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Private Stock Imperial India Pale Ale - Narragansett Brewing Co.

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Private Stock Imperial India Pale AlePrivate Stock Imperial India Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
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77 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 77
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 3.47
pDev: 14.99%
Wants: 3
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Narragansett Brewing Co. visit their website
Rhode Island, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.60% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Jwale73 on 12-11-2012)
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Reviews by WanderingFool:
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WanderingFool

Massachusetts

3.98/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Narragansett IPA pours a clear, bronze color with a big fluffy white head on top. The foam dissolves slowly leaving behind a nice netted pattern of lace.

The aroma is loaded with hops. Mainly pine with some orange citrus mixed in. A fair amount of biscuit malt is also present.

Each sip of this medium bodied beer is smooth, oily with a mild carbonated fizz. The flavor is a nice balance of sweet caramel malt, biscuit, and bread along with pine and orange citrus hops. It finishes mildly bitter and dry with a lingering orange citrus when gone.

This is a very drinkable, well balanced IPA that's a little thin on the body. I hope this becomes a year round offering by Narragansett.

Serving type: bottle

12-29-2012 01:52:49 | More by WanderingFool
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dustinjkline

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

06-25-2014 23:55:51 | More by dustinjkline
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dheacck11

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

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3/5  rDev -13.5%

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New York

2.75/5  rDev -20.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

03-30-2014 00:22:12 | More by PrimScrewhead
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Griffith

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

01-26-2014 15:42:12 | More by Griffith
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plaid75

New York

3.79/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured a hazy dark copper hue with a one finger foamy. There was good retention and lacing.

The smell featured an earhty caramel and herbal hop.

The taste consisted of burnt caramel and a biting herbal bitterness that lasted through the finish.

The mouthfeel was typical of the style.

Overall an interesting DIPA.

Serving type: bottle

11-21-2013 02:28:25 | More by plaid75
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watermelon

North Carolina

3.83/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

22oz bottle poured into a Nonic pint and finished in a snifter.

A: Opaque amber body with a frothy beige head that has excellent retention as well as copious lacing.

S: Smell of bread and citrus hops

T: Sweet carmel and bread malts. Piney hops

M: Nice full body goes down easy. Leaves a nice bitterness on the tongue.

O: fairly nice well balanced IPA. Probably wont drink again since it was a limited release but it is a good beer.

Serving type: bottle

11-20-2013 03:38:08 | More by watermelon
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Kmlund

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

10-03-2013 17:17:30 | More by Kmlund
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carterbt

Virginia

3/5  rDev -13.5%

10-03-2013 04:02:20 | More by carterbt
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Rekrule

Massachusetts

1.75/5  rDev -49.6%

08-05-2013 11:29:58 | More by Rekrule
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mychalg9

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

08-05-2013 02:32:23 | More by mychalg9
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alienlifeforcecube

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

08-04-2013 23:22:11 | More by alienlifeforcecube
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magine

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

07-25-2013 01:17:15 | More by magine
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DAS30

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

07-20-2013 20:21:43 | More by DAS30
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oberon

North Carolina

3.58/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into an imperial pint glass a clear lighter amber shade with a tightly formed one finger slight off white head atop.It smelled sweet with a good amount of alcohol a sweet biscuit dough,thee is a nice shot of overripe tropical fruit notes in there as well.Flavors of sweet grilled pineapple and citrusy hops up front than a wave of sweet caramel,sugar,and sweet alcohol seemed to take over.It's not bad,close to par for the style but it might be even sweeter than most of wich is saying something.

Serving type: bottle

07-19-2013 18:23:40 | More by oberon
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puboflyons

New Hampshire

3.78/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

From the 650 ml. bottle. Sampled on June 30, 2013.

It pours medium amber to copper with a moderate beige head that lingers. There is a bit of a cloudiness in the beer too.

The aroma is quite alive with earthy and floral hops along with a sweet biscuit maltiness that tends to be a little subdued but there nevertheless.

Medium body.

The taste has an abrupt sweet caramel maltiness for a split second at the start which is overtaken by the hop bitterness that lingers at the end. This is a fairly nice IPA from Narragansett.

Serving type: bottle

06-30-2013 16:53:40 | More by puboflyons
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JoeyBeerBelly

New York

3.8/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

650ml bottle served chilled in a snifter.

L - chill hazed deep copper color with a beige head that thinned to a ring but still managed to leave some lacing behind.

S - sweet citrus aroma reminded me of tangerine candy (Altoids' Tangerine Sours - RIP).

T - whoa! - the taste starts out like you just bit into a grapefruit and it's gets more bitter right up to the finish.

F - medium bodied and it goes down fairly easy.

O - this was the hoppiest beer I ever had from Narragansett.

Serving type: bottle

06-21-2013 22:10:28 | More by JoeyBeerBelly
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

3.69/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a clear medium copper in color with light to moderate amounts of visible carbonation and some amber highlights. The beer has a finger tall dense foamy off-white head that reduces to a medium patch of very thin film and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Light to moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of caramel malts with a light amount of sweetness and moderate to strong aromas of citrus/grapefruit and tropical/pineapple hops.

T: Upfront there is a moderate flavor of caramel malts with just the slightest touch of sweetness. That is followed by moderate to strong flavor of citrus/grapefruit rind and tropical/pineapple hops. Light to moderate amounts of lingering bitterness in the finish.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of creamy carbonation. Smooth with moderate amounts of dryness in the finish.

O: Pretty well balanced between the malty sweetness and hoppy bitterness. Nicer combination of hop aromas than flavors but both are good. Enjoyable and easy to drink - alcohol is pretty well hidden.

Serving type: bottle

06-08-2013 20:22:19 | More by dbrauneis
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metter98

New York

3.58/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is clear dark amber orange in color and has a slight amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger beige head that quickly died down, leaving lacing on the surface and a thin collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of citrusy hops are present in the nose along with hints of tropical fruit hops.
T: The taste is similar to the smell and also has flavors of caramel malts along with a light to moderate amount of bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied and slightly crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This IPA has a good balance between the malts and hops and is quite easy to drink.

Serving type: bottle

06-08-2013 20:20:42 | More by metter98
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somelikehops

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

05-28-2013 23:50:17 | More by somelikehops
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jl28r1

Texas

3/5  rDev -13.5%

05-18-2013 16:24:30 | More by jl28r1
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Bustersuess

New York

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

05-14-2013 18:33:28 | More by Bustersuess
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Private Stock Imperial India Pale Ale from Narragansett Brewing Co.
80 out of 100 based on 77 ratings.