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RATINGS: 160   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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4.4
oregontarheel (47) - - 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

4.2
dwyerpg (6410) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - SEP 27, 2009
Not much aroma. Great red-orange color. Head is very intriguing. Hops, grains and fruit. Flavor is also fruity, then hoppy, then grainy. Good stuff.

4.2
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.

4.2
mikedR (1561) - 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

4.1
HarvestrOfBeer (22) - , Washington, USA - JUL 22, 2010
Really nice ale from the folks down in Oregon. It is a bit rich and heavy for me as a hot weather session beer, but a big bottle goes down very nicely when the evening cools off a bit. Nice amber/red pour. Some hop aroma and flavor, but not epic. Some grain and malt notes and a nice smooth finish.

4.1
Bulk_Carrier (6065) - Vermont, 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.

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jweilz (1) - Alabama, USA - JUN 21, 2011 does not count
Really enjoyed this beer, as I do most Ninkasi products. A nice refreshing summer beer. Seems like it should be more malty than it is, the hops are what stand out.


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