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Radiant Summer Ale - Ninkasi Brewing Company

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Radiant Summer AleRadiant Summer Ale

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223 Ratings
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Ratings: 223
Reviews: 86
rAvg: 3.51
pDev: 12.82%
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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Photo of Nerudamann
3.54/5  rDev +0.9%

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.

Nerudamann, Jul 04, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

dwtyler, Jul 01, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

KStark, Jun 26, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -21.7%

scot959, Jun 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev +14%

Spaz7, Jun 24, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

BESTIALEX, Jun 24, 2013
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3/5  rDev -14.5%

beagle75, Jun 22, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

ek_ek, Jun 21, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

dmorgan310, Jun 18, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Jameswoody, Jun 15, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

InfernoBoss, Jun 10, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

MacStinson, Jun 08, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

Geno206, May 31, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

XRAIG, May 30, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -28.8%

leftoverburrito, May 08, 2013
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3/5  rDev -14.5%

1424IpA, May 01, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

leedorham, Mar 06, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

chugamugofsud, Feb 21, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

powdersoldier, Feb 09, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

UncleBuccs, Jan 09, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -35.9%

AleVana, Dec 23, 2012
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4/5  rDev +14%

adkieffer, Dec 17, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

t0rin0, Nov 25, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

irishgreensoda, Nov 20, 2012
Photo of IronDjinn
3.35/5  rDev -4.6%

Picked this up in Ponderay, ID. Came in a 22 oz. brown bomber. Pours out a hazed amber hue, short tight foamy off-white head that dissipates quickly.

Bright citrusy hops on the nose, with some rich bready malt balancing it out.

Rich bready malt up front in the flavour, augmented with citrusy, piney, herbal hops throughout, the latter of which lingers on into the aftertaste like the floor of a pine forest. For an APA this stuff has some balls to it.

Medium-bodied mouthfeel, somewhat watery texture, with some heft from the carbonation at least.

While I enjoyed this for the most part, by the time I finished the bottle I had hit a ho-hum opinion of it. It has a decent hop kick, and the malt manages to hold some presence, however it seems to fall short of its true potential. Good for a hop fix nonetheless.

IronDjinn, Nov 14, 2012
Radiant Summer Ale from Ninkasi Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 223 ratings.