Radiant Summer Ale | Ninkasi Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Ninkasi Brewing Company
Oregon, United States
ninkasibrewing.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Summer

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

Added by msubulldog25 on 06-04-2009

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
232
Reviews:
89
Avg:
3.48
pDev:
12.64%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
15
For Trade:
0
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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.

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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.

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Radiant Summer Ale from Ninkasi Brewing Company
3.48 out of 5 based on 232 ratings.
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