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RATINGS: 161   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
vyvvy (4133) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - NOV 23, 2012
Thanks to gregwilsonstl for sharing this one. Pours light copper / orange with a small off white head. The aroma has pale malt, honey, milk caramel, some nectar fruitiness and is a bit mushy. The body is fairly light and crisp with mild sharp carbonation. The flavor begins with crackers, metallic traits, spice and heavy minerals. The finish is earthy, woody and medicinal.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
seymour (1473) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - NOV 3, 2012
Tasted from 12oz brown bottle into mini schooner glass. Thanks Greg. It poured a basic amber color with off-white foam. Subdued aroma but with a bery tart hoppy flavor, highly attenuated body and dry snap at the finish. Grainy, faint caramel and biscuit, but most malt sweetness was neutralized. Tanniny. Interesting, but not exactly my kinda thing. Probably better fresher.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 27, 2012
A - Pours an almost clear amber-orange color with a finger of frothy white head. The head fades down at a normal pace leaving behind some lacing. S - Aroma is a mix of citrus, floral, and grassy hops with caramel and biscuit malts. T - Starts out with a mix of citrus and grapefruit hops with some mild bitterness and some sweet caramel malts. Through the middle, some grassy and floral hops come through with some more bitterness and some biscuit malt. The finish is a mix of sweet caramel and bready malts with some grassy and citrus hops and some bitterness. M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a dry and lightly bitter finish. D - Very drinkable. Good hop profile with a good overall malt and hop balance.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
blutt59 (6035) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 14, 2012
bottled, thanks to bu11zeye, clear amber color with thin foam, lactic caramel aroma with light creamy caramel flavors

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DedicatedToFun (3024) - Santa Monica, California, USA - SEP 8, 2012
Average...........................................

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joebudzjoe (667) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 15, 2012
Bottle from a random bodega in SF. A real nicely balanced session ale. Grassy hops blended with a sweet malty flavor, notes of cherry and citrus. Light moderate bodied.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BHeart (72) - - AUG 8, 2012
Reddish golden hue good head and retention. Light, citrusy aroma- lemon peel, floral hops, sweet pineapple. Taste leaves something to be desired- hoppy bitter aftertaste, but it starts a little too citrusy. Actually smells and tastes hoppier, smoother, and more syrupy when a bit more chilled. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RumRunner101 (807) - Alberta, CANADA - JUL 23, 2012
Grass, lemon peel, touch of caramel on the nose. Medium bodied with grassy, citrusy hops - quite bitter for a pale ale. Thereís some caramel in the body as well, but itís mostly dominated by bitterness. Metallic finish. Not bad.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
idedek (157) - USA - JUL 7, 2012
a light aroma with hints of citrus. A light body with some odd flavors like pepper almost. The finish is a big disappointment overly hopped with a dry alkaline flavor.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
improvjock (325) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 6, 2012
Bottle. Pours a copper amber with medium white head. Flavor is sweet toffee with a slight bitter finish. very light and refreshing. Great for summer!


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