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RATINGS: 163   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.


3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brenn79 (1743) - Idaho, USA - AUG 27, 2010
22 oz. bottle- Pours deep golden with a thin white head and lively carbonation bubbles, aroma is kind of grainy with some mild hops. The flavor is fruity grapefruit with a lingering bittlerness, this is more IPA than the Eel River Organic IPA I had before this, the hops are crisp and clean and very mellow bitter. I like this, this brewery never fails to impress.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ericsondr (48) - Camano Island, Alabama, USA - AUG 16, 2010
A fun ale consisting of a golden caramel color and a nice light tan head. The flavor has a nice extra bitter/hoppy combination which I enjoy as a double IPA drinker.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Crit (3562) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 15, 2010
Cloudy amber,lasting white head. Neutral nose.Nicely balanced pleasant malt profile,medium hop finish both citrus and bitter. Not as distinctive as their other brews

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BMan1113VR (7904) - 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 (1100) - 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 (4915) - 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 (5338) - 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.


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