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Spring Reign - Ninkasi Brewing Company

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224 Ratings
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Ratings: 224
Reviews: 94
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 12.36%
Wants: 6
Gots: 20 | 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:
Beer added by: ClockworkOrange on 02-13-2009

Ninkasi website:
"6% alc./vol. 38 ibus."
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Photo of thain709
3.58/5  rDev +0.6%
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

Photo of StoicBeast
3/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of fuzzcherry
4/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of edwardkersh
3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

Photo of blindseer
4/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of strongaf
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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3/5  rDev -15.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of meganonymous
3.97/5  rDev +11.5%
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.

Photo of N3rdM3t4l
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -29.8%

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4/5  rDev +12.4%

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3/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of Travisnin
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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4/5  rDev +12.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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3/5  rDev -15.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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4/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of AaronHomoya
3.85/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thanks again to Matthew Wilson for this one. This spring ale has been sitting around for a while now, and it may be bottle conditioned, as it gushed just a bit when finally opened.

It's got a nice appearance, with an amber color and a great slightly off-white head. Nice retention keeps a thin cap all the way through. A little cloudy, but I don't mind.

Interesting aroma. Honey malt, spicy, floral hops, and a sour, catty note too. I can see the "vomit" descriptor. I like it, though.

Flavor starts out sweet, honey malt again, grassy, grapefruit hops, a bit of bread in the finish but mostly bitter, spicy hopes. There's some sourness in the flavor again.

Medium-light body. Dry finish, but mouthwatering at the same time. Very nice.

Overall, it is a little unbalanced and doesn't seem to match the style it claims, but I really like it nonetheless. Would love to try it again fresh.

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4/5  rDev +12.4%

Spring Reign from Ninkasi Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 224 ratings.