Private IPA | Franklin's Restaurant, Brewery & General Store

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Brewed by:
Franklin's Restaurant, Brewery & General Store
Maryland, United States
franklinsbrewery.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by FirstMan on 11-11-2005

BEER STATS
Ratings:
29
Reviews:
11
Avg:
3.82
pDev:
8.38%
 
 
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4
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.18/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.21/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.23/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of UPMD_Bill
3.86/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On tap at Hyattsville summer jam.
Looks dark amber almost orange or copper. not much head.
smell is a little sweet and musty
taste starts sweet with lots of malt, and transitions to a bitter finish. nice balance.
pint went down fast. would get it again.

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4.15/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.71/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.76/5  rDev -1.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -28%

Photo of Thorpe429
3.65/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Franklin's.

Pours an orange-amber color with an off-white head and a bit of lacing. The nose carries through some citrus and orange peel plus a bit of malt. The flavor is slightly-malty with some nice citrus hop character Medium body and a slight bitterness. Pretty good.

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Photo of imbibehour
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured on tap at the restaurant into a shaker pint.

Dark red amber body which gives to orange, very similar to the Sierra Madre served on tap. Off white foamy head, clear, with some very good lacing.

Hoppy pine blast for the nose, very strong, with a good dry malt sense, almost burnt bread and char.

Taste is a bitter hop of pine and dry malt senses. Very toasty and burnt tasting sensation, with a strong feel in the palate. Hints of alcohol thickness but nothing overpowering.

Overall a good solid IPA, strong and assertive but one that doesn't go too overboard either.

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Photo of mdfb79
3.83/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From 06/18/11 notes. Had on tap at Franklin's.

a - Pours a somewhat murky orange color with one inch of white head and light carbonation evident.

s - Smells of citrus hops, tropical fruits, oranges, and grapefruits. Grapefruit is strong in the nose.

t - Tastes of citrus hops, tropical fruits, fruity malts, grapefruits. A little bit of bitterness to the taste.

m - Medium body and moderate carbonation.

o - Overall I really liked this IPA; I thought it was one of the better beers I had at Franklin's. Nose was full of fresh hops, would definitely order it again.

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Photo of drabmuh
3.78/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

From the brewer's mouth, "Private I.P.A.- A traditional British-style India Pale Ale with great hop bitterness, this is one of our strongest regular offerings at about 7% A.B.V."

Beer is caramel in color, orange and hazy. Lacing is really high.

Beer smells like citrus, aroma is a little weak. As is the taste, a little weak. Its like a dialed down AIPA. The bitterness is there its just a little weak, the mouthfeel is fine, the drinkability is higher than most IPAs because of the subdued flavors.

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Photo of sarahspat
3.86/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This is a gorgeous looking IPA. A thick, off-white head sits atop a golden orange liquid. It has great retention and super thick lacing, which completely coats the sides of the glass.

Nose is not very strong or complex, but what's there is good. Citrus...grapefruit. It tastes like grapefruit rinds. Again, not complex but pretty tasty. This is a solid, highly drinkable and refreshing IPA.

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Photo of mikedolan03
3.83/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I had a sample of this at the bar, and then took a growler home with me to enjoy. I find this to be a very nice drinkable IPA from one of the few local brewpubs in the DC metro area.

Franklin's Private IPA is a nice hoppy IPA with a light maltiness and more focus on bitter citrus. It's got a great brownish orange color but not much head retention from my growler. I found it quite drinkable while I bottled my homebrew and with my Indian spiced rice dinner later that night. Franklin's calls it a British style IPA, but it reminds me more of what the Americans have been putting out. It has 7% ABV so it packs a kick too, but you don't taste the alcohol.

You can take a growler home of it for $9.99 (not including the growler).

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Private IPA from Franklin's Restaurant, Brewery & General Store
3.82 out of 5 based on 29 ratings.
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