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Narragansett Summer Ale - Narragansett Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
83
good

351 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 351
Reviews: 118
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 14.36%
Wants: 26
Gots: 18 | 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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chrispoint

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

06-06-2012 17:32:10 | More by chrispoint
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sd123

Louisiana

3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

06-07-2014 00:39:53 | More by sd123
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Bassman2019

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

06-24-2013 14:35:36 | More by Bassman2019
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smutty33

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

07-02-2013 03:14:21 | More by smutty33
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Botulizard

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

05-20-2014 15:47:09 | More by Botulizard
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JLapadura

New York

3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

07-15-2012 16:43:29 | More by JLapadura
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jbeervt

Vermont

3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

08-16-2013 01:10:02 | More by jbeervt
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Didier

New Hampshire

3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

06-06-2013 22:50:15 | More by Didier
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Health


3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

08-20-2012 21:46:07 | More by Health
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Onenote81

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

07-07-2013 03:40:25 | More by Onenote81
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vfgccp

New York

3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

06-11-2012 01:42:02 | More by vfgccp
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markgoodman10

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

06-14-2013 03:51:49 | More by markgoodman10
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costanzo_mike

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

07-17-2014 14:04:11 | More by costanzo_mike
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jl28r1

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

05-18-2013 16:24:13 | More by jl28r1
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jwps214

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

07-07-2014 21:50:10 | More by jwps214
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jim_carignan

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

07-04-2014 03:55:28 | More by jim_carignan
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Wizzman

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

03-12-2012 00:31:49 | More by Wizzman
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comfortablynirm

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

09-06-2012 14:44:21 | More by comfortablynirm
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jeanphony

New York

3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

08-29-2012 19:13:56 | More by jeanphony
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PatGreer

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

06-12-2012 04:44:26 | More by PatGreer
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russpowell

Oklahoma

3.3/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I got this one from Iimmush, cheers Tim!

Pours an effervescent hay color with 2 fingers of ivory head. Above average head retention & very good lacing

S: Perfumy & grassy hop notes

T: Follows the nose, plus sweet grainy cereal notes. More sweet graininess as this warms along with lemons. Finishes grassy with sweet grainy notes

MF: Light bodied with soft carbonation, pretty good balance

An alright blonde ale, just not enough flavor to get too amped up about

Serving type: can

10-14-2011 13:49:38 | More by russpowell
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dasenebler

Maine

3.33/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

16oz can.

Really clear pale gold, shade or two darker than a macro lager. Nice eggshell head, sticks around admirably.

Aroma is vaguely hoppy--grass, citrus-- and slightly grainy. Clean and pleasant.

Flavor is a bit too grainy, especially as it warms. Crackery, husky, biscuity. Medium-low sweetness. Hop flavor is lemony and leafy, though low overall. Mouthfeel is pretty full for a beer so low in gravity. Effervescent carbonation.

This is a nice summer beer. Very drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

06-19-2012 22:49:00 | More by dasenebler
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tdm168

North Carolina

3.34/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A - pale gold with a huge, thick cap of pure white head that has great retention and leaves nice lacing

S - cereal grains and maybe some citrus and grass

T - cereal grains, grassy, very mild bitterness in the finish

M - light bodied, crisp, well carbonated

This is a nice light beer that is easily quaffable. There isn't much here in the way of flavor but it is refreshing and easy to drink straight from the can. This is a great BMC replacement beer as well as a light lawnmower or tailgate beer.

Serving type: can

08-08-2013 23:42:38 | More by tdm168
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ryan1788a5

Massachusetts

3.43/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

16oz tallboy can poured into a pint glass.

A: Clear golden color with a two inch white head. One can get that cascading bubbles effect with a more aggressive pour. Modest retention, light rings of lacing.

S: Lots of pale malts. Doughy bread and some grain. Grassy hops, citrus zest, and a light spicy smell. A tad floral and perfumey as well. There's some subtle complexity in the hop profile here. Good.

T: Starts out bready and grainy. A lemony citrus zest cuts in shortly. Doughy bread tastes re-establish themselves and ensure balance. Interesting hop tastes come out just before the finish. Distinctively American, citric and fruity. Must be the citra. A very dry beer throughout. Finishes grainy with more of those interesting hop notes. On the whole, the taste is rather understated and does not deliver. Pity, the nose was so promising.

M: Very light, thin and watery. Seltzer-like carbonation adds bite. Meh.

O: I really wanted to like this beer, but in the end it's really just a bit above average.

Notes: Too dry for my taste, and the mouthfeel lacks substance. Good nose, but it's downhill from there. Not bad for a lawnmower/beer pong beer, but if I want a nice tasty APA, I'll look elsewhere.

Question: Why is this classified as a Blonde ale on this site when the folks at Narragansett clearly labeled it a Pale Ale? It certainly tastes more like a blonde ale, but if they're going to call it a Pale Ale, I'm going to rate it as such.

Serving type: can

05-13-2011 21:18:17 | More by ryan1788a5
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KTCamm

New Jersey

3.45/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 16 oz can into a perfect pint glass.

Pours as a clear golden ale with thick fluffy white foam. Head holds and becomes patchy. Light summery nose, mild malt. Small citrus taste. Good mouthfeel, swirls nicely.

An easy summer drinker. Not remarkable, but good enough flavor.

Serving type: can

09-15-2012 12:55:44 | More by KTCamm
Narragansett Summer Ale from Narragansett Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 351 ratings.