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Radiant Summer Ale - Ninkasi Brewing Company

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80
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229 Ratings
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Ratings: 229
Reviews: 87
rAvg: 3.51
pDev: 12.82%
Wants: 3
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Ninkasi Brewing Company visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
6% alc./vol. 40 IBUs
Millenium, Galena, Northern Brewer, Liberty hops. Dry-hopped with Liberty.

(Beer added by: msubulldog25 on 06-04-2009)
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3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

Booner818, Nov 17, 2013
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3.44/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

650ml bottle.

A: cloudy gold/copper, with a big billowy head that slowly dissipates leaving lots of lacing around the glass.
S: some citrusy hop notes, a bit of grassiness, some floral notes.
T: This seems more like an IPA than a pale ale to me. In other words, I actually kind of like it.
F: medium/thin, crisp.
O: I wouldn't buy this again, but it's certainly not awful or anything. I just didn't love it.

souvenirs, Nov 13, 2013
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3/5  rDev -14.5%

mdavidson, Nov 11, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

CMack71968, Nov 08, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

JMBSH, Nov 02, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Kylemif, Oct 30, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

Unchi, Oct 24, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Anidrew, Oct 09, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

ThisMoonlife, Oct 08, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Zach122, Oct 07, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Sarmartay, Oct 06, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

vermilcj, Sep 19, 2013
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3.69/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Enjoyed out of a brown 22 oz bottle with no discernible dating that I can find. Poured into a 50 cL glass stein with a textured exterior.

Appearance - Very beautiful, with a one-and-a-half finger head of frothy bubbles the color of linen. Retention is very durable and there is light lacing that dissipates pretty quickly. The body is a changing collection of shades of orange. Deep amber at its darkest and a golden peachy hue at its lightest.

Smell - Crisp and clean, with elements of buttered fresh biscuit, cracker and some orange zest and green-smelling grassy component. A bit less airy than what I might expect from a summer Pale, but very nice all the same.

Taste - Like the smell, the taste is simple and clean, with a nice caramel base complimented by bittering hops that give the impression of dandelions and lightly roasted brussels sprouts. The term "barley tea" really comes to mind as well.

Mouthfeel - A body that is on the light side of medium with moderate carbonation. A slightly bittersweet finish.

Overall, a very tasty APA, and one that is a little more earthy than what I would typically expect from a summer pale ale. Reminds me of some of my favorite year-round pale ales.

LambicPentameter, Sep 19, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

SB_Brewmaster, Sep 15, 2013
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2/5  rDev -43%

bernat1971, Sep 15, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

einman, Sep 15, 2013
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rab53, Sep 14, 2013
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hpthebull, Sep 09, 2013
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jesus808, Sep 09, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

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sevenshubby, Sep 08, 2013
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milenko5, Sep 02, 2013
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Braz, Aug 31, 2013
Radiant Summer Ale from Ninkasi Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 229 ratings.