Ninkasi Smells Like Purple

Formerly brewed at Ninkasi Brewing Company
Eugene, Oregon USA
5.3% · American Pale Ale · 3 Ratings · 35 IBU · Special Release ·
Fresh Hop Pale Ale
Available in Draft Only, Rare & Delicious (R&D Series)

Statistics:
First Brewed: 2012
Starting Gravity: 1052
Bitterness: 35 IBUs
Alcohol %: 5.3
Malt: Pilsner, Flaked Barley, Northwest Crystal C15, Carahell
Hops: Nugget, Meridian (Fresh)

When asked what kind of aroma newer hop variety Meridian has, Ninkasi Ops Director Paul Cook responded that they "smell like purple". Paul was referring to the juicy fruit sweet aroma of the hops. We think it is the perfect deScriptor and a fun name. Expand your synesthetic experience with this refreshing tribute to harvest!

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Beer Rating Assistance

Aroma is one of beer's most complex features. Aroma is propelled by lively CO2 and dampened by pillowy heads - especially nitrogen foam.

Malt
caramel bread hay cereal chocolate coffee nuts toast roasty

Hops
resin floral grass spruce citrus herbs

Yeast/Bacteria
dough barnyard cheese basement aromas leather earthy leaves

Other
alcohol banana bubblegum butterscotch clove cooked vegetables cough drop ginger licorice raisin rotten eggs soy sauce skunky smoke vanilla woody
Appearance is how a beer appeals to the eye and includes notes on color, the liquid's visual texture and the head -- the beer's foam top.

Color
pale golden amber orange red brown black

Liquid
clear hazy cloudy sparkling

Head
rocky frothy minimal white tan brown
Taste is what can be appreciated with the tongue. It's easy to mistake aromas for tastes -- the tongue only senses sweet, bitter, sour, salt and umami.

Sweet
light medium heavy

Bitter
light medium heavy

Sour
light medium heavy

Other
salty umami
The palate includes touch sensations on the lips, tongue, gums and roof of the mouth.

Body
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Texture
thin oily creamy sticky slick thick

Carbonation
fizzy lively average soft flat

Finish
astringent bitter abrupt long

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