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RATINGS: 160   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   SEASONAL: Summer   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Radiant Summer Ale is, "Crisp and flavorful, Radiant Summer Ale is a clean finishing summer offering in the Ninkasi tradition. The smooth malt character is balanced by a clean noble hop presence, the perfect compliment to a glorious summer day! 6% alc./vol. 40 ibus." Itís dry-hopped with Liberty hops. Itís more bitter rather than floral and has a crisp, clean finish.


2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BMan1113VR (7813) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 11, 2010
Bottle. Pours with a hazy golden body and a small white head that fades. Aroma of is malty, a bit of a noble hop like earthy/spiciness, a little bit of fruit-leather-rollup. Toffee. Taste is bitter, a bit astringent, husky, hay. Really a lot of lingering bitterness. Lively bubbles. Dry.

3.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
muteprint (176) - Olympia, Washington, USA - AUG 5, 2010
22 oz bomber. Pours a cloudy golden orange. With a pillowy head that laces the glass. Quite enjoyed this one, malty start and a metallic hoppy finish. Quality seasonal from a brewery that is quickly becoming one my favorites.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Taverner (1081) - San Ramon, California, USA - JUL 28, 2010
Pours a red color. Flavor is hoppy - but not overly so. Flavors of dark to light malts mix with light to heavy hoppiness. Make sense?

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
leems (406) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 26, 2010
If I had to choose on word to describe this beer it would be skanky, you want to like it, all the right pieces are there but everything I just a little off and trashy. The hops taste oxidized, the malt character tastes burnt. I really want to like this beer but it just canít.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerona97 (2397) - Washington, USA - JUL 24, 2010
4oz draft sample. Clear yellow/gold. Aroma of tropical citrus and caramel. taste has a mild hop bitterness with sweet tropical citrus, grain and caramel. Medium light body, soft carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drfabulous (3823) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JUL 24, 2010
Draught at some movie theater where my friend wanted to stop for an espresso. Hoppy and crisp. Not intense but in a good way. Good balance of flavor. Not a strong malt bill.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerguy101 (5276) - Newark, California, USA - JUL 24, 2010
Sampled on 7/23/2010. This American Pale Ale pours a medium copper color from a 22oz bottle. Small to medium sized white foamy head with nice lacing and good retention. The aroma is grassy and herbal with a nice caramel malt note. A medium bodied American Pale Ale. The malts are caramel, grainy and semi-sweet. The hops are floral, herbal and slightly citrusy. The citrusy hops are most noticeable at the finish. Nice balance. Good carbonation. Interesting beer, the malts are a little more grainy and a little less sweet than most APAs. The hops are a little more citrusy than normal. The dry hopping (Liberty hops, nice) really adds a whole lot of dryness to the finish. There is some additional sweetness as it warms. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is crisp and dry. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rmussman (1702) - California, USA - JUL 23, 2010
Sampled in a 22oz bottle. Pours brown, a bit cloudy. Drinks really nice, full of quality hops and smooth malts. Really quality brew, refreshing summer brew.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HarvestrOfBeer (22) - , Washington, USA - JUL 22, 2010
Really nice ale from the folks down in Oregon. It is a bit rich and heavy for me as a hot weather session beer, but a big bottle goes down very nicely when the evening cools off a bit. Nice amber/red pour. Some hop aroma and flavor, but not epic. Some grain and malt notes and a nice smooth finish.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mrhoppy (1284) - Santa Clara, California, USA - JUL 15, 2010
I love hoppy grainy beers. The last couple I have tried of theirs really have that delicious grainy flavor. Caramel and sweetness with nice bitter finish. Not the most incredible beer but real tasty!


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