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RATINGS: 99   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.96   SEASONAL: Summer   IBU: 24   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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Roll out the Barrel: 4.2% Alcohol by Volume and 24 IBUs. This year, we’re brewing a summer seasonal for the first time! Our Summer Ale is an easy-drinking, session Pale Ale that pays homage to ‘Gansett’s original Pale Ale. Available on tap and in 16oz cans from May – August, the Summer Ale is too good to miss!

Quality Supreme: Narragansett Summer is a light session ale made with two row pale malt and citra hops. The citra hops are a very popular, newer variety that deliver aromas of citrus and passion fruit without overpowering the taste buds. The beer is blonde in color and the mild kiss of the hops complement the pale malt perfectly, making it extremely drinkable. The draft is brewed in small batches at Trinity Brew House in Providence and Cottrell Brewery in Pawcatuck, CT, and the tall boy cans are brewed at High Falls Brewery in Rochester, NY. Quality Supreme: Narragansett Summer is a light session ale made with two row pale malt and citra hops. The citra hops are a very popular, newer variety that deliver aromas of citrus and passion fruit without overpowering the taste buds. The beer is blonde in color and the mild kiss of the hops complement the pale malt perfectly, making it extremely drinkable. The draft is brewed in small batches at Trinity Brew House in Providence and Cottrell Brewery in Pawcatuck, CT, and the tall boy cans are brewed at High Falls Brewery in Rochester, NY.

Taste & Enjoy: The Summer Ale pours golden, producing a generous white head, and perfect carbonation. The malt flavor is smooth and subtle, balanced out by a crisp hop bitterness. Aromas of mixed fruits are very evident, but mild on the palate. The superior drinkability and lower alcohol content make this beer perfect for summer sessions on the beach, the boat, the backyard patio, or at the ballgame.

The History: While history tells us that Narragansett Lager is the beer that made ‘Gansett famous, the brewery also began producing a wide variety of ales when it opened in the late 1800’s. Pale Ale, Select Stock Ale, and Banquet Ale were all staples in the Narragansett Beer line-up long before Curt Gowdy first popularized the phrase “Hi neighbor, have a ‘Gansett!” during Red Sox broadcasts. In fact, the old brewery had an entire four-story building dedicated to the “Ale Department” throughout most of the 20th century, and the Narragansett Ales outsold the Lager until the 1940’s. It has been documented that American tastes changed from darker and more bitter ales to lighter and easier drinking lagers after Prohibition for two reasons. First, waves of immigrants from lager-drinking Central and Eastern European countries had come to America during the early 1900’s, and second, thousands of American GI’s returned home from Europe with years of lager drinking experiences after World War I and World War II. Yet while it was Narragansett’s award-winning lager that helped propel the brand to the status of the #1 beer in New England by the late 1940’s, the ales continued to be a valuable part of the ‘Gansett portfolio well into the 1970’s.


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hfmejias (1026) - Dover, Delaware, USA - MAY 31, 2015
16 Fl. Oz. Can. Poured clear, golden and bubbly, nice big head and a bit of lacing. Aroma of grass, citrus hops and bread, quite earthy. Taste is sweet, bready, some hop notes. Easy to drink, good summer beer; not bad.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bennetporter (355) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 19, 2015
Pours an amber from a can, like apple juice. Aroma is nothing to speak of, although I have a lingering cold. However, I had a Ballast Habanero Sculpin tonight and that aroma came through. Flavor is a light, slightly apple malt with some floral hops in there, with a dose of something metallic. Okay beer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
e303 (240) - - MAY 4, 2015
Easy drinking session pale. Crackery malt and citra hops make a nice pair. The citrus is really more of a hint than a smack. Good beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mile (3427) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 22, 2015
Bottle. Light golden, small to average and fully diminishing head. Light to moderate, malty and lightly sweetish aroma, light caramel and bread, faint butter and light - some grapefruit/piney hoppyness. Body is light to medium, malty and lightly sweetish - sweetish flavor, some caramel and light bread, light fruitiness, light citrus hoppyness. Finish is short to average, malty and lightly sweetish , light caramel and bread, faint butter with light citrus hoppyness. (Session) "IPA" with caramel and faint notes of butter.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
HonusWagner (1702) - Florida, USA - DEC 15, 2014
Light, crisp, clean and easy drinking pale ale with hints of citrus. Seems more like it should go under "American Pale Ale" than Session IPA since it’s not really trying to be that aggressive but what do I know.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ron (3007) - Rochester, New York, USA - NOV 11, 2014
Can. Poured a foamy head that disapated to a thin ring. The aroma is of light citrus. The appearance is gold. The flavor is fruit, citrus, some noble hops, metallic and light skunk. Medium in body, lots of carbonation. Decent overall. The aroma is nicer than the flavor.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
conway (2019) - - AUG 8, 2014
Can. Clear gold with thick white head. Aroma and taste are biscuity malt and light citrus. Thin crisp mouthfeel. Ok.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Mep3222 (869) - East Greenbush, New York, USA - JUL 13, 2014
Light malt aroma with some lagerish funk, barnyard aromas and flavor. Slight fruitiness to the flavor, almost a slight peach. Still nothing good. Like drinking a slightly better Budweiser. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
htzpah (105) - - JUL 6, 2014
Very light aroma, notes of hop and hay. Dry summer ale, great as a session IPA, no overbearing hops.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
BrewBoxer (2449) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 26, 2014
Can. Poured into a pint glass at keg 220. Session iPa on rb? Pours a clear light brown tan color. Minimum head. Easy drinking like the original maybe slightly more citrusy. I'd session anytime


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