharp and powerful hop presence with a pronounced tart grapefruit citrus. Some deep grassy notes with a huge floral hop presence and notes of pine. Crisp, light dry finish. Very nice pale that doesnt shy away from the great Northwest hop tradition.
Hopeye (39) - Oregon, USA - MAY 13, 2009
The only things as good as Ninkasi’s year-round beers are their seasonals, and this new one is a charmer. First tried it on a break during a long bike ride on a sunny day. Very refreshing, for a Pale, and perfect for that awkward transition between winter strong ales and summer wheat beers. AmEricanbrew (6878) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - AUG 3, 2009
Clear amber with an off white head. Grassy ganja skunky smoke aromas with earthy floral; pretty nice, actually. Medium body. More straightforward flavor is tasty floral hops with honey sweet pale malts. Easy drinking and flavorful. Aubrey (3516) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - MAR 2, 2011
Medium body, snappy hops and 6 percent ABV may be a bit too much for some, but this is a highly sessionable beer to me. Malts are toasty and cracker-like with a subtle, cake-like sweetness. Hops are extremely flowery and somewhat citrusy (lemon mostly). A grassy bitterness lingers for a good amount of time on the tongue and continues to waft with floral notes. Good stuff. I think I’ll have another. 78samh (287) - Olympia, Washington, USA - MAY 4, 2014
22oz bottle. Nice hoppy aroma. Great taste thats more like an IPA. Mild finish. Good pale ale. Ibrew2or3 (8607) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - AUG 4, 2015
12oz bottle pours with a nearly clear pure gold body that supports a near white head. The aroma offers up a blend of cracker like malts, floral hops and a dash of lime hard candy. The taste begins pretty nice as the malts and sort of cracker like sensation are met by an equal level of hop bitterness that seems floral and a bit spicy and grassy and lime like. The bitter citrus hop character builds to a moderate level to midway and then maintains that into the finish. Pretty nice pale.