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Spring Reign - Ninkasi Brewing Company

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209 Ratings
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Ratings: 209
Reviews: 92
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 13.28%
Wants: 6
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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KegsAndEggs

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

08-27-2012 22:40:39 | More by KegsAndEggs
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Rathakem

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

08-08-2012 06:07:03 | More by Rathakem
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bmcwood

Oregon

3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

07-20-2012 16:00:17 | More by bmcwood
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hophopandaway14

Oregon

3/5  rDev -15.3%

07-05-2012 03:19:43 | More by hophopandaway14
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Phelps

Arizona

3.9/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a large snifter-style glass.

Pumpkin-orange, hazed with tiny, visible particles. A hard pour delivers a dense, creamy head of off-white that sticks around for a long time and grips the glass in large-bubbled trails.

Smells like spring. Grass, floral notes, lots of honey and a touch of citrus. Good, bright balance of sweet malt and hops.

Subtle toasty malt quickly becomes sweeter and honeyed. Caramel and toasted biscuits emerge more as the brew warms. Grass, citrus pith and floral hops blend with orange before a crisp finish.

Fairly big body — about medium before some silky fizz lightens things up. Carbonation is mild and pinching. Finishes squeaky-clean.

A bright, well-balanced ale; tasty and nicely hopped for a blonde. Probably best in spring, but also thoroughly enjoyable in the summer, when I had it.

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2012 00:35:14 | More by Phelps
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throwerbri

Oregon

4/5  rDev +13%

06-27-2012 02:18:27 | More by throwerbri
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Murrhey

Montana

2.5/5  rDev -29.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a bomber into a pint glass at high altitude Libby, MT. Reviewed live.

A- Two finger cream-colored head. Fairly long retention. Sticky lacing. Amber color with high clarity. Nice looking beer, not exactly the color I'd expect for a blonde though.

S- Light malts, wheat and skunkiness. Not the dull, expired sort of skunk smell, but a more acrid kind of funk. Pretty weak.

T- Golden malts and a bitter hop character I wasn't expecting. Not much else here.

M- Creamy and dry finish. Strange for the style.

O- Weird and ultimately below average rendition of the style. I'd recommend only if you like Ninkasi or hoppy blonde ales.

Serving type: bottle

06-08-2012 01:38:12 | More by Murrhey
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thebigredone

Wisconsin

2.75/5  rDev -22.3%

05-28-2012 23:59:10 | More by thebigredone
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Pablo23


4.5/5  rDev +27.1%

05-19-2012 04:14:29 | More by Pablo23
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MDDMD

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A-a golden amber color with a small white head and minimal lacing

S-some bready malt, grassy, hints of citrus

T-bready malt and slight sweet caramel flavor with grassy herbal hop notes and decent bitter finish

F-light body with light carbonation, crisp

O-decent blonde ale with good flavor, would be a decent session beer

Serving type: bottle

05-17-2012 04:47:26 | More by MDDMD
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thain709

Pennsylvania

3.58/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Shared by Deuane as we strung his hops.

A - Poured with a clear, caramel tinted gold body...carbonation bubbles were racing to the top...a two finger white head formed and slowly fell to a full cap...nice lacing was left

S - Grassy hops, bready and toasted malt, nothing too much going on here...clean and crisp

T - The grassy hops start things off and they come back at the end to add an earthy feel with a touch of bitterness...the malt bill is what shines in this beer...there is a touch of caramel to add some sweetness...the toasted aspect cleans the palate and the bready malt stands out in the middle

M - Light bodied...nice carbonation, clean, crisp

O - This one didn't have too much going on, but it was enjoyable as the temperature was getting warmer...simple, but it keeps you interested

Serving type: bottle

05-12-2012 18:40:33 | More by thain709
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StoicBeast

California

3/5  rDev -15.3%

05-05-2012 05:02:50 | More by StoicBeast
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fuzzcherry

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +13%

04-21-2012 07:16:24 | More by fuzzcherry
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edwardkersh

Oregon

3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

04-16-2012 23:06:59 | More by edwardkersh
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blindseer


4/5  rDev +13%

04-14-2012 04:41:52 | More by blindseer
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strongaf

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

03-30-2012 05:33:21 | More by strongaf
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Cstromberg57

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

03-29-2012 02:08:17 | More by Cstromberg57
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WaydeRafnel

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -15.3%

03-20-2012 02:29:38 | More by WaydeRafnel
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EricCioe

Montana

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

03-12-2012 20:28:58 | More by EricCioe
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meganonymous

Oregon

3.98/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a light, transparent amber with about 1/2 inch of white fluffy head with a light lacing.
Lots of hop aroma, which is what Ninkasi is really known for. Really bright citrus scent with piney resin tones in there too.
i recently had my first Spring rein of the season at the Ninkasi tasting room and just thought "heck, yes. I've missed this beer." It's a leetle bit high in ABV to be a true session beer, but it's so drinkable and flavorful I can def knock back a couple of these lovely ladies.
The carbonation is just high enough to really make those citrus hop notes sing and be really refreshing.

Serving type: on-tap

03-11-2012 22:26:27 | More by meganonymous
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N3rdM3t4l

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

03-08-2012 05:29:51 | More by N3rdM3t4l
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shelby415

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

02-27-2012 07:27:15 | More by shelby415
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kylemckinnis

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

02-27-2012 01:52:24 | More by kylemckinnis
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sharpski

Oregon

2.5/5  rDev -29.4%

02-15-2012 22:06:08 | More by sharpski
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Hoolihan

Oregon

4/5  rDev +13%

02-09-2012 23:44:45 | More by Hoolihan
Spring Reign from Ninkasi Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 209 ratings.