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Narragansett Summer Ale - Narragansett Brewing Co.

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Narragansett Summer AleNarragansett Summer Ale

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BA SCORE
83
good

378 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 378
Reviews: 119
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 14.67%
Wants: 29
Gots: 31 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Narragansett Brewing Co. visit their website
Rhode Island, United States

Style | ABV
American Blonde Ale |  4.20% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
Narragansett Summer is a light session ale made with two row pale malt and citra hops. The citra hops are a very popular, newer variety that deliver aromas of citrus and passion fruit without overpowering the taste buds. The beer is blonde in color and the mild kiss of the hops complement the pale malt perfectly, making it extremely drinkable.

24 IBU

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-15-2011)
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Photo of Steve_B
1.05/5  rDev -71.5%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

this beer scores in the 80s? Really?

I'm losing all respect for BA as I write this...

Maybe my own fault for swiping a can from my dad after drinking two Firestone Walker Double IPAs, but this is horrid.

It has no redeeming qualities, other than I assume it's dirt cheap?

Steve_B, Jun 27, 2013
Photo of Jim_DemonDeacon
1.75/5  rDev -52.4%

Jim_DemonDeacon, Jun 07, 2012
Photo of DonFrap
2/5  rDev -45.7%

DonFrap, Aug 18, 2013
Photo of phishbone23
2/5  rDev -45.7%

phishbone23, Jan 23, 2013
Photo of Rjbell
2/5  rDev -45.7%

Rjbell, Aug 10, 2014
Photo of ygtbsm94
2.25/5  rDev -38.9%

ygtbsm94, Jul 20, 2014
Photo of wattoclone
2.5/5  rDev -32.1%

wattoclone, Sep 12, 2012
Photo of acurtis
2.5/5  rDev -32.1%

acurtis, May 26, 2013
Photo of Lamdawg420
2.5/5  rDev -32.1%

Lamdawg420, Aug 17, 2013
Photo of Thedrizzle
2.5/5  rDev -32.1%

Thedrizzle, May 10, 2013
Photo of disemgrowler
2.5/5  rDev -32.1%

disemgrowler, Jan 05, 2012
Photo of LoudRed
2.5/5  rDev -32.1%

LoudRed, Sep 20, 2014
Photo of nas4atu
2.5/5  rDev -32.1%

nas4atu, Jun 22, 2012
Photo of Fettpopps
2.5/5  rDev -32.1%

Fettpopps, Mar 16, 2014
Photo of lostinfla
2.5/5  rDev -32.1%

lostinfla, Oct 11, 2012
Photo of dangermusic
2.5/5  rDev -32.1%

dangermusic, Sep 14, 2014
Photo of HRamz3
2.5/5  rDev -32.1%

HRamz3, Aug 28, 2013
Photo of mjrod2142
2.6/5  rDev -29.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

16oz. can poured into a standard pint glass

A non-aggressive pour produced a one finger-sized head of impressive creaminess. Good lacings were left behind as it dissipated. The color is bright and clean and very similar to their Lager.

I really had to jam my nose into the glass to pick up any aroma. What I eventually got was a sharp hoppiness with almost a sweet vinegar-y bite. This isn't necessarily a bad thing. As I let it settle, more citrus hoppiness revealed itself.

The taste was a letdown, in my opinion. My first thing was "uninspired American Pale Ale." The sharp note in the aroma does not translate into the taste. I can taste the hops, but they seem conflicted, almost bored...as if they're looking to find a cooler backyard BBQ to hang out at than yours. The bland finish and forgettable aftertaste left me wanting something else for the round.

With so many better summer seasonals available, I wouldn't recommend, but be sure to try for yourself.

mjrod2142, Jul 18, 2011
Photo of matty
2.65/5  rDev -28%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Light gold colored beer with a slowly fading head.Aroma is very light frutiness.Taste is dominated by hops and pine needles.Another disgusting over hopped beer that makes it taste like Pine-sol.I would not recommend and will be very lucky to get through this crap.

matty, Jul 19, 2011
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2.75/5  rDev -25.3%

SuomiHobbit, Jun 24, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -25.3%

patrick802, May 05, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -25.3%

bellb, Jan 10, 2013
Photo of T6PP
2.85/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Pours a clear golden yellow with a nice white head. There was no real and defiant smell to the beer. Taste is pretty bland for a summer beer, there is no stand out ingredient that really screams summer. Mouthfeel is a lightly carbonated beer that hangs around for a little bit. Overall it's a little below average and really not worth it. #t6pp

T6PP, Jun 06, 2014
Photo of MikeC144
3/5  rDev -18.5%

MikeC144, Apr 09, 2014
Photo of Fiore757
3/5  rDev -18.5%

Fiore757, Jun 05, 2013
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Narragansett Summer Ale from Narragansett Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 378 ratings.