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RATINGS: 155   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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mmhws (12) - Washington, USA - JUL 7, 2010
6% abv. 22 ounce bottle. Aroma- hint of sweet...vanilla?, spruce Appearance-- pours brownish orange, Frothy white head, and lacing is strong, slightly cloudy Taste- smooth front with slightly bitter back. Palate: Light-medium body. average carbination, slightly bitter finish Overall: pretty good crisp summer beer. I would have this again

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 15/20
manisthebeer (240) - squamish, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 9, 2014
smells crisp and clean with a mild to med hop scent leaking through pours nearly gold flavor is super clean tasting with a suprising hop skunkiness coming through its delicious

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
WheatKing (1162) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 4, 2013
Bottle. First, Iíve got to say that this product comes in a fantastic package and should win awards for its simplicity. Second, I admit that this was probably brewed some time ago as itís no longer summer so Iíll be lenient. Pours amber, white head. Nose is caramel and grapefruit. Flavour is same with some dry hopped grassiness... finish is relatively dry. Good!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lagerboy (1071) - 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 (183) - 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 (11760) - 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 (224) - 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 (262) - 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 (936) - 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 16/20
PhilJackson80 (254) - Oklahoma, USA - OCT 7, 2013
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 (38) - - 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

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