Spring Reign | Ninkasi Brewing Company

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

Photo of Dur921
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Thankin_Hank
3.3/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Huffs
3.88/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Libeertarian
3.79/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From notes taken 04/14/16:

Hazy, mostly opaque, darker honey-amber. Fluffy, wispy head of great retention, off-white. Resin, caramel aromas. Resin, tea, leaf matter, rind throughout, even a little leathery toward the finish. Light caramel and even biscuit suggestions in the middle, but tart at the base. Some peppery retro-olfaction, works well with dry leathery aftertaste. Medium-bodied, watery, tight, dense, soft effervescence, only a little tingly. Extra astringent for the style. Quite good.

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Photo of OregonGrown7
4/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of vabeerguy
3.46/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tjmiller718
3.7/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Donkster46
3.44/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of raindog814
4.02/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JayQue
3.44/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Fairly good APA. Pours a honey gold hazy color with a small white head. Head retention is average and there are a few bands of lacing on the glass. Aroma is faint, mostly grassy hops. Flavor is balanced between some floral and grassy hops and dry biscuity malt. There is a good level of bitterness. Mouthfeel is crisp, dry with some decent bitterness. Not a great APA but certainly worth a try.

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Photo of smakawhat
4.06/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a nonic pint glass. No obvious bottle dating.

Amber orange body color, almost getting into a dark bronze color. From a closer inspection to light the beer is considerably lighter and pale with more of a light orange and almost lemon color. Head is fluffy white, an easy two finger tall and soft retention. Settles to a bowled puck, and good collar.

Nice little aroma. Lighter malts in the aroma with a nice floral hop bent. Chewy and slightly biscuity malt action, small notes of honey as well. Quite interesting animal here.

Solid interesting pale. Soft malted body with honey and some biscuit like sweetness. American hop angle with pine and floral qualities and a good mid palate of mixed malt sweetness, earthy to herbal finish, and a good lingering spicy quality. There's a very nice floral quality to this that seems distinct but hard to pin down.

A real solid pale ale.

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Photo of stevoj
3.37/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Bottle from Albertsons. Clear golden pour with small rocky head. Nice malty aroma, more malt than hops, equal parts pils and APA. Dry finish, again favoring the malts.

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Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
3.16/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of Beervana
3.68/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dcbeers
3.79/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

Pours an orange golden color with white head. Citrus, grass, and light malts on the nose; follows onto the palate. Light bodied. Finishes with some grass and citrus with a light malt backbone.

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Photo of Rpm0003
3.98/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of delta490
3.48/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a deep and almost perfectly clear gold with a thin, fizzy white head. The head burns off leaving just a hint of top cover and small amounts of tight, soapy lacing. The aroma is pretty lacking, with just a hint of malt grains. The taste is more robust and offers some nice but mostly non-descript hops bitterness. The body, while light, offers a nice lightly carbonated mouthfeel with just a small amount of weight.

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Photo of tomb_ride
3.23/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of peachy-tay
3.83/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of VictorsValiant
3.93/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jschott75
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jpuetz
4/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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