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Spring Reign - Ninkasi Brewing Company

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81
good

221 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 221
Reviews: 93
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 12.96%
Wants: 5
Gots: 19 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Ninkasi Brewing Company visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Blonde Ale |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
Ninkasi website:
"6% alc./vol. 38 ibus."

(Beer added by: ClockworkOrange on 02-13-2009)
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Photo of chinchill
3.51/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22 oz bottle served in a wine glass in Oregon.

Excellent clarity and carbonation in an amber body. Crisp, near medium body.

Flavor: This has the hop load and bitterness of an IPA. Overly bitter and piney aftertaste with lingering grapefruit peel.

O: recommended for hop heads who favor piney hops and plenty of grapefruity bitterness.

Photo of LouZ
4/5  rDev +12.7%

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4/5  rDev +12.7%

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3.79/5  rDev +6.8%

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3.4/5  rDev -4.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

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3.32/5  rDev -6.5%

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3.52/5  rDev -0.8%

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3/5  rDev -15.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

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4.2/5  rDev +18.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

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4/5  rDev +12.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

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2.75/5  rDev -22.5%

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4/5  rDev +12.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +19.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of sklafia
3.81/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.25

I bought and tasted this beer in March to toast the welcome of the Spring season. I enjoyed it and shared it with my family. Here is my review:

Visual: Total (5/6)
It was an amber color, yet still not quite opaque (1/2).
The clarity was lacking and there was unexpected cloudiness (2/2).
The head retention was good, but there was not as much visible carbonation as I had expected. The head was egg-shell white and when poured it was about half an inch thick. It dissipated quickly (2/2).

Aroma: Total (4/6)
There was an unexpected funky smell at first, but also some bright citrus notes and a hint of freshly cut grass. There was also a scent of malty sweetness from the grain (1/2).
The bouquet had a sweet and astringent hoppy floral quality with citrus (1/2).
Smell was reminiscent of a citrus grove with no off-odors (2/2).

Taste: Total (8/10)
The flavor was extremely balanced for an American Pale Ale with some lingering bitterness but floral flavors (2/2).
There were not any off flavors (2/2).
The mouthfeel was effervescent and pulled moisture without being drying. It was very light-bodied (2/2).
The tail left a distinct yet pleasant lingering sensation (1/2).
As far as carbonation, the bubbles were extremely small and not plentiful. I hoped for more (1/2).

Overall: Total (21/25)
I appreciated the American Pale Ale and it was a good representation of the style, as it was well-balanced. I would try it again and pair it with a dish like a steak salad, which I imagine would cut the fattiness and complement the citrus.

Photo of IDABEERGUY
4/5  rDev +12.7%

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Spring Reign from Ninkasi Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 221 ratings.