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Radiant Summer Ale - Ninkasi Brewing Company

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Radiant Summer AleRadiant Summer Ale

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BA SCORE
80
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221 Ratings
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Ratings: 221
Reviews: 85
rAvg: 3.5
pDev: 12.86%
Wants: 3
Gots: 7 | 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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Beerswag

California

3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

08-13-2013 15:15:39 | More by Beerswag
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Conner

California

3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

08-12-2013 22:34:54 | More by Conner
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largadeer

California

2.5/5  rDev -28.6%

08-09-2013 05:42:25 | More by largadeer
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ste5venla

California

3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

08-08-2013 06:37:49 | More by ste5venla
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Jellopants356

Montana

3.09/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Pours a nice amber with a thin cream lacing. Smells like a typical summer brew. Citrus-y. I like the color and the taste is about on point with the typical Ninkasi brews. I don't know if it's the water or what, but i feel like i can taste a Ninkasi brew 9 out of 10 times. The mouthfeel is what loses me though. Way too thin, definately needs more carbonation. Overall, not a bad brew but definately needs a bit more refining.

Serving type: bottle

08-06-2013 05:08:50 | More by Jellopants356
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jrohrbacher

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

08-04-2013 03:10:42 | More by jrohrbacher
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Stevotex

Texas

4/5  rDev +14.3%

08-02-2013 22:00:12 | More by Stevotex
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jeffjeff1

California

3.86/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I got this in a variety pack of Ninkasi beers from Costco.

Appearance- copper color, nice size head, nice lacing

Smell- floral hops, some malt

Taste- floral, citrus hops, very nice

Mouthfeel- medium bodied

Drinkability- I thought it was very good. Definitely would drink this one again!

Serving type: bottle

07-28-2013 19:06:30 | More by jeffjeff1
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OregonGrown7

Nebraska

3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

07-24-2013 04:47:53 | More by OregonGrown7
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Zorro

California

3.26/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Clear amber colored ale with a small white colored head. This one has a distinct orange color. It is in the spectrum I like to call IPA Orange.

Smells of toasted grain and mild herbal hops. Faint grapefruit aroma.

Starts out dry and woody. Dry and a little more bitter than I would have expected. Mildly citrus mostly grapefruit with some soda cracker toasted wheat flavor. Slightly more bitter than I would like but it is far from a bad beer.

Mouthfeel is good.

Overall a decent beer, it could be slightly less bitter but it is a good beer if you like a very dry pale ale.

Serving type: bottle

07-23-2013 22:55:11 | More by Zorro
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JohnF51

California

3.5/5  rDev 0%

07-23-2013 14:20:53 | More by JohnF51
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dertyd

California

3.5/5  rDev 0%

07-21-2013 02:59:40 | More by dertyd
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MikeRice1969

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

07-20-2013 23:43:07 | More by MikeRice1969
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MastaShonuf

California

3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

07-20-2013 02:35:37 | More by MastaShonuf
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AgentMunky

California

3.5/5  rDev 0%

07-19-2013 02:42:48 | More by AgentMunky
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forestkcary

Oregon

2.5/5  rDev -28.6%

07-18-2013 21:06:04 | More by forestkcary
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fizzyted

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +14.3%

07-16-2013 22:18:34 | More by fizzyted
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DerwinWentworth

Utah

4.5/5  rDev +28.6%

07-11-2013 18:45:43 | More by DerwinWentworth
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ohtheguilt

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev 0%

07-11-2013 16:35:14 | More by ohtheguilt
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Coastal_Brew

British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

07-10-2013 22:28:22 | More by Coastal_Brew
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Madskill

California

3.5/5  rDev 0%

07-09-2013 01:56:20 | More by Madskill
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illidurit

California

3/5  rDev -14.3%

07-05-2013 03:58:55 | More by illidurit
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johnnyboy76

Oregon

3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

07-04-2013 14:50:47 | More by johnnyboy76
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Nerudamann

Oregon

3.54/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Look - clear, slight amber color, with about half a finger's worth of cream-colored foam that dissipates quickly.

Smell - floral qualities typical of an IPA, but not terribly strong. The beer has almost a sweet essence to it.

Taste - definitely a more powerful bitterness than what I was expecting after the smell. There's the floral essence, at the start and late middle, but the bitterness hits hard in the early middle. The finish is actually pretty mellow.

Mouthfeel - medium-bodied, slightly creamy.

Overall - not a bad brew at all. Not extremely strong, probably indeed a good summer ale.

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2013 03:01:55 | More by Nerudamann
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dwtyler

California

3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

07-01-2013 01:51:45 | More by dwtyler
Radiant Summer Ale from Ninkasi Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 221 ratings.