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


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Oakes (12788) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 17, 2014
Bronze, herbal citrusy nose. Rich pithy bitterness, gets chewy fast even with all that bitterness.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bu11zeye (11971) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
brokensail (11529) - Orange County, California, USA - AUG 23, 2013
UPDATED: AUG 24, 2013 On tap @ Malibu Sundowner. Golden orange pour with a white head. Some sweet malt, citrus hops, and grass. Spicy and grapefruit hop notes, light pine, and toffee. Flavors of sweet toffee and bread. Spicy and citrusy hops. Grapefruit, pine, and grass. Light bitterness. A bit sweet, but not bad.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (11491) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 15, 2010
Bomber from SuzyGreenberg - thanks Ben. Pours a luminescent peachy amber with a 2 finger foamy off-white head. ? Grassy/herby aroma over mild caramel. Medium body with foamy carbonation. Caramel is light, and the flavor is like Imperial Pilsner. Good stuff. It’s definitely bitter. Good stuff. Repeat indefinitely.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DJMonarch (9158) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2009
Cask Stillage from the Jug at the GABF, Colorado Convention Center 24/09/2009 Floral aroma. Golden coloured and slightly hoppy with a little dryness in a crisp and bitter lasting malt finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GT2 (8741) - San Diego County, California, USA - AUG 23, 2013
Tap at Commons Santa Monica. Thanks Dedicatedtofun! Clear orange amber. Medium white foam. Good lacing. Nose is sweet strawberry, orange peel, hints of ruby red grapefruit. Taste is dark chocolate bitter, long rindy bitters. Fresh though with tart ruby red grapefruit. Actually pretty legit.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JoeMcPhee (8551) - 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 it’s fairly forgettable. Simple though.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BMan1113VR (7868) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 11, 2010
Bottle. Pours with a hazy golden body and a small white head that fades. Aroma of is malty, a bit of a noble hop like earthy/spiciness, a little bit of fruit-leather-rollup. Toffee. Taste is bitter, a bit astringent, husky, hay. Really a lot of lingering bitterness. Lively bubbles. Dry.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DuffMan (7025) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 20, 2011
Bottle, shared by Parksy. Light golden, hazy, medium white head. Aroma is grainy and grassy, faintly of dried flowers. Lightly biscuity pale malt structure, grassy bitter hops, hint of metal. I would swear this is a pilsener, and a decent one at that!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bb (6861) - Alamo, California, USA - JUL 8, 2010
Bottle. Amber beer with a cream colored head. Caramel and malt aroma with light grapefruit. Malt and light grapefruit flavor with light pine. Medium bodied. Decent bitterness. Grapefruit and pine lingers with light caramel.


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