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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." Itís dry-hopped with Liberty hops. Itís 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
improvjock (327) - 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!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Savvy1982 (1705) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 2, 2012
Bottle. Pours hazy deep copper, thick cream coloured head, great lacing. Nose is grass, citrus, tropical fruit, and light sweetness. Flavours of spicy hops, bitter melon, light caramel. Meh, this is decent enough, but hardly blowing me away.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
luttonm (4621) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 1, 2012
Draft. A nice beer, pours crisp copper. Spring spice and round bittering hops. Tasty

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JoeMcPhee (9267) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 27, 2012
Hazy orange-amber pour with a thin white head. The nose is light and a touch spicy. A hint of soft fruit and orange peel along with a bit of sweet malt. Light and fairly quaffable brew although itís fairly forgettable. Simple though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
vidacafe (10) - Seaside, Oregon, USA - JUN 24, 2012
Good Oregonian ale, odd aroma, not bad but strange; pretty hoppy for an ale (which I personally enjoy) but works well with the overall flavor.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gregwilsonstl (2110) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 22, 2012
Clear copper. Toffee. Not bad but not much to this, very light. Medium head. Grassy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Landmonger (155) - USA - JUN 13, 2012
Pours a reddish amber minimal head, it has a good amount of crisp carbonation, malt is prominent but a lot of bitterness, alcohol is not too noticeable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mintzmeet (445) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 13, 2012
Beautiful red amber color, weak head. medium alcoholic nose. Strong taste (radiant). Quite a bite on this one. Almost burnt malt flavor, but might be hops which are present in the middle but fade near the end to a breadiness.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
michaelinwa (656) - Bothell, Washington, USA - JUN 13, 2012
Medium golden, minimal, disappearing head, with only a slight aroma consisting of light malt. Nothing special there, and nothing very special special with the flavor which is just a little hop forward, but overall very balanced. The malt background is pretty basic. Finishes light it starts; slightly hoppy bitterness lingering. A good beer with spicey food when you want something clean and refreshing, but otherwise not something would pull off the shelf again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
chris2431 (241) - Oregon, USA - JAN 29, 2012
bomber. decent daily drinker pale ale i guess. nothing that stands out just fresh and smooth.

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