Private Stock Imperial India Pale Ale - Narragansett Brewing Co.
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3.83/5 rDev +10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
A-Pours crystal clear. Light amber in color. Head is big, frothy and persistent. The head really lingers. The foam is off-white and voluminous. It leaves thin lacing islands and continents.
S-Wow, Gansett is not playing around. This is one of the hempiest aromas I have come across. Cannibus all over the place. Really dank and dingy. Hops present themselves in an herbal and earthy fashion. Very cool. Cooked vegetables. Light maltiness. Hops are quite unique.
T-Dirty and earthy are the hops…uh oh, here comes a light, lingering metallic note. It subsides a bit thankfully. This brew taste like the Spring. Starts off dirty and herbal and it slowly blossoms into a fresh floral-hop finish. Hemp, bitter pine and more cooked veggies.Dirty oranges. Also a lick of leather. Buttered biscuit malt. This is not the direction I thought they would go with this beer. It is coarse and super-rugged.
M-High dryness and high bitterness. As it warms, the beer sweetens out and it subdues the bitterness a bit. Medium bodied. Light alcohol. Soft carbonation. More of a sipper.
O/D-Gansett proves here that they can deviate from their protocol and make a legitimate 22 oz. worthy of some attention. I am not in love with the flavor expression via the hops, but I am in love with this beer's individuality. Really dirty and herbal. Pretty cool too.
Serving type: bottle
12-11-2012 04:08:08 | More by VelvetExtract
3.7/5 rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
22oz. bottle served in my KTG snifter. Pours a translucent burnt orange with a half inch, creamy, off-white head. Copious tiny bubbles are present effervescing in solution and adhering to the bowl of the glass. Head eventually settles into a fairly consistent skim. Some spots of lacing are present during the tasting. Nose expresses citrus zest, an earthy/spicy character and a kiss of tropical fruit. Taste consistent with nose - malt is a bit more evident; however, the earthy/spicy character overshadows the citrus a bit. There is also a slight metallic quality that presents itself towards the finish. As the brew warms, an oniony character is also revealed. Mouthfeel is medium-light with a prickly carbonation and an acidity level that stimulates the salivary glands along the sides of the cheek, leaving a residual tingle after each quaff. Overall a decent DIPA at a decent pricepoint for a bomber. That said, the hops profile doesn't overly do it for me. I tend to gravitate towards the citrusy malt bomb side of the style and while there are some complexities here for sure, it's not really in my wheelhouse.
Serving type: bottle
12-11-2012 00:23:11 | More by Jwale73
Private Stock Imperial India Pale Ale from Narragansett Brewing Co.
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