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Ninkasi Radiant Summer Ale



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RATINGS: 163   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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dapierce17 (110) - Pasco, Washington, USA - JUN 26, 2013
A red orange pour with small white head. Slight orange and hop aroma with biscuit smells as well. Very dry beer. Upfront hop bitterness with ever so slight citrus notes. Finish is a lasting bitterness with strong malt. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Koskela (409) - Marysville, California, USA - JUN 25, 2013
Citrusy and a slight malty aroma with a cloudy red orange color and little white head. A sweet taste with a slight bitter almost tart taste. Crisp and medium bodied. Bitter malty aftertaste. An alright hot day beer. But not great. Not the best job ninkasi

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BK7 (773) - Turner, Oregon, USA - JUN 21, 2013
Bomber. Grapefruit and light bitterness balanced with malty caramel in the background. Dry finish. An average American Pale Ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerandhockey8 (289) - Three Forks, Montana, USA - JUN 19, 2013
12oz bottle to tulip glass. Pours a nice yellow-orange tint with lacy white head. Smell is floral, citrusy and very hoppy. Taste is bitter, light bodied. Finishes a little sweeter, nice summer beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
maxwelldeux (4219) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - JUN 18, 2013
Bottle. Pours a crystal clear amber color with a moderate pillowy off-white head on it. Nose has a nice little bit of floral tones to it with a subtle malt backbone coming off. Taste is actually a little toasty up front with a subtle bitterness coming through afterwards. Decent brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beertholomeus (1364) - California, USA - JUN 16, 2013
Pours an orange copper color with frothy white head. Floral hops, malts and grassy aromas. Malt, grass, floral and hop flavors. Some hop bitterness with strong malt backbone.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
TizzleJizzle (743) - Garland, Texas, USA - JUN 8, 2013
Bottle compliments of bu11zeye. Honey aroma. Poured a clear amber with a foamy white head and some lacing. Flavors of floral, spruce, grass, and resin with a bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dhunter151 (590) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - JUN 3, 2013
Pours amber with a white head. Bready malt, grass, citrus. It was ok. Just your average pale ale. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Imaena (2126) - Maputo, MOZAMBIQUE - APR 28, 2013
Bottle. I have only tried a few from this brewery but this is a solid ale.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bytemesis (5175) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAR 20, 2013
Bottle - thanks Brian! Pours clear orange amber with a medium off white head that dissipates with nice lacing. Aroma is caramel, hay, cut grass. Flavor is the same, light sweet, light bitter, dry finish with lingering bitterness.Medium body.

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