Pacific Rain | Ninkasi Brewing Company

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3.82/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Ninkasi Brewing Company
Oregon, United States
ninkasibrewing.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Fiercely flavorful and refreshingly drinkable, Pacific Rain is your call to experience the Pacific Northwest. Crafted with water from Oregon’s McKenzie River and a band of four distinguished hops, this Northwest Pale is citrusy, crisp and tailor-made for easy drinking.


BEER STATS
Ranking:
#21,870
Reviews:
23
Ratings:
63
pDev:
7.33%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
14
Trade:
0
HISTOGRAM
 
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Ratings: 63 |  Reviews: 23
Photo of Mister_Faucher
3.7/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dsimenson
4.1/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of VashonGuy
3.57/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz can. It's golden, with a bit of a head. The smell is pretty mild, barely noticeable. The taste is a bit grainy, a bit hoppy (not too much). Overall, this is an innocuous enough beer, pleasant but not in the least memorable.

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Photo of Karibourgeois
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TrueMetalJake
3.71/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Seamck333
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MugC
4.27/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of fosters9
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bondjedi
4.04/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mpenske
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Nvrmind16
3.88/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Named after the ancient writing associated with the beer, I give full props for helping remind us beer started in the middle east of all places. As far as taste goes , its smooth and strong enough for me.

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Photo of Robzoyo24
3.71/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of NickSMpls
3.84/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a nice, faintly hazy, light golden color. Thick, frothy head. Light floral / piney aroma - no doubt PNW hops are used here. Well hopped and balanced, right on target for an American Pale Ale. Quite drinkable, good with food, very smooth and a nice lingering aftertaste. Recommended.

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Photo of tone77
3.74/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a rich golden color with a 1 inch head. Smell is of citrus, mango, some passion fruit. Taste is the same as the aroma, plus some pine, moderate bitterness. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is an enjoyable beer.

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Photo of DigitGrowler
3.85/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RJLarse
3.61/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A pale yellow and light NW Pale Ale. Sweet and fruity, lean on hop bitterness. I'd have this again but some caramel flavors and more of a malt presence and hop bitterness would help.

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Photo of RB3
3.28/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Looks good out of the bottle. Decent head. Almost seems like a gimmicky beer or I am reading to much into the name. The smell and taste are "Pacific rain". A little musty meets foliage and watery. I can't tell of I like it or not.

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Photo of OregonGrown7
3.93/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of zestd
3.84/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DavidR_9
3.92/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Looks very refreshing - golden yellow glow with a thin foamy and sudsy head that settles into large and small soapy bubbles. Smell is fairly strong for a NW pale ale, definitely reminiscent of citrus and pine. Taste follows the nose with crackery malta and a sort of dark sedimenty earthiness. Mouthfell is fine - medium carbonation, crisp, on the thinner side, unfortunately carbonation falls off pretty quick. Easy to drink but pretty unremarkable when the carbonation starts falling flat. Overall a quenching and enjoyable NW pale ale.

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Photo of emwilke
2.98/5  rDev -22%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of GClarkage
3.53/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BlueSpader
3.7/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Spikester
3.89/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Hazy golden amber with one finger of five minute white head. Good rings of lace.
Smell is floral and biscuit.
Taste is complex hop notes. Floral citrus mango resin and sweet biscuit malt.
Mouthfeel is light to medium with decent carbonation. The finish is medium bitter and dry.
Overall a tasty and easy drinking APA. I enjoyed it.

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Photo of mmmbeer89
3.82/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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Pacific Rain from Ninkasi Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.82 out of 5 with 63 ratings