Franklins Private I.P.A.
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RATINGS: 48   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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A traditional British-style India Pale Ale with great hop bitterness provided by Magnum, Goldings, Fuggles and Amarillo hops. Balanced by Pale Ale, Munich and Caramel malts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (7350) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAR 19, 2015
On tap at the brewery. Pours a hazed amber with a small white head. Bold citrus on the nose. Medium bodied, pungent and spicy hops. Earthy malt into the finish with a bit of grapefruit and quinine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Iphonephan (3899) - McLean, Virginia, USA - FEB 15, 2015
On draft at the brewery. Pours a cloudy copper with an off white head. Citrus nose. Flavors of orange, grass and pine resin. Bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kraddel (4240) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - FEB 14, 2015
Pours rather unclear amber . Smell is sweether side of grassy . Taste is bitter, oranges , citrussy . Bitter finish .

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ICEatALAMO (1065) - Troy, Michigan, USA - NOV 14, 2014
Draft at brewery. The pour is a standard orange. The aroma is full of hops, inviting. The taste is subtle bitter hops. A nice ipa ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BiddleBrau (993) - Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 16, 2014
On tap at brewpub. Golden with little head. Pine aroma. Resiny pine flavor dominates from start to finish. Body is above medium but malt is overwhelmed by hop flavor. Bitterness is average. A bit too one sided for me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
WillemsUrenkel (756) - Oldenburg, GERMANY - JUL 10, 2014
4 fl. oz. at the brewery. Dark golden in the glass. Fresh hopy at the nose, not burning. Grapefruit and honey at the start, floral. No real hop head. Longlasting pleasant bitterness. I enjoyed it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Advocate_Ames (464) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 27, 2014
Pours a reddish orange with a quickly dissipating fluffy foam head. The aroma is of grapefruit citrus, pine, and a soapy or bubble gum like hop notes. I also picked up on a pleasant sweet malt character. As for tasting I noticed a mild to moderate bitterness level that tends to linger but was not overbearing. The bitterness was countered by a tasty grain bill of pale, crystal, and carmel malt flavors. There was also a more defined citrus flavor the more I savored my glass. Overall their Private IPA had a good finish, it was very drinkable, and this brew maintained good flavor. Honestly this is a model to what I expect a good IPA should taste like. It will not blow your mind but it gave me what I was craving for, a good india pale ale.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PhillyCraft (3631) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 13, 2013
Growler compliments of bill. hazy orange, golden pour with light head. Notes of heavy cereal malt, grain, bitter hops, wood, vanilla, and booze. Too aggressive for me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - MAY 5, 2013
Franklin’s Private IPA: Serving: Draft at The Black Squirrel. It has a hazy, dark gold color with a small white head. The nose is a mix of soap and grapefruit hop notes. The flavor leans more towards the soapy side with a lot of grainy cereral notes. This one is a little rough around the edges. Medium, slightly oily mouthfeel and a finish that lingers. Seems like it kind of leaves a film in your mouth. Not the greatest IPA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MadRobin (2222) - Silver Spring, USA - APR 18, 2013
On tap 4 oz. pour at Franklin's Restaurant, Brewery & General Store. Hazy, bright orange-copper amber with a khaki head and excellent lacing. Aroma of grapefruit, pine, tropical fruit, citrus and caramel. Taste of grapefruit, pine caramel and light fruit. Medium body and medium/low carbonation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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