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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Ratings: 82
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 3.47
pDev: 14.7%
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:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Jwale73 on 12-11-2012)
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Photo of metter98
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.

Photo of somelikehops
3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of jl28r1
3/5  rDev -13.5%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of RedneckBeerz
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of Flounder57
3.56/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

22 oz bottle was poured into a nonic.

Appearance: This beer poured a one finger head that reduced to a thin layer and left some nice lacing on the glass. It is a copper color with great clarity and bubbles coming up the middle of the glass.

Smell: Caramel and bready malts followed by citrus hops.

Taste: Same as above with lingering bitterness. There seems to be a weird combination. Of hops here and a little phenol alcohol too.

Mouthfeel: smooth, medium bodied, medium carbonation, lingering tingly bitterness, and a little creamy.

Overall: Pretty average Double IPA here. The beer could be a bit cleaner in my honesty. Still an enjoyable beer though.

Photo of mcgill526
3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of mbs11
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of jmilo64
3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of Etan
3.36/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

22oz bottle into a Maine Beer Company tumbler.

A: Pours out a brassy caramel color with a fine off-white head.

S: Herbal, burnt and leafy, grapefruit sweetness, caramel malt, buttery yeast. Smells like we're dealing with non-American hops here, maybe German.

T: Taste brings crisp and green hop bitterness, soapy yeast, bready and dry malt, very slight caramel and citrus sweetness.

M: Mouthfeel is full and creamy, medium-bodied.

O: It seems like the hops used in this beer would normally be used to give a crisp bitterness to more sessionable styles, rather than being in an imperial IPA. The beer is drinkable but the hop profile is mostly just bitter.

Photo of AmitC
4.05/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22 oz bomber into a snifter.

Color is amber with a lot of clarity. A good, about two fingers thick off white head with good retention. Excellent lacing on the sides.

Aroma is of piney and flowery hops. A bit of malt for an IIPA. Strength is good.

Flavor is almost the same. Some bitterness upfront with a more balanced middle and some lingering bitter finish.

Medium bodied feel with a little oily touch. Moderate to low carbonation.

Photo of aranton
3/5  rDev -13.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +22.5%

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4/5  rDev +15.3%

Photo of woosterbill
3.1/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Thanks to vonschplieffen for sharing.

A: Clear deep copper body under two fingers of dense cream-colored head. Good retention and lacing. Beautiful, albeit overly dark for my preferred interpretation of the style.

S: Sweet caramel malt paired with sweet fruity hops. A bit of herbal resinousness. Heavy but not bad.

T: Al the sweetness promised by the nose, followed by profound bitterness. Heavy, overbearing, and boring all at the same time.

M: Creamy, nicely carbonated medium body. Good.

O: It could be a lot worse, but this is not a whit better than average for the style. Might be ok as a $10 sixpack of tall boys, but as a $6 bomber this is definitely not one to revisit.


Photo of woodchipper
4/5  rDev +15.3%

Photo of MartiGras
4.66/5  rDev +34.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I'm going to stray from the normal ASTMO rating system on this one.
Poured the beer from a 22oz bottle, which is a funny thing to see from the normal 16oz tall boy cans. The aroma the beer gave off was pretty unreal, and I wasn't expecting this from a Gansett. The beer poured a real nice dark amber, with a little reddish hue. In my opinion, this is how a beer should look. From what I could pick up, I got a sweet burning wood scent, and a little bit of whiskey. If you've ever had the chance to smell the inside of a wooden whiskey barrel, you'll know where I'm coming from. The taste took me a few sips to actually lock down. As with all beer tasting there is no right or wrong, its a personal thing. Believe it or not, I picked up a roasted molasses taste, accompanied by some sweeter notes, mixed with a little of that whiskey taste (obviously the higher alcohol). The mouth was surprisingly lighter than you'd expect from a higher ABV brew, which made it even more enjoyable. Overall, this beer is a great sipping beer. A 22oz bottle will get you where you need to go, in a enjoyable fashion.

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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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4/5  rDev +15.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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3/5  rDev -13.5%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Private Stock Imperial India Pale Ale from Narragansett Brewing Co.
79 out of 100 based on 82 ratings.