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Franklins Private I.P.A.
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RATINGS: 50   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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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.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maxbier (573) - 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 (262) - 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 (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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Iphonephan (3963) - 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 (4322) - 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 (1078) - 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 (998) - 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 (799) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Advocate_Ames (471) - 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.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PhillyCraft (3691) - 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.


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