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Narragansett Summer Ale - Narragansett Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
83
good

355 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 355
Reviews: 118
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 14.36%
Wants: 27
Gots: 19 | 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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jeanphony

New York

3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

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

Virginia

3.93/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

O - Kind of a pale ale appearance, golden color with a bone white, finger and a half head. Leaves some lacing.

S - Light smell, but gives hints of citrus and even some passionfruit. Mmm.

T - Citrus profile is evident, mostly grapefruit, some lemon. There is a light hint of passionfruit as well, nice. Hop bitterness is low, pine flavor is also fairly light from the hops. It's clear they were going for drinkability here. malts are sweet and balance the tart citrus flavors. Finishes clean.

M - Very light and effervescent. Clean and crisp, nearly perfect.

O - Great summer beer. It's almost like a light pale ale if that makes sense. You get the flavors of a pale ale, but with less bitterness. Impressive that 'Gansett pulled this off.

Serving type: can

08-28-2012 18:01:37 | More by gatorguy
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beenitty

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +8.4%

08-24-2012 22:59:35 | More by beenitty
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Schmuckles

Rhode Island

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

08-24-2012 04:50:05 | More by Schmuckles
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tmars13

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -18.7%

08-21-2012 03:42:35 | More by tmars13
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Health


3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

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

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

08-20-2012 14:41:30 | More by braican
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wdarcy77

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

08-19-2012 15:57:38 | More by wdarcy77
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keeganfrank

Ohio

4.28/5  rDev +16%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Golden beer with a thick, foamy head that dissipates slowly and leaves lots of lacing. Crisp grass and zesty lemon aromas with some floral hints. Flavors of grasses and grain with soft lemon rind notes. Has a light, dry body that makes it perfect for cooling off on a hot summer day.

Serving type: can

08-12-2012 18:17:13 | More by keeganfrank
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Codfish


3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

08-10-2012 17:34:22 | More by Codfish
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j3p0

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +8.4%

08-08-2012 00:11:01 | More by j3p0
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Suds

Pennsylvania

3.68/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clear, golden yellow with a tall, thick white head, this beer produces some beautiful lace. The beer is light in complexion and fruity in aroma. Estery, slight malt, a touch of herbal hops, distant citrus. Nice. The flavor is light, as is the body. Nice for summer, but it does give us a little complexity and intensity. Slight sweetness, but the finish is abrupt. Good summer brew.

Serving type: bottle

08-04-2012 01:39:32 | More by Suds
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ShanePB

Pennsylvania

3.63/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

16 oz can

A: Clear light yellow/golden colored body with a big fluffy white head that surprisingly keeps a good bit of retention around the edges. Nice lacing in the glass too.

S: Pale malts, grass, floral hop aromas, faint citrus (orange) peel. Very fresh, crisp, light and airy.

T: Extremely crisp and slightly bitter up front. The hops are somewhat citrusy in nature with a floral note in there too. The malts keep the backbone of this beer without making it feel terribly light.

M: Quite light-bodied, pushing the envelope for what you'd call a medium body (which it never reaches). Crisp, clean and refreshing.

I purchased a 6-pack of these cans for the beach and they absolutely hit the spot. It was light enough to be enjoyable with a refreshing and clean flavor profile. And they're priced just right!

Serving type: can

08-02-2012 15:40:15 | More by ShanePB
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iamdw

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

08-01-2012 07:25:31 | More by iamdw
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milkbone_underwear

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +8.4%

08-01-2012 01:06:43 | More by milkbone_underwear
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foureyedgeek

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +8.4%

08-01-2012 00:19:52 | More by foureyedgeek
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wtighe03

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

07-28-2012 01:37:06 | More by wtighe03
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wizo

Quebec (Canada)

4/5  rDev +8.4%

07-25-2012 00:24:20 | More by wizo
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Gatch

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

07-23-2012 01:05:54 | More by Gatch
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ShemRahBoo

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

07-16-2012 16:04:32 | More by ShemRahBoo
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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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montauk7

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

07-10-2012 01:31:36 | More by montauk7
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rescuezach4

Rhode Island

4/5  rDev +8.4%

07-09-2012 16:33:57 | More by rescuezach4
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rcatalano

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +8.4%

07-08-2012 16:10:59 | More by rcatalano
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u2carew

Massachusetts

3.2/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

16oz. Tall Boy can
A) Pours with a finger thick head that has great retention. Clear golden blond body. Sticky lacing on the drink down.
S) Grainy. Musky. "Wet dog". But nothing out of the ordinary for a light beer.
T) Grainy. Malty sweet notes throughout. Lingering nuttiness in the finish.
M) Refeshing. Fizzy yet creamy. Light body. Dry in the finish.
O) Not bad for a summer ale. I'll definitely drink another.

Serving type: can

07-02-2012 00:59:43 | More by u2carew
Narragansett Summer Ale from Narragansett Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 355 ratings.