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RATINGS: 160   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." It’s dry-hopped with Liberty hops. It’s more bitter rather than floral and has a crisp, clean finish.


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3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jkripp (141) - Washington, USA - JUL 3, 2011
I first expected Radiant to be more hoppy than it turned out to be, most of my expectations deriving from the hoppy aroma. The beer is amber in color, and poured a average head. The flavor lacking to my standards of pale ale hoppyness, the main flavor is a sweet malty toner, with a minimal bitter aftertaste.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hockeybeerguy (1961) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - JUL 10, 2014
Finally found a fresh bottle of this. Way to go to De Hart’s for beating out the rest of Juneau. This was poured into a pint glass. The appearance was a fairly decent hazy orange color with a one finger white foamy head that dissipated within about a minute leaving some light lacing sliding into the beer. The smell had a nice blend of sweet citrus and spicy hops to lead a nice sweet grassiness (that freshly cut aroma of sorts). Still, the sweet malts just slide right on in there at the end to balance the nose. I really like how everything just seems to fit on this one. The taste was mainly sweet but still had a decent bitterness running about and underneath. The grassiness does come back but seems to be appropriate as once again it’s a fresh sweet perhaps refreshing/maybe a watery sense of sorts. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a pretty good sessionability about it. It ends up leaving a somewhat sticky finish and has a moderate carbonation about it trying to pummel but ends up just leaving a somewhat slick refreshing/watery sense of sorts. Overall, uh....fresh is good. The first bottle I ever had of this was this past winter and once I saw that this is a summer seasonal I realized I needed to have this again. So glad to have had one fresh, so worth it.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Oakes (12398) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 17, 2014
Bronze, herbal citrusy nose. Rich pithy bitterness, gets chewy fast even with all that bitterness.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TXBadger (1345) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 16, 2014
Reviewed from notes; had this fresh last summer in Idaho. Pours a nice amber color with off-white head. Citrus, floral notes, and some caramel malt on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes very clean for a pale ale.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rodenbach99 (3139) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 15, 2014
Bière orange passablement trouble avec un nez de houblon aux agrumes. La bouche qui ne réinvente pas la roue avec des notes d’agrumes et de malt légèrement sucré.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SlovakSniper (3118) - Candiac/Frelighsburg, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 9, 2014
Quelque chose entre le cuivré et l’orangé. La mousse installée dure le temps de quelques gorgées. Belle dentelle observée. Le nez est appelé vers des malts grillés, des fruits et du gazon fraîchement coupé. Le goût est en équilibre. Belle réponse céréalière à des houblons visiblement floraux et herbacés. Au palais, un corps plutôt dense pour une bière estivale. Un bon apport des bulles. Une texture crémeuse. En arrière-goût, des notes terreuses et boisées bien intéressantes. Une Pale Ale bien facile à boire. La brasserie apporte mes papilles ailleurs et je peux dire qu’elles ne détestent pas cette direction.

3.3
   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

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
WheatKing (1296) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 4, 2013
Bottle. First, I’ve 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 it’s no longer summer so I’ll be lenient. Pours amber, white head. Nose is caramel and grapefruit. Flavour is same with some dry hopped grassiness... finish is relatively dry. Good!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lagerboy (1216) - 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)

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
badpuppy69 (217) - 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!

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bu11zeye (11940) - 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.


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