Thursday, June 25, 2009
Spring Reign, Ninkasi Brewing Company, Eugene Oregon
Well, I raved about the Ninkasi Double Red a bit ago, so now I will rave about there next beer in my sampling, the Spring Reign....Available in 22oz bombers around Oregon, it presents itself with 28 IBU's and 6%...
It pours a honey hue with a tight head.
The aroma is burnt sugar and caramel with a hop tang at the end.
It is roasty malt right up front, hop earthiness appears in the medium body. It is very refreshing with roasty notes at the end. The hop lifts the malt and keeps it from getting too heavy with the sugar notes.
THe aftertaste is bitter with lingering biscuity malt.
More malty than expected but still refreshing with the bold hop backbone. I highly recomend this spring refresher - even if it is already summer~