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RATINGS: 162   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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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." It’s dry-hopped with Liberty hops. It’s more bitter rather than floral and has a crisp, clean finish.

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3.3
Oakes (17697) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 17, 2014
Bronze, herbal citrusy nose. Rich pithy bitterness, gets chewy fast even with all that bitterness.

3.3
brokensail (16449) - Dublin, 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
bhensonb (15246) - 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.

2.9
bu11zeye (13029) - 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.

3.2
slowrunner77 (12051) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 24, 2014
"Clean and crisp are right on for this one. A crisp hop bite follows the well balanced and floral aroma and slightly sweet flavor. Not bad overall. Clean and bright if not too deep."

3.5
j12601 (12000) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - OCT 2, 2010
Bottle that RiversideAK threw in as a bonus on a recent growler swap. Pours a just hazed orange amber with a large beige head. Crisp hops, light grain and malt. Citrus and spicy malt. Big earthy grapefruit, touch of sweetness and a bit of alcohol on the finish.

3.2
DuffMan (10436) - 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!

3.4
phaleslu (10275) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 26, 2011
22 oz. bottle from curly- thanks again, Jason! Pours a cloudy orange-amber with fine sediment and a massive, rocky off-white head that leaves a shitload of lacing in the glass. Aroma of floral hops, perfume, wet grains, dank leaves, minerals, and toasted sugar. Flavor of caramel malts, floral hops, mild grapefruit citrus, leaves, biscuit, and minerals. Medium-bodied, with a sweet, crisp mouthfeel and dry finish. Mild carbonation. Might be a bit past its prime, but a good APA.

3.5
marcus (10232) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUL 3, 2011
Botle from BevMo Arden. Pours cloudy golden with a thick beige head and a floral aroma. There is a full-bodied pale malt flavor with a dry bitter finish. Fairly well-balanced and easy to drink.

3.6
GT (10000) - San Diego, 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.


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