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Ninkasi Radiant Summer Ale



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RATINGS: 162   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
Seasonal Release Series. 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." It’s dry-hopped with Liberty hops. It’s more bitter rather than floral and has a crisp, clean finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lagerboy (1957) - British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 14, 2013
Bomber. Clear orange copper, lasting creamy off-white head leaves some definitive stepped lacing. Mild sweet malty aroma. Lightly bitter, fresh earthy herbal spicy hop taste, mild sweet malt, some citrus. Average carbonation, lighter bodied, moderately hopped. Nice refreshing quencher, finishes clean and dry. MLF (More Lagerboy Friendly)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
badpuppy69 (320) - orange, California, USA - OCT 17, 2013
Pours a clear light copper color. Decent frothy. Aroma is earthy spicy hops upfront with a slight vinegarish note. Taste follows the Aroma with a nice malt backbone. Interesting take of a Ale. I like it!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bu11zeye (12756) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 16, 2013
(22oz bottle) Pours clear golden with a small white head. Aroma of caramel, tea, citrus, and earthiness. Flavor of tea, herbaceous, grass, citrus, some pine, and earth with a dry finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Frahmo (316) - Idaho, USA - OCT 10, 2013
Nothing stands out on this guy. Although the summer ale part could be misleading. Another hoppy brew from Ninkasi.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Salmoniform (1272) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - OCT 10, 2013
Poured from a bomber amber, almost redish. Appearance is crystal clear, much like other Ninkasi brews. Aroma is a bit heavy on the malt but finishes a bit bitter due to the above average hop schedule. Overall, quite a nice beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikedR (1561) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - OCT 8, 2013
Solid. Almost an IPA. Hop centric in a grapefruit way, with a good malt base. B. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
PhilJackson80 (531) - Oklahoma, USA - OCT 7, 2013
UPDATED: APR 20, 2014 22 oz Bomber. The beer pours to a light copper color with a small head. The aroma has a slight floral, grass & bread notes to it. The taste is light in body & has a mild bitter finish. Overall an average Pale Ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
oregontarheel (45) - - OCT 5, 2013
IBU 40. A crisp refreshing summer ale with a light hoppy flavor. Great beer got a hot summer day. Goes down almost too easy! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gramity (1625) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 24, 2013
slightly cloudy light amber pour with massive head - aroma of malt and bread - nice toasted malt flavor with a really great hop flavor (now I know why they call them noble hops!)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gerbeer (3157) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 30, 2013
650 ml bottle. Pours a dark copper color with full head that dissipates quickly. Aromas of butterscotch, tropical fruit, and toasted malts. Flavors of light pine and caramel. Light bitter finish. A little light overall but definitely a fair summer ale.

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