Spring Reign (Ninkasi Brewing Company) 3/5

Pours a clear, straw color with almost no head. Aroma is sweet, a hint of citrus, and a little caramel. The taste is surprisingly hoppy for the style, including a notable aftertaste. Medium carbonation and a syrupy mouthfeel. There’s some wheaty malt backbone, but the bitterness dominates overall. I feel like I’m drinking a pale ale, and it’s more of a sipper than a chugger. This isn’t what I was led to believe by the label, which claims it’s a session beer. It’s a perfectly decent beer, but you can find much better from Ninkasi, like their Believer.

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