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Narragansett Summer Ale - Narragansett Brewing Co.

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381 Ratings

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Ratings: 381
Reviews: 119
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 14.44%
Wants: 29
Gots: 35 | 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 zbloom
4/5  rDev +9%

zbloom, Sep 01, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

jeanphony, Aug 29, 2012
Photo of gatorguy
3.93/5  rDev +7.1%
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.

gatorguy, Aug 28, 2012
Photo of beenitty
4/5  rDev +9%

beenitty, Aug 24, 2012
Photo of Schmuckles
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Schmuckles, Aug 24, 2012
Photo of tmars13
3/5  rDev -18.3%

tmars13, Aug 21, 2012
Photo of Health
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

Health, Aug 20, 2012
Photo of braican
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

braican, Aug 20, 2012
Photo of wdarcy77
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

wdarcy77, Aug 19, 2012
Photo of keeganfrank
4.28/5  rDev +16.6%
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.

keeganfrank, Aug 12, 2012
Photo of Codfish
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Codfish, Aug 10, 2012
Photo of j3p0
4/5  rDev +9%

j3p0, Aug 08, 2012
Photo of Suds
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.

Suds, Aug 04, 2012
Photo of ShanePB
3.63/5  rDev -1.1%
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!

ShanePB, Aug 02, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

iamdw, Aug 01, 2012
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4/5  rDev +9%

foureyedgeek, Aug 01, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

wtighe03, Jul 28, 2012
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4/5  rDev +9%

wizo, Jul 25, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

Gatch, Jul 23, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

ShemRahBoo, Jul 16, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

JLapadura, Jul 15, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

montauk7, Jul 10, 2012
Photo of rescuezach4
4/5  rDev +9%

rescuezach4, Jul 09, 2012
Photo of rcatalano
4/5  rDev +9%

rcatalano, Jul 08, 2012
Narragansett Summer Ale from Narragansett Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 381 ratings.