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Franklins Private I.P.A.
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RATINGS: 52   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
solidfunk (5475) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JUL 18, 2015
Citrus and pine with some grass. Light hint of anise. Pours gold with OK head. Medium bitter finish. Pretty fresh hops here. Tap at brewpub.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dlovell2 (1274) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - APR 29, 2015
Pours copper with off white head. Aroma is citrus and pine. Flavor is sweet citrus with a grapefruit, and pine finish. I think So Long and Thanks for All the Hops ruined all the other IPA’s for me on this day.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maxbier (706) - Maryland, USA - APR 16, 2015
Draft at source. Golden with white head. Aroma is grassy lemon citrus hop. Medium malty with lots of grassy piney hop flavors and pleasant bitterness. Classic fresh IPA, very nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BierMeHoos (352) - Maryland, USA - MAR 30, 2015
On tap at Franklin’s Restaurant, Brewery & General Store in Hyattsville, MD, part of a flight of 10. Appearance is an orange-amber color with an off-white head. Aroma is some citrus and orange peel plus a bit of malt. Taste is similar but with some nice citrus hop character. Palate is medium body and a slight bitterness. This is one of Franklins better beers. MORE please.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (8000) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Iphonephan (4626) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kraddel (4593) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - FEB 14, 2015
Pours rather unclear amber . Smell is sweether side of grassy . Taste is bitter, oranges , citrussy . Bitter finish .

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ICEatALAMO (1144) - 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

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BiddleBrau (1031) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
WillemsUrenkel (976) - 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.


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