Private Stock Imperial India Pale Ale | Narragansett Brewing Co.

Private Stock Imperial India Pale AlePrivate Stock Imperial India Pale Ale
84 Ratings
Private Stock Imperial India Pale AlePrivate Stock Imperial India Pale Ale

Brewed by:
Narragansett Brewing Co.
Rhode Island, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.60%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Jwale73 on 12-11-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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3.64/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

From BeerAdvocate Magazine #74 (Mar 2013):

Dedicated to the original founders of Narragansett and the company’s 122 years of existence. Big and hoppy as one would expect, it boasts 122 IBU’s to match the years of existence of the brand … our palates register “very hoppy.” A big departure from the tallboys of lager we love. Happy to see them branching out a bit more.

STYLE: American Imperial IPA
ABV: 8.6%

LOOK: Clear, deep copper color, ample lacing

SMELL: Minty, citrus zest, faintly catty, earthy, peppercorn, rose water, caramel, tropical fruit, slightly biscuity, alcohol

TASTE: Smooth, creamy, chewy body, toasted grain, caramel, papaya, resin, semi-aggressive hop bitterness, very grassy, leafy, nutty, orange rind; semidry, hoppy finish

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3.85/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

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3/5  rDev -13.8%

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3.92/5  rDev +12.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

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4/5  rDev +14.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

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3/5  rDev -13.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

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2.75/5  rDev -21%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

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3.79/5  rDev +8.9%
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.

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3.83/5  rDev +10.1%
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.

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3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

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3/5  rDev -13.8%

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1.75/5  rDev -49.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

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3.58/5  rDev +2.9%
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.

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3.79/5  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.

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Private Stock Imperial India Pale Ale from Narragansett Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.48 out of 5 with 84 ratings
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