Ninkasi Pa­cific Rain North­west­pale

Craft Beer & Brewing Magazine - - American Pale Ale -

LOC: Eu­gene, Ore­gon ABV: 5.4% | IBUS: 50 | SRM: N/A

What the brewer says

“This fla­vor­ful North­west pale ale starts with a balanced, malty sweet­ness that lays the ground­work for pro­fil­ing some of the most al­lur­ing hops around. Ci­tra, Mo­saic, Sim­coe, and Nugget hops va­ri­eties of­fer a cap­ti­vat­ing ex­pe­ri­ence with fla­vor and aroma notes that are cit­rusy, trop­i­cal, flo­ral, and piney. The resid­ual sweet­ness rounds out the hops fla­vor, mak­ing each sip as smooth and refreshing as the last.”

What our panel thought

Aroma: “Pine and grape­fruit/cit­rus, verg­ing on catty, moder­ately strong malt—some caramel. Nice fruity es­ters. Sub­tle and in­ter­est­ing.” Fla­vor: “Light caramel malt with hints of toast. Nice grassy, lemon hops char­ac­ter bal­ances nicely. Fin­ish is rel­a­tively dry, well-balanced, with lin­ger­ing bit­ter­ness and fruity hops char­ac­ter.” Over­all: “A well-made light pale ale with in­ter­est­ing hops char­ac­ter and great bal­ance through­out. It’s stronger on the fruity hops char­ac­ter than ag­gres­sive pine/resin, leav­ing a softer, more del­i­cate fin­ish.”

AROMA: 12 AP­PEAR­ANCE: 3 FLA­VOR: 18 MOUTH­FEEL: 3 OVER­ALL: 9 91

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