Spring Reign | Ninkasi Brewing Company

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302 Ratings
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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): 6.00%

Availability: Spring

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

Added by ClockworkOrange on 02-13-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
302
Reviews:
112
Avg:
3.58
pDev:
12.29%
 
 
Wants:
10
Gots:
50
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 302 |  Reviews: 112
Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.99/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a becher pint glass, the appearance was a semi-dark orange color with a finger's worth of white foamy head that slid off at a moderate pace. Sly trickling messy lace.
The aroma had some citrusy hops, light honey, dried floral hop character, super light piney-ness, and a sturdy clean malt backbone.
The flavor was mostly sweet, but clean and mobile from the hops to the malts adding some sweet cracker/biscuit to the mix. Aftertaste of floral to citrusy and somewhat clean cracker-like qualities flow evenly.
The mouthfeel was between light and medium bodied with a fair sessionability about it. Carbonation felt good. ABV felt as projected as well.
Overall, pretty nice seasonal APA well worthy of coming back to.

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Photo of anteater
1.91/5  rDev -46.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 1

Photo of Quesophresco
4.24/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.61/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Dark yellow in color, hints of light orange. big 1" head, lasts forever, so much retention. Floral hop presence (and floral 'floral' presence too). Even the sweetness seems to be yeast derived and floral as well. Spring indeed.

Taste keeps kicking down the floral notes, honeysuckle, apples, pear. Ninkasi does a great job making bombers affordable as any. I liked it, very flavorful blonde ale.

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Photo of avisong
3.63/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Beejay
3.31/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A: Golden amber, hazy with a few chunks of floaties, and a white head.

S: Lightly hoppy with pine and citrus as well as a biscuit like bread note.

T: Citrus peel, and some floral notes give way to some earthy grapefruit. The bitterness is pretty aggressive for an APA.

M: Medium body with moderate carbonation.

O: Good but fairly aggressive bitterness for an APA.

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Photo of BigMike
3.33/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of LeftoverCrizack
3.81/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Photo of gandres
3.4/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

12 ounce bottle to wine glass
Appearance: light amber, golden orange color, hazy, cloudy, small off white foam
Aroma: pleasant aroma, not hoppy, more on grains
Taste: slightly bitter
Palate: long bitter aftertaste
Overall: Very good beer. ok to repeat, look for
Drank: July 13, 2016

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Photo of malfunxion
3.8/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3 | feel: 5 | overall: 3

Photo of PawG
3/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.61/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheHopsman
3.78/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Herze
3.6/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JOldewurtel
3.17/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of hophugger
3.29/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of CraftBeerRunner
3.94/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: opaque amber gold. S: minimal, slight malt T: malty w back of mouth bitter kick M: relatively robust O: I was surprised to find I liked this beer. Malty, but with back of the tongue bitterness, very reminiscent of the U.K. bitter but with more hoppiness.

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Photo of Shradical
2.5/5  rDev -30.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Mike_Aguirre
4.07/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours deep amber, very nice white foam head, excellent retention. Smells malty, more like an English Pale Ale, it was very fresh so no hops atenuated. Taste is sweet and bitter, very refreshing but a little bit too sweet. Medium body with medium carbonation. Overall a malty APA easy to drink.

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Photo of SweetwaterTuonker
3.85/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DerwinWentworth
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Rick778
3.03/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Skrumpy
3.62/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured 12 oz bottle into standard pint glass. Light amber color, clear, a moderate head with decent retention. The aroma is light, hibiscus tea, honey, and grain. Light, malty flavor with a bit of citrus hops in the finish. Crisp and dry mouthfeel. Nice summertime beer overall.

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Photo of DrBier
3.62/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of monk2021
3.49/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Spring Reign from Ninkasi Brewing Company
3.58 out of 5 based on 302 ratings.
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