Narragansett DIPA

Discussion in 'New England' started by MVP09, Dec 11, 2012.

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  1. MVP09

    MVP09 Devotee (417) Oct 19, 2012 Massachusetts
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    Anyone taste this? I got a couple bottles
    One word BITTER. Will it mello with time. Not super high ABV but will time help?
     
  2. Dools9

    Dools9 Zealot (517) Jul 5, 2011 Massachusetts

    Other than being bitter, how is it?
     
  3. EParry84

    EParry84 Initiate (0) Nov 24, 2010 Massachusetts

    I stopped in one of the local bottle shops tonight but it wasn't there yet. Anyone seen it around?
     
  4. BearsOnAcid

    BearsOnAcid Savant (957) Mar 17, 2009 Washington
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    I don't want it to mellow. I want it now.
     
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  5. MVP09

    MVP09 Devotee (417) Oct 19, 2012 Massachusetts
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    Yankee in Attelboro had them. Bitter hops is all I tasted.
     
  6. drocpsu

    drocpsu Initiate (195) Dec 25, 2006 New Hampshire

    Narrangansett bottles?
     
  7. BearsOnAcid

    BearsOnAcid Savant (957) Mar 17, 2009 Washington
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    It was released in bombers.
     
  8. MVP09

    MVP09 Devotee (417) Oct 19, 2012 Massachusetts
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    Yes 22oz. I have another bottle so gonna give this one another taste. Had it a party when i already had too many
     
  9. nuggetman

    nuggetman Initiate (0) Jul 13, 2011 Massachusetts

    Redstone has plenty.
     
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  10. Brad007

    Brad007 Poo-Bah (3,344) Mar 28, 2007 Vermont

    A Narragansett DIPA? Wow. I hadn't heard of this.
     
  11. Patrick

    Patrick Initiate (0) Aug 13, 2007 Massachusetts

    Sipping mine now. This is pretty damn good. Drink it.
     
  12. geoffpm

    geoffpm Aspirant (276) Sep 10, 2007 Massachusetts
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    Opened one last night . Definitely a British inspired DIPA. Not like a west coast or Heady but drinkable smooth with traditional bitterness. And Cheap !
     
  13. JCrandall

    JCrandall Initiate (0) Apr 1, 2012 Connecticut
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    Glad to hear it's going over well. Got a couple bottles from my rep an hopefully getting draft. Looking forward to it.
     
  14. BleepBloopBlap

    BleepBloopBlap Initiate (59) Aug 19, 2011 Massachusetts

    what's the going price on this?
     
  15. JCrandall

    JCrandall Initiate (0) Apr 1, 2012 Connecticut
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    Not sure. Last I was told it won't hit CT distro til next month.
     
  16. Dools9

    Dools9 Zealot (517) Jul 5, 2011 Massachusetts

    I heard 5.99-6.99 a bomber.
     
  17. marcdalke

    marcdalke Disciple (329) Mar 9, 2009 Connecticut
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    I found it in CT (Canton) for 6$ and change.
     
  18. smutty33

    smutty33 Zealot (585) Jun 12, 2009 Connecticut
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    Picked up a bottle in New Haven,CT. yesterday for $6.99
    Haven't tried it yet....(2morrow night)

    Cheers All........
     
  19. winkingstarfish

    winkingstarfish Initiate (0) Nov 4, 2009 Connecticut

    $4.99 Hop Stoopid / Something Wild still reigns supreme
     
  20. Massbmx

    Massbmx Devotee (415) Apr 5, 2011 Massachusetts
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    Picked on up at Wines & More in Mansfield last night and was pleasantly suprised by it, bitter but very tastey. Nice job Gansett now make it available in tallboy 4 packs year round.
     
  21. ellis860

    ellis860 Initiate (127) Mar 28, 2011 Connecticut

    $5.99 at Table and Vine
     
  22. patrickcmcd

    patrickcmcd Initiate (96) Dec 25, 2010 Massachusetts
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    Within the parameters of a DIPA, i thought it was a decent interpretation of the style. Would have liked more hops (not really breaking new ground here). Nice price, as well.
     
  23. bradalmanac

    bradalmanac Initiate (139) Jan 1, 2010 Massachusetts

    $6.99 at Marty's Big Buys in Allston, MA. Plenty on the shelf earlier this evening.
     
  24. BogleHill

    BogleHill Initiate (132) Jul 19, 2010 Massachusetts

    Enjoying a bottle of this at the moment. Very impressive. Very fresh-tasting. Super bitter, with just enough malty balance. Not overly thick and sweet like some west-coast style DIPAs I've tried. Brewed at Buzzard's Bay in Westport.
     
  25. jl28r1

    jl28r1 Zealot (511) Jan 10, 2011 Texas
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    Not bad, but not very memorable either. Too bitter for me, I really wanted to love this one. There are too many imperial IPAs that are better than this one.
    Still love Narragansett, keep trying.
    Cheers!
     
  26. dennho

    dennho Initiate (0) Oct 29, 2006 New York

    I'm trying to think of a better DIPA for six bucks. Wachusett Larry is good too. Anybody?
     
  27. SunDevilBeer

    SunDevilBeer Zealot (524) May 9, 2003 Massachusetts

    Lagunitas Hop Stoopid.

    Tho in the past year or so this hophead (me) has been seeking out more well-made, balanced hop foward single IPAs that fit the bill like Ithaca Flower Power, FW Union Jack, Uinta Hop Notch, SN Celebration & Torpedo, Widmer rotating IPA 's, & Racer 5...with the caveat they are reasonably fresh.

    Look forward to trying the Gansett DIPA this weekend. Love their seasonals & even the lager on occasion.
     
  28. ShogoKawada

    ShogoKawada Meyvn (1,247) May 31, 2009 Pennsylvania

    bitter as #*$&(#$ without that sweet floral stuff that all the IPAs these days have.

    Unique, and tasty.
     
  29. dumpman

    dumpman Disciple (312) Feb 6, 2010 Rhode Island
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    Tried a bomber but just tasted too one dimensional, not bad but average score for the style.
     
  30. HevvyMetalHippie

    HevvyMetalHippie Initiate (0) Nov 16, 2010 Massachusetts
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    Will be hitting Brookline Liquor Mart today, price TBD
     
  31. WeaponTheyFear

    WeaponTheyFear Aspirant (240) Mar 9, 2008 Connecticut

    Are you talking about bombers only or other formats as well? Although $6 is at the low end of the spectrum for bombers there are a decent amount of bottled/canned DIPAs that are around the same price or even cheaper. $6 bombers equates for about a $13 4 pack which I don't think many would consider cheap, probably about average for the style. It just perplexes me when people say any type of bomber is cheap.
     
  32. AdamP

    AdamP Devotee (460) Mar 26, 2012 Pennsylvania
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    Should try Night Shift's Citranation that they released tonight. The single-hop addition through bittering and dry-hopping leads to a super crisp and pure aroma and taste. Big fan... drinks much light than the 9.2% too.
     
  33. HevvyMetalHippie

    HevvyMetalHippie Initiate (0) Nov 16, 2010 Massachusetts
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    Oh yeah! I totally want to get some of that. Merry Christmas to me!
     
  34. Patrick

    Patrick Initiate (0) Aug 13, 2007 Massachusetts

    The only part of that beer that keeps me from purchasing some is that it is a Belgian DIPA.
     
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  35. jamvt

    jamvt Disciple (386) Aug 5, 2005 Massachusetts
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    same here. i like my ipa's with a clean yeast strain.
     
  36. Stormfield

    Stormfield Initiate (171) Feb 21, 2011 Massachusetts

    I wanted to like this. But God, the bitterness is just overwhelming.
     
  37. dumpman

    dumpman Disciple (312) Feb 6, 2010 Rhode Island
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    122 IBU's
     
  38. Greenlabel

    Greenlabel Devotee (450) Apr 28, 2003 New Hampshire
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    The Narragansett bomber was $6.49 at Julio's last week. I only wish I had purchased more than 1 bottle as the store is 60 miles from my NH home. I was surprised to see rhat Buzzards Bay was the brewer rather than Genesee or Cottrell - I don't recall any of their other products coming from BB. In any event, I thought it was an excellent product and can only hope they'll can it rather than relying solely on bombers.
     
  39. DrunkethWizard

    DrunkethWizard Initiate (0) Jul 12, 2012 California

    I grabbed a bottle of this straight out of the box before they shelved em. Gansett's Imperial IPA has to be the bitterest beer I've ever had in my life. Quite the experience. I followed it up by drinking a Jolly Pumpkin La Parcela No. 1 Pumpkin ale, which just so happened to be the sourest beer I've ever had. Crazy stuff.
     
  40. Horbar

    Horbar Zealot (560) Feb 24, 2012 Rhode Island

    I really wanted to like it....:slight_frown: Bitter, and not the good kind of bitter.
     
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